Regular readers will know that I sometimes publish amusing cartoons by Richard Skipworth, who is passionate about greyhounds in the UK, but the cartoons are also great for galgos. There is now a range of collars, key fobs...on sale using his designs.
This just in from Izzy & Finn's Hound Boutique, who made a donation to Greyhound Trust Hall Green for every Skipworth collar they sold!....
Since the launch of the Rich Skipworth's Greyhound Designs collars on the website we have raised a whopping £1002 for Greyhound Trust Hall Green. A massive Thank You to everyone who has purchased a collar, lead or keyfob as you have all helped with this amazing total.They are all still available to buy from the charity section on the website and a donation from each sale still goes to the greyhounds
Galgos 112 have worked for many years rescuing and rehoming abandoned and injured galgos and some podencos in the Barcelona area. Here are the stories of 4 hounds recently rescued.
'This is ARIN, he lay down at the door of Ainara and Ander because he couldn't take it anymore. When the family dog began to cry and bark at the door, they went out to see what was happening, and there he was, without strength, unable to take another step.
Fortunately he went to the best hands. They took him in his arms, took him inside and gave him food and drink. He was taken to the vet and he contacted us.
He only weighed 17kg, is about 2 years old and has a scar on his neck where the microchip used to be, in addition to a lot of wounds in his malnourished body. Ainara and Ander have decided to be his foster home until they find a family. His happy face says it all. Now Arin knows that nothing bad will happen to him, and that he will no longer have to roam the mountain looking for something to eat.
We rescued VALENTÍN on 14 February ... we couldn't have chosen a more suitable name for him. He is a young, friendly, and beautiful galgo inside and out, despite all the huge scars that run along his body.
'He's only 9 months old and he's so scared of people. He won't let a collar near him and bites when you try to touch him.
With that behavior anyone would think that Prince was born and lived on the street, but no, he has been brought in by his owner who has got rid of the most surly because he has 20 more galgos! Poor Prince! What he has had to live in his short life.
Need a foster home that has experience with this kind of dogs and help you trust people.
We don't want Prince to spend every year of his life at the shelter.
In addition to being a great fighter, she is a very good galguita and she behaves very well when we treat her wounds
She already wants to run and play with other dogs, but it is still a little early to let her do it freely.
Little by little she is recovering and although she has lost an eye that does not prevent her from living a normal life and being happy ☺️.
You can help us keep saving lives with just € 1 per month through our "teaming" group http://bit.ly/2teaming
We do not know what happened to Princesa, we cannot assure that the wound that crosses her face is from a shot, but what we can assure is that she has a hole with a trajectory that begins above the eye and ends in the lower jaw . Our little girl, only six months old , has had to suffer a lot of pain these days since in addition to the wound, the infection she had in the affected area was tremendous.
Princesa has lost her eye, too little thing if we consider that what she could have lost was her life .
February 1st was Day of the Galgo. And rather than show you the awful photos of Galgos, and how they have died through torture and neglect, I'd rather concentrate on the present situation that effects me daily, along with other rescues, both large and small, and individuals trying to help.
Day of the Galgo is no different from any other day, but I'm so terribly sad because I received a message tonight about a Galgo living on the streets in the next village to me. It was from a young lady, and she wrote " I am trying to help it, but nobody helps me" This is in Sierra de Yegas, close to Campillos, in deep hunting grounds. I sat there and cried because I am so full and, cannot take on another until some go. I've got to the point yet again!!! where I'm frightened to open messages in case there is another about a Galgo in need that I can't open my door to.
There are so many of them and it's a constant battle to make room to take another in. And also to be able to support them financially to prepare them for adoption. Tomorrow there is a nationwide demonstration in many regions of Spain to promote the banning of hunting with Galgos. If you see any of these posts please share and spread the word about their plight. Change is happening, but like most other things, it takes time. There's one thing above all else that I'd like to see and, it is that the Galgos and other hunting breeds get the same rights that pets have.
Galgos are my world, they are so forgiving of our human failures, and they make wonderful pets. Please consider adopting one, if you can't then maybe you could foster one short term, or donate towards their care.