Having worked with animals in a variety of roles over the years, I’m always surprised when I hear about a breed that I am unaware of. For those who know dogs, a Greyhound is familiar. There is a Spanish Greyhound called a “Galgos”. An ancient breed used primarily for recreational hunting in Spain.  I only became familiar with the breed due to a client who does Greyhound rescue. Nancy, is the proud owner of three former runners. Apparently, those Galgos that do not do well in the hunt are disposable, and customarily hung by their necks from trees to die. I’ve worked in rescue and seen horrific things and heights of human depravity, but this takes the cake. This is not a third world problem. Spain is part of the EU.

From Nancy:
“If you know anyone looking to adopt another dog, please tell them about the Galgos.  The group that brings them to Ottawa is Carlota Galgos Rescue Canada.”

This rescue has 10 spots available on flights to bring dogs back from Spain in April and May and only 3 spots reserved.

In short, if you are looking to adopt an in-need animal, the Galgos sounds pretty desperate. Just “google” the breed and you can see some horrifying photos.

Hunting season is coming to an end in Spain, so these dogs are at a very high risk currently. The rescue group can transport 5 at a time, but need experienced foster homes and permanent families for these animals!

For more information you can contact Lorraine at 613-215-0531 or check out their website at www.carlotagalgosrescuecanada.com

Spain’s Dirty Secret

The Plight of the Galgos

Having worked with animals in a variety of roles over the years, I’m always surprised when I hear about a breed that I am unaware of. For those who know dogs, a Greyhound is familiar. There is a Spanish Greyhound called a “Galgos”. An ancient breed used primarily for recreational hunting in Spain.  I only became familiar with the breed due to a client who does Greyhound rescue. Nancy, is the proud owner of three former runners. Apparently, those Galgos that do not do well in the hunt are disposable, and customarily hung by their necks from trees to die. I’ve worked in rescue and seen horrific things and heights of human depravity, but this sort of takes the cake. This is not a third world problem. Spain is part of the EU.

From Nancy:
“If you know anyone looking to adopt another dog, please tell them about the Galgos.  The group that brings them to Ottawa is Carlota Galgos Rescue Canada.”

This rescue has 10 spots available on flights to bring dogs back from Spain in April and May and only 3 spots reserved.

In short, if you are looking to adopt an in-need animal, the Galgos sounds pretty desperate. Just “google” the breed and you can see some horrifying photos.

Hunting season is coming to an end in Spain, so these dogs are at a very high risk currently. The rescue group can transport 5 at a time, but need experienced foster homes and permanent families for these animals!

For more information you can contact Lorraine at 613-215-0531 or check out their website at www.carlotagalgosrescuecanada.com

This rescue can place Galgos in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

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