Russel has a sad life story, many of these Podenco's would like to write their story, if they could. But they are unseen, many die as if they never existed... We were able to find out Russels story through his chip.
He was thrown in the garden of one of our volunteers, but when they took him to the vet, they found out he had a chip. The normal procedure was started. but his owner was in jail, so his daughter told us. She told us that Russel and his sister were raised and loved by her parents, ever since they were puppies of 1 month old, but when her mother had to go to jail, she gave the 2 Podenco's as a gift to a hunter. She couldn't take care of the, . We asked if she knew how hunters treat these animals, but she didn't seen to care.
The hunter threw Russel in the garden of our volunteer and kept his sister for breeding. We asked the police to help and get the sister back and save her from a horrible existence, but up until now without result....
Russel is now safe with is, but his sister is in a hell... Russel is so gentle, social, sweet and submissive. A dog that was very lucky, he doesn't have any ambition to hunt, he was never taught and he doesn't want to. That wasd the reason the hunter dumped him, and that was his luck.