I've been very busy these last few days organising and setting up for our 6th Fun Dog Show at our home in France, raising much-needed funds for Pepis Dog Refuge, Pedrera, Seville. Here's a video I took of the showground and Best Crossbreed class. The judge was M Jean-Pascal Bichon, sponsors Blevins Franks for rosettes and souvenir programme and Pro-Nutrition Flatazor for the dog prizes.
My galga Carmela and Podenca Andaluz Bebe were both entered in the Best Veteran over 7 years old but unplaced, and galgo Polar entered Most Obedient - just missing out on a rosette.
You may remember at the end of July I appealed for someone to help with a Podenco Mum and her 5 pups, born in a cave. The man caring for them had to leave, there was no room in any of the shelters, but luckily a local volunteer came forward. Mom and one pup are being adopted by their rescuer, but the other 4 pups are in the SOS Animals shelter in Coin and they desperately need the funds to prepare the Pet Passports so these gorgeous pups can be adopted.
This is a short video of little Vero, which I took on my visit to Pepis Dog Refuge in September 2016. Jane Brian received a call from her vet that there was a puppy injured in the village of Pedrera and could the refuge take him. I went with Jane to collect him from the vet surgery and here he is in the 'hospital', plucking up courage to come outside to play! He now has his forever home in the UK, named Dobby.
This is one of the many cases Jane and Alan deal with every week and why we continually need to donate and raise funds to pay the vet bill. Here are some ideas which you could do to raise funds and awareness and how to donate.
TRISHA is this month's Dog of the Month - still waiting for a forever home. A lovely dog who doesn't want to spend the rest of her life at the refuge...
There are many podencos and podenco X dogs at Pepis - some have been waiting years for a forever home - they have been looked after and loved by Jane and Alan and the many volunteers who help there. Please have a look at them and consider giving them the rest of their lives with a home, rather than a kennel
Podenca Fern was abandoned in the campo by a British guy and taken to Pepis Dog Refuge. After months of waiting she was taken to the UK and homed. She's now doing agility training and this weekend won her first clear round rosette. Wonderful!
Kaylee is Dog of the Month May...she's a podenco x and really would love a forever home. Have a look at her and contact Jane Brian if you have room in your home and heart for Kaylee.
Associació animalista de les Illes Balears - we have rescued 23 podencos and are 36 are with Can Dog Ibiza. 23 podencos are now in Mallorca with Olga from Amics dels animals d'Esporles, with Laura from Rescate Animal, with Victoria from Pro animales de Mallorca and with Helga from Arca de Noé in Andratx.
This is Podenco Max, he was born in 2004. He was rescued last weekend (22/23 April 2017) in Mazarron, Murcia, by the Scooby team, along with a couple of dozen more podencos and galgos, including puppies. He deserves somewhere to spend his twilight years - he's lucky to have survived to this age in the hands of a galguero! If you have a comfy bed for him, contact Scooby.
With hundreds of animals in the refuges, Scooby is also running this appeal.
'Some important things to treat our animals are starting to scarce... Like Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Tablets, Meloxicam Injection, Doxycycline Tablets and Syrup, Metronidazole Tablets and Syrup (Flagyl) and very urgently is needed IMMITICIDE. We also need shavers, field cloths, 6 + 1/2 sterile gloves, blue pathways (small) , oxygenated water and internal deworming ... If you have some of these items and you would like to donate them to us, we will be deeply grateful.