Click on this weblink and take a look at all the beautiful galgos currently with Galgo's Rescue Almeria, all hoping for forever homes. Contact Sandy direct if you have room in your home and heart for one. This beauty is Mena.
'This galguita is Kira, Mayte adopted her from Sevilla, she wanted to adopt a puppy and when she saw this case she felt the need to help her.
Kira, a battered galga, who had been beaten in the nose and had lost the snout, so is part of the snout doesn't have it and breathes through a hole they made in an operation. He had also lost part of his ears and tails to freeze and worst of all is that he had to amputate his front paw and two back feet. A dog who was suffering from human evil and worse than ever while living will continue to suffer.... Mayte decided he had to adopt her and prove to her that we are not all the same.
Kira was so bad that it took them to be able to give her 5 months, she went through several operations but that she proved to be a fighter and a survivor and Mayte would do anything to help her, as she says is her Light.
Every 4 or 5 months, Mayte has to make her some new prosthetics so she can support as the bone eventually ends up sticking out and the wounds NEVER JUST HEALED, ooze and bleed. This takes a lot of money to make prosthetics every time it is deformed by supporting bones.
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.