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INTERNATIONAL GREYHOUND PLANET DAY
the sister site
All about the Retired Racing Greyhound
- Medical Issues
- and Things you always needed to Know.
A Story Worth Telling
Galgos was established in 2000 in Barcelona, Spain and their mandate
is twofold. Their primary focus is to protect the health
and safety of greyhounds racing at Spain's only remaining racetrack, the
Meridiana in Barcelona. SOS Galgos also works to defend the native galgos
that are over bred, abandoned, and inhumanely destroyed every year by
hunters that breed and use them for hare coursing.
Galgos also runs an adoption program, but they are focusing their efforts at
the legislative and educational levels in an attempt to deal with the root
of the problem -- a lack of control over the breeding of galgos and law
enforcement. They work at raising public awareness among the Spanish so as
to selectively place retired track greyhounds and galgos no longer used for
hunting, in loving homes as pets.
Help us help SOS Galgos. The
Greyhound Supporters of the NCR are collecting gently used collars, leashes
and coats that will be sent to SOS Galgos. If you have any that you could
donate to this very worthy cause, please contact Laura Simmermon at
or via email.