Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Urgent Situation at Scooby Medina del Campo - Galgo Sanctuary

Scooby Medina del Campo

Animal Sanctuary HQ for Galgos and many other Animals
Critical Situation - We need Help!
The issues with the global economy have impacted all of us.  There is so much need, and sometimes it seems that there may not be enough to go around.  So many people, animals and causes are so needy. It becomes overwhelming...

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't!" Eleanor Roosevelt  

Why would you choose one thing over another?  
To me, it's what's in your heart.  Somehow, you know what things you need to do in this life. If something is important, you will find a few dollars, hours or some other way to help with the things that matter. When all is said and done, we all have to decide what we'll leave as our legacy.

Our adopted Galga. Thank you Scooby!
What matters?
Here's something that matters to me and to many others whom I've connected with:  Scooby Medina del Campo, the Galgo rescue centre in Spain, where I recently visited, volunteered and also adopted my beautiful Galga, Bless.  As a non-profit organization, Scooby has experienced the impacts of the slowing economy.  In fact, their situation has become urgent.  If they cannot garner enough support for their needs, the facility will close by the end of 2011. Read more here.

"Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Meade

Scooby closing shop simply cannot happen!  There are many who care deeply and are taking action to help in every way that we can.  Here's what we're doing:
  • Many of us are making a commitment to give a monthly donation to help with the operating costs of running the Scooby facility.  This can be done via PayPal.  If you need more information for your Country, please let me know. (Leave a comment on this blog.)
  • Auctions are in progress:
    • The extremely awesome UK "Greyhound Compassion" organization and friends are currently holding an auction for donated items on Facebook. It looks as though they will raise well over £2000, and the auction is still going gangbusters.  Many thanks to organizer Heather Payne, for her dedication and diligence in helping Scooby.
    • Scooby North America, is planning to hold an auction in the early Fall, so stay tuned for more information on how to bid on the wonderful donated items to help Scooby.
We Need Dog Food Donations from a supplier in Spain
There is one HUGE thing that would help Scooby, and I continue my quest to find a supplier. Scooby desperately needs a regular supplier of donated dog food. I have written to several companies who donate food to shelters in the USA, but no luck for Spain as yet.  If you have any ideas, please leave a comment to let me know.

Thank you for considering this worthy cause. Will keep you updated regarding status of Scooby.

Hasta Luego!

Thank you for reading my blog!
Bless sends her blessings.


  1. Hi Margie,

    Thank you for your wonderful blog about Scooby and the Galgos. How was the visit to Scooby? I am thinking of someday going to help out, but fear that I will become overwhelmed if I see Galgos who have been tortured by the hunters.

  2. Shared, and encouraged others to do the same Diane. Hoping the needed funds to keep this shelter open are raised in the coming few months.