From Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends - desperate for podencos on Lanzarote
'As much as it gives us a sense of joy when we share the successful adoptions, the reality is we have to rescue these dogs from difficult circumstances and this is where it all starts.
Laura of the Kennel Club on Lanzarote and myself created a joint project "Saving the Lanzorote Podencos" and have worked together for over 4 years helping the Podencos on the island. Last week we had 4 fly over to Spain and we thought we had finally caught up and time to breathe. Sadly it just doesn't work like that and over a couple of days the perrera had 6 adult podencos and a puppy ranging from 6 months to 10 years old handed in along with some other dogs.
This place has very limited facilities, the dogs were over-crowded in small kennels and fights broke out and a couple of the Podencos were injured, So it begins ...
You may remember earlier in the year I posted an appeal for a forever home for Podenco Rene, who sounded the perfect hound. Well, good news, his forever home has been found. Here is the update from Polly Mathewson.
'Happy, happy, happy news for our sweet Rene podenco -
RENE HAS A FAMILY AT LONG LAST. It's been such a long wait for Rene to find his forever home with lots of false starts over several years since we saved this beautiful, cheeky, gentle soul from a terrifying fate in the pound in Spain: too often the tragic circumstances of this most abandoned and abused of breeds.
Happily Rene has been so well cared for and loved in his foster-kennels with Becky Reed and Allison Reid since then, all my heartfelt thanks to them for giving him such safety and fun with their other rescue dogs, and I know they will miss him a lot. But it is the best news that Rene will be moving to a family of his own this December when his forever Mum Deborah Ashton retires and she and Steve are going to give him the loveliest life imaginable: lots of walks in the Lake District, trips off in their new caravan (Rene fans know how he loves a road trip), a sofa to nestle on and a big garden, and above all so much love for this most affectionate of lads.
Tabrirma Onassis Jaky sends this video. Hopefully you can view it, it is on facebook. If not, it shows dozens of podencos of chains about 1 metre long with small wooden kennels in a rural area in the midst of a vegetable growing area.
She needs your help for this She experienced the incredible love and warmth of a home. Lila is waiting for her chance. She loves people's care, is young and wants to move. At the shelter, she couldn't stand it and managed to break out of every kennel. She literally goes up the walls.
She was allowed to live in a foster home for a while and so enjoyed human proximity. But now she has to stay alone for so long during the day, that the outbreak artist is constantly looking for people near. Because of the proximity to the road, this condition is not acceptable. Now she has to go back to a kennel. The costs are enormous for the organization Perros con Alma and the place is terrible for Lila.
There's only one solution: she needs her own family quickly. Here you can find all the information about Lila. She's an absolute treasure. Please help so Lila can soon be in a loving home.
Morito. A desolate story, his life as a tiny pup saved and now 6 years in a shelter with 350 other dogs.
Podenco born in January 2012. The story of this little one is really sad and desolate. He came to us with just a month of life, very weak and helpless, with parvo, but eager to live. After dedicating 24 h of the day to get him ahead of surveillance, care, bottles, tests, controls... etc, finally Morito made us clear that he clung to life, that he wanted to live it.
This is 6 years ago, 6!!! and Morito is still in the shelter. This is not the life we promised when we asked you to please fight... 6 years ago we told you that there was a wonderful life, surrounded by a family, with pampering and caresses daily, walks in the field... And now every day with his eyes he asks us if that promise we made we can achieve it.
'Potentially big changes for taking your pets overseas from the UK after March 2019... It could resort back to the old system where titre counts for Rabies are required and 4 months waiting before they can travel and to complete a number of documents to travel. We had to do this back in 2001 when we first moved to Spain with our dogs. This will also impact on rescue dogs though in this article there is no mention of them but I imagine they will have to comply with the same rules to travel from Europe to the UK.'
Please, if anyone can donate even just £5 to help pay for this podenco puppy to have a heart op and give him a chance of living a full life. The appeal hasn't even reached a quarter of the amount needed. Please help and share too.
Ritchie's story from Bev Grubba, who is making the appeal.
Ritchie is a 7 month abandoned pup and has a severe heart condition and needs surgery to try and save his life, within 4 months!
He has an extra vein in his aorta which means all fluids are mixing, and he doesn’t have enough oxygen to work the heart, so this vein needs to be removed, intricate,complicated surgery The vet won’t do this till Funds are in.
I didn’t know how else to get help and I couldn’t stand by and not try and help, hence this fundraiser.
PAYPAL email@example.com or if you wish to pay through a bank a/c, email Bev Grubba and she will give you the details. Any amount will help, the target is £2,000 but you can donate in any currency.
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