'Elderly dogs, with tumors, with Leishmania or extremely thin... When we rescue animals we do it because they need help and because we’re worried about the fate that might await them without it.
We don’t choose them for their color, size or age, nor do we care if they’re healthy or sick ... We don’t select which dogs to help, we don’t think about whether they’re more or less beautiful or sociable, we don’t even consider if they will be easily adopted or if no one will want to give them a home and they’ll have to spend the rest of their lives with us in the shelter. None of that matters ...
In Scooby we are animal lovers and our main goal is to help the ones most in need as they also deserve the best life possible.
(Photos below of some of the 48 dogs recently rescued in Murcia)
If you want to help us keep saving and changing lives, you can do it in the following ways:
'Well I did tell you she has the most beautiful smile.
And this is every time I go into see her
She's an absolute darling
She's being prepared for adoption, so when you've fallen in love with her let me know.'
From Steve Hays. The Carlota Galgos calendars are ready to ship! The photographs were all taken by me especially for the calendar at The Finca when we travelled to Spain in May this year. Get in early and be organised for Christmas and the new year. They remain £10 this year plus postage of £2.75 UK, £3.50 Europe and £4 rest of the world. To order, simply pay the calendar plus postage as a gift payment please to firstname.lastname@example.org (not gmail) with your address. We will then send it out. If you would like more than 1, please add £1 extra to the postage and message me for costing for more than 2.
News from Galgos France of the 23 rescued hounds brought from Spain back to France in September for homing.
'Friday morning, Anny, Guy and Joseph left with our truck taking donations to Hogar de Paz and Cuencanimal shelters.
Discover our 23 adoptees . Among them, Tyrion who tried, every trip, to get into the truck without success, difficult as he does not settle in a cage like his lucky friends. We must always keep hope that our Tyrion finally has an adoption ticket. Bolero will come to a foster family. We are looking for, of course, adopters for this beautiful galgo, positive leishmaniasis and abandoned by his galguero in a pitiful state. Alba, found with three broken legs, rescued, repaired.
Nice life to all these dogs with a difficult past and a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our supporters, fosterers and adopters, without whom, nothing would be possible!
From Ann Marie Payne of Ann's Canine Care in Malaga.
'Today marks the end of a chapter, and a new life for Solé. The last of the 4 galgos that arrived on the same day, unwanted by their hunter/breeder. I don't want to think of their life with him because Solé came to me so broken. Sometimes they are so traumatised leaving the only place they've ever known, even if these places are just awful in our eyes, other times it could be something that's happened in their past, or not happened as in the case of not being socialised with other people.
But whatever the case Solé is a survivor, and has overcome many things to be where she is today. Over the last few weeks I've pondered whether to keep her with me and bring her on more, or put her up for adoption with somebody experienced with traumatised dogs. Well fate stepped in and she has been offered a wonderful foster placement with a lady in Germany who has rescued galgos of her own, and is also so experienced dealing with dogs that have issues. I cannot let this opportunity pass her by, and have to let her go no matter how much it hurts.
'What to say about the abandonment of galgos... if we already said it all. 21 galgos (al between a month and a half and 3 years old) collected in just 26 days and all of them in the provinces of Salamanca, Zamora, Palencia and Valladolid.
These four guys have been picked up a few days ago in a village of Zamora, and unfortunately, they won't be the last.
In order to continue helping them we need your support and collaboration.
Three young siblings galgos (two boys and a girl) picked up in Salamanca.
They have some wounds, but they are not serious, so in a few days they will have healed, like those wounds that are not seen, those of abandonment wounds, which will heal as soon as they find a family that give them all love they deserve.
What cruel people there are in the world! Some undesirable person abandoned this baby galgo at the brink of death.
On Wednesday, almost at twelve o'clock at night, the Local Police of Salamanca called us to go pick up a puppy that someone had left on a sidewalk inside a bag urgently. The little one was very sick, he had a lot of diarrhea that was just blood, he didn't have the strength or even to lift his head and he was very dehydrated, he was just bones and skin. Even so, we decided to fight for him and do everything possible to save his life, no matter how hopeful it was for him to survive, we had to try doing all for him.
He spent the night hospitalized receiving all the necessary care, but unfortunately it was too late and his little heart, tired of so much suffering, stopped beating.
Rest in peace little angel, where you are now there are no bad people, and nobody will make you suffer again
From Scooby Medina del Campo. 'So much, so much, the galgueros want their dogs, that some of them mark them to fire or with acid to differentiate them from the rest. So much, so much, they want their dogs that when they no longer need them, they have no compunction in getting rid of them.
Again, some galgueros show the world how cruel, inhuman and insensitive they can become and how much they don't care about the well-being of their dogs.
We are sickened in our hearts just thinking about the anguish, pain and suffering that this galgo has had to endure, poor creature.