Our friend Jan and her family have written to us from North Carolina to tell us the sad news that Carol, one of the first dogs we gave for adoption, has died. Carol was one of the galgos that was exploited in the greyhound track in the Plaza España of Barcelona. When the track was closed and the 250 dogs inside were condemned to die, we stepped in to fight for them and to found SOS Galgos. We are very sad to hear of her passing, but at the same time we to know that she had such a good and happy life as another member of the Seawell family, as are all the other 1000 or more greyhounds hat over the years have been lucky enough to have found families generous enough to have given them the chance to forget the abuse that so many dogs suffer in Spain.
Dear Anna and Albert,
I regret to inform you that we very sadly had to euthanize Carol today. She was 15 years old and was a beloved member of our family. She had a liver mass and had become very, very sick, so although it broke our hearts to let her go, we did not want her to continue to suffer. I have attached a picture of Carol with her companion greyhound, Skeet Shoot (Skeet passed away three years ago at the age of 12 due to a splenic tumor). In recent years, she had two french bulldogs to keep her young!
We are so grateful to both of you for allowing us to have her in our lives. Thank you for all that you do to facilitate loving homes for these wonderful dogs.
Jan, John and Nash
Dear Jan, John and Nash,
We are so sorry for your loss. I remember Carol vividly, the sweetness in her eyes and the sleekness of her body. She was so special. You were together for a long time and she was one of the first galgos that we rehomed. I can’t believe she went all that way to Kansas to you and then to North Carolina! To think that she was born in Ireland, raced at the horrible greyhound track here in Barcelona and still survived the life she endured at that terrible place. She was so lucky to get an extra 11 years of life thanks to you.
With our deepest sympathy,
Anna and Albert