October 2008

Although not a sighthound we felt that we had to post about this terrible cruelty to a puppy fox terrier in Australia. This news comes from Greek Animal Rescue.

“Hardened police officers have been shocked by the horrifying torture, mutilation and brutal slaying of a seven month old fox terrier puppy near Mackay at the weekend.

If found guilty, they could face up to two years in prison. Police have obtained video footage from a mobile phone which shows graphic images of the puppy yelping and howling in terrible pain as it hacked to pieces with garden shears and a pocked knife.

They said the owners were too distressed to talk to anyone about it.

The pups nose was cut off, its front right leg and rear left leg were cut off and it was decapitated. A three-part video series on a mobile phone shows the dog being tortured.

The maximum penalty under the Animal Care and Protection Act for such an offence is $75,000 or two years in jail; however the maximum penalty ever handed out has been a four month jail term.


Please sign the petition which will be turned in November 17th to the Judge who is trying the case of the 2 men , that hacked up a puppy while it was alive, so they will get the maximum penalty ($75000, or 2 years inprison) and to make sure they won’t get away with “insanity”.


A year ago the Bright Eyes Society helped save more than 50 Ibizan hounds (Podencos) from terrible cruelty and neglect in Ibiza. Next month the man guilty of these atrocities will be taken to court and the society now needs all the help they can get to make sure that he doesn’t get away with what he has done. See below just one of the hounds they rescued:

Please see their appeal below:

Some of you will probably remember the rescue of more than 50 podenco ibicenco dogs in the island of Ibiza in May last year. This followed our legal procedure against Bartolomé Mari Ribas, the breeder and hunter who for more than 15 years had kept his dogs in the most appalling conditions imaginable, starving, thirsty, many very sick, on the very road, where they kept getting hit by vehicles and dying or becoming crippled to add to their suffering. The neighbours had complained countless times due to the danger that the animals meant on the road. Many tourists also complained because of the dreadful state in which they saw the broken walking skeletons but many people were afraid of this man in Ibiza and he was allowed to go on with his unspeakable activities.

As a result of our legal intervention last year the dogs were taken away by the police on a big raid together with some animal protection organizations. On November 24th will be the trial of this individual and we will be there. If he gets convicted he will have to pay a fine, as in Spain there is no jail for a “first time” offender of this kind but then once he has a record he could go to jail if he keeps breaking the law.

He is now pleading insanity (only in this matter!) so we need to prove otherwise or they will let him go to keep doing whatever he wishes with the dogs from now on. But…all this costs money! We need to hire the services of professionals from the mainland, and the expenses keep mounting.

Why is it so important that we win this case? Because most of the worst animal abusers in Spain are hunters and we need to make an example of this one and set legal precedent in a country where animals are mere objects to use and abuse at will.”
To see the full appeal and for information on how to help this fantastic cause, please see their website: LINK

At the Ibizan Hound Rescue shelter in Spain rescues podencos, galgos and other Spanish dogs. They see many cruelty cases come through their doors and manage to turn around frightened and emotionally and physically scarred dogs into healthy and happy hounds 🙂

Yesterday one of ther cattery volunteers saw a car pull up near the shelter and turn out a poor abused podenco. Mateo is a lovely red Podenco Andaluz. He severely underweight and has a horrible injury to his tail. The lower half of his tail is bald and there is a bit missing with the bone protruding sad.gif It was hard to get a photo of his tail as, despite what his human friends have done to him, this is a lovely boy who can’t stop wagging his tail now that he has had a good drink and a snack.

To read more about the fantastic work by the Ibizan Hound Rescue or to donate to help poor dogs like Mateo, please see their website: LINK

It is with great sadness that we received the news this afternoon that poor sweet Megs body was found 😦

She had been missing for 5 days and with the cold weather and the fact that she was muzzled it meant that it was vital she was found quickly, but sadly she could not be found.

Our thoughts go out to Megs family and all those involved in her rescue at Greyhound Gap, where she was known as Magic. Im sure they would like to thank all those that helped look for Meg.

Run free sweet Meg.

Yesterday PRO-GALGO rescued a 6 month old galgo puppy called Rosa who had been caught in a hunters trap, damaging her leg so badly that it had to be amputated. Her gypsy owner left her for 4 days without treatment, resulting in the leg starting to rot 😦

To read the full story on Rosa please go to the PRO-GALGO website: LINK

To donate towards her operation please paypal pro-galgo@total-barcelona.com or see their website for further details.


Meg a four year old female greyhound has been missing since Friday afternoon in the New Forest area – SHE IS MUZZLED!

She was last seen outside the Happy Cheese Pub


But could now be anywhere in the Ashurst area


Volunteers are needed ASAP to help search for her.

If you can offer any help at all please contact any of the following people.

Corrine – 0772 922 5966

Val – (owner) 0780 305 0824

Alisa – 0796 106 9567

Nick– 07831 271 951

Many thanks


Please support Greyhound Action by taking a look at these online stores:

An eBay shop selling homemade cakes, dog treats, greyhound-related jewellery, greyhound coats etc. in support of Greyhound Action and Whitehall Dog Rescue.

Visit The Blue Greyhound at http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Blue-Greyhound-Shop


An ethically run company selling stylishly-designed dining tables for dogs and cats, to ensure that
animal companions eat at the optimum feeding height.

See Scissal’s website at www.scissal.co.uk for more information.

Any Greyhound Action supporter who places an order with Scissal, quoting GA as a reference, will
receive 15% discount off the product retail price, or they can elect for the 15% discount to be sent
to GA as a donation.

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