Greyhound & Galgo Stories

Zeuss

Poor Zeuss suffered third degree burns when his owner used boiling water to kill snails in Zeuss’ kennel. He was rescued by Limerick Animal Welfare. Thanks to their vet and financial help from Greyhound Compassion, Zeuss made a good recovery and is living in the lap of luxury in Italy. He is so comfortable and that glint in his eyes reveals who is in charge now.

Zeuss in his home

Zeuss in his home

 

Zeuss in his home in Italy

Zeuss in his home in Italy

Cora

At the end of the coursing season in 2018 Protectora y Santuario Scooby rescued a pregnant female galgo with deep wounds in her neck, now known as Cora. Cora had almost certainly got herself down from a noose, made her way into the village centre before collapsing. Scooby couldn’t save the puppies. The vet said it was the worst wound he’d ever seen but Fermin, of Scooby, had a good feeling she could be saved. He knows these dogs and knows their spirit can take over with the right medical care. Fermin and the vet saved Cora and she is now living happily with a family in Spain, where galgos are still rarely considered as family pets.

Cora - Saved from hanging

Cora – Saved from hanging

Cosy Cora - saved from the noose

Cosy Cora – saved from the noose

Jack

Jack was rescued from greyhound racing in the UK. He is a sweetie and needed rehabilitation, having been underweight and had severe baldness on this thighs, possibly the result of damp bedding. He is progressing but not ready for a home. He is going to stay in rescue for now. His diet is closely monitored. He needs help overcoming stress and shares a kennel with Pandora, an ex-coursing greyhound, who helps him. His demeanour is noticeably different since sharing with her. He is a sensitive boy and Pandora has a calming influence. Jack is one of our sponsor dogs.

Jack is a sensitive boy

Jack is a sensitive boy

Elite & Duke

Elite & Duke are greyhounds and were rescued by Protectora y Santuario Scooby from south east Spain in spring 2019. One has an old injury to his foot – lit ooks like his paw has been forcefully crushed. They are now called Elite and Duque and are safe in the Protectora y Santuario Scooby shelter. They will receive veterinary care and rehabilitation before being available for adoption.

Elite - now safe at Protectora y Santuario Scooby

Elite – now safe at Protectora y Santuario Scooby

Elite - a greyhound rescued from south east Spain

Elite – a greyhound rescued from south east Spain

 

Duke finds love

Duke finds love

Cleo & Dalton

Both Cleo and Dalton were rehabilitated by Limerick Animal Welfare. Cleo was rescued with a broken front wrist and Dalton came to the Limerick Animal Welfare Sanctuary in a terrible condition covered in infected pressure sores. Unfortunately he eventually had to have his back leg amputated due to nerve damage. He recently got a lovely home with a young veterinary nurse who will continue his physiotherapy and hopefully strengthen his remaining back leg.

Cleo rescued with a broken front wrist

Cleo rescued with a broken front wrist

Dalton now has a lovely home

Dalton now has a lovely home

Magic & Jumble – The Ambassadors

These two gentlemen were rescued from racing by Greyhound Rescue in Boston, Lincolnshire. Both dedicated their life after racing to raising funds for the greyhounds and galgos in rescue and working the circuit to spread awareness about greyhound racing, and demonstrate what wonderful pets greyhounds make. Jumble was a non-chaser who made the right choice opting for the sofa, sedentary walks and a life of home comforts. Magic was an aristocrat, taking 3rd place as “James Bond” in the “dog most like celeb” at PupAid. He was clearly a natural at encouraging his staff to cater for his every need and desire. Both have sadly left us now but their legacy is the funds they’ve raised for less fortunate greyhounds and galgos as well as the number of greyhound converts they convinced.

Magic demonstrated what greyt pets greyhounds make

Magic demonstrated what greyt pets greyhounds make

Magic - an Ambassador

Magic – an Ambassador

 

Jumble - liked his sedentary walks

Jumble – liked his sedentary walks

Brisa

Brisa is a galgo and was rescued with a pack of 36 hunting dogs rented out for boar hunting in Spain. They were severely neglected. Brisa had Ehrlichiosis and needed regular antibiotics. She is adjusting to living with the rescued geese and ducks and other animals at Protectora y Santuario Scooby. She is very sweet, quiet and patient. The relief she feels is immense. Brisa is one of our sponsor dogs.

Brisa - very sweet, quiet and patient

Brisa – very sweet, quiet and patient

Scooby Rescues

One poor galgo rescued from a dry well in the countryside, not an unusual emergency call for Protectora y Santuario Scooby and one abandoned galgo rescued from a storm drain. Both left, like many others, to die after they have surpassed their usefulness for coursing. Both have been homed by Protectora y Santuario Scooby via one of its partner organisations homing the galgos in mainland Europe.

 

Scooby rescues a galgo from a dry well in the countryside

Scooby rescues a galgo from a dry well in the countryside

Galgo Rescued by Scooby from a Storm Drain

Galgo Rescued by Scooby from a Storm Drain