Isn't he gorgeous. Portugues Podengo Manuel, born on the street with his sister but now safely in the care of Dogs of Portugal. This is the link to see more pix and videos of him. Contact Dogs of Portugal direct if you can offer him a forever home.
The Spanish animalist party (PACMA) claims the protection of wildlife and takes legal action.
The Hunting Act in Castilla y León (Spain) will be amended to "paralyze any hunting activity until further notice". All this at the request of PACMA (Party of Animalists Against Animal Abuse).
Laura Duarte, spokesperson of the Spanish animalist party, argued that the regulation in question does not comply with the European directive "habitat fauna flora", which applies to all species. Therefore, "if it is not consistent, this paralysis should continue".
The winner of Scrufts last week was a rescued ex hunting dog from Spain in the Best Rescue section. So on this link are the details of heats throughout this year. Why not have a go with your rescued Spanish hound,there are plenty of podenco X.?
I was found very underweight and in poor condition but happy to say that is all behind me.
I am now a fit and healthy girl looking forward to my future and I am hoping it will be with you.
I enjoy playing and exploring all things new. I am a very loving pup who will cuddle up at your side. I simply love life now I am safe and being looked after.
I now have my passport so I can be adopted here in Spain or travel to other European countries so please get in touch soon. Our future together will be such good fun and I will be your best friend forever.
This Mom podenca and her puppies have been rescued from a French hunter. They are now under the care of Association G.A.L.G.O.S. in Aude, France. If you can offer a forever home to one of them, please contact the association, details below.
Suite à notre post sur le chenil de la honte dans l'Aude nous avions passé un appel pour deux podencos oritos. Aujourd'hui la saisie a eu lieu et ces deux podencos ont disparu. Par contre une maman podenco d'Ibiza a été saisie avec ses deux chiots de 4/5 mois. Ils sont adoptables de suite séparément. Nous contacter pour plus de renseignements, après avoir connu l'enfer ils ne doivent pas rester au refuge.
Actuellement au refuge Un Gîte Une Gamelle en France
The Healthy Hound is a newsletter produced by the Ohio State University in relation to their work and research into greyhounds and galgos. This link will take you to an article in the latest newsletter which is about filaria, or heartworm, and which affects podencos as well as galgos.
Podenca Zarita is one of Bev Farmer's podencas who found a fantastic home in the UK where she learnt agility and has excelled and become a wonderful Ambassador for the breed.
Zarita will be at Crufts this week. If you are attending on Saturday then Pop along to the “Dog Activities Stand” in Hall 3 near discover dogs, Zarita be there most of the day to receive any cuddles and kisses that are going. She’ll also be partaking in two agility demonstrations with the team.
This article recently appeared in the Daily Mail UK. However, I would disagree with the figure of 50,000, it is far more, as proven by the figures in this report which I presented to the PAES International Conference for Animal Welfare in 2016.
This is the report I presented to the PAES International Conference on Animal Welfare in Spain in 2016.
Let’s look at estimated ANNUAL figures for uncontrolled breeding of galgos and podencos.
Back in the early 1990’s, a friend of mine who was a Daily Mail staff photographer, was visiting the Castile-la Mancha province. His guide walked him into an olive grove where Jim photographed the olive trees, most of which had a dead galgo hanging from them, which made headlines in the paper.
In 2009 SOS Galgos (Barcelona) claimed on their website that 160 galgos were abandoned every day.
That equates to 58,400 galgos every year, abandoned or dumped in perreras for killing, including reports of galgos hung in olive groves. With all the adverse publicity, the galgueros responded by abandoning their dogs and dumping them in perreras in greater numbers. There are now fewer instances of hangings because – however much the galgueros claim ‘there are no hangings’ – digital photos on the Internet accurately show dates and times and show the real truth. And because now one or two associations are not afraid of instigating court action against these dog-murdering men. And I’m talking about podencos being hung, as well as galgos.
Here is the story of a podenco saved by Galgos France. (photos on this weblink)
'The Adaana shelter, partner of our association, took charge of Broken, a podenca of barely 1 year old. She was in such pain that she could not get up to take care of herself: she was urinating and defecating on herself.
She underwent an old dislocation of the hip and sacroiliac. She underwent surgery to connect the ileum (part of the small intestine) and the sacrum. She has been operated on for a radio-ulnar fracture. She had to have an enema because the hip bone was squeezing the intestine and blocking the pelvic canal. She has evacuated bones and teeth ... She is hospitalized for at least 15 days.