DAY 160: GALGO AND PODENCO SAVED FROM PARADISE…BUT NOT AS YOU THINK
Charlotte saves another two lives
Sorry to keep you waiting on news of that poor little podenco from ‘Paradise’ dog-pound. And sorry to keep you waiting about my own attempt to rescue stray Galgos roaming the wilderness. That will come next.
Things are moving fast.
As soon as I posted that campaign to raise money to get that podenco to a new home Charlotte went back to secure him at the pound. Unfortunately both the Podenco and the beautiful lonely Galgo had gone. We can only hope to good homes. I’m sorry about this. I should have acted quicker. It feels awful to let go of that little chap in particular.
However Charlotte DID rescue ANOTHER Galga and ANOTHER podenco that had been handed in.
Clearly, in this game there’s no time to raise money first and act later. So in this case Charlotte just pounced to help the dogs.
Look and learn, Martin. Where my head thinks Charlotte’s heart acts.
But she is now in the position where she has two new dogs and mounting bills. She will look after the finances of the podenco herself but I feel hugely responsible for the bigger Galga. Of course Charl says she doesn’t need any help but … she does
She has called the bigger Galga,Ete, short for Eternity and she came from a hunter.
How much will it cost Charl, to nurse Ete back to full health and ready for adoption?
Pound release fee – £45
Full medical check up and microchip – £75
Sterilisation – £120
Vaccination – £20
Food and care until adopted – £240
TOTAL – £500
All money now coming in will go to giving this new Galga a life.
Although she has already escaped from the pound she’s not quite landed on her feet, so in honour of my Steve McQueen metaphor from the last blog this is our new fundraising chart. Please click here to order any prints of my Galgo portraits for not very much money!