10/7/2019 Carley had her second surgery today to remove the rest of the tumours in the mammary chain. Our vets had to take a lot of tissue to try and get clear margins we known from the first biopsy the tumours were malignant and the highest grade. She will need some time to recover.
'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
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.
News and video from Hope for Podencos who received 13 dogs from a single hunter at the end of May. Each podenco has to be blood tested, neutered, vaccinated, wormed and passported. This costs us crucial funds; and it is only with your support we can do this.
Ever since I became involved with publicising about the plight of the galgos and podencos, I've highlighted the problems for the podencos of the Canary Islands, where they suffer horrendous cruelty at the hands of the hunters, and their only hope of a life after rescue is on mainland Europe or across the Atlantic. Fuerteventura is one of the smaller lesser known Islands so this is good news for one podenca from there.
Helpers of the Pods of Gran Canaria report the good news for one podenca from there.
'A home has been found for our KENIA and she will now travel on the 19th of June (last large dog space on the happy bus...phew)after our amazing rescuer Africa Sarabia Cabrera will have brought her by plane to the mainland from Fuerteventura. We only just made the arrangements in time by the skin of our teeth, saving Kenia having to wait to join her new family until September. It's a race against time to get the paperwork done in time. So much red tape you could decorate a room with it.
I recently published about Podenca Carley who adopted abandoned galgo pup PJ and the 2 were rescued together and are safe with Podenco Friends. PJ has serious health problems, Carley is improving and getting ready for an op to remove a tumour. Bev Farmer reports.
'Carley .. a review at our vets she no longer has anemia so now the surgery she needs to remove the mammary tumours can proceed.
She must be feeling much better this morning came racing out and a round of zoomies the first time Ive seen her do it so good to see her enjoying herself. Here she is relaxing in the sunshine.'
Bev Farmer tells the stories of galgo pup PJ and Podenca Carley, both safe and receiving vet care with Podenco Friends and their amazing vet. Carley has been a Mom to PJ, as you can see from this photo. If you want to help them both, with vet fees, email Podenco Friends.
'PJ is a very young galgo pup found in dreadful state, he has gained a kilo, not that you would know as he still is terribly thin. Had got him eating and he seemed a little brighter but I got this feeling things are not just right. So I took him to the vet and just said to Ramon our vet 'I'm not sure what is the problem with PJ. So we did a bank of blood tests. What a shocker,, this pup has liver failure I have never such a high count. Plus he is very anemic
Lucan (one of Astis pups) is the the first Podenco Ibicenco to gain flyball points in the UK with his team DogStar Juntos Podemos and he is doing brilliant although he does occasionally he decides to go run and say hello to the spectators.
He also made history again, becoming the first Podenco ever to race in a multi-breed competition in the UK (when every dog racing had to be a different breed). Congratulations to Julie Huggins and Zoe who competes with him. You never know we may have another one of our rescues completing at Crufts. Dogstar Flyball team came third in the final this year so he is in good company. Another one of our rescues flying the flag for the Podencos and showing the world just how special they are.