Urgent Help needed for Galgos in Andalucia
“We have worked for 8 years rehabilitating and preparing small groups of 10 to 20 Spanish Galgos for adoption. We have been spared the reality of the desperate day-to-day struggle undergone by dedicated and caring individuals like Saskia and Juan the veterianarian, who spend the bulk of their lives working to help abandoned Galgos and many other dogs of all shapes and sizes at their shelter.
They are on the ‘front line’, seeing and experiencing the abandonment of galgos and other dogs on a scale hard to imagine.
This morning Paul went to visit their shelter, Acogida de San Anton in Villamartin, Andalucia, to collect another galga. He found Saskia and Juan sad and beginning to lose hope – they currently have in their care around 70 Galgos, and 125 other dogs.
They can no longer cope with the numbers of dogs, and find themselves in a terrible situation – they must euthanise any and all newcomers, healthy or not, young or old, pure breed or mixed breed.
For Saskia and Juan, what would normally be an act of mercy has become an every day occurrence…. they simply do not have the resources to take any more dogs, not even one. This is a heartbreaking situation.
The shelter has become so overcrowded that the dogs are fighting with each other. They can barely afford to feed all these dogs, they need more veterinary medicines to cope with the enormous number of dogs they are trying to help.
They need help finding homes and foster families to begin reducing the huge number of galgos and other dogs.
Any publicity, cash donations, any help at all that can be given, let’s get it done.
Please forward this message to any individual or association who might be able to make a difference to the dogs at Acogida de San Anton, especially with adoption help.
Very Best Wishes from the ever Hopeful
April & Paul Carrier
Alpha Dog Centre