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Spanish Galgo Rescue

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Greyhounds from Spain are called galgos.  There is a crisis for these sweet, gentle dogs.  Used by gypsies and rural communities for the short hunting season, they are overbred and inhumanely cared for until they are brutally killed after the short hunting season.  There are only a few shelters in Spain that are inundated with galgos, and they can only rescue as many as their shelters can physically and financially support.  As a result, there is an international effort to ship them via air to foster and adoptive homes around the world.  As you can imagine, the airfare to fly the dogs and required volunteer is huge.  We are raising funds to support the volunteer efforts of those who work with Dr. Karen of Serenity Animal Hospital.  At least twice a year, we fly volunteers to Spain to help the overwhelmed shelter volunteers who do not receive enough support from their countrymen, and load a number of galgos on the flight back to bring them to health and find adoptive homes locally.  We are also working desperately to help our Spanish animal advocates by raising awareness and apply international pressure on this horrible hunting season.

If you are interested in volunteering, fostering or donating materials, please contact Serenity Animal Hospital at [phone redacted].

National Geographic wrote a feature expose on this horrible situation which can be read here:

Organizer and beneficiary

Lenka Kay
Saint Clair Shores, MI
Karen Michalski

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