(photo Galgos del Sol) It was with great sadness that I recently learnt of the death of Anne Finch, Founder of Greyhounds In Need and an incredible champion for greyhounds and galgos. Here is the press release from GIN.
'Dear Friends It is with profound regret that we have to inform you of the death of our founder, Anne Finch, which occurred on the 5th August 2018.
Anne passed away peacefully at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice Isle of Wight at the age of seventy-five.
Anne was loved and respected by all those concerned in Greyhound welfare and by a host of people in the wider animal rescue and protection field. It was she who brought the appalling abuse of Spanish hunting greyhounds (galgos) to the attention of the caring public in Europe and worldwide.
This is the home of Fermin Perez Martin house, full of galgos and in this video they don´t all appear.
He fosters in his home the oldies and the sick ones untill they recuperate but it´s necesary that they all find forever homes because in the shelter keep arriving oldies and sick ones who need urgently foster and in Fermin's house there is no more room.
👉 If you want to give an opportunity to an older dog to spend his or hers last years of life in a comfortable home and give them the love and attention they so deserve but never have received, than send an email to email@example.com
Not about galgos but about any dog. I take Polar to Obedience classes and a couple of weeks ago on the Club fb page was a video about a dog training club in Australia, where one of the proprietors is a paraplegic, which obviously involves some dog training different from non-disabled. Here is a link to their website, if anyone is interested in discussing the subject with Tom.
They also have several interesting videos, including this one on Training a Dog to obey in different situations, plus short articles with graphics.
Regular readers will remember my galgo Polar, adopted from Pepis Refuge 4 years ago when he was dumped at the refuge gates as a 2-month old puppy with a damaged hind leg. Update of 2 years ago.
Although the leg doesn't bother him, it is bothering me now, as he is carrying it - apart from when he races round the garden with his buddy Bracken. So on Monday he is going into the vet for his leg to be xrayed, as there are now some French specialist vets who do the same work as Fitzpatrick Referrals in the UK. Please keep fingers crossed for him that now he is fully grown, it may be possible to operate.