URGENT Need To Re-prioritise 2019 Spending Priorities – Puppy Isolation Unit

URGENT Need To Re-prioritise 2019 Spending Priorities – Puppy Isolation Unit

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As you may know we are currently running an appeal to replace the donated wooden outdoor shelters for the galgos at Protectora y Santuario Scooby.  This is a much needed project and Protectora y Santuario Scooby  has €11,000 in the fund (the target is €25k).  However it has been overtaken by a much greater need – a puppy isolation unit.  We have decided to redirect Greyhound Compassion funds to support this priority. 

A puppy isolation unit is an urgent need

A puppy isolation unit is an urgent need

Over the last couple of months the problem has been particularly acute. Fourteen came in over 2 days in June and most were fighting Parvo.  Giving all of the puppies veterinary treatment and protecting them from disease is an immense uphill struggle. Scooby has a puppy isolation unit but it is only big enough for one lactating mother and her litter.  It could do with upgrading.

The current isolation unit is only big enough for one lactating mother and her litter

The current isolation unit is only big enough for one lactating mother and her litter

 

We have decided to support Scooby’s current emergency measures to build a better isolation unit which will cater for the volumes of puppies rescued by the shelter.  We have decided to divert the money from the funds for the replacement outdoor shelters for this urgent need.  

Protecting them from disease is an immense uphill struggle.

Protecting them from disease is an immense uphill struggle.

Some Spanish volunteers have been doing a great patch up job on the existing shelters or building new wooden ones as a stop-gap until there is enough money for the outdoor shelters.  We think it’s best to re-direct the funds to the urgent puppy need now and for Scooby to use the temporary shelters in the meantime. We will have to re-launch our appeal for the shelters at a later date.

One of the many puppies rescued by Protectora y Santuario Scooby

One of the many puppies rescued by Protectora y Santuario Scooby

So many puppies rescued from the streets

So many puppies rescued from the streets

Galgo puppies

Galgo puppies

A better isolation unit will cater for the volumes of rescued puppies

A better isolation unit will cater for the volumes of rescued puppies

Are you a builder? Do you know a one who wants to work in the sun?

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If so, send him/her to Protectora y Santuario Scooby….

For some unknown reason Protectora y Santuario Scooby can’t find a builder in Spain for love nor money (and for once we have the money to pay). It seems that they are all in full employment and cannot start Scooby’s projects until after Christmas (yes! After Christmas!).

Builders needed!

Builders needed!

Scooby has several building works to complete

Scooby has several building works to complete

Scooby has several building works to complete: the puppy isolation unit (12sqm and subdivided into 4 sections); the replacement of fences with brick walls around the dog enclosures; and other maintenance work. Scooby has enough building work to fill the next 8 – 12 weeks. Scooby can pay a fee and offer basic onsite accommodation.

If you know a builder who would like a few weeks’ work in the sun in Medina del Campo, Spain, for a very fulfilling purpose – please email the team.  Thank you.

Do you know a builder who wants to work in the sun?

Do you know a builder who wants to work in the sun?