Fortunately for the galgos and other animals of Spain, there are a handful of shelters which take in the unwanted, abused, used-up animals and provide them with shelter, food, and the hope of a forever home. These refuges are few and far between and most rely entirely upon donations - typically from persons and organizations outside of Spain. The following is a list of the shelters and the information we have on them to date. As we are able to find more information about them we will post it here. Please consider making a financial gift to one of these shelters - the animals of Spain need our help.
[important title=GALGO WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS AND SHELTERS IN SPAIN]
Founded by Nuria Blanco de Andres in 1997. Works with/receives aid from: Greyhound Rescue Holland, Levriers en Detresse (France), GIN, Greyhounds in Need (GIN), England; Greyhounds in Nood Belgium. It is paired with GPA Central Texas through the Paws Across the Pond program. Located in Madrid and collaborates with Las Nieves, also in Madrid. Some of the website is in English. Phone 0034917661258, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in Madrid. We have little information about their activity. Email: email@example.com. Mailing address: Aptdo. 44066, 28080 Madrid, Espana.
Located in Madrid. Provides refuge for a variety of animals - about 1/3 of its dogs are galgos. They work with GIN to find homes for the galgos. Telephone: 647 902 752 or 670-785-100. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Defensa de los Derechos de la Vida Animal - located in Utrera (Sevilla). Volunteer-run, DDEVIDA is a newer organization doing wonderful work on behalf of galgos and other animals in Spain. Contact - Encarni: email@example.com. Donations can be sent to Apartado de Correos 346, 41710 Utrera (Sevilla), Espana. Telephone: 647 632 528 (tardes de 6 a 9).
Founded by Christina Garcia Moreno, GSF is exclusively for galgos. Has a kennel facility in Las Rozas but also uses foster homes for dogs awaiting adoption. Send emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Founded by Mo Satek, Pro-Galgo has rehomed countless animals in Spain and is a tireless defender of all animals. They do some rescue work but are currently changing their focus to addressing welfare issues and legislation. Located in Catalonya. Contact Mo Swatek: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 655 22 44 09.
Located in Almendralejo. The Recal refuge specializes in galgos and is unique in that they've developed a decent relationship with hunter's associatons. Email: email@example.com. Address: Avenida Rafael Alberti 13, 06200 Almendralejo, Espana. Telefono: 615248365, Telefono 2: 610986037.
Located in Cadiz, Espana. Kimba rescues galgos from municipal shelter of Villamartin (60 miles from the Kimba shelter) and has 140 or more dogs at any given time, rescues cats as well. Kimba is a privately-owned refuge and receives no government assistance. Mailing address for letters: apartado de Correos 2768; 11080 Cadiz; address for packages: Protectora Kimba, c/La Granja; No 5 - 1B; 11100 San Fermando, Cadiz.
Formed in 1997 by Fermin Perez, Scooby has become an internationally supported animal refuge. Scooby provides refuge for animals of all kinds, though the majority of the dogs at Scooby are galgos. Scooby houses as many as 500-600 animals at any given time. Fermin Perez is active in the fight for protective legislation for animals and is currently building an education center at Scooby to promote awareness. Located in Medina Del Campo.
Formed in 2000 by Anna Clements and Albert Sorde. They focus on adopting greys and galgos within Spain and have also sent galgos to the USA. Active in education and legislation and addressing the root of galgo problem: overbreeding, lack of enforcement of existing laws, too few adopters. Located in Barcelona, Espana[/important]
[important title=ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS IN SPAIN NOT PRIMARILY DEDICATED TO GALGOS]
National Association of Animal Lovers (Asociasion Nacional Amigos de los Animales) was founded in 1992 and is a member of the Madrid Council for Animal Protection and Welfare. ANAA rescues over 1,000 pets a year. They focus on public awareness campaigns (for spay/neuter, responsible pet ownership, etc). ANAA has a re-homing center run by volunteers. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in Pilar De La Horadada, Costa Blanco. Email email@example.com.
Located in Leon. No website or contact information available
The Caceres Association for Animal Protection was founded in 1994 and was given charge of the municipal shelter in 2000. The shelter is run primarily by volunteers and houses approx. 80 dogs and cats. CSPA has a website for English speaking supporters http://www.protectoracaceres.com. Telephone: 34667287345 (Isabel) and 3467809393 (Juana); email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refuge is located in Vic and was founded about 10 years ago. Rescues galgos and also saved over 200 greyhounds when Plaza Espana race track closed. Receives aid from Europe and is maintained by volunteers; Most recent data available - in 2004 they sheltered 370 dogs and 220 cats. Please contact by email: email@example.com. Mailing address: Defensa dels Animals d'Osona, c/Fusina 9, 08550 Vic Spain. No website for English.
Located in Madrid and often has as many as 130 dogs, many of which are galgos. They are in great need of funds for food and vet care. Boards rescued galgos for Amigos de los Galgos in Madrid. Currently LaMancha does not have a website.
Located in Segovia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Located in Herencia, La Mancha.[/important]
**The Galgo Rescue International thanks http://www.operationscooby.org and other miscellaneous webpages for this information. If you are involved with one of these shelters or have more up-to-date information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.**