ABOUT US

PRO-GALGO has been founded in 1999 by Mo Swatek, swiss sighthound lover who wanted to help after hearing about the hanging of the galgos. She persuaded her spanish husband to move to Spain to be able to work more efficient for the hounds. Her language skills made it possible to post the news about the hounds all over the world.
Our aim is not the simple rehoming of hounds all over europe. PRO-GALGO fights for a better future of the hounds in Spain by giving lectures in schools, kindergardens, universities, by writing articles about the galgos and their suffering, by giving speaches even for hunters if they let us.

In UK Elkie Lonnkvist founded with her friends PRO-GALGO UK and distributes the galgo-news in english

In France, the sighthoundlover and presidente of LE BULLETIN DE LEVRIERS & PRO-GALGO FRANCE is homing an amazing amount of spanish hounds and helps shelters and rescues with fundraising and donations of all kinds, such as medication, bedding, coats etc.

7 Responses to “ABOUT US”

  1. Beryl Brennan January 27, 2008 at 11:37 am #

    Hi

    I’ve only just found you! I’d very much like to work with you, in many ways. Chiefly, I’d like any news information from your associated contacts. I’d also like to use my site to join with you in fighting for a better life, putting pressure on the Spanish government to legislate to control the breeding of galgos & podencos, controlling the disposal of these dogs, controlling the conditions in which they live, etc. etc.

    I work chiefly with L’Europe des Levriers with regard to fostering dogs, fundraising, and raising the profile of the plight of the galgos in France. I want to be able to use my site to draw together the separate rescue associations dotted around France so that they sometimes work together – such as with petitions and letter-writing campaigns.

    I look forward to hearing from you, and hope that we can work together, as we have the same aims.

    Amities

    Beryl Brennan

  2. Delilah Clark March 29, 2008 at 10:34 am #

    I heard about you through Caroline Lavalle. I’m a new artist the U.S. I hope I can help on some level, and will give you my prayer support. I love the sighthounds. I used to adopt the retired racers until I got so busy working that I had no time for them. Mine, Mars, Bella Donna and Shadow, have all crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. I’ve named my publishing company after them: Mars&Bella Music!
    I want to get another doggie or two, but will have to wait until my schedule allows for companionship instead of leaving the dog(s) alone from 7:30am until 8pm everyday which I think is cruel in itself.
    Bravo to you for taking on such a huge task! Thanks for caring for the voiceless:)
    Delilah Clark

  3. DAVID WRIGHT November 19, 2008 at 5:04 pm #

    GOT YOUR INFO VIA SANDRA BASS,ALSO WE SUPPORT CARLOTTA DEL RIO A WONDERFULL WOMEN, LIKE YOU DEDICATED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF THE GALGO, JUST AN ORDINARY PERSON MOVED BY THE PLIGHT OF THESE BEAUTIFUL DOGS, WE HAVE TWO RESCUED GREY HOUNDS AND LIKE THE GALGO ARE GENTLE, WITH A CALM NATURE AND TRUELY WONDERFUL COMPANIONS

  4. Judy Greenfield February 12, 2009 at 11:15 pm #

    Hi, I’m a member of Galgo Rescue Internat’l Network (GRIN) in the USA and a member is traveling to Berlin in mid April and is willing to bring donations for the galgos. Is there someone who can pick up the donations from Berlin and get them to a galgo rescue organization in Spain? If yes, please email me: judygreenfield@earthlink.net. THANKS

  5. aziesmom April 30, 2009 at 3:20 am #

    Just a quick note from Gahanna OH USA. We are proud to be adopted by two galgos (brother and sister) – joining our family of 2 rescued retired greyt racers. Keep doing all that you do and you have our heartfelt support. We take our two Galgos, Pilar Bella Cristina and Pablo Max Guillermo, to visit the Ohio State University Vet Hospital for Dr. Couto’s and Dr. Iazbik’s students so they can see a Galgo in person, as Galgos are not usual in our locality.
    Paws up to you all –
    Tibbi Ramsdell and the Gahanna Ohio greyhounds and Galgos – Callie’s Less Reason, GiGi, Maxie and Bella and our angel, Azie grinning from the Rainbow Bridge

  6. drwolfuk February 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    Mo Have you overcome the damage from the floods last year. Hope everything is okay for our trip there end of May. Menta who has now taken over as boss dog since we lost Missy from bone cancer which caused her supportive back left leg femur to snap at the top where it is connected to the ball and socket joint of the hip. But because of where it snapped it could not be repaired. Both Menta and Merlin took about 4 weeks to recover from the lost of their Alpha mum, although they could see she was in terrible pain from the Friday when it happened until the Monday when it was found by X-ray and we had have her pts as her quality of life no longer existed as a off lead free running 12 & 1/2 year old Greyhound. Menta is looking forward to seeing her rescue Mum when we get there. We have another Greyhound called Mickey Finn.

    Ted, Menta, Merlin and Mickey Finn

  7. Honor Rawlings April 13, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    I am trying to find where Mo and her rescue centre are located so that I can see which are the nearest airports.

    Mo, did you get my message setting out what our situation is so you can select a suitable dog for us. This is my first go with Facebook and I am no convinced that I am communicating with anyone HELP!

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