Working on a Dream for a Forever
€33,793 of €300,000 goal
The best option if possible would be to purchase the current finca. I believe with everyones support we can achieve this.
We are hoping you will all join us to work on this dream of a Forever Finca. We know the amount we need will not take weeks or months, but maybe years. Please stay with us on this journey and together we can make this dream come true.
You can donate €10 to purchase one virtual brick,
You can donate €100 to purchase a row of virtual bricks, and if you can donate €1000 this will purchase a virtual brick wall. In return for your donation you will receive a certificate of thanks as below with your brick numbers purchased.
We will also be adding on rewards for all donations.
About 112 Carlota Galgos - We are based in Malaga, Spain. Charlotte founded 112 Carlota Galgos in 2006 when she started to publish about the plight of the galgos, later on becoming an association which rescues as many galgos as possible, caring for them on a personal basis and socialising traumatised cases in order to be adopted. 112 Carlota Galgos is a voluntary organisation which rely on donations and money raised from various fundraising projects. All help received is voluntary.
Message from Charlotte del Rio, founder of 112 Carlota Galgos entitled a Forever Finca - A Forever Finca is a dream of mine. It's burnt in my soul to create a place of harmony and peace. A sanctuary for the galgos and a retreat for the people who come to visit us. To see and learn how we rehabilitate the galgos, and how love is the burning desire which pulls the galgos through their darkest times, and into the light. Alongside peoples hearts who also need hope.
We're a small family run association. Let me introduce you!
Dioni, my husband has a full time job aside working constantly in his spare time at the new finca. He goes on rescues and transports on his days off, or through the night whenevers needed he will go. One day for sure I'd love him to work with me at the finca full time, for full time maintenance is paramount here, and at the drop of a hat he will down tools for a galgo's rescue. Finish a long shift and drive off to a rescue.
Once the gates open for children to officially be greeted here, someone aside myself will be needed here in order for the children to feel the spirit of the galgos and our love for life. One day maybe! Meanwhile, he does the best he can.
Sebastian our eldest son, 19 years old, has a way with the galgos of calmness, but a knowledge and soul which shines through when he works with them. His phenomenal and I'm very proud of him.
Sofia, our daughter 13 years old. A girl with a pure soul of love. A fighter for life herself and a winner. She has hands which heal and a love so pure it bounces round the finca grounds and she works with me on many a raw damaged case. All the way to their salvation.
Neizan (Nathan) our 9 year old son. Talented and a builder at heart. He will think nothing of knocking screws into fences where needed, he has an energy so pure it shines.
Me, well I'm a humble person. I do my absolute best for the galgos and work via my heart, and instinct. I work solely from a feeling, a spirit, and desire to individually know each galgo in the orchard grounds.
The galgos who we receive here, can be referrals for rehabilitation from others who need help for a particular case, and our own rescues. We create a peace at the finca and work on the foundation of love. Positive energy, and despite working in a pack environment each galgo is worked with and known personally. A healing is found here so profound many tell me they have felt saved themselves from visiting and seeing how we work and the feelings created.
Some galgos come to us balanced, these are the minority. The main cases we take are trauma cases referred to us by others, so stay a long, long time. Rescues also come in with mass fractures and issues, again in for the long haul.
I take my time with each member here and only when they are ready, are they placed into adoption. They for the first time in their lives are dedicated to, day and night.
It's not easy and there is a lot which can weigh one down, but to heal hearts is my life's desire. Galgos and humans alike. For humans have created the damage, yet humans can make the change. Swimming with the galgos creates their physiotherapy when needed and also a bonding they never understood.
A forever finca, gosh, what it would mean to me. Well.....everything. Heaven and earth combined into one. An answered pray I never knew for me would ever think possible. I'm used to hard work and always believe in love for others. Taking on the challenges other souls face and then healing their pain. Setting them free.
For me, a Forever Finca is a haven. It's a place which secures our work. Takes economic pressure away enabling total concentration where its needed, the galgos need us. Our guests need us. The children facing difficulties need us, combined it makes a strength for change. A safety net for those who need us.
It would mean the absolute world. More than I could ever imagine possible. It would mean a security of a lifes work and dedication driven by my soul to help others. It means a Forever where love never fails.
In galgo affection, and gratitude, always.
The Plight of the Galgo - Galgos are used in Spain for hunting hares, and when it is not the season, many wander the streets abandoned. Left to their own luck hanged, dropped in rubbish bins, wells, burnt, anything to rid the trace of having had a galgo. Unless in the hands of an association, they are doomed from birth. Hunters from 2 months will be training, and from birth will be picked out good or bad. From one litter of ten only ONE may make a hunting dog. The rest, surplus to requirements. Overbreeding leads to mass abandonement of galgos and these numbers reach way over 50,000. The figures for those not rescued are far in excess of this.
Please help us to achieve our Dream of a Forever for the galgos at 112 Carlota Galgos, buying just one brick will help our Dream become Reality.
This track from Bruce Springsteen sums up many of our aspirations.
Charl's words: 2018 and A miracle comes forth.
Ive struggled to write this post, for the immensity of it, Im not sure I could ever do justice to it.
I dont know really where to start, and the beginning is so far away in years.
Many years ago before the finca, and the previous finca, I began galgo care. Publications. Way before facebook and social media existed. I had a vision of where the galgos are now and the care they received. Things were so far from basic and rustic, but the care never, not once faltered.
My vision was to take these souls from the extremity of what they endure and offer them the opposite.
Its true to be said on one hand, I was laughed at, that it couldnt be achieved. And on the other, Ill never ever forget it, whereby a long distance friend told me I reminded them of someone who once said " I have a dream."
I was touched by this message. And I feel Ive stayed true to it. The family as one, uniting for these souls. To improve their lives. Offer them a better way. The rehabilitation bay the finca as is today... " working on a dream" is all Ive ever known, for them and their glory for who they are. Their natural born right. "Mans best friend, let down by man" ... I set to keeping my belief in these souls and showing them here they are no longer let down. I believe in them. Along the way weve been blessed with Susan Dawson who set up the Finca Fund. Knowing its not something I talk about much, but a goal she believed in. And along the way the many many many many people who have contributed with a belief in a forever for these souls. To keep that dream alive and real. They can be safe! A promise.
Well, as it happens, the " Finca Fund" was seen by someone very special. Way over a year ago now, and theyd watched the traumas. The cases. The forevers. It became curious to a special soul " A safe Haven" and hearing me casually speak, resigned to the end of the rental contract, I explained how it just cannot be. And wed have to plan. Its how I felt. Its how I saw it. As I knew it to be. But that I had said, " Im wise in my years in this and we have done the best we can while we can. " we walk away, proud of those forevers found.
This perturbed the person listening, and the words safe haven rang in their ears. And also how having found the daily posts made their life had become brighter. To me this is the greatest blessing when someone blossoms. Leaves pain of life aside and celebrates in the lives of these galgos. Ive never wanted more than to share these souls. I remember my dream being laughed at, but it never stopped me believing in it. In them. That theyre deserving. And beautiful. And while I can I promised every single day of my life to honour them.
Well, in honour of a very special memory... of a soul passed over, and an amazing heart that believes in " a safe haven, as created" the finca has been donated its purchase. To honor. Protect. Not foresake. And protect a promise of a forever... forever and ever. And ever. My initial dream, when no longer here they will have a safe haven... for all of time..
I can only express my humblest of thankyous. And that will never ever be enough.
So indeed Miracles happen. If you believe. If you hold on through the storm keep going no matter what and believe in something and someone far more than you can express.
There will indeed be an honary moment here for the beautiful soul that made this happen. The person who did is not on facebook, and would rather not be mentioned... for their love they feel for these souls is far greater than their name. And in deep gratitude the finca is safe forever.
I, am on my knees in shock still. Absorbing what this means.
I cannot ever thank enough all those who believe in a love that never fails. All who donate to the finca fund which has contributed to the purchase of the finca.
And a gentle but strong in love soul, who has seen " My Life, My Freedom" and a " Safe haven" to becoming a forever.
Indeed this is a miracle and an immense lift of our shoulders. The maintenance of the finca, and the galgos care will always need attending.
But the heavy lift of their sanctuary which we carried is now safe. Their "safe haven. "
Dear Miracle worker, you have made a dream come true.
THE FINCA IS SAFE.
Thankyou one and all for sharing. Believing in the same love. Passion and dream, one for all and all for one.
And a special soul who made this happen.... your incredible miracle has changed lives forever.
Its a parallel love, a circle, a heart, and 1 x 1 x 1 x 1.
I remember when the plight of the galgos found me. So many years ago now. I wondered, how can I help? I am just one. But I knew in my heart Id write. So I began researching the plight, realising the truth, publishing about it. I saw then how 1 x 1 x1 becomes a force to be reckoned with, one of love. Drive passion. A uniting in finding souls whod read a word find a link and so on.
So here I am years on with a passion and a drive to make the galgos world better. Especially the ones who reside here.
As I write this my mind plays games with me, the immense tasks which await me as I process which to do first... caring for these souls is never easy. At the same time, while I write, we have an immensly special talented man driving hours to be with a half hung galgo week 3 now and still not caught. Out of the woodwork comes 2 more, same thing has happened. Were on standby for their recovery rescue once theyre rescued. If theyre rescued and so far its proving hard.
Working altogether in this love means holding hands. .. closing a circle of love for these souls so no evil gets in.
But this cannot be without you. You see you are the mainstay of rescue. Your words. Support. Love. Donations keeps these souls cared for.
Your donations are miracles. 1 euro for a bottle of detergant. To almost 500 euros raised by Christina Rowan Lurchers Rest. .. for me your help is angelic. Youre all miracle workers. And you are rescue.
My humblest thankyou Christina and all your bidders and one ans all who help and support us.
As Dioni took his parents home yesterday ( they came to help while I was away) he brought the 2 girls home. Theyve waited a long time. They came from the pound up there and were about to be pts.
With 8 galgos left these 2 enter.
ACAPELA ( cream)
CARISMA ( brindle)
Test results will be arriving back shortly. So we welcome them home. They come with no known history. So today is a clean page for them to begin their own stories.
Welcome home girls. To safety and understanding.
But, to be invited to be helped by fundraising through your special day is overwhelming. Magnificent. A true honour I will carry in my heart forever more.
When sweet Joanna Renicks told me about her day, her colour theme, and how she and her fiancee didnt actually prefer gifts they wanted to gesture what people would offer to 112 Carlota Galgos. We designed a leaflet, and envelopes, and from this 790 pounds was raised. Having been rounded up by this special couple to 1000 pounds.
What an absolute honour its been to receive such a gesture and be included in your special day.
When Joanna told me of her special day, chatting with Nels Regall she went to work on brocade wedding material for new collars for their big day. So the 4 pawed members of her family would be dressed to impress, and match their mamas beauty. Thankyou Nels for helping with such beauty
And also Lynn Addison for helping me with the phamplet.
Above all else.. many many many congratulations. You all look beautiful. And its a true honour to be included in your big day.
Love never fails, ... xx
Just sent 10€ will do this each month for the finca fund
I have jsut sent 60euros but not sure if I made this clear on the donation so its for the finca fund savings fund
£10 sent via PayPal on the 1st March
I have finally managed to organise a monthly payment. I hope it works, I' m not at ll sure. This too is for the Dream Forever, the Finca. Is it possible to let me know that it has worked please?
Hi I just sent 60 euros to you but link did not give me option to put Finca fund, so this message is to let you know it is for the Finca fund through the appeal that Carol Foster put out on FB x
Sent donation for dear Azor. Prayers and paws crossed. Hang in baby boy, a lot of people are praying for you to gt better
Charlotte, what a amazing wonderful, fantastic gift from Simon!! The loving gift he gave to you will stay in your heart forever. So many things that need done first, but you will get it all figured out. Bless you Simon. Thank you for supporting Charlotte's Dream!!!