Scooby, shelter and sanctuary, has been providing a home to mistreated and abandoned animals for more than 30 years. It was created thanks to the initiative of a group of women who wanted to do something about the amount of abandoned dogs in the area of Medina del Campo (Valladolid). In the nineties, Scooby brings to light the atrocities inflicted on Spanish galgos and its work is internationalized by Scooby´s current chairman, Fermín Pérez.
At present, international funding and adoptions from countries such as Holland, France, Italy and Germany are crucial for our NGO. In 2015, for the first time since Scooby´s inception, the number of adoptions of dogs and cats surpassed that of collections with a total of 1138 adoptions.
Despite of this, the abandonment numbers do not decrease and are giving us in 2017 alarming figures. Every day an average of 4 to 5 abandoned animals arrive at our shelters. The end of the hunting season in February along with the birth of unwanted litters, especially in spring, mark two critical points of abandonment.
Nowadays we are the largest shelter in Spain and its premises home more than 600 dogs and cats, plus 200 farm animals in our Sanctuary. Horses, donkeys, goats, sheeps, pigs, geese, ducks, etc... All of them with a past of abuse live today free in our meadows.
Scooby is mainly financed through donations, membership fees and merchandising sales. In addition, it carries out the pickup service of abandoned animals in Palencia, Zamora, in the province of Salamanca and Medina del Campo.