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.
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.
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.
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.