Working on a Dream of a Forever Finca for 112 Carlota Galgos -
Our objective is to raise funds to purchase a Forever Finca. Towards the end of last year Charlotte received notification from their landlord that he wanted to move back to the property. Charlotte with her family have now moved to a nearby finca. This was a very time consuming and expensive move. The current finca is on a rental agreement. However, the landlord would be willing to sell to Charlotte and her family. It is not possible to obtain a mortgage on the current finca due to the land with it. A mortgage cannot be approved for arable land. The rental agreement is for only a number of years which will mean another move in the future.
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.
CharlThe 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.