Last June, Trustee Leigh and I visited the site of a new shelter being built in Caceres, a city in Western Spain’s Extremadura region. The group building the shelter,   Asociacion Cacereña para  La Protección y Defensa de Los Animales, had contacted GIN to see if we could possibly help them with the build. They had been fundraising and saving for many years to be able to buy the 5 hectares site chosen for the shelter. After meetings with them, we felt we would be able to help. Since our visit last year, they have kept us updated with the progress of the shelter and they hope to be open in the next two or three months. Exciting times! 

As you will see from the photos, the site is going from a plot of land to a shelter and the group is determined to make it as self-sufficient as possible. Together with help from volunteers, the group has worked very hard clearing the land, planting trees and preparing it all for the build.

The financial support we have been able to give Asociacion Cacereña para La Protección y Defensa de Los Animales to realise their dream of a shelter would not have been possible without our very generous donors, supporters, followers and legacies received.

Our heartfelt thanks to you all for helping us to help the galgos, their rescuers and carers in Spain. We could not do it without you.

Adopting a galgo won’t change the world but for that galgo, the world will change.               

Christine x  (Trustee)