The Podenco is one of the oldest breed of Spanish hound and one of the most abused.
They suffer as much as the Galgos.
There are far more Podencos than Galgos in Spain, although sadly they are often overlooked in the perreras (public shelters) when rescue associations arrive to save dogs.
The Spanish still don’t accept that Podencos make wonderful companion dogs and so their only hope of forever homes is outside of Spain.
For this reason, podencos are generally the first dogs to be euthanaised in the perreras.
Podencos come in both smooth and wire coated varieties and there are also several smaller breeds. The eyes of a Podenco are a striking amber colour and they have an alert and intelligent expression.
MAY 1st PODENCO DAY
Get ready for the International Day of the Podenco everyone! Join us in London to speak out for the abused hunting dogs of Spain. All informantions about London on our event page here - Peaceful Photo Protest for Spanish Hunting Dogs https://www.facebook.com/events/1678285669110066/.
Also links to May 1st events in Glasgow and Manchester. Please share.
This is an initiative of Podenco Alliance and Podenco Support South West, with thanks to SOS Podenco Rescue for designating the 1st of May as the Day of the
We would like to ask all UK adopted and fostered podencos, galgos and all other Spanish rescue dogs to take part in our peaceful photo campaign of protest at the treatment of hunting dogs in Spain.
Please send us one email for each of your dogs with a short statement of their story to yellowdog.greenplanet@gmai
We will format them as per the postcards below.
The first 500 cards will be funded through Podenco Alliance fundraising efforts. If we receive more photos we would like to ask those who can to help with donations.
The march will start to assemble at 11 am in Belgrave Square. The Spanish Embassy is in the
southern most corner of the square at 39 Chesham Place, SW1X 8SB.
In the centre of the square is a gardens.
The nearest train stations are:
Victoria, mainline and underground.
Sloane Square, underground.
Hyde Park Corner, underground.
At 12 noon the march moves to the front of the Spanish Embassy. After the formalities are completed there, the march sets off for 10 Downing Street.
The march should arrive at Richmond Terrace opposite Downing Street at 1.30pm. All marchers remain here whilst our delegation enters Downing Street to submit our petition, letter of protest etc to number 10. We 'estimate' that this shall occur at approximately 2pm.
Once this is completed, the march shall disperse from Richmond Terrace.
You shall be in the heart of London and this could be an excellent photo opportunity for anyone attending.
Please join us on the day
For Spains hunting hounds.
TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER!