Every Spring and Fall, volunteers, called transporters, fly from the USA to Spain, often on a return flight within hours. They are the transporters––folks who accompany rescued galgos, podencos, and other hunting dogs to the States for adoption.
What’s it like to be a transporter and what goes on behind the scenes? In this episode, you’ll meet Ellen Ganopoulos who will take you along for a ride on a virtual transport, New York to Madrid and back again with up to six “new Americans.”
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Trigger Warning: This episode is about a topic that may be a trigger for some and includes discussions about animal abuse. While the host and guests have not detailed abuse, listeners are asked to listen at their discretion.
You may have heard the news … there’s a “shortage” of greyhounds in the States. While that statement isn’t exactly true, there are fewer racing greyhounds available for adoption in the U.S. than there have been in past years. Some greyhound rescue groups have been looking to fill the void by looking across the Atlantic toward Spain. Other rescue groups have been working with Spanish partners for years. Why? Because Spain has an astronomical amount of galgos, also known as “Spanish greyhounds,” that are in desperate need of homes.
Most galgos may look like greyhounds to the untrained eye. But make no mistake, they are quite different from greyhounds.
In this episode, meet Founder Telma Shaw of Galgo Padenco Support based in California. Telma and one of her galgo transporters, Ellen Ganopoulos, sat down with us to answer the question: “What’s the difference between a galgo and a greyhound?” and to talk to us about the plight of galgos in Spain, what’s being done to help them, and The Male Galgo Project.
Trigger Warning: This episode is about a topic that may be a trigger for some and includes discussions about animal abuse. While the host and guest have not detailed abuse, listeners are asked to listen at their discretion.
There’s no easy way to say it: a small population in China eats dogs, including greyhounds. With underground racing popular among some Chinese, the meat trade in the country is bursting with greyhounds. It’s a horrific situation. But there are brave, compassionate people in China, the UK, and the USA working together to save greyhounds and other dogs trapped in horrific circumstances.
In this episode, we sit down with the founder of Elite Greyhounds South Florida, Sonia Healy Stratemann, to talk about her recent trip to China where she worked with Kerry Lawrence, founder of Candy Cane Rescue in the United Kingdom, and other rescuers to save as many greyhounds and other dogs as possible.
To donate to Sonia’s fundraiser to save forty dogs from the China meat trade