Hundreds of greyhound adoption groups have been formed across the county in order to find homes for dogs that have been discarded by the racing industry. As part of our continuing series, we would like to spotlight the wonderful work of Scooby.
Scooby has been protecting animals in the Medina del Campo area and is the largest animal shelter in Spain. Thankfully, there is no commercial dog racing in the country, but “galgos” (Spanish greyhounds) are used for hunting and then discarded en masse each year. Without founder Fermín Pérez and the Scooby volunteers, they would have no hope.
After twenty years of hard work and successful advocacy, Scooby Medina is facing perhaps its
greatest challenge ever. Recently, GREY2K USA received the following urgent message:
The situation at Scooby is absolutely desperate. Our shelter is completely full with 500 dogs
and our adoptions have decreased significantly due to the economic crisis. We urgently need to
find homes for our animals.
In the past we have been able to rescue dogs from the surrounding region and even as far down
as the south of Spain, but we are not able to do this anymore. The government has decided not to
renew its monthly support of our efforts as of Aug 31. This means that galgos will no longer have
the safety of Scooby. At the moment, we have enough money to run the shelter for five more months.
This has now become a situation of life and death for all the animals, including Scooby as we
For those of you who can make an adoption - please let us know. We are ready to make
transports as soon as the dogs are chosen and prepared. For those of you who can't foster or
adopt, please consider a donation.
The Scooby Team
Together, we can help Scooby Medina continue offering a safe haven for animals in Spain.
Otherwise, this wonderful facility may be forced to close.
To see the dogs who are in need of adoption, click here. If you reside in the United States and
would like to like to make a tax deductible contribution, click here then choose the "Donate
Today" button. Otherwise, click here.
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Resident Greyhound, GREY2K USA
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GREY2K USA is a national non-profit 501(c)4 organization dedicated to protecting greyhounds and ending the killing and cruelty of dog racing. Personal and corporate contributions are acceptable, and there are no limits on how much one individual can contribute. Because GREY2K USA actively lobbies for greyhound protection, contributions are not tax deductible.
For more information, please contact 617-666-3526 or visit www.GREY2KUSA.org.