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In 2017, Tony and his family adopted a beautiful Galgo (Spanish Greyhound) named Baker. He was rescued in Spain by Galgos Del Sol who are an AMAZING rescue centre who specialise in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of Galgos and Podencos (Spanish Hound). For those of you who are not aware Galgos and Podencos are mainly used for hunting or coursing hare. During the annual hunting season that runs from October to January, many live in cramped dark sheds when they are not coursing, spending their days confined and neglected. Training techniques are barbaric and include towing Galgos from cars, trucks and motorcycles at high speeds. Known as Galgueros, hunters dispose of the dogs at the end of hunting season in the most horrific ways imaginable... hung from trees, thrown into wells, starved, beaten to death or abandoned. It is estimated that 100,000 Galgos are killed every year. If merely abandoned, they are purposely crippled so that they cannot physically return to the hunter. Those that survive abandonment languish in state-run shelters where they inevitably die. The excessive, uncontrolled breeding and mass abandonment of dogs at the end of hunting season leaves a massive population of starving and sick dogs. Associations in Spain, such as Galgos Del Sol rescue and rehabilitate as many dogs as possible so that they have a chance at a future and a forever home. The Galgo and Podenco are truly precious breeds. Although not considered pets by Galgueros, they are wonderful companions and eternally grateful for a second chance. Baker has been given his second chance and now lives the high life in New York City with Tony and his family.
BE THE VOICE OF THE GALGO AND PODENCO AND TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!