UPDATE: JULIAN AND JOSEPHINE IN U.S.A. !!
Thanks everyone who was part of this transport! Ibizen Hound Rescue Brian and David, Galgos del Sol, Fundacion Benjamin Mehnert and our Flight Patron and Adopter Betty Swavely and sister in law Teri as well as Robin Waldman who started this whole thing! :) Also thanks to both families the Swavelys and Michael Owens for adopting these two deserving hounds!
Welcome Julian (JuJu) and Josephine (JoJo)
G.R.I.N.'S NEXT TRANSPORT MAY 7, 2012
JULIAN AND JOSEPHINE
The story of Julian's journey began last October when volunteer Robin Waldman volunteered at FBM (Fundacion Benjamen Mehnert) Shelter near Sevilla Spain. She of course fell in love with a very scared black galgo named Iker and she swore she would come back for him in the Spring.
The sweet thing is that even though she was going back for Iker, she could not stop thinking about a little red Podenco named Julian. As soon as she came back home to Canada, she splashed Julians picture on Face Book and emails saying that a sweeter Podenco could not be wished for..anyone interested in Julian? She even took his pictures to a Greyhound Gathering and presented him to a crowd of greyhound folks not knowing that a couple there would change his luck!
Time passed, Robin was on her way to Spain and she gets an email asking about how to adopt Julian..well a little to late to work out all the details, but Robin contacted GRIN and we started working out a plan for Julians journey. His new mom Betty Swavely and her sister in law would go to Madrid to pick him up!
Here is Julian at the shelter and the story gets better...
Since the adopters were going all the way to Spain to pick up Julian from the U.S. we had another wonderful adopter ask about bringing a special galga named Josephine back with Julian. One month before, Josephine had been one of 70 galgos and podencos rescued from a horrific encampment named Bullas in Southern Spain near Murcia. She has been with Galgos del Sol and she is one lucky little girl to be rescued and now she is being readied for her trip to the U.S. Her new mom Ms. Michael Owens and her many hounds are anxiously awaiting the arrival day! We will update on their happy endings when they arrive! Julian will also be living with another galgo and has a great life in store! Thanks to everyone involved two lives have been saved and the best is yet to come! Welcom Julian and Josephine!!