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Weʼre raising £500 to help rescue an abandoned Podenco in Southern Spain in the hope that she can be adopted into a forever home here in the UK.

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As many of you know I have a home in the small village of Murtas in Granada, Andalucia, Southern Spain. And as much as I love the place and the people, sadly the treatment of dogs, by some people, in rural areas such as these is not so good.

In rural Spain it is often the case that if animals don’t serve a purpose, such as hunting, they are usually disposed of (in various ways).

Whilst I was staying in Murtas last week (First Week of December) this beautiful Podenco appeared. She was skin and bone and looking at the chain around her neck it is likely she has been chained up and left to die (which is fairly common) and has managed to escape and find her way to Murtas.

During the few days I was there, I managed to feed her and spend some time with her, although she wouldn’t let me get too close and is extremely anxious of humans, which is understandable given what she will have likely gone through in her life. She did prove to be non-aggressive with both humans and dogs and would no doubt make a great pet to someone. Unfortunately, due to my situation at home and work I am unable to take her myself.

We have found a shelter two hours away in Malaga, who despite being stretched themselves, are still willing to help her. We are hoping to attempt a rescue in the next week or so to get her into care where she will have the chance of finding a forever home.

The reason for this crowd funder is to try and raise the funds necessary to support this little one (actually for a Podenco is quite tall) as much as possible and to give some much-needed help to the shelter who have kindly offered to assist us. She will no doubt need vaccinations, to be micro chipped and she will need to be spayed. As you can imagine these don’t come cheap. And this is all on top of the basic living costs that she will need.

I know a lot of you are dog lovers and all I’m asking is that if you can spare just a couple of pounds (maybe the price of a cup of coffee). You will be helping to potentially change the life of this beautiful animal who has likely never known any real love or kindness in her short life.

Thank you for reading…

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  • Cliff Lowther21 days ago
    Cliff Lowther

    Cliff Lowther

    21 days ago

    Please follow this link to the latest up date from Murtas

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  • Cliff Lowther1 month ago
    Cliff Lowther

    Cliff Lowther

    1 month ago

    FANTASTIC NEWS! Lief has managed to capture the dog. I still have not got to the bottom of how she has managed to do this but she has her safe and sound. I fly out tomorrow with the knowledge she is safe and I don't need to worry about what I needed to do. We will chat things through with Lief when we get to the village and of course go and give the dog some love and maybe a sausage or two. PLEASE PLEASE continue to donate and encourage others to do the same.The job is not complete yet and the poor girl still has a huge journey ahead of her.

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  • Cliff Lowther1 month ago
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    Cliff Lowther

    1 month ago

    Not great news I'm afraid Folks...An attempt was made today to capture the dog but she once again eluded all attempts by a team of villagers and a professional dog catcher that had gone out of her way (traveling two hours from Granada) to try and help our beautiful girl. I travel out with Andy on Friday and we will spend the weekend trying to capture her...I hope I now understand her enough that I can get close to her again in a very short space of time.

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Page last updated on: 12/27/2018 10:54 AM



  • Carole Roberts

    Carole Roberts

    Dec 20, 2018

    Well done Cliff. Reminds us of when Luna was abandoned a few years ago. Hope all goes well.


  • Chrissie


    Dec 20, 2018


  • Louise Nicholson

    Louise Nicholson

    Dec 18, 2018

    I really hope you catch her x


  • Kim Betty

    Kim Betty

    Dec 17, 2018

    we waste enough on rubbish at Xmas and this is a better cause.


  • Carol


    Dec 17, 2018

    I can do a tenner, not a lot, but hope it helps, you're a good man Lowther. xx


  • Jennifer Davis

    Jennifer Davis

    Dec 16, 2018

    Good luck Cliff, she’s lovely 😊 xx


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    Dec 14, 2018



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