Virginia “Ginny,” the Spanish greyhound who escaped from her foster home at 819 W. Banta Road on April 2, is still on the loose, although she was almost caught Sunday. She has done a marvelous job in eluding the approximately 40 volunteers from four rescue groups trying to catch her.
Also known as a galco, Ginny was brought to the United States about six weeks ago from Spain by the rescue group Scooby Medina. She flew the coop after being under foster care for only four days. Since then she has been doing a lot of “sightseeing,” having been spotted west of Railroad Road, as far east as I-65, south of County Line Road and north of Thompson Road.
She has red and black stripes and weighs 42 pounds. It’s believed that she is hunting for food to survive.
To assist in her capture, her former caretaker from Spain and her 7-month-old baby have been flown in.
People who see Ginny are asked not to approach her as that will only frighten her off. Rather, call 696-5611 or 281-1525.
Galgos are used as hunting dogs in Spain, but due to the lack of humane laws there, they are treated horrendously.
A fundraiser to help bring abused Spanish galgos to the United States gets underway at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ace Hardware, corner of U.S. 31 and Worthsville Road in Greenwood. The daylong event will feature food, music and a bake sale.