International aid – these are the dogs in Spain being prepared for homing in mainland Europe.
• Arca de Noe refuge in Albacete
• SASIN (Slovenian Association for Sighthounds in Need
• Galgos en Familia, Malaga
• Asociación Protectora de Animales y Plantas de Ayamonte (APAPA), Villablanca
• ADANA, Badajoz
• Galgos del Sol, Murcia
• APA, Santa Clara
• SOS Galgos, Barcelona
Links to Spanish Refuges are available here.
Arca de Noe refuge in Albacete
GACI (Greyhound Adopt Centre Italy)
We have been so pleased that our co-operation with Elisa and Chiara of the Adopt Centre Italy has continued. As many of you will remember we first made contact following the closure of the Rome track some years ago. Once all the greyhounds were rehomed Elisa asked how they could help the galgos in Spain.
We work closely with Sole and Mateo at the Arca de Noe refuge in Albacete and try to help as many galgos as we can who have been rescued by them. Sole and Mateo prepare photographs and details of each dog which allows Elisa and her group to publicise them on their website in order to find homes. We are happy to fund their veterinary treatment in Albacete (testing for Mediterranean diseases, sterilisations etc.) and help where possible by funding some transportation costs. Once homes have been found in Italy the transportation is organised. Sole and her helpers often drive the journey from Albacete to Nice where Elisa and her helpers collect the dogs and continue their journey to Modena.
SASIN (Slovenian Association for Sighthounds in Need)
Nina and her team at SASIN have been able to find more homes for the galgos over recent years and now travel to Albacete regularly to collect them for homing. We are pleased to continue our support to Arca de Noe by funding the veterinary costs for these galgos before they travel to new homes in Slovenia. We are also able to fund the transportation costs for SASIN.
Galgos en Familia, Malaga
We are pleased to be working with Vera who helps galgos in her area in Malaga. She has rented kennels and has been able to take many galgos from the local dog pound, saving their lives as the pound puts these dogs to sleep after a few days. Vera organises their veterinary care and when ready they find homes for the dogs abroad. We are able to help her work by funding the veterinary treatment – testing for Mediterranean diseases, sterilisations etc. for some of the galgos she rescues.
Asociación Protectora de Animales y Plantas de Ayamonte (APAPA), Villablanca
Asociación Protectora de Animales y Plantas de Ayamonte, Villablanca work very hard helping dogs in their local area, including some galgos and once rescued they are looked after by their team of volunteers and are cared for before homes can be found for them. We have been able to fund veterinary treatment – testing for Mediterranean diseases, sterilisations etc. for some of the galgos they have rescued.
The new arrivals at APAPA:
We are pleased to fund the veterinary costs (testing for Mediterranean diseases, sterilisations etc.) of the galgos that ADANA in Badajoz are able to help. We also contribute towards the transport costs so that these galgos can be homed thanks to the good co-operation we have with Arca de Noe, Albacete and Elisa, Chiara and Lily of the Adopt Centre Italy.
Galgos del Sol, Murcia
We have supported Tina of Galgos del Sol almost from the beginning of her work for the galgos by giving funding towards veterinary costs for some of the galgos she has rescued.
In 2015, Galgos del Sol purchased some land so that they could set up their own centre in Murcia. This was a huge project and now (2022) has almost reached completion. Having all the dogs in one place, and having a centre where people can visit and help care for the dogs until they are homed has made a big difference to Tina and her team. We have been able to give funding to specific projects at the centre, including kennels, as well as continuing to fund veterinary costs for some of the galgos they rescue.
APA, Santa Clara
Margaret, Carmen and their team at APA, Santa Clara, Tobarra help many dogs in their local area, including galgos. They have their own shelter now and we have been able to offer funding for some kennels and security. We also offer funding for some of the veterinary costs they incur with the galgos they rescue.
SOS Galgos, Barcelona
We are pleased to be working again with Anna and Albert of SOS Galgos in Barcelona. Our first contact was some years ago when greyhounds from Ireland were being exported to Spain for racing. Many ended up at the Barcelona track.
Anna and Albert run a veterinary practice in Barcelona and became involved, with help from Anne (GIN), and other greyhound groups in rehoming 250 greyhounds who were no longer needed as after much campaigning the last racing track in Spain, in Barcelona, closed.
Anna and Albert’s work for the dogs continues and their group has grown considerably over the years. They now have their own centre in Barcelona and we have been able to offer some funding for fencing to ensure the dogs are safe and secure. We are also able to offer ongoing financial support for the care of the galgos until they are adopted.
They work hard on promoting legislation, informing and educating the public, working to change the Spanish perception towards galgos. We are very pleased that they are keen to promote and use our educational material.
We have been able to help with funding for boarding costs for the dogs below:
We are pleased to fund the veterinary costs (testing for Mediterranean diseases, sterilisations etc.) of the galgos that RECAL in Almendralejo are able to help. They find homes for the galgos, mostly in Belgium and Germany.
Sole, Mateo and their team at Arca de Noe are also able to prepare galgos for homing in France, thanks to Asociacion Le Clan des Levriers, and GIN are able to fund the veterinary treatment in Albacete (testing for Mediterranean diseases, sterilisations, vaccinations etc) so the dogs are ready for homing once they travel to France.
Sole, Mateo and their team at Arca de Noe are also able to prepare galgos for homing in France, thanks to Association Levriers 74, and GIN are able to fund the veterinary treatment in Albacete (testing for Mediterranean diseases, sterilisations, vaccinations etc) so the dogs are ready for homing once they travel to France.