Podenco France is in a Spanish Shelter which Podencos In Need Scotland work with. Here's what he says.
FRANCO. 5 YEARS OLD. SOCIABLE WITH ALL DOGS. NEEDS AN OFFER PRE DECEMBER.
'Hey there! I’m Franco with a problem. My problem is that my sister Bandera, is leaving me. She got an offer of a forever home. The thing is, I love her and I’ll be so lost without her. She is travelling to the U.K. in December and I’m wondering if I could get someone to offer me a home, so that we can leave together. I’ll miss her terribly you see, I don’t know if my heart can take it. Can anyone give me a chance to get on the happy van with my sis?
I’m really easy, very sociable with dogs, a little timid because a hunter hurt me. All I need is love
We want to present you a serious illness that requires urgent surgery and can be avoided by sterilization.
Pyometra or uterus infection whose symptoms are fever, loss of appetite and in many cases increase in water consumption and if not treated urgently can cause death in a very short time.
There are two types, open and close. The open is easier to observe as the female begins to stain down the vulva. While closed is more dangerous because often when the family realizes the animal is sick it may be too late.
That's why and many other reasons we always advise you to sterilize your best friend!'
A lovely article written by a SARA rescue association volunteer and photographer.
The Canary Island podencos suffer horrendous treatment, sometimes dozens hidden away in the mountains out of sight and then abandoned when no longer of use for hunting. Their only hope of forever homes is on mainland Europe which is a costly and complicated procedure.
'Hello everyone my name is Airi and I am 2 years 9 months. As for most of my peers (hunting dogs), life in Spain is hard to bear. Working from morning to evening in service of our master, we often suffer from hunger, no or dirty water, a poor place to sleep, etc…..and when you are no longer useful you are dumped.
This happened to me too and I ended up on the street. I felt in a water tank but was able to escape my predicament on my own.
There is a life hidden in your pupils
The one who peeks out when I look and doesn't look at me...
Take care, even against the wind
I don't see how beautiful it is to have you
At best I die...
But even though it hurts, even though it looks like it ends
I always love you, I would never leave you.. ” Valeria Castro
How long will you have to wait dear Koke to find a home. Everything in your life has been abandonment, loneliness, fear and pain. We don't know how much you'll have to wait, but if we can promise you that you'll have a home, because you know dear podenquito, I'm going to tell you one thing "We will never abandon you".