France: Much-needed help for Spanish greyhounds



Thanks to the outstanding work of C.R.E.L., this dog is now free to run and play in the snow.


C.R.E.L., a network of animal rescuers throughout France, has for several years been extending a very much-needed helping hand to the Spanish dogs called “galgos,” who are Spanish greyhounds.


The galgos (and “podencos,” a similar breed) are used for hunting in Spain. The hunters treat them with extreme cruelty and keep them only for the duration of the hunting season.


Kind people in Spain, many of whom run shelters, devote their time to saving the many thousands of galgos every year who need shelter, rehabilitation, and forever homes. These Spanish rescuers are dependent on animal people outside Spain for material support for their work, for transportation for the dogs, and for loving homes in other countries to adopt the dogs.


C.R.E.L. has been working for several years to provide much-needed assistance for these beautiful dogs so that they can recover and go on to live happy lives with their new families.


C.R.E.L.’s website is in several languages, including French, English, German, and Dutch. Click here. (Caution: the treatment of the galgos is extremely cruel, and the descriptions are graphic.)


To read C.R.E.L.’s newsletter, in French, click here.  


Photo: Courtesy of C.R.E.L. / A rescued galgo who can now run and play in the snow.


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