Ibizan Hound Rescue is a registered animal charity. Located in southern Spain in the heart of hunting country, we are witness to the aftermath of indiscriminate breeding.
Traditionally, Podencos are used for a short recreational rabbit hunting season and not considered pet worthy. When a Podenco is deemed useless after the hunt season, they are simply abandoned, left to fend for themselves or dumped at a kill station with numbered days until their extermination.
Almost daily, we see Podencos skittering throughout traffic, lurking in rubbish bins and even sadder, dead on the side of the road. Our mission is to rescue these incredible hounds and give them the chance they deserve.
We are one of the few shelters in Spain focusing on the care and rescue of Podencos as they are even more disposable in Spain than the Galgos.