Furiends! I need your help! My humom is a little embarrassed to ask for help so I’m going to step up!
We didn’t want to announce the news just yet but…we are looking to add a new furry member to our family! I am going to have a new baby sister! Wait…hmmm…I don’t know if I’ve thought this through…does this mean I have to share my humom’s attention with another fur sibling??
Anyhoo, my bestie’s humom was telling her about the plight of the Galgos and Podencos in Spain. We did a little bit of research and it is horrible what these poor dogs are going through! Did you know that Galgos (also known as Spanish Greyhounds) are an ancient hunting breed that were once bred by Spanish nobles? Unfortunately today, they are bred by Spanish hunters (Galgueros) for a very short hunting period each year and then killed, tortured and discarded and left to die.
Each year, tens and thousands of galgos and podencos are killed each year. They cost so little that it is cheaper for the Galgueros to buy new dogs for the next hunting season. During the hunting season they are kept in terrible living conditions, and fed only bread and water. The Galgueros believe that the dogs will hunt better if they are starved.
Once the hunting season is over the galgos and podencos are either abandoned, tortured and left to die or shot. If the galgo hunted well, they are “rewarded” with a quick death or dropped off at a shelter (where in the end they are euthanized). If the hunters were “shamed”, the poor animals are tortured and left to die.
There is a lot of information on the internet that you can find. The photos are too horrific so I do not want to post them here. Even the details are too horrible to describe. Just as a warning, there are some pretty graphic images out there!
On a slightly happier note…my humom went to visit the website www.scoobymedina.org. That is where she found Linda’s profile!
Isn’t she adorable?? She’s a galgo/podenco mix!
Scooby Medina is the largest rescue of Galgos and Podencos that carries more than 1000 animals, with the majority of them being dogs. They also rescue other animals like cats, pigs, horses, donkeys and many other farm animals!
Back to Linda…As soon as my humom saw her photo she knew right away she belonged to us. It was love at first sight! She inquired about her and found out that despite her being found roaming the streets with another small black galgo, she was very friendly and playful! What a perfect fit for ME!
This is a more recent photo of Linda. She has been in the shelter since June.
I can’t wait to show her all the fun things we can do together in Vancouver! She will love the forests and running around at low tide! Best of all, she gets to meet my best friend Wilhelmina! I just know we will have a blast together!
BUT!…My humom says we’ve reached a small roadblock. I have no idea what a roadblock means but I guess some kind of problem? Scooby Medina is only able to fly Linda to Montreal. That’s way on the other side of Canada! My humom says that in order for Linda to come home to us, we have to find a way to send my humom to Montreal to pick her up or to have someone in Montreal bring Linda here!
This is where we need your help! We already have enough to fly her from Spain to Montreal, but we just need a little bit more money to fly Linda the rest of the way. Every little bit helps, even if it’s just $5!
Keiko and I would be so grateful (and Linda and my Humom!) if anyone could help us. We really believe that Linda belongs here and she deserves a loving home in Vancouver…with us!
We have set up a GoFundMe page here.
GoFundMe doesn’t offer a paypal option. If do not want to use your credit card, you can use your paypal account and send your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have until the end of October to raise enough money because airlines have restrictions on when pets can fly (due to cold temperatures).
Please feel free to share with friends and family! The sooner we reach our goal the sooner Linda can come home! 🙂
Thanks for reading!