An urgent foster home is needed for Jasper, 10 year old podenco, as the kennels he is in are closing and he's nowhere to go!! Please, someone help. He is being treated successfully for heartworm so needs somewhere quiet. Please contact Karen...please help Jasper.
Here is the latest news from ACTIN about the situation for the container dogs. Permission now given to publicise this. Please continue to support ACTIN's legal team, a successful outcome for this case can be a precedent for use in the whole of Spain!
'The owners have kept their dogs in the container for 5 years, we are trying to find out about previous dogs. Actin was only informed of this 2 months ago. Previous denuncias and complaints in the past, since 2010, have had no effect. Right now there are 4 dogs and 1 puppy inside; we can report some positive changes. The dogs have food and water, this has improved. The owners have coated the inside of the container with a material to regulate temperature, heat inside is the same as outside; we are not satisfied with this, BUT it is 20 degrees less than it would have been.
My name is Patricia Almansa and I´m the head of Galgos del Sur, a little animal organization from Córdoba, Andalucía (South Spain). We have a big problem with podencos, nobody ask for they and we didn´t find any organization who help them.
The last case is very urgent. We rescued 4 podenco puppies one week ago from a dumpster (ribbish bin). They were in a bag closed with tape. Just in Córdoba we have a heat wave with temperatures higher than 45º; if we hadn´t found in this moment then I´m sure they would have died soon. They have a lot of ticks, wounds, it took us 3 days to take out everything and clean them.
We need help to find good homes for the little podencas, they can´t grow in a kennel. Could anyone help us? There is one boy Bruma (first pic), and 3 girls Arena, Brisa and Marea
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Here is a lovely story from Dineka in Portugal, about a lucky Portuguese podengo family.
'On the 7th of May I saw two Podengos running on the road, both skinny to the bone, one male and one female. Stopped and gave them water and food, and the female obviously had puppies recently.
She was approachable, but the male was too scared, and ran off. It was already late afternoon, so I took the female to the vet, checked for a chip, and she belongs to a hunter nearby. But he didn’t bother reporting her as missing.
It turned out she had Microfilaria, anaemia and Tic-fever, and I left her ate the vet that night. Next morning I picked her up, put her on the leash where I found her, and she took me directly to a hollow tree, where she had hidden 5 puppies.
This podenco was found, in this condition, starving with bite marks from other dogs, and chained to a tree, barking and crying - heard by a man in his apartment. He called the fire department who came and rescued him. He is being checked for a chip and publicised widely in the hope that someone recognises him.
Perla arrived on Friday 35d July 2015 and we have given her some space but yet another Podenca terrified out of her mind. This is not fear from a change of circumstances, this is from a deeply rooted sustained abuse of some type. She will need many months of help and support to break her out of this world of terror she lives in.
In the last 3 months we have taken in 5 podencos all very similar issues and it cant be just because they are nervous by nature. Dogs learn by association the positive and the negatives and if treated badly for long enough, establish what hurts them is to be avoided.