THEY CALL IT PUPPY LOVE.
30 April 2011
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I'm just a 6 month old puppy, heartbroken and alone, can someone say what I did wrong to be dumped so far from home.
How will I get my meal tonight cos now it's getting dark, and I've been here since they dumped me, too terrified to bark.
Three days I've sat here waiting, perhaps they will return, but now my tummy's empty, I guess I'll never learn.
I've found my way to a village, could this be my new home? But the other dogs attacked me, and I'm once again alone.
I've heard talk of a refuge that's just outside of town, the only hope that I have left, but the refuge has shut down.
Four months I've been abandoned, and no more can I possibly give, I've lost the will to carry on and no longer want to live.
I've tried to be a good dog, all I wanted was a home, but that was far too much to ask, so now I die alone.
And I know this is my final night as I slowly shut my eyes, I never ever found a friend, so they will never see me cry.
BY ALAN BRIAN OF PEPIS DOG REFUGE.
April 9th 2011: Nine dogs travel from La Manga, Spain to their forever homes in Slovenia.
27 April 2011
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We, at Galgos del Sol, rescue galgos (Spanish working greyhounds) & we often ask 112Carlotagalgos, Malaga for help in rehabilitating them, ready for them to be rehomed. They work magic. Obviously we can't send them all but the ones we’ve sent have all seen massive improvements.
Suzie, Tilly, Clara, Lizzie & Mori had been rescued by Galgos del Sol and spent time in the refuge, then were moved to 112 Carlotagalgos who worked on improving their confidence. Jasper was rescued by 112Carlotagalgos but spent time with us in the refuge before going back with them. Troy & Coco (two galgo puppies) who had come from a perrera (a killing station) were being fostered with Sue in Cartegena whilst GdS homed them & Harry, who GdS had rehomed for PEPA, an association in Valencia, who were struggling to find him a home.
Galgos del Sol and 112Carlotagalgos have become great friends and work very well together, complimenting each others work. Nina, who is the President of the Slovenian Association for Sighthounds in Need, and her team had found forever homes for them all in Slovenia. Nina & her team are an amazing group of dedicated people who we are very proud to work with. They also work with Greyhounds in Need UK so we are delighted to be part of this loop and feel honoured!
Slovenian Association for Sighthounds in Need was established in March 2008. Since then they have helped to find new homes for 147 greyhounds ( from Ireland and England) and galgos from Spain. They collaborate with Italian friends from GACI team (Greyhound Adoption Center Italy in Modena) and they often organize transport together. They also collaborate with GIN, (Greyhounds in Need is the leading greyhound rescue charity working in Spain) El Arca de Noe Albacete, Spain, Irish greyhound board & Galgos del Sol.
So nine dogs, Tina from Galgos del Sol, Sue who had fostered the puppies, Troy & Coco, Dioni and Lisa from 112Carlotagalgos & Nina from SASIN & many volunteers met in La Manga, Murcia on Saturday 9th April.
Nina & her wonderful team then had a long journey back to Slovenia, 21 hours & 2230km by road.
BELOW: Just a few photos of the dogs getting ready to leave Spain.
BELOW: Just a few photos of the dogs arriving in Slovenia
BELOW: Jasper in Slovenia
BELOW: Clara in Slovenia with her new owner
BELOW: Harry with his new owner
BELOW: Lizzie (white galga) with her new owner & brothers in Slovenia.
BELOW: Lizzie with her new brother
BELOW: Suzie in her new home in Slovenia.
BELOW: Tilly with her new owner
BELOW: Troy with his new owner.
Nina from Suzie, Tilly, Clara, Lizzie, Mori, Troy, Coco, Jasper & Harry xxx
Three legged Amy needs a forever home.
27 April 2011
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Amy may have needed to have a leg amputated but she is coping well.
She is approx 3 yrs old & fully vaccined. She is negative for leishmania & filaria BUT positive for erlichia. She has not been spayed due to her recent trauma of the leg amputation.
Amy is a really happy galga who is always wagging her tail. She is extremely trusting and will make a lovely companion.
She is being cared for by the Galgos del Sol charity at their refuge.
If you could offer Amy her forever home & have any questions please email Tina on email@example.com
Update on Ken, he has walked!!!
23 April 2011
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Ken took two steps alone, a great achievement.
Come on Ken, you CAN do it.
To read about Ken, please read these in order.
Luna goes to Portugal, Tilly & Clara are handed over by a hunter & Ken's had a major operation after a car ran into him.
Update on Ken, the black galgo, who was brought in on 9th February after having been hit from behind by a car.
Update on Ken, the black galgo who was hit from behind by a car
Ken has arrived safely at Galgoconnections in Valencia, to be cared for by Sylvia & her specialists.
Update on Ken, the black galgo who was hit directly from behind by a car.
Molly's rescue on April 20th 2011
22 April 2011
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'We had a phone call to say a galga had got stuck at a service station at El Mirador, Murcia, on the motorway. We went, caught her and brought her to the refuge'.
Molly will be safe now!
It's Easter & everything closes in Spain till Tuesday 26th April. Molly will be checked then by the vet & have whatever is necessary.
I hope to update soon.
Desperately trying to rescue Ali, Torre Pacheco, Murcia
14 April 2011
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This galga, who has been named Ali, has been seen wandering around the area of Torre Pacheco, Murcia. There's a rope around her neck so likely she could have been hanged. The rope certainly appears to be very tight & maybe cutting into her flesh.
Tina (& some of her team of volunteers) of the Galgos del Sol refuge http://www.perrosdelsol.es/ have today been out trying to trap Ali in a special cage they use.
They've established where she eats but, as they found a dead dog last night close to where she's feeding, the food put down may have been poisoned.
We hope to have better news later.
Here's Ali, note the rope !
We NEED to get her ASAP!
Please support the Galgos del Sol charity. They do such wonderful work rescuing galgos & finding the right help, foster homes & eventual forever homes.
They had her, she was in the trap and would you believe she set the trap plate off with her bum still poking out and managed to back the door open and she escaped....
Galgos finding their forever homes: 'What A Feeling!'
11 April 2011
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Tina of the Galgos del Sol refuge, Murcia, asked me to create a video, using this particular track 'What A Feeling', that reflects some of the happier moments of the refuge & showing a few of the volunteers, far too many to mention in a 12 minute video, we would need a 2 hour film.
Galgos come into the refuge with appalling injuries at times but, after having the best medical care & love & care from Tina, vets & the team of volunteers, they often are found forever homes & not just in Spain. Galgos del Sol work with many countries organisations in order to achieve what they do.
On 25th March four galgos left from Alicante airport for Belgium, on the same day two left for Germany read about it here.
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Tina to the rescue again: Marlene & Brandon, two abandoned galgos found by a motorway, read the story! :-)
10 April 2011
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Tina was driving home a couple of days ago when she spotted two galgos running down the bank beside the motorway by Los Alcazares, Murcia, Costa Blanca. They had a fence one side of them and the motorway the other.
Tina pulled over and then climbed under the fence into a muddy river. These dogs have obviously found each other and have become good friends while living rough. They are both very friendly &, apart from the usual ticks and fleas, they have no severe injuries, just exhausted and hungry.
Luckily Tina's daughter, she's only 8 or 9 (GREAT PHOTOS), was on hand and took some photos from the car of the rescue and then there are a few taken at the vets.
Gibraltar-La Linea: 5 cats have been dumped by their previous owners & are DESPERATE for homes. (I am currently feeding them). URGENT HELP REQUIRED PLEASE!
09 April 2011
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I know this is a blog to help galgos (& podencos) in Spain but many contact me for help in highlighting problems they are encountering & Fiona is one lady who has asked me to create a post for her & I am very happy to, of course. I hope these beautiful cats will be found good homes, they did NOT deserved to be dumped when their families moved on, how cruel.
5 CATS ARE DESPERATE FOR FOREVER HOMES
The cats in these photographs have been dumped by previous owners in a housing estate near La Linea, Gibraltar. I have been feeding them twice daily over for the last year. They are all adult cats: two ginger (one slightly older, possibly parent of other), two white and tabby and one black. All have been neutered. I’m sorry, but I am not sure of their genders.
All five cats come regularly for food. The smaller tabby and white loves being stroked, as does the younger ginger. The other three are more nervous but I am slowly gaining their trust.
MY HUGE CONCERN: I have heard that there is a plan to ‘round-up’ the stray cats around here and am trying to contact the people responsible, to let them know I am trying to find all these cats good homes. I am very reluctant to take these cats to rescue centres but will as a last resort. I would hate the thought of them being cooped-up in cages for weeks on end, when they are all used to roaming freely.
PLEASE HELP GIVE THESE CATS A SECOND CHANCE.
They all desperately need a caring person or family to love them. I would take them myself but have three dogs, including two greyhounds, who are not cat-friendly.
They would all really suit someone who would appreciate some company and someone who has with a patio or garden (they love sunbathing!).
Please call me on 00350 54024987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I can travel within an hour of La Linea
URGENT HELP REQUIRED BY JANE BRIAN OF PEPI'S DOG REFUGE, PEDRERA, SEVILLA, SPAIN
08 April 2011
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Pepi's Refuge, Las Revueltas, Camino de Hormigo , Pedrera, Sevilla, Spain
00 34 662 437 824
RIP dear Risco
07 April 2011
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Sadly we lost Risco today. He didn't respond to treatment.
His story is here
Run free Risco.
Updates on Risco & Leo
06 April 2011
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(see original post here )
Tina has updated us all on Risco, who is in residence at the vets.
The results from his tests show that his lungs are extremely infected all over. He will continue treatment but is quite far gone so he needs to be strong to fight this! The vet is very concerned, as are we all.
Since I posted (12th March), about the team of Galgos Del Sol trying to trap Leo, they have tried on other occasions to no avail, then ... Leo went missing! He was nowhere to be seen for days after being in the same area for months ... a huge concern to all .. but the trap was put around the area anyway, in the hope he'd show up.
Last Friday my husband & I watched the trap for half an hour to give Tina & Richard a break but nothing, so upsetting for those who have spent many hours watching, hoping.
Suddenly, yesterday, Angela & Richard Stacey spotted Leo. He looks bad they say & wouldn't come near them & ran off if they tried to approach him. They threw biscuits to him &, once they'd moved away, Leo moved in to eat the biscuits. They will be attempting to trap him again as soon as time permits.
They have been SO close to trapping him ... about three weeks ago he entered the trap twice but the door didn't release (a weld snapped ) &, after the door caught him on his back, he was spooked.
Galgueros claim not to hang dogs - liars! Please help Julia heal. HORRIFIC PHOTOS, PLEASE BE WARNED!
05 April 2011
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The galgueros deny they hang dogs, they say it never happens now. I have seen with my own eyes that this is not true. And here is yet more proof that they lie. This is Julia;
'Human cruelty has no limits and is clearly reflected in our little Julia. It does not take much imagination to feel the pain she has suffered, yet the hunters deny once again they do this, so cruel and heartless.
Julia appeared a few days ago in a field, people who worked there gave her food, but she would not let anyone near her, she had a rope hanging around her neck dragging, she screamed in pain if it pinched her or she stepped on it. Thanks to Nuria and her father, Julia has been rescued.
You will see in the photos what terrible pain she has endured, even in some parts the skin had grown over the rope. Now she is safe in the veterinary hospital at the moment, the wounds being treated every day as it has been impossible When she awok from sedation and found it did not hurt as much, her attitude changed and she could bear for us to touch her, but hesitantly as though she has never been touched kindly!
It is not the first time that this has happened to her. Although it is not shown in the photos, there has been a rope or wire strapped to her belly at some point, because the scarring is there and it will never completely heal.
Please donate to the cost of Julia's care and vet fees, every little helps.
Si quieres apadrinar a Julia o hacer algun donativo para ella
BANCO SANTANDER CENTRAL HISPANO
0049 3502 32 2695515576
1 .- go to your Paypal account
2 .- Click on the Send Money tab
3 .- Select PERSONAL
4 .- Click on GIFT
5 .- Add one of our paypal registered email:
6 .- Enter the amount you want to give us.
7 .- Continue to complete the process
SOURCE: GALGO NEWS APRIL 4TH
Risco, a galgo saved from a killing station, is critical.
05 April 2011
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Sunday 3rd April: Risco arrived from the killing station today. He is so sick, Tina had to call the emergency vet and he has now been admitted to stay with the vet. He arrived with a high temperature and finding it difficult to breathe!
Early, Tuesday 5th April: Risco is critical, the vet is very worried.
BELOW: This was taken when Risco first arrived at the Galgos del Sol refuge http://www.perrosdelsol.es/
Fight for life, Risco, you are precious!
PLEASE SUPPORT GALGOS DEL SOL, WE RELY ON YOUR FUNDING, THANKS!
Risco's a bit better this afternoon, fingers X'd he pulls through.
'Summer' & her husband 'Foxbat' .. a couple who care!
05 April 2011
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'Foxbat' & 'Summer' live in an Andalucian village where dogs are abandoned, as in many other places. They are such good people. They have taken dogs in & cared for them despite they have their own dogs, little room & little funds. They feed dogs around their village too.
'Foxbat' writes a wonderful, if sad at times, blog on EOS, Spanish Street Dogs; the other Waifs and Strays (you have GOT TO READ IT!) & I've just learnt 'Summer' writes a blog here in which she has just written a great post about Galgos del Sol, thank you Summer. (ANOTHER WONDERFUL READ).
Take care you two .. from you know who!
A cute podenca puppy called Tina, needs a loving home.
04 April 2011
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Oh, Galgos del Sol refuge (Murcia area) have such beautiful galgos who desperately need homes but this little (& so cute) podenca puppy was found recently & taken in by them. The vet says she's around three months old.
If anyone can have her she'll be such an addition to your family.
Contact is at the bottom of this post, please call!
693 100 712
We are ALWAYS desperate for donations, please help this wonderful charity.
on 5th April: Angela Stacey said '
Little Trevor NEEDS you to give him a forever home.
04 April 2011
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Trevor needs a loving home. He's a male podenco cross, approx 3yrs and 53cm tall. He is negative for leishmania , filaria and erlichia and has been fully vaccined & also castrated.
He is really good with other dogs and confident with people he knows.
He has been alone for a long time so will need time to build his confidence completely.
He is a handsome boy, gentle and sweet. I've spent a little time with Trevor, he really is a sweet dog but nervous of men, presumably having been treated badly by one.
Can YOU give Trevor the loving home he deserves? He is currently being cared for at the Galgos del Sol refuge.
Please contact Tina and Gaynor directly at email@example.com
This video says it ALL. Marie is the daughter of Angela Stacey who fostered "Little Pod" who died 18th February from Parvo.
Paloma's rescue, another galga safe, WONDERFUL.
03 April 2011
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Tina of Galgos del Sol http://www.perrosdelsol.es/ has seen this beautiful galga get thinner & thinner over a period of time & when she saw her on Friday scavenging in bags she just managed to walk up to her, amazingly, scoop Paloma up in her arms & take her to the vet the charity uses. See just how thin she is.
Well done Tina!
Another one safe and sound but Paloma is in a bad way and many are coming in now.
We need donations if we are to continue rescuing galgos at this pace! Feel free to stick your hand in your pockets and donate for Paloma! Details are on the website, here's the link to the donation page
THANK YOU FROM THE GALGOS YOU ARE HELPING.
4th April. Paloma is going to Germany, as soon as she's been spayed & has all the preparations completed.
CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?: URGENT HELP REQUESTED REGARDING TRANSPORT (& THE HELP OF A VOLUNTEER) OF A BLIND GALGO CALLED BRAILLE NEEDING TO TRAVEL FROM GRANADA TO FUERTEVENTURA TO HIS FOREVER HOME
02 April 2011
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This little podenco has been through horrendous suffering. Braille was run over and left to die on the road. He lost both his eyes, sadly the vet could not save them, but he is happy and healthy in his foster home.
But he really needs a forever home, and one has been found for him.
BUT the problem is - Braille is in Granada and his adopting home is Fuerteventura.
A volunteer is needed who will go there soon and accompany him; he is a small podenco, about 7 kilos. Please PLEASE can someone help.
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