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Raffle for our Podenco transport to the UK

5 Apr

Our 4 lovely Podencos Lola, Flecha, Chanel and Goku arrive at our UK charity Bristol DAWG at the end of April/early May.

They have a long journey from the Canary Islands, to Spain, France and finally to the UK. The whole journey will cost us and PRO-GALGO around £900!!! 😮 To help raise money to get them here to where they can find lovely new homes why not take part in our raffle ;D

Tickets cost just £1 and you can buy as many as you like 😀

Tickets are on sale NOW and will be drawn on SATURDAY 24TH APRIL

FIRST PRIZE

A fabulous BRAND NEW “Tuffies” dog bed worth £83 !!!

This is a chocolate brown large woven dog bed (140 x 92 cm). This fantastic bed is waterproof and virtually indestructable!!

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Find out more about these beds on the Tuffies website:
http://www.tuffies.co.uk/products.asp

SECOND PRIZE

For the runner up we have been very kindly donated a $25 gift certificate to be used on any purchase from the Greyt Art website

http://www.greytart.com/

Greyt Art sell all kinds of greyhound inspired art and clothing. Great for any greyhound lover or as a present for someone.

For details of how to get your tickets thorugh the Bristol DAWG forum click on the link below http://bristoldawg.proboards.com

Alternatively…
you can paypal Bristol DAWG direct to southwestdawg@gmail.com

or send cheques to their secretary (payable to Bristol DAWG)

The Old Exchange, Berwick Lane, Hallen, Bristol, BS10 7RS

Please state that it is for the raffle and include your address or email for us to notify you of your ticket numbers.

We have NANDO :) thanks to FACEBOOK!

11 Feb

Great news, we have to NANDO! I arrived yesterday in Murcia and already he is in its foster home with our collaborator LORE: here are some pictures of him when arriving and with LAURA. They directly took it to the vets. He is in good health, and we have already removed blood to him for disease tests and we will vaccinate him when we have the results.

THANKS TO BAASGALGO FOR THEIR SUPPORT AGAIN .They say that he is super smart, sociable and calm. Who will adopt our new baby?

What a relief to see him away from that road and looking a little less sad 🙂

SUSHA: galgo mix dumped in a potato sack!!

11 Feb

SUSHA’S owner threatened our good friend and galgo rescuer LAURA that if she did not take the dog away he would kill her!! This cruel man dragged Susha in a tightly tied sack to Lauras’ house and dumped her there without even checking that she was ok!

Susha is a completley sweet, social, friendly and dear, playful and funny pup and is ready for adoption 😉

Maura: young and playful

11 Feb

MAURA is a playful red coated galga, which always finds something naughty to occupy herself with 🙂

SHe needs a family with an energetic play mate, and kids would be no problem. She loves it to play and run, therefore a large garden is a must for MAURA. This sweet playful galga comes from the worst region in Spain for galgo cruelty, and was delivered to us by her hunter owner. She is healthy and ready to go at the end of February.

NANDO: another poor galgo found by the road!

11 Feb

Thus NANDO was photographed by someone in Sevilla. He sat lonely and sad at the roadside.

We made a call on FACEBOOK and Sandra of http://www.baasgalgo.com offered financial assistance for him,  however nobody has place for the poor dog. We have found someone to keep an eye on him until something can be arranged. As soon as we know more about him and his character, we will present NANDO here and he can be adopted from us. It just goes to show that the whole Internet networks can be good for something ; -)

NINET update: galga with terrible mange

11 Feb

This was poor Ninet in December:

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Thanks to an animal friend, who fed Ninet and finally catched her and sent her to PRO-GALGO, now  lovely NINET will make a speedy recovery!

PODDACK: puppy podenco x dachshund!!!

11 Feb

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This small merry, approx. 4 months old chap, with the appearance that one could only guess is the result of a love affair between a Podenco and Dachshund, was found straying by a road and rescued. The rescuer brought it into an animal hospital, where some kind people otook care of it. Now this mad, affectionate and very intelligent puppy is in search of a family in Europe. Form an orderly queue please 🙂

stolen in Merida: CHOCOLATA!!!

11 Feb

CHOCOLATA UNFORTUNATELY 2 DAYS BEFORE HER ADOPTION FROM THE MERIDA DOG POUND, TOGETHER WITH 5 FURTHER GALGOS WERE STOLEN FROM SAME KENNELS.

THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACTIVISTS HAVE BEEN TO THE POLICE WITH THESE FACTS  HOWEVER, THE POLICE LIKE ALWAYS ARE DOING VERY LITTLE ABOUT IT. THE GYPSIES BROKE INTO THE POUND CAUSING DAMAGE AND STOLE THE DOGS THEY WANTED!!

We hope that Chocolata and the other 5 galgos can be recovered but sadly it is very unlikely 😦

3 rough coated galgos for adoption !

11 Feb

PEPE, ALBA and LEONA are 3 gorgeous rough coated galgos available for adoption in Europe.

PEPE: 3-4 years old, shy at first. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqi_8RLPhas

ALBA: 2 years old, social with people, good on the lead.

LEONA: 15 months old, very social with people and other animals.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2XOsdnKegA

FELIX: fully integrated into the pack

11 Feb

Felix is doing brilliantly now and is very proud of the huge hole he has been diggin in the garden, if he keeps going he will soon reach Australia!!! 🙂

Felix is playful, loving, merry and very social, really a dream dog. He has no problems with other dogs or even cats and once castrated can be rehomed 🙂

TEO: 10 days after rescue

29 Jan

10 days after rescue the lovely Teo has made a remarkable recovery and is looking fantastic. What a handsome boy 🙂

teo: stable at last!

26 Jan

Poor emaciated and wounded galgo TEO is finally recovering from his bad case of penumonia and is thought now to be in a stable condition. He is eating well now and hopefully will soon start putting on weight. Here he is recovering at Mo’s, wearing his snuggly new coat donated by BASS GALGO.

TEO YA BIEN ABRIGADO CON UN ABRIGO DONADO POR BAASGALGO

TEO CON MI IRISH "NILO" Y LA GALGUITA "UNI", SE PARECEN EH?

Juan perez: more pictures from his new family

26 Jan

Juan Perez is firmly settlled into his new home in Switzerland and is taking full advantage of the home comforts there 🙂 What a happy old hound he looks now 🙂

BANSHEE: hand-reared pup homed in Holland

25 Jan

Some good news!

This is Banshee, a gorgeous galga pup who was hand-reared by Laura and Lorena. Banshees’ entire litter were going to be killed by their hunter owner. He had already killed all the males and brave Laura and Lorena took the 4 females from him and bottle fed them all from 5 days old! It is a credit to their hard work and dedication that they survived and are now in loving families, 2 were adopted in Spain.

Banshee has now found her new family in Holland.

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DON JUAN: they cut out his microchip!!

25 Jan

Poor galgo DON JUAN was found with infected wounds in his neck from the removal of his microchip, open infected pads and swollen infected testicles. He was found wandering in a cemetary and has been seen around the area in Seville since at least December.

Sadly despite his carer Fatima doing all she can Don Juan is extremely ill with pneumonia. He is very weak with horrible green diarrhoea and vomiting every time he eats something. This could be as a result of liver failure from eating trash or could be hepatitis. His pneumonia seems to be improving a little but the chronic haemorrhagic gastroenteritis is causing all his current problems.

Please keep all your thoughts with Don Juan as he fights to survive.

TEO is very sick :(

25 Jan

24.1.10: TEO has now arrived with Mo but sadly is very ill. He has developed a heavy pneumonia, he has however thank goodness, reduced his high fever but is not eating soft food well which simply goes through the poor dog! He tries to run away from us in fear however he is too weak. His eyes however show a desire for life and we hopes that he makes it.

PLEASE KEEP ALL PAWS AND  FINGERS CROSSED FOR POOR TEO AND ALSO FOR DON JUAN!!

STEFANY: full of bullets and leg amputated!

25 Jan

This is STEFANY a very badly wounded hound with a terrible leg wound and a body full of bullets. The picture above doesn’t show how bad she really is as it’s too upsetting to show here.

For more pictures click here if you have strong nerves.

Poor Stefany was only saved by a phone call by a local resident who saw her wandering. The left hind leg has been broken for some time and is now only bone sticking out 😦 The pictures are terrible and the suffering and pain that she must have gone through is unimaginable. She was taken immediately to a vet who amputated the entire leg including the thigh in order to save her life.

We desperatley need donations to pay for Stefany’s operation and after-care, however so far we have only received 36 Euros for her 😦

If you are able to donate please make a bank transfer to

FAUNA Y FLORA S.O.S. A.P.A.P.
IBAN : ES26 2100 5413 0702 0000 3658
BIC/CODIGO SWIFT: CAIXESBBXXX
Please state “STEFANY when donating

sorry, no donating by cheque possible!

QUIMBA: our princess galga :)

25 Jan

Here a few new photos of our princess. QUIMBA’s pads have now healed, however she is still rather reserved, and finds too much excitement unpleasant and also has a relatively high hunting instinct. We are looking for a calm home with a large, very highly enclosed garden for Quimba.

URGENT: galgo ARCO caught in a hunters’ trap.

19 Jan

Mo received this mail earlier today:

“This galgo was found yesterday, after a telephone call about him. Possibly he has caught his leg in a trap, in addition he is full of bullets that in the x-ray show up perfectly. He has not broken the bone but all the ligaments and muscles are damaged. The wound is horrible, and if in about eight days there is no improvement, the veterinarian has said that the only option is to amputate the leg. It is necessary to clean the wound thoroughly every day, in the morning and in the evening. This may in the end save the leg. They told me that he lets the vets and nurses treat his leg with no problems and that he is very affectionate. Right now, he is living at the clinic, but is very complicated beacuse of having to twice a day clean and maintain the wound in good a condition. What he needs right now is a home to see if he can recover and not lose the leg. We look for an urgent foster home for this young wounded galgo, somebody that can take care of the wound and in case of amputation, take care of him after the operation.”

We urgently need donations to pay for the care and surgery and potential amputation of poor Arcos’ leg. Please donate to help Arco:
by paypal to pro-galgo@total-barcelona.com
or by cheque made payable to PRO-GALGO to The Elms, South Rd, Woodhouse Down, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4HU

For donations by bank transfer in the UK:
sort code 20-13-34 account number 23598551 ,
BARCLAYS BANK
account in the name of  PRO-GALGO UK

THEO: beautiful galgo fights for survival!

19 Jan

This is THEO, a large an beautiful brindle glago who stands at 71 cm at the shoulder but weighs scarcely 20 kgs!!!!

He is very shy and hides away from people. When stroked he does seem to enjoy it and is a gentle and kindhearted dog. Poor Theo has many wounds and has had blood tests taken to investigate his condition. He is very thin, sad and lethargic but has been so good at the vets and is responding well to the antibiotics, good food and vitamins. On Saturday he travels to Mo’s where he will live in her house and get spoiled rotten and loved to bits.

Please help with Theo’s veterinary bills and donate

by paypal to pro-galgo@total-barcelona.com

or send a cheque made payable to PRO-GALGO to The Elms, South Rd, Woodhouse Down, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4HU.

For donations by bank transfer in the UK:
sort code 20-13-34 account number 23598551 ,
BARCLAYS BANK
account on the name of  PRO-GALGO UK