“A short time ago Helena and the team that head up Project Galgo approached me to become a both a trustee and a patron for the Project. I can honestly say I was immensely honoured to be asked.
I have been involved with ex racing greyhounds for many years and do volunteer work for one of the Greyhound Trusts that most of my greyhounds have come from. Greyhounds are my passion and they are often institutionalised and therefore need help when they are rehomed.
Galgo’s and podenco’s by contrast have very different lives which are frequently filled with cruelty which often culminates in early death through barbaric means. While greyhounds don’t always get the best start in life, the research I have done into the reality of life for the galgo’s and podenco’s shows a stark distinction. It is groups like Project Galgo that not only do astonishing work in finding these dogs a place to live out their lives in safety, but also highlight the cruel practices and barbaric living conditions that so many of these dogs are born into.
This has to stop, and it is due to some truly amazing people that frequently risk their safety in order to provide an escape route which eventually leads to homes where they can live their best lives.
Project Galgo is doing some remarkable work to assist and back up the immense efforts of people that head up the Spanish centres that frequently put themselves in danger when rescuing these wonderful dogs. This is against a backdrop of government denial and a desire to turn their backs on the reality of how these dogs spend their lives.
In my work I help to educate people into making better decisions for their horses and dogs but this is all very cosy when I look at the risks that people take day in and day out to get both galgo’s and podenco’s off the streets and into homes where they are truly loved and safe.
Long live Project Galgo. May the general public, through the work of people that care as deeply as the team that run Project Galgo, support and assist the principals that were put into motion when they took the decision to work so hard in order to find homes for dogs that have been through the kind of brutality that no animal should ever have to tolerate.”