• To improve animal welfare and bring about an end to animal cruelty, neglect, overbreeding and abandonment through rescue, rehabilitation, veterinary treatment.
  • To change attitudes towards animal welfare positively through education and publicity.
  • To arrive at a situation in which animals are seen as sentient beings and companions.



“Transforming animals’ lives and changing attitudes”.

  • Continue to rescue neglected animals but eventually close the doors because need for rescue is eradicated
  • Engagement with local council and government
  • Bring about consistent law enforcement
  • Improve shelter facilities to become an efficient (including energy efficient) and model shelter in Spain
  • Have a long-term funding plan and steady income
  • Continuously improve the staff animal care skills
  • Have an education and outreach programme
  • Institute animal therapy / assistance within the community
  • Combine with coalition of animal protection organisations in Spain



  • Zero tolerance of animal abuse in society. Confront and challenge issues which put animals at risk
  • Be the voice for the animals in Spain
  • High ethics and integrity
  • High standards of shelter management and animal care within the shelter





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About Us

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...


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