Many people can walk their galgos and podencos off leash. Unfortunately mine have strong hunting instincts and as we live on a farm with meadows full of birds, hares, feral cats and the neighbouring ones have sheep in, we can never walk ours off leash. Read the full article on this subject on this link.
The Spanish animalist party (PACMA) claims the protection of wildlife and takes legal action.
The Hunting Act in Castilla y León (Spain) will be amended to "paralyze any hunting activity until further notice". All this at the request of PACMA (Party of Animalists Against Animal Abuse).
Laura Duarte, spokesperson of the Spanish animalist party, argued that the regulation in question does not comply with the European directive "habitat fauna flora", which applies to all species. Therefore, "if it is not consistent, this paralysis should continue".
700 euros is still needed as of today's date (20/3/2019) towards the operation for Arkos. Here is the story from Anne Carroll of Deathrowdogz.
PLEASE CAN YOU DONATE A LITTLE TOWARDS THE COST OF TRAUMA SURGERY THAT WILL GET ARKOS, OUR GALGO RESCUE BOY, OUT OF PAIN AT LAST?
HE NEEDS €1,080... WHICH WE SIMPLY DON’T HAVE!
So sorry, yes, this is another begging post... I know there are many more, but we have no choice if Arkos, a 5 year old Galgo, who clearly gave his all, is to ever know life without agony. He was found wandering the streets, one ear had been cut off and an injury to one eye, which cannot now be fixed. As if that wasn’t enough, he also suffered from bronchial pneumonia.
The winner of Scrufts last week was a rescued ex hunting dog from Spain in the Best Rescue section. So on this link are the details of heats throughout this year. Why not have a go with your rescued Spanish hound?
Disgraceful, appalling, outrageous, tragic... There aren’t enough adjectives to describe what’s going on in Valladolid’s provincial dog pound.
The animals already there, and the constantly coming new arrivals don’t have any kind of veterinary assistance whatsoever. The council’s animal collection service has been without the services of a vet for two months, even cases of emergency remain unattended. Whether the animals arrive lame, dehydrated, malnourished, sick, there is no help for them.
Look at the state we have collected this poor greyhound puppy in; frail, with a 32 degrees temperature (when the normal is about 38'5) and with lungs full of pus. He was on the point of death.
Our vet has managed to save him from a cardiac arrest, but in reality the chances of him surviving are very low.
PLEASE WRITE AND PROTEST!
Write to Valladolid Provincial Council
Plaza Mayor 1,
Attn. Snr Óscar Puente
Do you consider the treatment of these poor animals, or rather the lack of it, acceptable? Are you aware that due to your negligence animals are suffering and even, as in the case of this little one, may be dying? Such little value do you place on the lives of these beings who did not decide to come to this world, much less are they to blame for having been abandoned? It is your duty and obligation to give veterinary assistance to the animals collected in the facilities of "La Yosa”, and to deny an animal medical attention and leave it to suffer a painful death is utterly inhumane.
It never ceases to amaze me how forgiving dogs are, no matter what hellish treatment is visited upon them by sub-humans who do not care. Here are two videos I want to share with you. The first one is the rescue of a traumatized starving galgo by El Refugio. The second is the rescue of a little puppy by the side of a dual carriageway, and her amazing transformation in rehabilitation.
Kudos to Steel City Greyhounds for all the good they do to help children in need from the Children's hospital in Pittsburgh, this special occasion with football player celebrity Colton Underwood. We are so proud of you Marci and David and that these special galgas are from SOS Galgos!
This is the report I presented to the PAES International Conference on Animal Welfare in Spain in 2016.
Let’s look at estimated ANNUAL figures for uncontrolled breeding of galgos and podencos.
Back in the early 1990’s, a friend of mine who was a Daily Mail staff photographer, was visiting the Castile-la Mancha province. His guide walked him into an olive grove where Jim photographed the olive trees, most of which had a dead galgo hanging from them, which made headlines in the paper.
In 2009 SOS Galgos (Barcelona) claimed on their website that 160 galgos were abandoned every day.
That equates to 58,400 galgos every year, abandoned or dumped in perreras for killing, including reports of galgos hung in olive groves. With all the adverse publicity, the galgueros responded by abandoning their dogs and dumping them in perreras in greater numbers. There are now fewer instances of hangings because – however much the galgueros claim ‘there are no hangings’ – digital photos on the Internet accurately show dates and times and show the real truth. And because now one or two associations are not afraid of instigating court action against these dog-murdering men. And I’m talking about podencos being hung, as well as galgos.