The situation right now due to the corona virus.
A week ago someone asked if the Corona virus was going to affect the travel with galgos and podencos.
My answer was, I hope not, but I fear so.
On Wednesday we postponed a flight for April 1st with 6 spanish dogs from 3 groups.
We have a flight later in April, but I am not hopeful that one can be done at that date.
The question we got was, can you import through Canada.
Maybe, but we are not taking the risk.
The 'American' that would transport the dogs would have to self quarantine after coming back, even if they fly through Canada.
Just now I was informed that 2 countries in Europe closed their borders, a transport from FBM was stopped and sent back.
FBM informed everyone that they are closing their doors except for bad medical cases.
Scooby transports are also postponed.
Its March, the shelters are full and galgos are still being dumped after what was possibly one of the hardest seasons for the galgos in years...
Those shelters are going to need help, financially, because dogs will sit much, much longer.
So if you want to help the galgos and podencos. consider a financial donation to the shelter of your choice in Spain.
If you want to do it through a 501c3 here in the US, We can send donations through to BaasGalgo, FBM and 112CarlotaGalgos, just let us know where you want the money to go.
For PayPal, use and please not the shelter you wish to support.
We will resume our transports as soon as possible.
The galgos and podencos earmarked for SAGE will stay reserved for SAGE.
In the meantime, we still have 5 galgos up for adoption that are already in the US, so please take a look at them.
For SAGE (Save A Galgo Español)
Save A Galgo Español (SAGE) is a small Non Profit based in South Central Pennsylvania and was founded in 2011 to raise awareness and make a difference in the lives of the Galgo Español, a sighthound breed, used for hunting hare in its country of origin, Spain.
Our main goal is to educate people about the situation of the Galgo Español through seminars, Meet and Greet events, and through use of social media.
We support local shelters in Spain through fundraising.
Another important part of our organization is the placement of rescued galgos into safe and loving homes.
In this quality is our main goal.
SAGE is working with 3 rescues in Spain. The BaasGalgo organization, Fundacion Benjamin Mehnert and 112CarlotaGalgos. Over the years, we have built a close relationship with these shelters.
SAGE founder Petra Postma, became aware of the plight of the galgos very early on when she adopted her first galgo in 1999 when she still lived in the Netherlands. Not even 2 months later, she started volunteering with one of the oldest galgo rescue organizations in the Netherlands, Stichting Greyhounds In Nood Nederland.
As she got more involved she found herself becoming a board member and eventually became the groups president.
When moving to the US, there was no doubt about bringing her galgos with her.
Founding SAGE allowed her to continue the work she started in the Netherlands.
Armed with the knowledge that 50 to 100,00 of these dogs face a horrible fate every year, she felt she must continue to do as much as she could.
These days SAGE is a small 501©(3)Non Profit Charity located in South Central Pennsylvania and California with a dedicated board and volunteers trying to get the word out, spread awareness and find forever homes. We always welcome your support
If you too want to become involved, here is how:
Be a flight Patron
The SAGE board:
SUPPORT THE GALGOS
Donations are accepted through PayPal using our email:
SAGE is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3). Your donation may be tax deductible.
SAGE is always recruiting foster homes. If you live within a 6 hour drive of Harrisburg, PA or in North California and interested in fostering a Galgo, please contact us!
Be a Flight Guardian
Are you, or someone you know, flying from Madrid with a direct flight to Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York or Baltimore? You could help bring a Galgo (or two!) back to a forever home! Read more here!
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