'We aren't going to lie to you, 2018 has been challenging for the charity.
The year looked set to start off well - as Suzannah Stacey and Irene and Steve Allan had combined their efforts and opened their new centre in November. Unfortunately, all the hard work was nearly lost following the tragic and unexpected death of Suzzanah in January.
Suzannah had committed years of her life to the plight of podencos. Sadly, during her move to purchase the new centre, had not finalised all of the legal documents to secure the funds for the centre in case of her passing. This left the charity in crisis; without its benefactor/owner and all funds tied up in probate. As a result, the Allan's and supporters had just weeks to raise €120,000.00 from scratch to save the centre, the charity and their home.
With the help of all of you, we achieved the impossible; securing the centre and Suzzanah's legacy. We can't thank you enough. You have proved time and again that Together we are Stronger.
Arrested a person in Tahíche by animal abandonment to have five podencos "in terrible conditions"
The animals lacked in addition to sanitary card and only one of them presents / displays microchip, both obligatory questions by the Law of Protection of Animals of the Canary Islands, reason why the Civil Guard will also denounce said infractions
Agents of the Nature Protection Service of the Civil Guard of Lanzarote have arrested a person of SAV initials, 46 years of age and with police records, as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of abandonment of animals, having on the roof of his house in Tahíche five podencos "in terrible hygienic-sanitary conditions".
I've taken this post from the fb page of Action for Animal Welfare Spain, which Viv has written. I am sure like me you admire everyone living in Spain with the problem of abandoned, injured, starving, maltreated animals surrounding them. How can they turn their backs on such an animal just because they have the legal limit for the number of dogs they can keep.
'This post is not to cause offence, it's for discussion.
Primary rescue, Secondary rescue, Third line rescue, what’s best, what will make a difference? Perhaps a better title is, 'less is more', improving rescue, what do we need to do?
The recent case in France of an English ex pat keeping rescue dogs and having some of them removed has produced a lot of controversy and differing opinions amongst rescuers.
'Our handsome 5 year old, middle-sized Rene podenco keeps NEARLY getting adopted as some lovely people have asked for him, but then through no fault of his or theirs it just doesn't work out. This is getting very sad. He longs for his own family. But the good news is we now know our sweet pod is not only happy with all people & dogs, but also cats. So roll up, roll up poddie-loving cat people and form an orderly queue to adopt
Help us turn Rene's luck around. He is such a loving soul, who loves a little spurt of zoomie play with his friends, but after these mad moments he is actually quite an easy-going boy who likes a quiet sniff and to track smells at a sedate rate, loves a good snooze, he loves his food, and adores a snuggle. He also especially likes to go on a road trip!
A typical but sad story about dogs in Spain. Two galgas, abandoned in a small hamlet in Spain, near Cordoba. Retired British couple are feeding them, tick treatment etc, but can't adopt. The shelters are full and they are concerned about the galgas coming into season and getting covered by roaming dogs and producing unwanted puppies. They can't afford 150 euros each dog for spaying.
So I found this article about Canine Contraception which I have forwarded on to them in the hope that they can stop the bitches coming into season until a shelter/association can take them.
This is Podenco Felipe, his weight is 11 kg and he is 2 years old. He was rescued from a perrera by Cristina and is in foster with her. She says he has a really loving character, loves playing with children and is ok with all other dogs. Not cat tested.
This is an article published by Mo Swatek as a result of an article she read...but does not give the link to it. I would guess it relates to US airlines, possibly Delta as on this link, rather than European.
AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS WANT TO RESTRICT THE TRANSPORT OF DOGS AND AS USUAL, THE BLAME IS ON THE DOGS INSTEAD OF THEIR OWNERS
Mo Swatek writes. 'First of all I find it really disgusting that airports are allowed to use carpeting where thousands of people walk on daily. Billions of human germs could be in that carpet, impossible to disinfect. So the pee of a dog is probably the less harrassing that could happen when we let, for example a child touching the carpet. I have seen men spitting on carpets and other disgusting things.
As for dogs flying, in general... the humans are to be blamed for all the mess, not the dogs. The humans are not respectful with their environment, no matter where and their reckless behavior causes people to complain about dogs but generally they should complain about the dogs' owners.