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    Weʼve raised £555 to help fund brave groups in Spain who rescue galgos and podencos(Greyhounds|) who are discarded or maimed after running their hearts out

    York North Yorkshire
    Funded on Saturday, 4th November 2017

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    I hope to raise funds to help the brave people who go out rescuing the discarded galgos and podencos in Spain also to raise awareness of the amazing work they do
    I adopted my first English greyhound in 1998 no-one wanted Marlowe but he became the most loving faithful dog you could wish for He was closely followed by Chester and Ned
    I was asked to give a talk on greyhounds at Skipton College and had to do some research on greyhounds I found that thousands of them were killed every year as they could no longer earn money for their owners/trainers The lucky ones ended up in animal shelters
    However the fate of Spanish galgos and podencos (greyhounds)is even worse Thousands are shipped into Spain each year to take part in the coursing season - at the end of which the majority are hung!! Those who performed well are hung high the others hung low so that their feet touch the ground. A long horrific death! The "lucky" ones are thrown out, left on the streets or in deserted areas. Many pregnant females have their puppies in drains and other dirty areas. I did write to the queen of Spain asking if this could be stopped - I did not get a reply!
    There are many caring people in Spain and other areas of Europe who have set up shelters for these beautiful dogs where they have a warm home and a good meal which they have not had for a long time! They are also re-homed to people all over the world!
    However there are some "unsung heroes" who maybe are not heard about! These are the brave people who go out rescuing the dogs which are roaming the streets or are in virtually inaccessible areas, sometimes in dangerous situations when trying to rescue them in areas where the galgueros (Spanish hunters) live. The dogs are often terrified having been treated cruelly, never having seen a friendly face These people ask for nothing and I really want to help them to carry on their invaluable work Please help me to do this by donating a little



    • JEAN SNELLING1 year ago


      1 year ago

      I am overwhelmed at the support I am being given by friends and even those who do not know me personally. Thank You so much to those who have donated so far You have been most generous and will help me to go the whole way - I may not run every single mile but I will try my utmost THANK YOU from myself and the galgos

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    • JEAN SNELLING1 year ago


      1 year ago

      Not doing quite as well as I had hoped at this time but ran 14 and a half miles on Thursday so getting there THANK YOU so much to those who have already supported me It really helps to know I will be helping to save some of these beautiful galgos Hoping to do a longer run this week. Maybe I should go out about 5am so I can go back to bed when I get back home!!!

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    Page last updated on: 9/26/2017 10:41 PM



    • Sabine Ludowigs

      Sabine Ludowigs

      Sep 26, 2017


    • Michele Lupica Peters

      Michele Lupica Peters

      Sep 23, 2017

      I have both a Galgo and Podenco along with 2 American retired racing Greyhounds here in the States. The best of health and safety as you run for our beloved hounds!


    • Anita Werner

      Anita Werner

      Sep 20, 2017

      Thank you for your effort - donating for all the galgos and podencos not as fortunate as my galgo, Simon. <3


    • Anonymous


      Sep 17, 2017

      Such wonderful dogs- greyhound and galgos. They derserve warm loving homes -not the horrendous treatment of Spain. Bravo to all the dedicated rescuers.

    • Anonymous


      Sep 14, 2017

      Good Luck Jean ! Very proud of you and so happy you are raising funds for the Spanish hounds. I've got one and they are devine xxxxx


    • Sonja Meijer

      Sonja Meijer

      Sep 12, 2017

      Respect for what you do for the shelters


    • Amanda Tovey

      Amanda Tovey

      Sep 7, 2017

      Go Jean!! X


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    York North Yorkshire

    I have always been an animal lover and abhor animal cruelty of any kind The plight of the Spanish galgos is heart breaking and those who spend time rescuing these dogs often in dangerous situations are often forgotten I want to raise funds to save more of these beautiful dogs

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