At the beginning of June these 4 podencos arrived at the finca of Podenco Friends and Bev Farmer. Here she tells the story.
'The Podencos of Lanzarote .. they spend much of their lives locked away in dark buildings or caves dug in the ground usually chained to wall. Maybe their owner will visit them a couple of times a week once no longer wanted they is little chance they will be adopted.. A chance exchange of messages a few years ago with Laura Johnson on the island and now we have been able help so many with the support of some amazing people..
This is the first time these four podencos have had the opportunity to run free in a big space and just enjoy the freedom. Rescue work is tough and demanding but to sit ad watch Paprika, Zia, Shani and Mistral experience a different life is joy to experience and makes all the difficult times worth while
Just been advised of this by Ann Marie Payne of Ann's Canine Care. Email her on this link if you want a copy of the form in pdf.
CHANGE OF LAW. PLEASE READ
From 13th May 2019 the procedure to change ownership of a dog that is registered on raia ( Andalusia) has changed. Also if you want to register a dog on raia from another database.
Now you must obtain one of these forms and have the previous owner fill it out and then have your vet present it to raia, along with proof of identity of the owner. Your local vet will have access to one of these forms.
Also if you rescue a dog from the street without a chip you must register it at the local town hall. This will not effect your right to keep the dog.
These are new laws so please, don't expect Ann to be able to answer any questions. The best person to ask is your local vet.
'Carley is in surgery ... they have removed one side of the mammary chain and part on the other side .. Also she has been spayed and the tumors to be sent for analysis.. this is a big invasive surgery and
very painful for the females so will take a few days for her to recover.'
My first foster Podenca Jasmine has a tumour the size of a tennis ball removed and spayed at the same time; she made a wonderful recovery. The Spanish vets are wonderful.
Vitus is a stunning young Portuguese Podengo found on the street and now safe with Dogs of Portugal. You can read about him, see more pix and a video on this weblink. Contact Dogs of Portugal direct if you have room in your home and heart for him.
Not about podencos, but please support the Blue Cross initiative. Read the full article on this link where you can download a template letter to your UK MP.
The Blue Cross Charity want the law changed for stray section 1 dogs. They contacted David Rutley MP, ministerwith responsibility for animal welface and invited the minister to meet with us to discuss how the law could change to make it legal for Blue Cross and other rescue charities to find loving new homes for stray section 1 dogs. We are also continuing to meet with MPs and Lords from all parties to ask them to back our campaign in both houses of parliament.
At the end of May podenco Cuthbert arrived at his new home in the Channel Islands, it was a complex journey due to his destination and we had a hiccup at the final stage. A road trip from Spain to the UK then a ferry crossing to Guernsey ( the Channels Islands) where he arrived friday lunchtime… But due to fog no flights were taking off to for the final leg of his journey. Thankfully a very kind person came forward on Guernsey and took Cuthbert home until he could fly to Alderney this morning.
We have to thank Katy Orton his new mum who was determined to get him home and it was worth all the effort today he had his first walk on the beach. He took the trip in his stride and made friends along the way even the captain on the plane helped him into the cabin.
Leaving your dog's toys and water bowls outside overnight can lead to your pooch being exposed to the potentially fatal lungworm parasite. Watch here to see why it's so important to always bring your dog's toys inside. Lungworm can be prevented, speak to your vet about treatments available.
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.