These three podenco pups arrived with Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends last week. Just over 5 weeks old and tiny wee things.
'They have come from a local hunter who had a litter and asked through a friend a few days after they were born if we could help with some of them. He offered to keep them until they were weaned, all girls. We have to continue to build relationships with the local hunters and the owner of these has asked for us to keep them updated with the pups' progress.
Thank you to Kay Barry who collected them for us and delivered them. it's been a really stressful couple of days for various reasons and it was really helpful that she took a bit of pressure off us.... oh bliss, more puppy poop!'
After asking for name suggestions on her facebook page, Bev reports...
German tourists found 12 podencos malnourished and in a critical condition in Los Realejos whilst walking between Palo Blanco and Las Llanadas
A new case of alleged animal abuse has jumped on the island, this time in Los Realejos. A group of German tourists who were on a walk between Palo Blanco and Las Llanadas found last week a dozen podencos in a critical situation. According to close sources, most of them had no water, some bleeding, and all were malnourished and completely skeletal.
Here's a link to an independent Dog Food analysis.
You'll note they are all natural mixes. I never buy from my vet or pet stores. Science Diet and Royal Canin are two which these places sell but that's because they get commission on every sack, not because they are the best!
For Jarisa. Three years ago you came into our care, you suffered so much yet had the most forgiving of hearts. We lost a beautiful angel who represented the true spirit of the podencos .... never to be forgotten. Podenco Friends.
Ever since I became involved in the plight of the podencos and galgos back in 2007, as a member of a French rescue association fostering many we brought out of Spain, I have been publicising the terrible suffering of the Podencos in the Canary Islands. Their only hope of a forever life other than across the Rainbow Bridge is to be adopted on mainland Europe. In recent years new associations have formed in the USA and Canada and now many of these deserving and loving dogs are finding their forever sofas there. Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends is helping Laura Johnson of TheKennelKlub and the Lanzarote Podencos.