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THINGS ARE CHANGING IN SPAIN

30 Jan

this is a list of spanish animal rescues, shelters and associations. its far from being complete as there are over 2500 animal welfare charities registered all over Spain. over 95% are spanish associations with only local spanish members. thanks to these spanish animal lovers things change in Spain. they have reported mistreatment, taken to court hundreds of cases, have managed to change laws and the acceptance of the animales in general in the spanish society. spanish charities do more than rescueing, they file complaints to local governments, fight daily for animal rights, organize protest marches and castration campagains as well as school visits or speaches in universities.
its wonderfull to have foreign help but just exporting animales without working on the roots of the problem is just saving THE animal in cuestión but not changing anything for the ones left behind nor making life better for all the animales in the future.
and its absolutly unfair to say, that changes in spain happend thanks to foreign rescues and ex pats helping animals because the changes have been achieved thanks to thousands of spanish animalist fighting for a better future of all animals and the results from the elections of DEC 20th show that the spanish society wants to change towards more humane treatment of animales, against bullfights, circus without animals etc.

Listado completo de protectoras de animales en España

HELP US TO HELP THEM

26 May

GALGO HOLOCAUST VIDEO
We created an event in GoFundMe
www.gofundme.com/podencos
Please share and help our hounds. Rigt now, 26 doggies are depending on your donations!
THANK YOU

HOUNDGATHERING IN GAL

19 May

https://progalgospain.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/quedada-en-galpochilandia/

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For more pictures of last sundays houndmeeting at GALPOCHILAND, pls click on the link above

HELP US TO CREATE “GAL-PO-CHI-LAND”

15 Aug

Our new meeting place for sighthound owners near Barcelona and all over the world will be called “GAL-PO-CHI-LAND”
(GALgo-POdenco-CHInese crested Land)

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By the end of August 2014 we will move to this lovely finca in the forest, only 20 miles away from Barcelona. Our idea is to offer the galgo and podenco owners a safe place to walk their dogs off lead. The plot of approx. 3.8 hectars is fully fenced (approx. 7 feet high) with no risk of escape for the dogs. Besides the living area, there is a room for courses and speeches etc. and plenty of space for rescues, including quarentaine kennels etc.

We offer a pic-nic place, use of the pool for dogs and owners, BBQ area and possible over night stay.
We are planning speeches for school classes about respect towards animals and the environment, playgroups for puppies and we will organise classes for therapy dogs, dog training etc.

Loads of cleanup efforts are waiting for us and, unfortunatly, the house has insufficent and antiquated electrical installations and we have lots of renovation to do in the house and dog areas.  That is where we need your help. The expenses amount to approx. 7,000 Euros as listed below.
Eevery cent counts! Only with your help we can make it work:
Please donate by paypal to pro-galgo@hotmail.com 

For European bank transfers please use:
IBAN: ES22 2100 0095 4001 0370 6259
BIC:     CAIXESBBXXX
Holder of account: ASOCIACION ANIMALES DE CUNIT
Reason for payment: Galgoland

For donations by bank transfer in the UK:

Sort code 20-13-34
Account number 23598551 ,
BARCLAYS BANK
Holder of account: PRO-GALGO UK

If you live in the UK, you can send a CHECK issued to:
PRO-GALGO UK
and send it to:
ELKIE LONNKVIST
67 harrison way
lydney, glos
gl15 5bg
presupuesto

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BUY OUR EXCLUSIVE JEWELRY AND HELP OUR HOUNDS

8 Oct

THESE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS I DESIGNED, MAKE  AND SELL ON BEHALF OF OUR 19 HOUNDS.
they are made of fine english pewter, antiallergic and nickel free.
the pieces are quite big because we want people to show that they waear podencos and galgos 😉
the prices start from 6eur for a keyring to 40eur for a very decorated neclace.
the podenco pendants are 20eur plus postage
contact: pro-galgo@hotmail.com or over our facebook http://www.facebook.com/pro.galgo.international where you can see more of our items
whatsapp: +34 600781305

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bracelete-verde pulsera-bolas-cristalerosa goma-colores podi-left1 112charl podi-playing-isquierda angelhound-1 0000-llaveros-colgantesvariados 0000-donacion_baasgalgo 0000-llaveroscorazoncristal 0000-marek6 0000-marek3 0000-marek2 0000-donacion-galgosenfamilia 0000-encargos-galgosenfamilia-agosto

EXCLUSIVE PODENCO PENDANTS AVAILABLE

27 Aug

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Pendant PLAYING PODENCOS
polished pewter, 75mm wide y 55mm high
price: 22eur plus 5.50eur registered mail
available also as a pin

each of the 2 dogs can be ordered separatly, 17eur plus postage 5.50eur
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pendant PODENCO HEAD
polished pewter, 55mm high and 40mm wide
20eur plus postage 5.50eur registered mail
also available as pin

contact and orders: pro-galgo@telefonica.net or whatsapp +34 600781305

these items are exclusivly designed for PRO-GALGO and are not available in shops nor with other rescues. all the benefit goes to the podencos and galgos of PRO-GALGO SPAIN

ADOPT A FRIEND, ADOPT A PODENCO!

25 Jun

Some of our podencos are with us for over 4years and never had not even one adoption request. how is that possible with such beautifull lovely kind hounds?
the galgos misery is wellknown all over the world but the poor podencos are the eternal loosers. rejected by adoptants, rejected by rescuegroups and even by shelters. many dogs killed in perreras are podencos and ther crosses.
giving a podenco a home is having a very special pet, a loving dog who loves you to bits and who is kind to kids and even cats (most of the time)

have a look at our podencos , aren’t they just beautyfull creatures?? adoption requests to pro-galgo@hotmail.com

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HELP OUR HOUNDS BY BUYING FORM OUR ONLINE SHOP

13 Jun

MORE ON http://pro-galgo.wix.com/shop

click on the underlined text:
here you can see just one of our cases, the badly bitten podenco MONSIEUR BLANC, and his vetbill of over 260eur
we dont linke to beg for money so I decided to start making fashion jewelry to help our hounds.
put a galgo on your neck or arm nand show that you are helping spanish hounds in need!!

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http://pro-galgo.wix.com/shop  

“FACE”, AN IBICIAN HOUND NEEDS URGENT HELP!

24 Dec

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This is the story of the podenca FACE, found by a policemen in Lleida. He persuaded a friend to take the dog in and thought it was a good place but the podenca was not very well atended and they even let her have a litter. so in the end the policmen had to take her back and bring her to a boarding kennel where she stayed for 5 weeks. she lost even more weight, was quite unhappy and as we heard about her we offered to take her in.
she has done negative in the fast test of leishmania but we found several big knots on her breast, possibly mama cancer. it also could be that she is carrying babies again… so we have to sterilize her very fast and at the same time try to save her life by doing a mama surgery.

we will need lots of donations to save our dear FACE, she is such a lovely friendly dog and deserves to live for much longer. please help us to help her!!

please make a donation on behalf of  FACE  and help us to help her:

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

If you live in the UK you can send a CHECK issued to PRO-GALGO UK
and sent to:

ELKIE LONNKVIST
67 harrison way
lydney, glos
gl15 5bg

A GALGA’S DEATH “SAVED” 4 INNOCENT LIVES!

27 Nov

a cry for help went through facebook “who can save this poor galga?”, PRO-GALGO offered immediatly  help and financial support but the little black girl called AZABECHE died a few hours after arriving in the vetclinic because we could not move her in time to Fatima’s vethospital in Seville. she had a severe neumonia and also parvovirosis.
everybody asked: “and what about her 4 doggy friends???” so we  decided together with our french friend CLAUDIE (“matias el galgo peludo” in facebook) to save the 4 and make sure they will not suffer the same as their little black friend.


our friends and volunteers GLORIA and SALUD travelled over 130km to a small village called el Saucejo to pick the 4 up and bring them to our wonderfull veterinary  in Seville

here you may see them already in the clinick of FATIMA, our friend and supporter.
she checked all 4 of them to make sure they do not incubate the same disease as her little dead friend. But thank good, all are fine except a little high temperature of the bodeguera but it could have been caused by the stress. so all 4 have been microchipped and 3 of them vaccinated with rabies.

and after a long day they all relax in the the bording kennels until they can travel to barcelona.

the 4 will be presented for adoption in a few weeks but until then we need your help to finance the bording kennel and vecare.
our french friend Claudie (facebook “matias el galgo peludo”) created an  event for the doggies and has managed to raise over 400€ but that covers only the vets fees in seville for vaccines and chipping and passports plus the transport to barcelona. we urgently need help to pay the bording kennels for the 4 of them and the vetcare incl mediterran diseases tests, spaying , other vaccines, deworming etc

please make a donation on behalf of our 4 doggies and help us to help them

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

If you live in the UK you can send a CHECK issued to PRO-GALGO UK
and sent to: 

ELKIE LONNKVIST
67 harrison way
lydney, glos
gl15 5bg

for international transfers:
accountholder Gloria Lara (she is the lady who advanced the money for the vetcare and went to fetch them!)
Iban: ES90 2106 0316 74 2237728031
Bic: CECA ES MM 106
zahlungsgrund: 4 perros

oder via paypal an: Gloria Lara Neyra <glorialaraneyra@hotmail.com>

contact for further infos: pro-galgo@total-barcelona.com

“NANA” ARRIVED FINALLY AT MO’S PLACE!

1 Aug

HERE SHE IS, THE LOVELY TINY GALGO GIRL “NANA”. SHE IS A REAL SURVIVOR BUT DUE TO THE MANY WEEKS IN VET HOSPITAL SHE IS SLIGHTLY SHY BUT GAINGING  CONFIDENCE.

WELCOME TO LIFE LITTLE “NANA”!!!

and a video of little NANA being a little galgo monster 🙂

LITTLE NANA IN ACTION!

“NANA” SURVIVED THE DISTEMPER!!!

28 Mar

here you can see little NANA playing for the first time in her short life. she is  real survivor and you my see the video of her on facebook .

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2627830155611

1o days after starting to recover from the severe mange with septicemia, she started showing signs of distemper and did positive on the test.
our super veterinary Fatima from the Clinica Bellavista in Seville made the impossible possible and saved her life but it was a very very expensive treatment with canine interferon, 120eur per injection and 2 injections per day for 5 days, so imgine what kind of vetbill we are expecting.

please help us to pay for NANA’s vetbill, she is a true survivor !
the vetbill is about 2000eur and will be published here later on, NANA is for sure our most expensive case ever but also the most impressive one, she surveived twice in a state that others would not have made it. she is a miracle for the veterinary and for us!

DONATE HERE by creditcard on:
www.paypal.com direct to pro-galgo@hotmail.com

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

If you live in the UK you can send a CHECK issued to:
PRO-GALGO UK
23 INNERLOOP ROAD
BEACHLEY
CHEPSTOW NP167HF

NEWS FROM THE “BULLAS” DOGS

24 Mar

2 weeks after having left the horror ob Bullas, the doggies are doing well. recovering slowly from mange , having adapted well to the hound gang and feeling save with me.
they still show the signs of neglect but their souls have healed faster than their bodies. they are not panicking anymore, wagg their tales when they see me and one of them even decided to sleep in my bed when i was in the shower.
the 2 galgas have adapted even better and are fully recovered mentally, their skin is still redish from the mange but its getting better daily.
8 dogs have been able to leave the horror from bullas to be with us.

we had come from over 600km to bullas and when we arrived, the rescue groups had taken all the healthy and good looking galgos and ibician hounds, leaving these ppor podencos and the 2 leishmania galgas behind. foreign groups had “reserved” dogs and when they had been positive on leishmania, rejected them, a french association wanted to separate a podenca from her only 2 weeks old pup to sterilise the podenca and sending her to france without fullfilling the legal dates of vaccination and without considering the welfare of the puppy. spanish rescuers refused to send the dogs and now they are rehomed happily in spain.
Unfortunatly is PRO-SETTER having big problems to gather the information and vet reports of the rescued dogs for the court case because certain rescue groups just snatched nice doggies but do not participate nor help with vet information.
shame what’s beeing done in the name of animal rescue!!

on this linke you may see the pictures of the rescue in bullas http://progalgo.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/die-holle-von-bullas/

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

6 Mar

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PRO.GALGO.INTERNATIONAL AND YOU WILL BE ALWAYS UP TO DATE WITH OUR RESCUE WORK

“NANA”, GALGOPUP FIGHTING FOR ITS LIFE!

2 Mar

in this miserable state little NANA was found near seville. very severe sarcoptic mange, totally anemic, high fever and covered with infected wounds all over her little body…. GLORIA an animal lover asked us for help and we redirected her to our friend and collaborator, veterinary FATIMA in seville.
little NANA is on a drip, will have a blood transfusion from another galgo and will stay at least overnight in the clinic. the barly 6 month old galgogirl is fighting for survival and we hope she will make it.
CROSS FINGERS AND PAWS FOR LITTLE NANA AND PLEASE HELP US WITH THE EXPENSES FOR HER VETCARE.

DONATE HERE by creditcard on:
www.paypal.com direct to pro-galgo@hotmail.com

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

If you live in the UK you can send a CHECK issued to:
PRO-GALGO UK
23 INNERLOOP ROAD
BEACHLEY
CHEPSTOW NP167HF

“MARIA”, PODENCA IN ADOPTION FOR UK

1 Mar
DO YOU HAVE A SOFA FOR ME?

DO YOU HAVE A SOFA FOR ME?

MARIA, PODENCO IBICENCO
age: about 2 years
caracter: friendly, charming, playfull and active dog
health: negative in all mediterranean diseases, vaccinated and sterilised

I saw MARIA in a shelter and fell in love with her. she came towards me to ask fur cuddles and hugged me when i sat down with her. she is very friendly, no fears, not at all timid. she loves cuddles, gets on well with other dogs of all sizes and is perfect with kids of all ages.

we are looking for an active family, people who love long walks and have maybe one or two sighthounds to play with MARIA. a big garden with high fences would be perfect.
she would love to stay in a house where she does not have to stay too many hours alone.
MARIA is not the tipe of dog that would be happy in a big city environment. she needs long walks in the fields and/or a save fenced playground.
contact for adoption:
pro-galgo@total-barcelona.com

14 GALGOS SAVED FROM JEREZ KILLING STATION

18 Feb

HERE YOU MAY SEE SOME OF THE ONES WE SAVED CUEING FOR THE WARMEST PLACE IN FRONT OF THE FIRE. SOME OF THEM CAME DEADLY ILL, VERY VERY SKINNY AND FEARFULL BUT HOPEFULLY THEY ALL WILL MAKE IT .
WE CONSIDRE REHOMING OUR GALGOS AND PODENCOS ALSO IN THE UK, PLS GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WANT TO PUT A GALGO INTO YOUR LIFE AND ONTO YOUR SOFA 😉

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9 DEAD GALGOS!

9 Jan

THE DOGS ON THE LINK BELOW WERE FOUND IN A VILLAGE NEAR SALAMANCA (SPAIN)

they were all microchipped and the owner claims to have them pts by a veterinary and “only” dropping them illegaly in the countryside.
we hope the authopsy reveals the truth as the owner of the dogs is a well known galgo breeder, participating often in famous galgo races

KLICK ON THE LINK IF YOU CAN STAND TO SEE THE PICTURES

 

SOMEONE LET ALL OUR DOGS LOOSE!

16 Nov

on monday afternoon when i was away, someone opend our front door (possibly with a key) and let all our dogs loose. they all came home, except my beloved podenca GEISHA. she died on the near highway.
the same night we had again sever rainfalls and all our land was flooded again. this time even the cellar of the house was flooded.

fare well my dear GEISHA!

adopted in spain: “SHEBA”, PODENCA

7 Oct

An english lady “was adopted” by a podenca. she followed her home. we would like to help the dog but are already overbooked, so we need urgently a fosterfamily for SHEBA in spain and then adoptants all over the world 😉
this is what ROBIN tells us about her podenca SHEBA:

Thanks for getting back to me Mo, your offer of help is much appreciated. I will measure and weigh Sheba tomorrow and send those details on to you. I can’t tell you if she has been chipped or neutered but can’t find any scars on her abdomen or ears to indicate that she has. The only thing I can tell you about her temperament is that she was extremely timid when she started following me – I think it was hunger that forced her on. I offered her some food but she wouldn’t take it from my hand. Now however, she is a dog transformed. She runs behind me when I go out on my bicycle down the caminos and will obey the command ‘sit’ when I offer her a titbit. Whenever we have encountered another dog, or a cat, on our runs, she almost ignores them completely, preferring to stay close to me. I have a neighbour one side of me with 4 dogs and one dog at my other neighbour and whenever any of them are barking, which is quite frequently, Sheba doesn’t make a sound. I have heard her whimper a couple of times when the back door is shut and she wants to go out to do her business, so she is obviously house trained. Someone in the village suggested I make enquiries at the ayutamiento to see if anyone has reported her lost, but as she had no collar and was very nervous I feel sure she was abandoned.She shows some affection towards me and plays rag-pull with me and will chase and jump on the rag when thrown for her. She is showing a big increase in confidence and response and eats vigorously. I have found only a very few fleas on her which I have hopefully eradicated with powder. Her health is improving daily and she is beginning to show a happy disposition.

I do hope that a good home can be found for her because, as you can see from the photos I sent you, she is an attractive dog.

Oh, nearly forgot to tell you where I live. I am about 30 kms from Gandia out towards Xativa and can get to Oliva, Pego, Denia and Javea quite easily, in case you know of any dog rescue centres in those areas.

Best wishes,

Robin