This podenca was found at the side of the road, badly injured with a front leg broken in several places and also a broken back leg - she can't even get up! The person who took the pix and video then sent them to a friend 50km away with only a motor bike - what did she expect her to do? The poor dog was on the Huelva-San Juan road.
So it was decided to call the police to pick the dog up and take it to a perrera!! There they will not do anything to help the poor dog, this is how some people act!
Twice on 3rd September 2022 on my Podenco Post facebook page, photos and appeals have been published about injured podencos...the first one the hunter doesn't want it, the second one videod and left at the side of the road!!! So many times I feel impotent that I can't go and get them!! Here's the story of the first one, which does have a positive ending.
PODENCO WITH BROKEN LEG! The beautiful chocolate brown podenco was no longer wanted by its owner due to a knee injury. Walter has many scars on his body… his life was terrible.
The hunting dog breeds most frequently abandoned are podencos and galgos.
When they’re no longer useful to their owners, these dogs meet a tragic end. Many are shot, poisoned, hanged from trees, or thrown over ravines at the end of Spain’s hare coursing season.
We need urgently HELP FROM ANY ASSOCIATION!
Contact: Natasha Trillo#
Update: UK association will take him and rehome but we need your help for his operation: 700€
PayPal: Anewleashforliferescue@outlook.com Ref: Walter Please, help him
'ADOPT A GRANNY! Granny podencas are like your favourite teddy bear as a child. Their fur was a bit thin from so much cuddling. But you never found a dearer friend.
Our friends at the refuge "La Sonrisa Peluda" near Malaga have a number of "Granny Podencas" who desperately need to get out of their shelter and into loving families. They vary from age 6 to older and have a variety of health conditions that are well controlled with medication but they need to be in the cleaner environment of a gentle and loving family home to really thrive and re-find some of their youthful joy that is still there in them.
Earlier this month Galgos Rescue Almeria, along with other rescues, were involved in taking to safety over 70 dogs living in terrible conditions in a shelter which the authorities closed down. These 3 podencos were among the dogs GRA took to their shelter.
'We picked up these 3 podencos in terrible condition and now a period of recovery and healing can begin for them, as well as the galgos we took too. They've been in an unimaginable filthy shelter for God knows how long and unsurprisingly they all have Anaplasma and Erlichia, fleas and ticks. Fortunately it can be treated but also can't be underestimated. Untreated it can also be deadly.
They've now had a shower, for one boy we need to visit a groomer because his coat is in bad shape. You can see flea infestation needs treating urgently too. Named Madroño, Artillero and Teddy.
Any help with vet fees will be gratefully received.
Podencos in Need Scotland help rehome both podencos and galgos. As with all the rescue organisations, they rely on donations and fundraising. Here's the latest fundraiser.
Just 5 weeks until Edinburgh Kiltwalk, when Levi the Galgo and family are walking to raise awareness and funds for PINS. Not sure if training walks have been manageable in this heat but their fundraising is coming along nicely. Thanks for all the donations so far!
If any of our supporters would like to sponsor their efforts then please use the link below
Great news from Bev Farmer - that a podenca has become an agility champion in Spain.
'Congratulations to Adrián Granda and Tila. Weekend of 13/14 August they became the Spanish champions in the Medium Category for agility. Adrian posted this- 'this is no longer a dream, it’s a reality. The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people are saying you are not capable of doing'.
Well you two showed the world how special the Podencos are.
Let’s our international Podenco community send good wishes to this amazing team. Both wonderful ambassadors for the Podencos ..no longer the great forgotten ..
Chloe is a loving small/medium size Podenco girl of just 18 months. She loves a fuss and is a happy friendly character. She is energetic and would love an outdoors style household. She is attentive and sensitive and has lots to give so would be easy to train to make the perfect allrounder family dog. She gets on well with other dogs. If you can offer Chloe a permanent home, please message firstname.lastname@example.org.