Galgos del Sol Animal Rescue comes to the rescue of galagos – Spanish h.u.n.t.i.n.g greyhounds – dogs who are a.b.a.n.d.o.n.e.d or k.i.l.l.e.d by the thousands each year at the end of h.u.n.t.i.n.g season in Spain.
The dogs are not seen as potential pets so they end up either in k.i.l.l shelters or more often dumped by the road to d.i.e.
That’s how Matilda was found. She was heartbroken and in p.a.i.n, all alone on the streets and wouldn’t stop crying. Her skinny frame showed all her bones as she is half the weight she should be.
Thinking she could rescue Matilda without a trap, things didn’t go quite as smoothly as she expected. A few of the young men helped her get the dog into the crate.
“This was also hard as she was biting and of course the one time I need the muzzle I didn’t have it,” Tina said of Matilda’s rescue. “The screaming and crying was so stressful and everyone was upset but what a brave bunch of young ones who helped me and will hopefully go on to be ambassadors for the galgos.”
Once Matilda was safely with her, Tina took her to hospital. She continued to scream and cry and Tina didn’t know if Matilda was doing it out of p.a.i.n or fear.