This is taken from Bev Farmer's fb page Podenco Friends.
'Changes to the entry of rescue dogs to the UK basically if the UK exit the EU with a deal or no deal the Euro tunnel will no longer be a designated Border Inspection Point for Dogs, Cats or Ferrets.. Some months ago the ferry companies stopped accepting transports with rescue dogs on and the only point of entry was the Tunnel. If this is correct the only means of transport will be by plane to the UK very few airlines fly dogs to the UK and the last one we flew over cost 600 pounds plus the cost of the crate paid by the adopter so will be beyond the affordability of most people .. I can not confirm if this is accurate information but
I am aware many agencies have been lobbying to stop the import of foreign rescues due to animals arriving sick and with incorrect paper work. If anyone has any information regarding these changes please let us kno. This is a statement copied from a post by the group below
'Arion when he arrived and now, June 2019)... restored to the noble & majestic Podenco Ibicenco he was born to be.. Trapped in ditch by the roadside unable to get out and at the time of terrible storms and flooding. If he had not been found I doubt he would have survived.
Here at the finca it's a safe haven where we stop the cycle of abuse and neglect. We are temporary guardians for these very special dogs. Their destiny is changed for ever and thanks to so many people around the world they are given a second chance and live the life they deserve.
The podencos - a breed abused neglected and abandoned in their thousands every year. For Arion, he is one of the lucky ones
Regular readers will know of the amazing work done by Viv and her team of volunteers working to bring about improvements to animal welfare in Murcia and Spain in general. Especially to their credit is the first International Conference on Animal Welfare - PAES - in 2017 and a second one in 2018. This is a weblink to their newsletter with details of the closure.
'I took this photo of PJ at 12.30 pm yesterday thinking how well he looked and never thought that exactly 24 hours later I would have him wrapped in my arms and saying good bye.
PJ gained his wings earlier today... last night he became very ill, was disorientated and blind. This morning he seemed a little brighter and was at our vets first thing. Blood results confirmed his body was shutting down and although his spirit was strong he was so frail and I looked into his eyes and could see he was tired. After a lengthy discussion with my vets although I didn't want to say the words it was time to let him pass peacefully.
Latest news from Bev Farmer on podenca Carley and galgo pup PJ who were rescued together.
'Today we got the final results for Carley and PJ and its been a lot to process.
First Carley...the tumours removed in her recent surgery are malignant and a high grade. She needs to go back for a second surgery to remove the rest of the mammary tract and hopefully sufficient tissue to get clear margins. She had bounced back so well from her previous surgery and now she needs to go through another one. At the moment we don't know if she will need further treatment i.e chemo, we will need to send tissue samples to the lab for analysis.
From Karen's Handcrafted Gifts in Murcia - the tote bags are approx 33x 32 cms plus 60cm handles~fully lined with a cotton fabric ~~price depends on fabric & design chosen...The one in the photo is on a good qality Faux suede and cost €24. I have a smaller one, beautifully made and lovely fabric. Contact Karen if you want to know more.
Some years ago I wrote about an Argentinian who bred Podenco Andaluz...I haven't managed to find the post here to link to it. But I recently received an email from a lady who adopted a dog in Argentina which is very much a black podenco type. So Valentin would like to introduce you to Raimondo and if any of you have a black podenco, maybe you would like to message her in the comments.
'The story of how I got Raimundo is very standard: I saw a puppy at a vet store and asked the owner where he got it, who then directed me to this place where an old couple lived. There was the mother with two puppies left, one of them was Raimundo. The mother didn't look like Raimundo at all except for the color: she was a very common looking dog, black, medium size, chubby, like a small lab. She didn't have Raimundo's ears or his slenderness. She got pregnant one time she ran away (or so her owners claimed) and they never saw the male dog that fathered Raimundo. Also, Raimundo was originally the name of the owner of the doggies, a man in his old age. I thought the name was hilarious and so I kept it for my Rai.
I love my Rai, he is such a crazy but loving dog, and he is gorgeous. Every single week someone stops me in the street to tell me how peculiar, or elegant, or Egyptian, or cute he is.