Regular readers will know that occasionally I publish links to article in the Whole Dog Journal, when I find the subject matter interesting or thought provoking. Recently a piece came in on the subject of euthanazie - when is the right time and as my galga Carmela has started to suffer from dementia, I read up some more. Links to a couple of articles are below.
It is over 10 years since Carmela came into my life, during one of my many trips into Spain with L'Europe des Levriers to bring back podencos and galgos for homing in France. She had been rescued from a perrera and showed many signs of having been badly treated by her galguero, mostly in mental fear. She gradually gained in confidence living alongside my outgoing very friendly galga Sahara - who sadly was pts when riddled with cancer. No longer living in the shadow of Sahara, Carmela became a lively happy galga, a joy to behold.
Is there a genetic link in galgos/greyhounds suffering from paw corns? The Greyhound Initiative at Ohio State University is this month (August) conducting research into this and requires volunteers. To learn more, click on this link.
This is taken from Bev Farmer's fb page Podenco Friends.
'Changes to the entry of rescue dogs to the UK basically if the UK exit the EU with a deal or no deal the Euro tunnel will no longer be a designated Border Inspection Point for Dogs, Cats or Ferrets.. Some months ago the ferry companies stopped accepting transports with rescue dogs on and the only point of entry was the Tunnel. If this is correct the only means of transport will be by plane to the UK very few airlines fly dogs to the UK and the last one we flew over cost 600 pounds plus the cost of the crate paid by the adopter so will be beyond the affordability of most people .. I can not confirm if this is accurate information but
I am aware many agencies have been lobbying to stop the import of foreign rescues due to animals arriving sick and with incorrect paper work. If anyone has any information regarding these changes please let us kno. This is a statement copied from a post by the group below
Regular readers will know of the amazing work done by Viv and her team of volunteers working to bring about improvements to animal welfare in Murcia and Spain in general. Especially to their credit is the first International Conference on Animal Welfare - PAES - in 2017 and a second one in 2018. This is a weblink to their newsletter with details of the closure.