Lucho the Spanish Galgo

Lucho is having difficulty walking with us and the other dogs…..this is my solution!

 

 

Here is Lucho’s story:

He is a galgo from Spain who had been stray for a long while.  His right rear leg was injured badly and, after he was finally captured, it was determined that it had to be amputated.  He wasn’t doing well at the rescue facility but his luck changed when Forever Home Greyhounds, from New York, decided to bring him back to the U.S.  I had agreed to adopt him, sight unseen, as I already had one galgo that I brought back from Scooby Medina the year before.

Lucho had a bout with leptospirosis and was recovering well, then took a downturn.  He was diagnosed with leishmaniasis, a protozoal infection transmitted primarily by sand flies.  We don’t see it often here but it is very common in Spain.  The disease can’t be cured but it can be managed.  He is being treated by Dr. Couto at Ohio State Vet School.  Leishmaniasis is a wasting disease so the muscle in Lucho’s remaining rear leg isn’t very strong.  To make matters worse, his back is arched and his pelvis twisted from whatever happened to him in Spain.   He goes up and down several steps to go out into the fenced backyard and he can get on the sofa but he is unable to go for a walk with the other three dogs.  Since he’s VERY vocal if we leave him home alone and walk the others, I decided that I must find a way to take him along…..and here he is in all his glory!

Chris Mosey
Lucho’s mom

 

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Rose Caz on

    What a greyt mom to come up with that !!! She is the kind of mom that would never let one behind…and mom is looking pretty good pushing that stoller with baby Lucho on Board..thanks Chris for being the person you are !!! xxoo

  2. How ingenius–he is one lucky Grey.

  3. Cheri Burnett on

    I have always wanted to adopt a greyhound and have been researching and reading endlessly about the Spanish Galgo. Currently have an Italian Greyhound who is spoiled and a 12.5 year old black lab mix with multiple myeloma. Would love to know, for the future, how to adopt the Galgo. I am assuming there are no organizations in the US that are currently taking these dogs in for adoption. Do you have to travel to other countries to acquire one? Anyone out there know much about the Azawakh or any US rescue groups for this breed?

  4. Cheri Burnett on

    I know how hard it is to lose a loved dog or other pet. I am currently going through the same thing with my lab. She is doing ok but I know with this cancer her time will be limited. Just loving her even more.

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