We have recently returned to live in the UK, after living in france for 20 years and being involved in trips to Spain to bring rescued galgos and podencos back to France for foster and adoption. We live in a area where there is still a greyhound racing track so there are a few greyhound rescue/rehoming associations for those retiring from the track (I hate the racing, so many dogs get injured) Whilst visiting a National Trust Manor House last weekend, we were delighted to meet 6 greyhounds, all now happily rehomed for their forever lives. There are several galgos rehomed in the area just south of where we live, which I met recently at a Fun Dog Show. We all know they make great pets, so enjoy the video.
This is galga pup Minerva, a baby found this week in Osuna with her broken paw, what a few days we've had...
The little one presents ′′ old ′′ fractures. Now Dr Perez of the Tartessos Clinic, will tell us what treatment we should do.
What is the mindset of these people - who chuck live puppies in the trash bin?! From Galgos112
'Last Monday a good man went to throw the trash away and inside the dumpster 'something' shouted out, it was the voice of this little guy asking for help. Luckily it was heard and now it's safe. How many people don't hear, how many die?
Sres of the Osuna Government team, start already with responsible tenure campaigns, sterilization and control of the animals of our people, because what happens there is nothing normal, and no one wants to see it.'
Thank goodness for the kind Spaniards who love animals.
Yo Galgo interviewed Patricia from Galgos del Sur. The interview online is in Spanish, this is the English translation.
'To my question: What do you say when hunters tell you that you are making money giving for adoption the dogs they gave you? She answers that they consider associations like a kind of 24/7 service that immediately takes the dogs they don't want. Whenever they are told to wait, they say that then they will get rid of the dogs, give them away, or worse. In this way, the people working in shelters are pressured emotionally to keep the dogs, end up having more than they are supposed to, in a sheltered economy that is not abundant.
Each galgo normally costs around 500 euros per year, that is if they don't have any medical condition or injury. If that is the case the costs skyrocket.
As an example, Galgos del Sur spent 6000 euros trying to save the leg of a galgo that was injured. One of the main problems here is that the injuries with which the galgos enter the shelter are old and did not have treatments on time, therefore are much more expensive to deal with. But what galgueros don´t understand is the costs of a normal standard of living for a dog with all the vaccinations, the periodic deworming, the neutering, or the good food we give them.