Often the history of a rescue dog is unknown. The dog's character needs to be assessed by the staff in the kennels or by a fosterer to ensure that the right home is found, both for the dogs but also the right dog for the adoptant. It's easier said than done, as dogs behave differently in different situations with different people. So here's an article on the subject, read the full piece on this weblink
Read the full draft on this weblink - we'll believe it if it happens! But it is seriously needed, as all of us know who are aware of the terrible maltreatment of animals in Spain in the name of sport, fiestas, bull fighting, hunting...the list goes on.
The greyhound, unlike all other dog breeds, was not created and selected by man, it is a product of nature already represented in the early graffiti of high Mesopotamia and arrived to us practically intact.
The man, who transforms everything, didn't feel the need to intervene on the greyhound.
He was the first animal to collaborate with man, he is morbidly attached to his owner, he is lazy and loves to sleep, but he is ready to transform into a fast hunter, careful gaze and snapping muscles.
He's tender, affectionate, reserved, never intrusive, discreet presence by your side.
It's a majestic dog, fast as the wind and light as a feather.
This is a story from a vet in South Africa. Not about galgos but but probably there are many more vets around the world and in Spain who feel the same as her, putting down healthy galgos in perreras.
'I have been writing this post in my head for nearly 3 years and until today I've never been brave enough to post it. But recently some people doing similar work and facing much the same reality have used social media to speak up about a topic that for so long has not been discussed. Their bravery has given me the courage to finally share my thoughts and experiences about something that I’ve needed to for so long.
Today I euthanased 5 dogs. This is not an uncommon task for a vet to perform and getting into the profession you are well aware of the fact that this is something you will have to do in your chosen career. However, the dogs I put down today were not sick, they were not injured, they were not old and they were not unhealthy in any way. They were not untamed and they were not aggressive. They were perfect, healthy and normal dogs. There was no reason for them to lose their lives today other than that they were failed by humans because of the current overpopulation crisis of domestic animals particularly dogs that so few people are prepared to accept and try to understand.