Weʼre raising £2,000 to help 112 Carlotasgalgos continue their amazing work rescuing, rehabilitating & re-homing galgos
On April 5th I head off to the Sahara to take part in the Marathon des Sables, often called the toughest foot race on Earth. A week long 250 km race across the desert, temperatures often reach 50*c.
You are self sufficent & have to carry all that you may need. Water is supplied but limited to 9l a day. I’m hoping to raise some £’s to help 112 Carlotagalgos continue with their tireless work rescuing, rehabilitating & re-homing galgos.
A breed of dog, used in Spain for hunting & subjected to the most appalling cruelty by their so called ‘owners’. Often abandoned with their mouths bound so they starve to death & in ever increasing numbers simply killed once they are of no further use. All money raised will go directly to 112 Carlotagalgos.
YOU CAN DONATE HERE
A wonderful Horse Riding Experience
For our visitors at 112 Carlotagalgos who love to horse ride or for those who would like to give it a try and experience the noble Spanish horse, you can enjoy the local environment by riding at the local beautiful stables run by Centro Ecuestre Victor Lopez in Alhaurin de la Torre .
How you can help us to help the Galgos
There are many ways in which you can either help the Galgos or help us to help the Galgos.
Firstly an adoption is the biggest gift of life you can offer. It gives a new life in stability and love which is forever. Also fostering – if you prefer to be a bridge for the Galgos until they reach their forevers.
Financial help is amazing, it gives us respite in our concerns which are daily, outstanding vet bills which soar, help to buy good food, this is primary for the first thing which enters into a Galgo should be good food. We have many economic pressures in the rescue of Galgos, many come in wounded, injured and need help. Economic help allows us to continue paying for their care and attention. Without kind help, we can no longer continue.
Publicity – if you work in public relations, this gives us the chance to promote the work which we do and share the plight of the Galgos with many, many who still are unaware of this abusive and distressing problem in Spain. Interviews such as radio, television and newspaper articles are great opportunities for the Galgos.
Word of mouth – this is powerful for it’s here that if you tell many a person all about the plight and just how gentle a Galgo is, it invites change. While you may be unable to adopt, someone you are telling may!
Sewing coats – Galgos feel the cold. If you sew then we would love to hear from you.
Sponsor a stable
The association does not yet have its own shelter and the rescued hounds reside in specially adapted large stables to ensure they receive the best care whilst they are nurtured back to health, their broken souls are healed and they are prepared for adoption, with microchips, vaccinations, sterilisation and blood tests.
The 112carlotagalgos stables are warm and cosy, where each galgo/podenco has its own bed, blankets, and jackets on for the colder days and nights. However, they also love to snuggle too – snuggling up in pairs and even three in a bed at times! Each dog is walked at least twice daily and there is room for play in the stables as they mix socially.
There is also an isolation stable where a new hound will spend a couple of days whilst they are tested and their health evaluated, before they are introduced to ‘the gang’.
Why not Sponsor a Stable with 112carlotagalgos – the perfect gift. You can donate any amount from 5 euros/month to 100€ towards the cost of the stable rent and in exchange you will receive regular news about the inmates of the stable and follow their progress till they find their forever families.
If you can collect blankets, bowls, beds, kennels, please write to us we would love to hear from you.
Fundraisers, we would be very grateful for help in this area also.
Any fresh ideas, we are always grateful for.
We need help to help the Galgos, and the Galgos need you!
Holly and Faith at the Vets. Adopted UK
Risa, rescued from Jerez. Adopted France