When I was with Bev and Warren of Podenco Friends last September 2013, although I loved all the podencos, Carina won a special place in my heart. I really wanted to bring her home to me forever, but with 4 galgos and a very bossy little podenca, I really couldn't afford to take on another dog - vet fees, feed, tick treatment ...you know how it goes, especially on small pensions.
so let me introduce you to the absolutely adorable Carina, a beautiful video. There must be someone who has a place in their home and heart for this gorgeous podenca. Contact Bev if you can help Carina.
Podencos suffer as much abuse, if not more, than the galgos and they still don't get the publicity due to them. The next hunting season is due to start. Galgueros still claim they care for their dogs. They must have their heads stuck up their a....! This video shows the truth.
Galgos112 were involved in the rescue of the 57 podencos and 2 galgos in Valencia in August last year. Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends also fostered and homed some of the pods. There are some beautiful photos of happy podencos too on this weblink.
This video was made possible by Xari Shepherd....who highlighted the plight of these Podenco pups in Motril... only 4 of the original 6 pups could be caught and rescued... the mother and two other pups like many Podencos in Spain have little or no chance of experiencing the Motril Posses' future of living in a loving home environment... Beverley Podencos introduced us to our first Podenco called Inca .....and we found out at first hand how amazing this breed can be in a home environment.
Nando ..Ruari...Ayita .. Romeo are now safe .Please spread the word of the Plight of the Podencos here in Spain...Have a look and smile at the innocent
Scooby Medina del Campo is probably the largest and one of the oldest rescue shelters in Spain. There are hundreds of dogs, rescued horses, goats, poultry, ferrets and they all need feeding and vet care. Scooby rely totally on donations and fundraisers. Please read this article where Fermin shares his private thoughts and help Scooby if you can.
What is about Podencos that incite such passion for them..... for me I see beauty nobility intelligence a creature so unique and magical, those who have adopted one will understand how special and sensitive they are. These should be the national treasure of Spain to be held in reverence to be proud of.... such a truly magnificent creature they should be recognized has part of the national heritage of Spain for they date back to 3000 BC. Yet daily we receive more and reports of Podencos abused, abandoned handed in to Perreras.
Mike's running the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday to raise funds for Pepis Dog Refuge. The 80+ dogs including galgos and podencos, rely on donations to feed them 9600 euros/month) and pay the vet bill (currently 3,000 euros). If you haven't already sponsored him, please do - every little helps - and if you are in/near Bristol, go and cheer him on. Sponsor him here.