Apologies from Jane at Pepis Dog Refuge for not posting much this week but as you will see it's been a tough one. Probably one of the worst yet. Anyone following this page will of seen Kiora, the Galga that was recently dumped and shortly after died of an unknown illness. Well sadly, the illness is still unknown and it's rampaging it's way through the refuge. We currently have 3 dogs at the vets, 2 in the refuge hospital on drips and several more showing signs of coming down with it. We are praying at the moment they will all survive it.
Regardless, this is going to result in a MASSIVE vet bill. We obviously can't quote it yet as at the moment we have no idea how many more are going to need treatment. If you can donate ANY amount it would be a great help.
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Sadly Jane has reported today that galga Faith has died.
Further to a couple of articles I published last week about cock fighting and hunting dogs on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, here are the rules for the keeping of dogs and cats there as recently decreed. It's that man again...probably lives in a cave and seems to be blind!
"Two issues listed in an annexe and in a single additional disposition of the new ordinance of animals of Santa Cruz, Tenerife, pending publication in the official bulletins after it was adopted in plenary on the last month of January 2017, would make it almost impossible to possess and transport hunting dogs in the conditions that the majority of practitioners of this modality now do, assures the President of the Society of hunters Chicharreros, Antonio Porras, who recently addressed this theme to the elected representatives of Citizen Security and Environment, Zaida Gonzalez and Carlos Correa, respectively.
A new project has been created by Angel Navarro Perez and Ambulorca which aims to help families who have an accident travelling with animals in their car which will rescue and protect physically and psychologically these animals, thus giving, security and peace to the emotionally wounded famuly, if they have to be taken by ambulance to a hospital. An Ambulance will up people and take them to the hospital and, in turn, another special "ambulance of Lorca" will assist the animals simultaneously and will activate a protocol of animal welfare, with the support of a great professional team of multidisciplines.
Deanimals lawyer Raquel López Teruel says this is a great initiative and a necessary project that will help a lot of lives of people and animals.
The project has been at the Congress of the Spanish Society of Medicine and the ER.
Look at the face of this man...does he live in a cave, is he blind. Does he not see the reality of life for Podencos on Tenerife and the other Canary Islands? Here's the link to an article in a local newspaper with an English translation.
Hunters and galleros of Güímar, Tenerife, with the support of the local hunting federations of the Canary Islands and the National Federation, have teamed up to present an initiative in defense of cock fighting and hunting with dogs and oppose a motion presented to the Mayor Carmen Luisa Castro (PP) by the United Canarian Network Against Animal Abuse, which asks for a ban on Cock fighting. controlling the use of hunting dogs and to put an end to experiments on animals in laboratories, among other measures.
The mayoress of Güímar, Carmen Luisa Castro Dorta (PP), met recently representatives of the United Canary Network Against the Animal Cruelty, Abel Román and Domingo Chávez, who promised to present a plenary motion to ask for the end of cock fighting and hunting with dogs, and that the Government of the Canaries dedicates 50 % of its budget for investigation into projects without using laboratory animals.
Güímar will ask for the support of the remaining municipalities of the Island to these proposals in the next meeting of the Canary Federation of Municipalities (Fecam), with the target to raise in common to the Government of Canaries the prohibition of cock fighting and hunting with dogs.
Román and Chávez explained to the mayoress "the gravity of the current situation on animal maltreatment" in the Islands, and requested the support of the mayoress to start "immediate measurements against the abuse and cruelty to animals".
Let's hope they make some positive progress.
Just look at this beautiful rough-haired podenca, a recent arrival at Pepis Dog Refuge. She sounds an absolute sweetie and would love to have a forever home. Please get in touch with Pepis if you can help her.
She's not the only podenca at Pepis, here are some more - little Vinny, only a young boy, and some handsome podenco cross too. And what about Bill and Ben, podenco/basenji cross. They have lost hope of finding a home and a hearth.
If you can't adopt a dog, what about sponsoring one. Have a look at this page for the dogs needing sponsorship.
And the podencos on Tenerife, Canary Islands, continue to suffer. Below is a Spanish dictionary translation of this newspaper article published on 7th March 2017.
The difficult relationship between hunters and animal rights lived this weekend a new episode, this time in the District of Valleseco. Several members of the first group have denounced in the national police that some unknown, supposed defenders of animals, on Saturday broke the padlock of a few kennels located at the entrance of the neighborhood - in a Court of the mountain - and released several hunting dogs, which could not be recovered by their owners until Sunday noon.