Shy podenco / Protectora de Animales y Plantas de Málaga 9

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Helsinki, Finland

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( Featured in Art 4 Charity & Sighthound Central )

Shy podenco (spanish sighthound type of hunting dog) in the rescue shelter of Málaga, Spain. Looking for a home.

There you can see some other dogs and cats at the same shelter.

Here’s some information about podencos and their grim life in Spain: http://www.galgorescue.org/podencos/podencos

“Much like the galgos and other breeds used by Spanish hunters (galgueros), the Podenco faces a very grim life. Galgueros view their hunting dogs as a ‘tool’ and strictly as property they own. A Podenco’s life is typically spent on a short chain with no shelter from the scorching or freezing temperatures or in dark sheds sometimes packed so tightly with other dogs that they cannot even lie down. Since there is a belief among galgueros that dogs hunt better when they are hungry, the Podenco is usually starved or fed and watered just enough to keep them alive. After hunting season ends or when a Podenco is no longer useful, they face much the same fate as the galgo.”

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