I was recently asked to help a small shelter in Almeria who rescue mainly galgos and podencos. They struggle to raise funds to pay for the many vet fees as most of the dogs arrive with health problems. At the moment there is a galga just arrived and diagnosed witn Leishmania and Ehrlichia.
Here's a story about a podenco with a special health probem.
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'It really saddens me that for 2yrs Balu is still with me looking for his forever home. He was offered a home in early February, but this was on condition of a house sale which hasn't happened. So if you wouldn't mind, I really need your help to share him for me His best friend Muttley is going to his forever home next week so he's going to feel a bit lost without him. Balu is such a good dog and deserves so much better. Currently in Southern Spain, but can travel. Totally prepared for adoption, and healthy.'
'This cutie is podenca Julia. She was terrified when she arrived in Scooby but with the help of her new galga friends in her kennel and the help of nice treats which she adores, she is recuperating well and the only thing she needs now is a loving family with time and patience to make her life a happy one again. For adoption.'
'Elderly dogs, with tumors, with Leishmania or extremely thin... When we rescue animals we do it because they need help and because we’re worried about the fate that might await them without it.
We don’t choose them for their color, size or age, nor do we care if they’re healthy or sick ... We don’t select which dogs to help, we don’t think about whether they’re more or less beautiful or sociable, we don’t even consider if they will be easily adopted or if no one will want to give them a home and they’ll have to spend the rest of their lives with us in the shelter. None of that matters ...
In Scooby we are animal lovers and our main goal is to help the ones most in need as they also deserve the best life possible.
(Photo of some of the 48 dogs recently rescued in Murcia)
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'Jacinta was found on the street, she came to us as a young dog. She was quickly adopted (together with Yuki) and… returned after 3 years. The owners are moving to another country and they say they will live in a small apartment. So they are not taking their dogs with them.
But we realise we should not expect them to care for their dogs. They have neglected them from day 1. When the dogs were returned to us we asked for the books of vaccinations and they said they lost them. “But the dogs were vaccinated!”. We insisted on giving the address of the vet so we could confirm this fact. They indicated “their vet”. The vet is question said they they only saw the dogs once, a few months earlier, when the owners brought them to be euthanized because they were leaving the country. The vet refused to euthanize healthy dogs for that reason. They were never vaccinated there.'
'Martino . 3 years ago this photo just grabbed at my heart a Podenco that was in the perrera on Lanzarote .. This was the 2nd time he found himself in the pound the first time a hunter took him and them when no longer wanted handed him back . Laura Johnson got him out and to safety and when he was ready he flew over to the finca.
Then Valerie Petterson fell in love with him and he made the flight to Canada . He was 8 years old when he was dumped in the perrera .. 8 years being a loyal servant to his masters. He was the most loving and gentle of souls yet that counted for nothing. All that is the past and he has the most amazing life in Canada. He waited many years but finally found his true family and is very much loved.'
This is our princess Eire. Eire is a podenquita about 1 year old and 6-7 pounds of weight. She was alone for a while roaming the campo, we were asked to help to rescue this little girl. Wee suspect she may have been hung because she has a huge wound that cuts her all the neck. Of course we took care of her. She has suffered a lot despite how little she is, she looks so helpless that she gave us her soul and is a love.
We urgently need foster homes in Barcelona and adoptions. There are many podencos we have in our office. And several podencos that we have without sponsors 60 e /month in the kennels for each dog, plus expenses of vets, transport....., we ask you not to be indifferent to our request and for little that you can help us save lives. Eire has no sponsors so she needs some until she finds a foster home or adoption.
She deserves a chance!
From Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends. A story of tremendous effort to rescue a young podenca from the streets and send her on her way to her forever home in Alaska.
'Africa ..rescued from the streets, no life for a young puppy. She left at 2am in the morning from the Finca for the start of her journey to Alaska .. then all checked in at Madrid for the first leg of three flights. She will land in JFK airport, have a few days lay over before her adopting mum flies down to collect her...
Thank you to Brian and David from Ibizan Hound Rescue for transporting her and helping with checking her in ..To Michael Owens for making this happen who is flying back with 8 dogs to the US and to everyone that has helped and those who will help once they land in the USA. Thanks to you all these 8 dogs now have a future.'