This appeal just in from a volunteer in Jaen, about 7 dogs abandoned in an olive grove, one of them a podenco. Here's what she says, which I think illustrates the frustration and despair sometimes felt by the volunteers who feel they are battling against the odds so much of the time.
'Subject: Urgent dogs abandoned in an olive grove in BAILÉN (JAÉN)!!!
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15: 22:
Yesterday came a man to tell me that in an olive grove on the outskirts of Bailen, were 7 abandoned dogs. when I arrived I found a beagle, bodeguero family including 2 pups and podenco, and a xbreed. There was also a black galgo but it was dead.
These dogs are in a very dangerous area, near a Gypsy neighborhood.
I need the help of protectoras and individuals to save the lives of these dogs.
I've been mulling over my head and when they are saved, I am retiring from dog rescue, I am in a town where there is no help whatsoever nor economic, or refuge, nor the two political groups that govern this area want to find a solution for all this abandonment of dogs. With all the pain in my soul, it is affecting my health, my family, my work, but if I get out, I would not mind to still help a protectora in some small way and would continue fighting.
If someone can help me contact email@example.com