You may remember I reported a situation in Mogan, Gran Canaria, where about 90 podencos were incarcerated in metal cages in a remote valley. Yesterday a team of volunteers and members of the municipality went to the site to take the dogs. They found the cages empty, frightened podencos roaming around the valley. Here's the story as posted on facebook. I've asked for a 'polite' letter in Spanish for us to send to the Mayor of Mogan to encourage him to search for the owner of the dogs and prosecute him. Will run the campaign when I receive it.
17/12/2015. 'Today, what started as an exciting morning because finally they were going to rescue 90 that hunting hounds mistreated in the ravine of the Albarianes, in Mogan, has become a morning of anguish and sadness.
After years of struggling for them, they had succeeded in the order of forfeiture of these poor innocent dogs. The City of Mogan was preparing to rescue them and our partners, Lydia and Laura went in the kennel of Puerto Rico to pick up those that we could have with us.
What's the surprise and indignation when we have knowledge that the scumbag who had crammed, abused, living among the filth and corpses, knowing the order of removal of the doggies, had made them disappear.
We don't know yet what has become of them... We don't know if they're still alive or have been killed... We don't have a record even where's the inhuman creature who kept them in prison... We've only managed to find five or six podis... Probably fled from whatever they were going to do and for that, maybe they were saved. That's if, they're very scared and there was no way to rescue them today... That's why we will be back tomorrow to for them. Of course, we're not there!! In the middle of nowhere!!!
We don't lose the hope that the rest will appear alive and we won't stop until you show up and until the unspeakable being that has put them in this situation, pays, in the courts, for everything he has done.
We are not going to forget!! We hope that none of you forget them!!
(For anyone in Gran Canaria) Please, if you know of hounds and movement around the island... If you know of any property in which all of a sudden have appeared a group of hounds... If you see by the mount groups of podencos disoriented.... Please, get in touch with us; with the city of Mogan, with the police or Seprona'
Where they are??? Where's your abuser?? The City Council will do something or he's going to be marked as one of the worst municipalities of Spain, we need to have another subject very ugly... We demand to investigate and clarify this issue, we refuse to believe that no one knows anything!! 90 animals like that and at night and no one knows anything?? We don't believe that!!
E-mail the mayor of the municipality of Mogan, write and ask if they're going to move their buttocks or not in this case!!! Only from the popular pressure we'll make these move!!!
Below are some photos, here are the comments which go with them. Still hanging around the area... Don't they move away but nor will they decide to come in.... Besides us there are in the place of gangs city hall to finish collecting and clean it all up... Scare them... Let us trust in able to get hold of them today... If not, there will be a new group this afternoon, another tomorrow, we'll be back on Sunday, Monday,... The times I needed...
One of the beautiful podencas is hanging around the settlement of the Albarianes... Dragging a chain... Has it tight around her neck... I hope we can get it soon and break it into 1000 pieces