Beautiful poignant words which were on the facebook post about the terrified podenco in Jerez perrera.
IF YOU WANT TO LOVE ME...
Love me like animals love,
with a love that is not postponed for later, with a desire that knows no middle ground, with the fidelity that is always taking care of us, and with the naked gaze that never criticizes.
love me like animals love
with that tenderness that never manipulates,
with a silence that makes everything comfortable, without urgency and with all his presence, where there is no room for indifference.
love me like animals love
with a tongue that does not hurt and if it kisses,
with a claw of courage that never threatens,
with that unconditionality that does not abandon, and with the peace of the true rational being.
Heartbreaking - this podenco has been in the perrera for more than a month. It's only young, 1 1/2 years old, 12kg weight, terrified yet desperate to please. Contact by email David at firstname.lastname@example.org
Akira Animal Sanctuary - Hayley talls us about Bonito, hoping for his forever home.
Our beautiful Bonito is like a rolled up spring, look how it goes! He's very excited to spend a day with one of our dedicated volunteers who has taken him out many times before, so he knows what's in store for him. He's literally jumping for joy. He loves his chicken treats, cheese and some sausages. He also loves going in the car and feeling the wind in his face and taking in all the smells it brings.
Bonito is 2 years old and a calm soul with a sweet and sensitive character. He is friendly and loves cuddles. He loves playing with other dogs and is always a gentleman. He has lived with a cat in his previous home and slept together in the basket (that's the sweet soul we talked about). Nice and clean in the house and good with kids too. He's a wonderful family dog.
He is neutered, vaccinated and has a passport and microchipped. He can travel if necessary, please ask staff for information on arrangements. You can send an email to email@example.com or
with whatsapp +34 657 68 95 67.
This beautiful podenca campanero has been waiting for an unbelievable 8 years in a shelter! Surely there is someone with room in their home and heart for her. Here's her story.
'(Contact: The Hairy Smile) (0034)652813071 M 65LAGA...
DID YOU LOOK AT HER WELL? THIS PRECIOUS PRINCESS SLEEPING BEHIND BARS FOR YEARS..
WITH A BROKEN HEART I PRESENT TO YOU NUBE (Podenca Bellanera) One of the "grannies" who has been waiting for a home for a long time. She already had a FAMILY waiting for her, but because she had LEISHMANIA fully controlled and because of a stupid law they DENIED her entry.... !! CONDEMNED!! SENTENCED TO DIE BEHIND BARS. I'M SO SORRY MY PRECIOUS GIRL
IT'S SOOOOOOOO COLD TO BE IN A SHELTER AT 8 YEARS OLD, SHE IS HAVING A BAD TIME, NEEDS A FOREVER HOME.. ARE YOU UP ?..... YOU WON'T REGRET.
We introduce you to Nube, a beautiful Belltard Podenca, of about 25 kilos and approximately 8 years old, rescued with wounds some time ago, positive to leishmania fully controlled, without symptoms or affected organs. We need sponsors for her, to pay for her full analysis, a seresto collar, monthly pipette and her leishmania treatment so that she continues without symptoms and practically.
Needs an active family, with another dog to live with, who likes strong dogs and will fall in love with this pretty face. She lives perfectly with dogs, is affectionate with people and in her 8 years of life she has never known a home, do you dare?
Terrible news from Scooby, they are full and running out of funds.
Fermin Perez, president of Scooby, said: "We’ve had a tough few months with more galgos and podencos dumped than more or less ever before. The flow of galgos and podencos has been unrelenting after the most recent hare coursing season.
"We are not the only shelter to experience this. Fellow rescues agree that we have not seen peak numbers like this since about 30 years ago.
"We have rescued 450 galgos and podencos, with 200 other breeds in the shelter as well. Quite simply, Scooby is full and we cannot rescue more dogs for time being.
"As you can imagine this places significant pressure on our resources and we are now in survival mode.
"We will need to solve this crisis if we are to continue."
At the beginning of May several podencos and galgos started their journey from Spain to their forever homes in the US. Here's part of their story, Bev Farmer reports.
Just got word from Alisha Marie from The Sanctuary at Bluebird Lane, all dogs are on board and the flight is ready to take off.
Thank you to Brian Hughes from Ibizan Hound Rescue who transportedto Airport.
There are six dogs on this flight from 4 different rescue groups here in Spain. On arrival to Los Angeles George Knott and Scott Gulledge of Galgopod Group will be waiting to assist Alisha and Shannon at the airport. In total 7 rescue groups here in Spain snd the USA worked together to give these 6 galgos and Podencos the opportunity of a better life.
Day 7 of the transport ...
(See video ) All the dogs look so chilled out, Alisha Marie and Shannon are making regular stops on route. Yesterday they called into Chrysann Collatos of the Rosa Project ( helping special needs Podencos from Spain ) giving the dogs a chance to have a break. It amazing these dogs who didnt know one another before arriving are so relaxed with one another.
To give you idea how epic this journey is, they will have travelled 16,872 miles 27,152 kms. To put this in perspective its 24,902 miles 40,075 kms to circle the earth.
To quote Alisha "They’re into the groove of the trip with many miles still to go, but what’s a few thousand miles for a lifetime of love."
Gracias Chicas for everything, you rock
I was always amazed how the galgos and podencos got on perfectly well together when I worked with the team from L'Europe des Levriers beinging them from Spain back to France for rehoming. There was never any fracas. They get on better than some people!!
So hard for the podencos in the Canary Islands to find forever homes. Their main chance is on mainland Europe. Here's one beauty who needs to get into a foster or forever home as soon as possible.
'XENA, she had to go to foster for a while at least because she was losing so much weight and we don’t know the cause. She lives in a cage nursery and there you can't be so attentive all the time. She eats well, has no parasites, and her attitude is good. The analysis is fine too.
Now we have changed our thinking and we will continue to do other tests, although it can also be the stress of living so long in cages, that although they are very well taken care of and go out twice a day.... because it's not the same as a home.
She’s been with us at least two years. She has always lived in cages and rarely will she get spend a weekend in foster care. She's three and a half years old, active, sociable with dogs, cats hasn't been bad, and she can be educated with guidelines, time and patience. With people she is a little shy at first but gets used to it relatively quickly.
We are looking for a forever home. Will you help us find it?.
This pair of beauties are Elfo and his little sister Peperina.
They're two cute podenquitos just 5 months old. As good puppies they are, they love to play, run and do mischief.
They need to find a family that loves them, we can't allow them to grow up in a shelter.