This is from Addy, 'What happened with this boy goodness knows. He has gunshot wounds, a broken leg, a broken hip and is so dumped in Hellin perrera, Albacete (one of the worst). Of course we can not leave this boy and there is an urgent and fast assistance. I start to apply a great action to recruit for all of his medical expenses. Today we pick him out and bring him to a clinic for further care and all it takes. If you want to help, you can send a donation to ACC.no NL82 INGB 0004 5655 95, A.M. Kale or PayPal Addy concept Mac Gyver to email@example.com''
So many sad stories about abandoned podencos - here are some more beautiful videos by Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends, to bring a smile to your face. You can contact Bev at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help her, especially if you can offer a forever home to any of them.
I shed tears every day as I read the appeals for help for podencos - old, young, abandoned, in the perreras - puppies with a whole life before them, susceptible to disease in the perreras. The appalling waste of life, simply because most of the Spanish hunters don't care...Luckily thousands of the younger Spanish generations DO care and do as much as they can to help. So many appeals come in that I simply can't post them all.
And we can't help them all until the ones in shelters and kennels are found loving forever homes. The podencos need your help. Please share their story.
I've not been posting appeals to save the hundreds of podencos in perreras because the podencos already saved desperately need forever homes. But I had to tell you about Rania, an 8 month old Podenco Orito puppy on death row in Almeria perrera. The Orito is one of the more unusual type of Podenco, mainly found around Malaga province. You can read more about them on this link. Rania shouldn't be in the perrera! It will cost 135 euros to buy her out (as she is over 6 months old) and then 90 euros/month for a kennel. The 135 euros includes vaccination and microchip - and spaying, as that is perrera policy. Contact and Paypal a/c email@example.com
As an extension to this story, I'll tell you about some comments posted on a facebook thread about my podenco book.
Cool To Be Kind has been launched by Sarah Fisher. Basically it is encouraging people to make a short 2 minute video saying what your promise is to help and to be kind to animals. Then you nominate two or three other people to do something along the same lines. If they don't have animals, they can help in a refuge, cattery, riding stables, donate food and/or medicines.
I was nominated by Natalie Osborne. Now you can see my Cool to be Kind video and I hope that many of you will join in and make a similar video, upload it to Youtube - and facebook if you have a page. Just nominate 3 people - make sure you ask their permission first - then make the video, upload and share.
Two appeals for help - forever homes urgently needed for these beautiful young boys.
Sorbet is with Protectora La Bienvenida shelter in Ciudad Real, 200km south of Madrid. I visited it in 2007 when I collected my first galga Karmel. He is an affectionate podenco, gets on well with other dogs, walks well on the lead, clean in the house, ready to be adopted. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
9th April 2014 - Spain today, a place where animals are tortured and abused.
This is Badol. He is a podenco puppy who appeared on the street of a small village in Andalucía. The vet thinks he was used for sparring with pittbulls as he has bites on him, and then was burnt. Escaped or dumped, no one knows, but he wandered the streets in this condition for a few days before he was rescued. Nuria Martín Barcos has the shelter La Guarida in Córdoba. She always does a great job. She is an exceptional person. She has more than 200 dogs. Badol, the puppy, is now at the hospital, under the care of the protective Puente Genil.