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There is an ABSOLUTE NEED to highlight the plight of galgos (greyhounds) in Spain. This blog is to help the refuge, Galgos Del Sol in Murcia, Costa Blanca.

TERRIBLE NEWS, CAN ANYONE HELP? Urgent appeal to home 130 rescue dogs INCLUDING three that Galgos del Sol & Little Pod Foundation rescued in July.
30 September 2011 @ 13:26

In today's Round Town News they are featuring a story about Urgent appeal to home 130 rescue dogs

The dog & her pups shown in the photo (above) in the RTN are those rescued 11th July by Tina of Galgos del Sol, Marie Stacey of Little Pod Foundation & a volunteer plus others.

The 5 hour rescue happened at San Javier airport & it was a very traumatic & difficult rescue as the mum was aggressive & kept fending off the rescuers & her pups were hiding, buried under concrete.

The road was extremely busy & everyone was at some risk. Workers from the airport got involved too. Until the mum was captured there was no way the pups could be rescued, the mum wouldn't let anyone near where they were. In fact she chased Marie Stacey up the busy road.

Eventually they were all saved & the mum was calm once back with her pups. I understand two of the four pups went to homes BUT the mum & the other two pups were put in this shelter, the one that now is being closed down & 130 dogs including these are going to be put down after October 1st if not taken on by other rescue centres. But rescue centres are all full!

Last night, as soon as I heard ... I receive the RTN early by email .. I alerted Tina & Marie (who recognised the dogs straight away, having rescued them) & now many are trying to help these 130 dogs & Tina & Marie are trying to get the rescued mum & her pups out fast.

Can anyone foster any, we're meaning the pups & the mum obviously BUT making you aware of the others too. :(

Tina has her kennels full, no foster carers available, little money & now this.

Round Town News

Photos of the rescue of the mum & her four pups at San Javier, Murcia 11th July.

Below: Marie, trying to catch the mum who was not in the best of moods, very aggressive.

Below: Tina trying to encourage the mum to go into the cage where there was food!

Below: How many puppies ARE there?

Below: Airport workers turned out to assist too.

Below:What a team!!

Below: Safe at last!

You must see, after spending over 5 hrs rescuing these dogs in July, Little Pod Foundation & Galgos del Sol are NOT going to allow these dogs to be destroyed.

If anyone can help foster/rehome this mum & her two remaining puppies who are due to be put down if no one takes them NOW IS THE TIME TO SPEAK UP, PLEASE.

Remember there are 130 dogs due to be destroyed any day too, help IF you can.

Please contact Florentina (Spanish) on 661 741 336 or via email at or by calling Oscar who speaks English on 630 881 560 or via email at You can visit their Facebook page at Asociacion Protectora La Fortaleza Los Animales.

Several animal organisations have organised a protest to take place TODAY Friday 30th September from 8pm outside the main entrance of the San Javier Town Hall. 



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foxbat said:
30 September 2011 @ 17:19

This isn't going to help much because I am hundreds of kms away, and totally surrounded by my own rescues. No tengo dinero, no tengo espacio para mas.

To all concerned I wish you well and sincerely hope that someone can find it in their hearts to take on Mum and the two remaining puppies.

All too often companies like Cereco become the paid lackeys of municipal authorities. Such companies are only to happy to take the money... it is a lucrative business at around 130 euros per animal picked up and a healthy monthly retainer plus bonuses for out of hours pick ups, such companies have a vested interest in capturing as many animals as possible and spending as little as possible.
Captured animals become a liability after a very short time and since the local authorities have washed their hands of the matter, euthanasia is the next logical step.
Lethal Injections are expensive... gas chambers are far more economical...
It's not just Cereco; similar companies exist all over Spain. Indirectly anyone who abandons an animal or ignores a stray is assisting in the continuation of doggie versions of Auschwitz.

Fingers crossed isn't going to be enough in this instance. I just hope and pray that someone has a solution that will benefit all of the animals.


lola said:
21 July 2012 @ 01:09

Hi there; i need help with 2 puppies of 6-8 month old that are living in a park close from home, they are female and soon they could get pregnant. Also is a siamese 6-8 month old too, beautiful blue eyes, cat living in the park aswell.Please if you know anyone who could help let me know. thank you so.
this is in Los Alcazares.

Blog owner said:
21 July 2012 @ 01:18

Lola, the details for Little Pod Foundation who would likely help you are in my post.

Elsa said:
02 November 2012 @ 15:37

Have they been rescued now?

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