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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'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)
If you want to help us keep saving and changing lives, you can do it in the following ways:
'We introduce you to René, who had the bad fortune to cross the road, being run over. The luck she had is that the person of the vehicle, he immediately contacted us and the police, and was attending her until the police quickly took her from there to the vet. Since Sunday, she has been debating between life and death, but luckily, it seems to improve.
She has a fractured hip, so she must keep absolute rest. She also had the Perforated Bladder, but the operation has been carried out and improves every day.
She needs a quiet place where she can recover, a small room where she can't move in large spaces and rest until she heals.
Therefore, we ask you maximum dissemination to find her a welcome. We can't take her to the police officers, in no way and we have no shelter.'
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. 'Pandora and Carley went in to the vet for their reviews, Pandora for blood tests see how her leishmania is, Carley for a ultrasound and xrays. We were really happy to hear that the lymph gland had not increased in size, no other tumours and her lungs are clear. So for now her chemo treatment seems to be working.
Bruno remarked how well and healthy she looked and we see her at the Finca with lots more energy. We continue with her chemo, she has not had any adverse side effects which is a relief .. and regular ultrasounds and xrays. If no tumours develo, we can look to stop her chemo in a few months.'
You may remember that Carley was rescured with a tiny galgo pup PJ. Sadly PJ became seriously ill and died but Carley goes from strength to strength.
We would like to give a massive shout out to Kindred Spirits Greyhound Adoption. We worked with them to get 9 podencos to the USA a few weeks ago. The rules for getting dogs to the USA have changed and they were a huge help in making this happen.
'It's been a busy day and this evening we have another little podenco in our care. I've changed her name to Pearl as it is very similar in English and Spanish. And she is a little pearl, she's very frightened, and apparently an escape artist. But for now let's see what tomorrow brings. Pearl was rescued by It's been a busy day and this evening we have another little podenco in our care. I've changed her name to Pearl as it is very similar in English and Spanish. And she is a little pearl, she's very frightened, and apparently an escape artist. But for now let's see what tomorrow brings. Pearl was rescued by Sos Peludos Comarca Guadalteba Sospcg from a life threatening situation, but had nowhere for her to go.
First thing to do is have her blood tested, and then prepared for adoption. At the moment I've no idea how long it will take to turn her around to a confident young lady, but we will do our best.