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Beryl Brennan
Interests: Horse riding and events, dogs especially galgos and podencos, reading, cooking, gardening, walking
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What I'd like to do to all Spanish hunters...even those who look after their dogs, because they close their eyes to the horrendous maltreatment and abuse and do nothing to prevent it. Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at Podenco Post
As the nights pull in we are all in need of a bit of entertainment so we invite you to enjoy Halloween with The Memory Lane Tribute Show ( with new songs/tributes) at Café Des Belle Fleurs, Fenioux, ( 79160) Tues 31st Oct. meals from 7pm. Show starts at 8pm Tickets € 10 per person including 3 course meal ! You can dress for Halloween if you wish and there's a prize for the best dressed ! To reserve tickets call Joy on 05 49 28 12 39 Jim and Alan Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Deux-Sèvres Life
Below are a selection of videos illustrating the lives of Spanish hunting dogs and their care. Whilst in a couple of the videos the dogs appear happy with wagging tails, the conditions they suffer, both packed in trailers and in a rehala where the dogs can be hired for hunting,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Podenco Post
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Update - Saturday 14th October 2017. A sponsored walk to raise funds for SOS Animals shelter was organised today and the 3 boys Libby's family took part...a great opportunity for them to socialise and be seen! 1,900 euros was raised for the shelter, a very welcome boost to their much... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Podenco Post
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As I wrote earlier in the week, for several years I've been plugging away publicising about the podencos in the Canary Islands who suffer terrible abuse and whose only hope for forever lives is to be rehomed on mainland Europe. Another association now helping the Gran Canaria podencos is Hope... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Podenco Post
However much we all hate unelected men and woman in the European Parliament whose decisions affect our lives so much, maybe...just maybe...Brexit might not happen. Dare we cross our fingers? Read the Independant article here. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
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Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends is also helping the Gran Canaria podencos. Bev says, 'This is Sansha one of the GC podencos rescued from the terrible building where they were left chained up 24/7 and they waited so long to be saved. Although very underweight and lacking muscle tone when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Podenco Post
Already since the start of the 2017-2018 hunting season in France, there have been 19 incidents and 4 people killed. The hunters don't care what they shoot, if it moves it's fair game, especially on a Sunday after they have partaken of copious amounts of red wine at lunch! Please sign this petition and share. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
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I've been publicising about the plight of the podencos in the Canary Islands for several years now. At that time SARA Protectora on Lanzarote worked hard to home some, both in Germany and the UK. The first story I published was about Rick and Lesley Beauchamp who help home rescued... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Podenco Post
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9/10/2017 'During this weekend, as many of you know we traveled to Valencia, where the companions of the South Valencia hospital were waiting for us to carry out the last and final operation of reconstruction of their jaw and the introduction of a titanium prosthesis. With this, we have managed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Podenco Post
From Chris Powis <christine.powis@gmail.com> Dear All, Tthe restaurant at the school Lycée des Grippeaux in Parthenay needs volunteers to partake of its food. They are in particular need of customers on Wednesday lunchtimes so they have asked me to let you know that "for our English friends" they are offering the superb three course lunch for a mere 8€ each on Wednesdays - you have to pay for your drinks on top, but as their wine is sold at cost price it makes for an extremely reasonable lunch out: and as Wednesday is market day you can do your shopping... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
Young Portuguese Podengo saved from the streets and injury - his Mom wasn't so lucky. Ready to train and with loads of love to give to someone who will give him the same in return. Contact Dogs of Portugal direct. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Podenco Post
We all know French hunters are usually blind drunk - or should that be blind or drunk! - https://www.thelocal.fr/20171004/hunter-shoots-dead-pensioner-he-mistook-for-a-boar Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
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URGENT URGENT URGENT. Debora found these two tiny podenco puppies in Canals, Valencia, they are about 15 days old, eyes aren't yet open! She can't keep them, is there anyone who can take these tinies. Contact Debora on 0034 (0)670563904. They need nursing etc. if she takes them to kennels,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Podenco Post
Today is World Animal Day. Spare a thought for the millions of animals who suffer at the hands of inhuman beings and do something to help one, no matter how small. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Podenco Post
Movie : Barry Seal (American Made) Director : Gary Spinelli Stars : Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright Nationality : American Language : English Link : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3532216/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Dates : - Thursday 5th : 8.30 PM - Monday 9th : 6.00 PM - Tuesday 10th : 8.30 PM Movie : Wind River Director : Taylor Sheridan Stars : Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones Nationality : English, Canadian, American Language : English Link : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5362988/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Dates : - Wednesday 4th : 6.00 PM - Saturday 7th : 10.45 PM - Sunday 8th : 8.30 PM Reduced rate ticket prices during the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
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These beautiful podencos are with Pepis Dog Refuge, Pedrera, Seville. They have been waiting too long for their forever homes, some of them for years! They have their passports but all need spaying/neutering and blood tests. Please contact Jane Brian if you would like to adopt one. Spaying costs 110... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Podenco Post
Movie : Les proies (the Beguiled) Director : Sofia Coppola Stars : Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kristen Dunst Nationality : American Language : English Link : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5592248/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Dates : - Monday 2nd : 6.00 PM - Tuesday 3rd : 8.30 PM Movie : La Bohême (Opera direct live from London) Director : Antonio Pappano Link : http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/la-boheme-by-richard-jones Dates : - Tuesday 3rd : 8.15 PM (direct live from London) La Boheme is one of several operas, the performance in London of which will be screened live at La Fauteuil Rouge - Bressuire cinema. If you haven't been to one of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
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This is an urgent appeal for help for these abandoned podenco puppies in Motril. Caroline Bejar sends the information below. Please contact her if you can help, and share widely. The information I have yesterday there were 5 puppies. today I contacted the person who sent me the photos she... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at Podenco Post
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Do you remember the story of Podenco Spirit, the poor hound picked up off the street with the lower half of his jaw shot off?! After all the care of the team of volunteers with Refugio La Candela and an amazing veterinary team, today Spirit is in the Valencia Veterinary... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at Podenco Post
From the RIFT (Remain In France Together) page on facebook. Further post from the British Embassy in Paris. **** Dear all Many thanks for all of the comments, which show just how important this issue is and why we will do our best to keep you informed. We wanted to come back to you to give a quick update on the latest round of negotiations which finished yesterday and answer some of your most common questions. On the former we have made further progress. For those who want to read the detail you can see a table outlining all of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
Read the full article here. Especially interesting that at last our suffering since Brexit is being recognised, as well as EU citizens in the UK. Hopefully the recent protests in London and Manchester have finally got through that we of all ages living in EU countries are suffering since Brexit. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life