Several years ago I worked with Teresa and Ines Canavarro with the rescue and rehoming of a family of galgos in Portugal who were forced to live in horrendous conditions. Estrela came to me in foster and went to the UK to a forever home. Duke also went into foster and was rehomed.
Alison, who adopted Estrela, wrote to me recently with the sad news that Estrela had finally crossed the rainbow bridge. Here's what Alison said. 'I am writing to you to let you know the sad news that our Portuguese Princess has left us.
I had to make the decision to have her pts. She seemed to have lost her will to live, she was elderly and did not suffer. She has had the life of royalty for the seven years she was here.'
Estrela recovered well from her terrible treatment at the hands of the galguero and his wife and would have been in her teens.
Thank you Alison for giving her such a wonderful life.
I found this on a page on facebook....Mom and 6 puppies on the street! The post says they are safe in a neighbour's house but I have asked for more information. All together 10 puppies were rescued off the street! In Santiago del Estero - capital
Thank you to everyone who donated towards the Leish treatment for Nico. She is improving every day as you can see from the photo. She has her medication in chunks of meat, so Sandy and John can be sure she is getting it all.
A few days ago Sandy and John of Galgo's Rescue Almeria welcomed 3 galgo puppies, all girls, and 3 months old along who had all been saved from the mountains. They've now been checked over and all enjoyed a thoroughly good wash. Chipping and vaccinations to start now as well as worming and blood tests.
If you would like to donate to the vet costs, please paypal GRA Galgosrescuealmeria@gmail.com
'This would quickly end with good control by rural and police officers and exemplary prison sentences.
But in this country we go back like crabs and abuse and murder comes out very cheap. This rabble are murderers!'
18 months' prison sentence...a farce...the judge was probably a hunter too!
Badajoz, Extramadura, is especially a hellhole for hunting dogs!
'Good luck arrived for Benjamin (Ben) and he still doesn't know it. He went to a bar area and terraces looking for food, people threw him out of there but hunger was stronger than fear, he came back again and again. Marta was having dinner at the pizza place and she saw him and she didn't stop until she got him.
Ben is a big and good galgo, very quiet. Without fear of people. He was covered in ticks and other parasites, and on the left side of his neck he has a wound that looks like his chip was removed.
Ben, your life has changed and as soon as you have a family that adopts you, you'll realize how lucky you've been.
To submit an application to adopt Ben and to help cost his expenses click on the following links:
Yesterday Nico got a laboratory bloodtest because she tested positive for Leish. She has a high Leish level but luckily her kidneys are not damaged. We'll now start her full treatment ( Milteforan￼￼, Leishguard, Allopurinol ).
All help is welcome to support this gorgeous little girl.'