Send Scooby a surprise-package

Every animal lover can feel chills running across his or her spine when hearing about the horrible stories Scooby employees encounter on a daily basis. Every year, at the end of the Spanish hunting season, thousands of galgos, podenco's and other breeds are dumped at the infamous killing-stations located all over Spain. And every year Scooby tries to save as many of these dogs as they possibly can.

Apart from taking dogs out of these killing-stations, Scooby also strains itself year-round to take in and ,where possible, re-home any kind of stray or neglected animal it encounters. Besides dogs this includes cats, horses, donkey, chickens, pigs, sheep, goats and any kind of animal that needs their help. Often these animals have been neglected or abused and require medical attention upon arriving at Scooby. The Scooby vets are present 7 days a week to treat the animals against numerous diseases and problems.

Every donation Scooby receives is used to help and take care of the animals. Every day the Scooby employees work hard to get the animals ready for adoption and a life of love and joy with their new owners.

Donations keep Scooby running and are very important for the continuation of the work that is being done. Apart from money there is great need for medical supplies, medicines, veterinary tools and many more things. If you have any spare, old or not used things laying around, please consider donating these to help Scooby help the animals in Spain.

Things Scooby could use include:
Medicines (Perhaps you have some leftovers from your own pet that you don't use anymore?);
(Dietary) Food for dogs or cats (wet or dry);
Bones or dog- / cat-treats;
Milk(powder) and/or baby bottles;
Cleaning utilities;
Blankets, baskets, coats;
Heating lights;
Dog- or cat-toys;
Flea and tick repellents;

Donations can be send to:
Carretera de Olmedo KM 2
47400 Medina del Campo

Or contact scoobydonations@gmail.com to find a collection-point in your country.

(written by Karin van Emmerik)



In Scooby, we use to tell and beg owners of pets over and over again to get them neutered to prevent undesired litters. Many people find this outrageous: “How can you do this to a dog!?” Etc. etc.. A responsible owner certainly will not allow his male to run around if there is a female in heat in the neighbourhood and to make her pregnant - however, given the fact that dogs are able to smell a bitch in heat over a distance of several kilometres, the matter might complicate a little bit – and in case he is the responsible owner of a female he will prevent her from meeting non-neutered males.
But we don’t live in a perfect world, and not all owners of dogs are responsible enough. And that’s there the problems really start with unwanted offspring. Responsible owners then look for a home for them (hopefully waiting for at least two month to avoid future behavioural and possible health issues) and if they cannot find any and are not able to keep the puppies, they approach animal shelters, associations etc.. The less responsible ones bring them instantly to us (or to another association) and the ones who do not dare to face us let them in a box at our gate (preferably at night, so that nobody is going to notice them). At the worst they dump them like garbage or abandon them in the field with or without their mother or they kill them by violence. Unfortunately, we have experienced all these possibilities again and again over the years. This is indeed outrageous!
This problem especially applies to – whom else? – the mongrels. The management of puppies without a mother turns out to be very complicated in a shelter, and all the more if the puppies do not yet eat pet food. They fall ill very quickly, especially if they didn’t spend enough time with their mother. But the problems do not stop there. Many people are necessary to socialise them appropriately and usually there is a lack of personal in the shelters for doing this job. The puppies are cute and attract attention, but an unperfected socialisation can cause a lot of problems which are neither always easy nor can they always be solved, not to talk of all the potential abandonments which might be provoked.
For all these reasons we do not understand why some owners refuse to get their pets neutered. To see a litter of pups without her mother is very sad and as much as we get thrilled with them, real problems do exist and we are confronted with them every day.
And we haven’t mentioned yet the problems which can arise when the bitch is pregnant or gives birth to her pups. Complications, emergencies, suffering, and also death occur frequently.
To conclude I would like to tell you an anecdote of a case that filled us with astonishment:
An owner contacted us asking if we could help her to spread her case and collect money. It was about a complicated birth, an emergency Caesarean, a bitch without milk for her pups, and 9 puppies to be bottle-fed. This person had to pay 700 € in only two days and apart from that to hand-feed 9 puppies is really much work… Of course, for one thing she was mistaken regarding the place to ask for help (because we have already our hands full to find donations for our own animals, including all the puppies), and for another, with a neutered bitch nothing like that could have happened in the first place.



Bubby is a podenca, who was abandoned one year ago, being an old dog. She was afraid, we couldn't touch her, we couldn't approach
her. We just could put water and food around the places where she was, and it was like that for more than a year.
Three weeks ago we got a warning: someone had found Bubby almost dead.
Bubby was pregnant. A couple of days later on "Kiss Day",her puppies
were born. Only two of them survived, Bubby had a terrible infection and it caused the death of the third one.

After delivery, we just wanted to save Bubby, to heal her wounds,
and to learn her to trust us.

Now Bubby and her babbies are perfect, and they are ready to be
adopted. Muxu (girl) and Bakio (boy) are 3 weeks old.
Bubby is 10- 12 years old, she is a lovely dog, she just wants hugs
and dreams. We are looking a home where she can spends the rest of
her live, and know what love is.

We need help 5

We have an enormous number of galgos with problems and with serious problems, broken paws, dogs with Leishmania, Filaria, etc. etc.. even though our friends at the Clinica Mediterraneo are helping us exceptionally well, even then we need a helping hand, we need help economically, we need foster homes in Madrid for dogs with broken legs, because if we don’t there will be the moment soon we can no longer continue helping.

Today we present you with 2 new cases, those of Lola and Negrita.

Lola is a black beauty who spent 2 whole months at Clínica Mediterráneo! There, they fought a really bad infection that could have cost her life with tooth and nail. We can't thank the wonderful people who make these miracles happen enough, so, again, thank you thank you thank you!
Lola is now in a foster home and will remain there until someone out there (could it be you?) can provide her with a forever home.

Negrita, another black beauty, has leishmaniosis and, like many other dogs, is currently being fostered by Fermín. He urgently needs space for other dogs in need of special attention and care, and we desperately need someone to give Negrita a loving home. Negrita's skin was in a bad state when she first arrived but her skin is now in a healthy condition. Negrita is around 6 years old, calm, loving and social... all the qualities you would desire in a four legged friend!

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