I’d be grateful if everybody could please send very positive vibes – prayers – thoughts to a dog currently fighting for its life in Spain.
The galgos, for those who don’t know, are similar in appearance to greyhounds, and they are used for hunting by their owners. Unfortunately they are also terribly abused, tortured and killed for ‘sport’ by their owners. At best they are turned out into the wilds, or onto the streets, to die. Please do not be tempted to search on-line to learn more, unless you have a strong stomach.
There are many animal welfare associations working very hard, in difficult conditions and frequently subjected to abuse, trying to help these gentle dogs and rescue them from ill-treatment.
The day before yesterday Galgos del Sol rescued a homeless and scrawny galga bitch with a litter of 3-week-old pups she had tucked away in a haystack. The rescue took considerable patience, not to alarm the bitch so that she fled and abandoned her pups.
Success! She was captured and taken with her 4 pups to the Galgos del Sol centre. A story that should have a happy ending.
But – a few hours later the bitch – named Hayley – suddenly became very ill, haemorrhaging severely. Rushed to the vet, tests showed that she had been fed rat poison and was not expected to live. She is very, very ill.
But – she survived the night. There is still hope she may recover. So please hold her in your thoughts. Send her strength that she can pull through and live to raise her pups in safety and comfort.