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Independent Review of the Greyhound Racing Industry

Independent Review of the Greyhound Racing Industry chaired by Lord Donoughue (2007) Report by Martin Humphery, Trustee, Greyhounds in Need The long-awaited report from the Independent Review of the Greyhound Racing Industry chaired by Lord Donoughue, was published on...

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Those Hideous Traps in Spain

I hate to tell you how many hunting dogs in Spain I have seen with mangled legs like this one, caught in traps (and I do believe they are illegal), including my own galga, Jessa. The injuries are appalling. And of course we only see the ones that are rescued and...

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Leishmania: A Disease of Dogs from the Mediterranean

Canine Leishmaniasis is one of a number of diseases that occur in Mediterranean and Tropical areas.  It is transmitted by a species of sand fly that does not occur in the UK. There is always a possibility that your dog may acquire this disease if they accompany you to...

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A Time for Action

A Time for Action (2005) Please do not scroll down if you will be upset by seeing maltreated galgos Our webpage tells largely of our work and work of others for these dogs, but occasionally we have to remind ourselves of the reality of the lives of hundreds maybe...

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The Wall of Silence: changing attitudes in Spain

Nuria of the Madrid-based Spanish association, Amigos de los Galgos, has put together a document in English, Spanish and French. She calls it 'A Galgo's Tale of Sorrow and Mourning'. It documents some of the history of her involvement as volunteer caring about the...

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Petition news (2010)

In our last newsletter, I told you about the online petition we had mounted calling on the Spanish Government, during their presidency of the EU, to enact and enforce measures to curb the continuing  appalling cruelty to galgos. We were delighted to achieve 16,738...

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Our Work in Spain (2011)

Last year when we visited the RECAL shelter in Almendralejo, run by Mada, we were able to see for ourselves how hard Mada and her few helpers have to work looking after so many dogs. Already this year we have taken many galgos from her. Some of these galgos have been...

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Residencia Canina El Planas

Residencia Canina El Planas, better known to us as Pep’s kennels in Vic. I last visited Vic over seven years ago when we first started to board our rescue dogs with him. At that time Pep was building some more kennels on his land and also converting an old barn to...

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DEFRA Quarantine Rules (2012)

New DEFRA Quarantine Rules From 1st January,2012 the UK will harmonise its pet movement rules with the rest of the European Union. All pets will still need to be vaccinated against rabies. Pets from the EU and listed non-EU countries will no longer need a blood test...

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The Tragedy of the Galgos of Spain

The galgo español is a sighthound of ancient origins, a very near relative of the greyhound (the galgo inglés). The pure galgo can be short or longhaired, the latter being the preferred type at breed shows. The dog is bred for its athleticism, stamina, and ease of...

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The Rome Rescue

Rome track was declared bankrupt on May 24th 2002 with 370 Irish greyhounds stranded, most of them elderly, retired males. The news came to us from Elizabeth Barton in Arezzo and Elisa Manna of the Greyhound Adopt Centre Italy, a young adoption group for whom these...

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The rescue, export and homing of galgos

(Article written for Andalucian Galgo Magazine, by Anne Finch) As a UK charity, Greyhounds in Need, we first became aware of the unfortunate lives of galgos in 1996, following on our concern since 1991 for the Irish greyhounds exported then to the dog tracks at...

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