Snares are illegal in Spain but some hunters still use them on their private land, with devastating results is the dogs on on the scent! Here's one such beautiful podenca - now a tripod through no fault of her own. She's with Galgos en Familia in Malaga at the shelter started by Vera Thorenaar.
Altea has the story of a real survivor. She was wandering for weeks on the streets of a town in Córdoba with a trap embed in one of her rear paws, while she was shouting in pain. But she was so untrusting in human being that she didn’t let anyone to catch her even known she had so many people trying to. When finally they could rescue her, they took her to the veterinary, who decided the best option for her was to amputate that paw. Now, she is recovering wonderfully in a foster home with one of our best volunteers.
Her temporary family told us Altea is pure love, she is so calm that she doesn’t move from her bed, where she can finally rest without any pain. She loves being covered with her blanket and sleep. With people she is so affectionate, she loves receiving cuddles to feel warm and loved. Also, she is a very clean girl at home.
Tiesto is another stunning podenco ready for his forever home. Here's what Tail Torrox says about him.
'Tiesto was found running loose in a nearby village. He is estimated to be born in January 2019, weighs 16kg and is 47cm in height. He is a super friendly podenco who loves everyone. He gets on great with other dogs and is full on energy. He would benefit from some lead training and would make a fantastic pet.'
You can see more images of him on this weblink. Please contact Tail Torrox direct about him, let's get him into a forever home.
Also on this page is Wolfie, a white podenco who had a terrible start. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to read about him.
Holly is a sweet podenca with Tail Torrox rescue in southern Spain. She has a health issue so needs a very special home. You can read about her on this weblink. Please contact the shelter if you can offer her the forever home she needs.
At the end of January I posted a story about a young podenco found starving at the roadside, taken into care with Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends. He was named Felix.
Here's what Bev says about him now. 'One month ago Felix was a broken, scared and very thin Podenco pup abandoned and all alone in the campo. Some loving care and good nutrition, today he is a happy loving full of fun dog.'
The abandonment of hunting dogs is never ending. Thank goodness for the rescue and rehoming associations. And one of the largest is Scooby. This sweet young podenca is now safe with Protectora Scooby Palencia.
'This beautiful podenquita had to take a bath just after arriving at the shelter. We do not know where she has been living but gave off an unbearable smell of manure. Although in the pics it is not appreciated, she's quite thin and has problems of skin and mouth. The poor girl is quite scared but we trust that little by little she will gain confidence and so that a new and happy life can begin soon.