Saving Gala, a brutalized spanish galgo with two open fractures
The beautiful dog you see laying on the floor with two broken legs is Gala, and she is a Spanish Galgo.. Today I’m going to start her story with a hunting video shot in Spain, in Medina del Campo, a town in the middle of the central plains of the country. In it I’m going to take you to the kind of event none of you will ever visit in real life. A few minutes witnessing the deplorable spectacle of hunting with Greyhounds (Galgos in Spanish). I encourage you to watch it… it will take you to another world…
Other than the cruelty and brutality of such an event, the noises, the brutal screams of the people witnessing the hunt, I want you pay attention to the dogs themselves. One of the purest of breeds, and the fastest. An unbelievable animal bred for centuries to achieve sharp reflexes and amazing speeds. An animal of pure beauty used for the evil amusement of some. Not the fault of the dog…
Galgos are also some of the most abused animals in the world, used as a tool by hunters and betting professionals they are often discarded at the end of their useful life, killed in the most heinous of ways, or like in Gala’s case, discarded like garbage.
Here is a promise… we will do everything within our power to MAKE GALA RUN AGAIN… just that this time she won’t be hunting rabbits, instead shell run after inflatable balls at the beach. How is that for a promise?
Right now she is being stabilized and the operation should take place at most in a couple of days.
Please, if you can, help us save this INCREDIBLE animal and contribute to Gala’s operation today.
After her recovery, Gala is going to need a very special home. Should you wish for Gala to join your family, please send me an email on email@example.com
Many many thanks!!!
Update January 21
Gala’s operation has been a success… Our surgeon has done an excellent job.. here are some Xrays taken after the procedure..
and finally, a quick video, barely a few seconds of Gala taking her first steps after her operation… You must see this.. what an amazing will to survive!!!
UPDATE February 6
Gala is well on her way to recovery.. her injuries are healing well, and best of all, she walks!!!.. we promised you she would walk, and soon run.. and here she is!!!!
We have only been able to save Gala’s life thanks to the contributions of our friends. It just couldn’t happen without the combined efforts of a whole lot of people. Please give us a hand if you feel like Gala and animals like her matter and would like to support our work… Many thanks!!!