Public awareness and education are incredibly important, both in the US and in Spain. The Galgo Rescue International Network has focused a great deal of effort and resources to raise awareness of the need for change in the way animals are treated in Spain.
Through printed materials, television news stories, presentations at events in the US, and this website, G.R.I.N. hopes to educate the American public about the horror that is the life of the Spanish Galgo, and educate the Spanish people about the galgos.
Abby Christman, G.R.I.N. founder, has been given the opportunity to speak at three Greyhound Gathering events in the United States. She travelled to Kanab, Utah in April 2006 to speak to the attendees of the Annual Greyhound Gang Greyhound Gathering. She gave a similar talk at the West Coast Greyhound Gathering in Solvang, California in March 2007, and again at the gathering in Kanab in May 2007. In 2008 she travelled to Boston to speak at the International Greyhound Update hosted by Greyhound Friends where she spoke in front of a huge crowd of greyhound and animal welfare advocates. In 2009, Board member Christie Jacobs spoke at the same event.
G.R.I.N. has supplied all of the shelters we work with in Spain with literature detailing the wonder of galgos as pets. These cards are used by the shelter volunteers to distribute during public events and have been met with great success. We have also supplied a handful of shelters with posters, signs, car magnets, hats and t-shirts to spread the word about the need for animal welfare reform.
G.R.I.N. has a number of informational pamphlets about the Spanish Galgo, the shelters, and ways to help. Please contact us if additional materials are required. We are happy to send literature to individuals or groups hosting events.
The “You Can Help” section of this website contains various ways you can help us help the Galgo.