(Ella, living with her housecat) If you can't adopt a podenco, please consider sponsoring one of these gorgeous podencos whilst they await their forever homes. Ulrika Schofield tells the story of SOS Podencorescue who would welcome your sponsorship of any of their podencos.
Sos Podencorescue was founded in September 2013 and ever since the day María Casares and I got together we have worked tirelessly to save, heal, rehabilitate and re-home as many Pods as our finances and the space at the residency would allow.
Luckily, we have a wonderful band of friends, followers and supporters who all went the extra mile to help us with donations, sponsorships, taking part in auctions and, above all, shared our Pods for all they were worth - we are forever grateful to you all!
We have come a long way since then, having gained charitable status along the way and suffered relatively few losses amongst our Pod gang. Sadly, the two losses we did have still hurt us all and fill us with deep sorrow and regret. Gala and Kira, you may have gone but you will never be forgotten.
All our adoptable dogs are at our residency in Zaragoza and the paypal details are firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer 3 levels of sponsorship: Full at 30 Euros a month, half at 15 Euros and quarter at 7.50 Euros. This is for people who would like to become 'Podparents' (Godparents = Sponsors) of our dogs but cannot afford 30 Euros a month.
This is the story of one of the podencos, Tara-Grace, rescued off death row in Gesser killing station.
Tara-Grace, formerly known as the 'Gesser Girl' is now officially one of our Pod gang!
She is too weak to travel at the moment so she is staying at a temporary foster home until she is well enough to start the long journey to the residency.
We found out a little bit about her and, I'm afraid, it makes grim reading.
She is only approx. 1 year old, still only a pup, but she had puppies twice already! She must have been mated for the first time at only approx. 6 months old......! We have no idea what happened to her last litter but we do know that she appears to have mastitis - the vet will confirm this within the next few days - and we wonder if that was the reason why her former master threw her out.
Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise, she is safe now and will not be used for breeding litter after litter until her body gives up.
Tara-Grace is now safe but funds are needed for her veterinary treatment and residencia fees, as well as the other boys and girls.
The dogs in order of pix are Jose Manual (left),Luz (rt),Roxy (left), tiny Teo (rt),Ciara (left), Xarnego Dama (rt), Tara Grace (just walked out of Gesser killing station)