Just been advised of this by Ann Marie Payne of Ann's Canine Care. Email her on this link if you want a copy of the form in pdf.
CHANGE OF LAW. PLEASE READ
From 13th May 2019 the procedure to change ownership of a dog that is registered on raia ( Andalusia) has changed. Also if you want to register a dog on raia from another database.
Now you must obtain one of these forms and have the previous owner fill it out and then have your vet present it to raia, along with proof of identity of the owner. Your local vet will have access to one of these forms.
Also if you rescue a dog from the street without a chip you must register it at the local town hall. This will not effect your right to keep the dog.
These are new laws so please, don't expect Ann to be able to answer any questions. The best person to ask is your local vet.
Not about podencos, but please support the Blue Cross initiative. Read the full article on this link where you can download a template letter to your UK MP.
The Blue Cross Charity want the law changed for stray section 1 dogs. They contacted David Rutley MP, ministerwith responsibility for animal welface and invited the minister to meet with us to discuss how the law could change to make it legal for Blue Cross and other rescue charities to find loving new homes for stray section 1 dogs. We are also continuing to meet with MPs and Lords from all parties to ask them to back our campaign in both houses of parliament.
Leaving your dog's toys and water bowls outside overnight can lead to your pooch being exposed to the potentially fatal lungworm parasite. Watch here to see why it's so important to always bring your dog's toys inside. Lungworm can be prevented, speak to your vet about treatments available.
Many people can walk their galgos and podencos off leash. Unfortunately mine have strong hunting instincts and as we live on a farm with meadows full of birds, hares, feral cats and the neighbouring ones have sheep in, we can never walk ours off leash. Read the full article on this subject on this link.
The Spanish animalist party (PACMA) claims the protection of wildlife and takes legal action.
The Hunting Act in Castilla y León (Spain) will be amended to "paralyze any hunting activity until further notice". All this at the request of PACMA (Party of Animalists Against Animal Abuse).
Laura Duarte, spokesperson of the Spanish animalist party, argued that the regulation in question does not comply with the European directive "habitat fauna flora", which applies to all species. Therefore, "if it is not consistent, this paralysis should continue".
I have lived with dogs all my life - when I was born our family dog was already 1 year old! As far as I can remember, we have always put a small amount of gravy or stock on our dogs' meals. My elderly galga Carmela now has problems crunching large croquettes so she is on the ones for small dogs which she manages no problem. However, I must admit I am not keen on the idea of soaking croquettes for hours.
The Healthy Hound is a newsletter produced by the Ohio State University in relation to their work and research into greyhounds and galgos. This link will take you to an article in the latest newsletter which is about filaria, or heartworm, and which affects podencos as well as galgos.