4/11/2020 This morning Michael Owens of SHUG (Sighthound Underground USA) took Esca to our vets .. They checked her leg and it remains stable and no infection .. So redressed the leg and she continues to have the brace to support it .. The results are back for Leishmania and she is negative.
All is well with mum and pups and she is about to burst so hopefully not long to go. She had some dinner when she got back and now having a snooze
Thank you Michael for helping out today great to have you over here
29/10 - Meet Samwell, who was thrown over the fencing into a perrera and urgently needs our help. Jenny is trying to get him out asap (dogs are usually not released before the 21 days are over). He looks so fragile and in need of medical care. Fingers crossed!!
30/10 - Good news for Samwell! Because he is so unwell, the perrera has agreed to let him go into foster, poor little man will stay with Jenny for the night and arrive at Tanamera Rescue tomorrow. Come on boy, be strong and you will be loved for the first time in your life!!
28 10 2020. Thank you to the boy’s.. Eduardo, Bruno and Jose of Eduardos pets for today. After talking with them this morning they asked for me to bring Esca in to the Clinic.. We were there 2 hours, she had an ultrasound xrays blood tests and we discussed the results.
Ultrasound confirmed the pups are active with a good strong heartbeat and looks like she has 5 pups one been quite big. Xrays also showed 4/5 pups but possibly 1 more hidden from view. The large pup they checked the size of the head to Escas pelvis and should be ok..
She has tested positive for Anaplasma we can’t start her on Doxycycline it can damage the development of the puppies bones so have to wait until they are weaned. She will probably pass it onto them via the placenta but it’s treatable once the pups are old enough.
Waiting for lab results for leishmania
She is anemic and has low platelets which affect the blood clotting.
A few days ago Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends put out an appeal for this podenca, which a group of volunteers were trying to capture. If they could get her, they needed transport to get her to Bev.
'URGENT - TRANSPORT NEEDED FOR AN INURED AND PREGNANT PODENCA
Currently located in Campotejar on the border of Granada and Jaen to go to Murcia please message me if you can help
Esca has been on the streets for 2 months ....2 weeks ago she was caught in an animal trap, the owner of the trap released her but let her go. She is unable to walk on the leg and the bone is exposed and she is also pregnant. It's urgent she gets to see a vet.
Tina Reeves who lives in the village has been trying to catch her for weeks and been feeding her, this afternoon Esca had the good sense to enter into Tina's house. It's a very rural part of Spain and there are no local vets.
I've just discovered Hope For Podencos have a calendar again for next year. You need to order by 1st November as the order for the printing goes in on 2nd November. The calendar is 14 euros and will be superb quality.
Galgo's Rescue Almeria have 6 hounds needing leishmania treatment, including Podenco Lucky pictured here. They are struggling to raise funds for the medication, please donate if you can to their GoFundMe appeal on this weblink.
If like me you have a few hounds, I've had 5 at one time, down to 2 now and a podenca, then disposing of their poop can be a problem. A friend of mine with kennels uses a stack of old tyres, building them up one at a time to a tower. She covers the poop with soil and leaves and it eventually breaks down into compost.
Remember the story recently of Podenca Crystal who escaped from her crate at Toronto airport. The whole airport was shut down whilst a dozen volunteers attempted to catch her. Luckily due to the excellent recall training she received with Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends, she was eventually captured safely. Now she's relaxing in her for ever home - the look on her face says 'who, me' I never caused all that trouble!!'