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jenny

just signed there ant enough homes for the sight hounds already out there

katharina

our 3 greygirls are still with us,came from the closing racetrack in Barcelona, just before it was finely closed, they were lucky as the junkies,hunters and those mobile people lined up to get their greyhounds. It is always very tragic to rescue so many greys at once and finding serious homes and rescue organizations.

I hope we can succeed and save the greys from this hell. Remember it is the EU tax money that is being mis used to IGB and the breeders and the EU does not care how it is being spend. Please signed the petition for those poor souls.

Tunde

The EU was not able to stop animal cruelty, in the contrary the bullfighting lobby as well as the greyhound racing industry gets EU money.
Therefore I am afraid the EU is a failure.
It is too corrupt and will fall apart soon enough.

Marion

Signed it.

How much more suffering is going to happen before these poor dogs have a better life? Suppose all we can do is to keep fighting, and eventually make a difference.

Beryl Brennan


We all ask this question, how much longer - and yes, all we can do is keep fighting and believing that change will come about one day. Thanks for caring.

Kathryn

So upset about this. I have signed the petition. So sick of these beautiful dogs being abused for profit. They will stop at nothing. When I adopted my galgos from Greyhounds in Need, there was a greyhound in quarantine saved by GIN from the Barcelona track. She was a beautiful black dog called Jenny (Libra). She was adopted and it was a happy ending for her. It breaks my heart to think about all the dogs who don't have a happy ending. When will things change for the better for the greyhounds?

Jay - East Riding Greyhounds

Signed and shared. I agree with Jen - there aren't enough homes for the dogs in Spain as it is without the racing industry adding to the ever increasing problems!

katharina

unwanted discredited greys ending up in spanish dog pounds are often overseen when it comes to rescue those whose deadline is due. There is simply not enough interest to save the greys as some people think greys are compatible with other animals. Not all galgos or other sighthounds will be suitable with small animals as well, but the grey has this stigma.
While I sending everyone I know the petition, some rescue organizations for greys don't even mention it on their homepage, ok they get their greys from IGB of course free delivered, so that could be the reason not to intervene with IGB, makes me angry and very sad.

katharina

ups error:should read "some people think greys are NOT compatible with other animals."
sorry.

Beryl Brennan


My conversion to greyhounds and subsequently galgos began in 1994 when a stray greyhound bitch turned up at our Suffolk home. She had no hair on her boney points, hard skin from sleeping on concrete I suspect. She had a tattoo in her ear so with the help of the Greyhound Register (in Newmarket in those days) I established she was born in 1987 so was still young enough to be spayed. In those days no one adopted a greyhound. Molly was the most loving dog, lived with my cats and 2 other dogs no problem and became a much loved PAT dog - Pets As Therapy. Molly lived with for another 7 years until she began to suffer attacks when she couldnt get oxygen into her lungs. We would rush her to our vet clinic to be put on oxygen but each attack took a toll on
her general health and eventually she was pts at home in our arms. I reckon she had been used for coursing - illegal but it happened in our area especially on the stubble fields. For me, there isnt any difference whether they are British, Irish or Spanish - their temperaments are the same (although theres always an exception to the rule). I am devastated at the move by the Irish Greyhound Board.

katharina

Beryl our first greyhounds came from the racetrack in Barcelona, these greyhounds were in such poor conditions and the one was badly abused and brutaly beaten, she arrived hear more dead as a alive, she never trusted humans, besides us. She liked to play with other dogs, but she showed no interest in racing so this was her price she had payed in spain, she was denied food there and was as skinny, only bones. Almost all our greys come from spain, and they are so grateful to find a pillow to relax on, but it takes some weeks or month to restore them back to health, but it takes longer to restore their brocken soul, so they sleep with us to feel secure and when they dream badly we comfort them.
When Greys are send to Spain, they are exposed to mediteran health problems, such as LM, etc. whereas the Galgos and other sighthounds are exposed to these whilst being from their mother.

Kathryn

My greyhound Smuge is now nearly 11 and we adopted him when he was 9. He had been in rescue since he was 5 and no one had wanted him. We were told that he would probably be really keen, as he had been a first class racer. Now Smudge has turned out to be the least keen dog ever. He loves people, great with children, great with dogs - male and female, even tiny dogs, no interest in cats. I am not saying this is the same for all greys but he is the most wonderful, gentle, amiable soul. I can't imagine a better companion for a family. He is a black dog too, black dogs get overlooked. I don't know why this is because he has a lovely shiny coat and is ever so handsome (in my opinion!) These beautiful dogs should not be sent to Spain or anywhere where else where their lives will be miserable, painful and short.

jenny

oh yes that ia true black dogs getting over looked when we was walking greys at the kennels befor the ones they are in now and all visitors came up to walk the dogs and choose who they wanted it was alwyas the black ones getting passed by i opened my moth one day and said to someone why sont you pick a black grey they are just as worthy as the other colours and i said my black girl is the most loving needy girl i have she is like a humane baby it happened the black ones started to get a home cause each person that came i told them the smae thing the black ones started going down and all them people what addopted the black ones didnt regret it

Kathryn

Good for you for speaking out Jenny! The black dogs always get overlooked, it is a big problem. They have that problem at TIA Greyhound Rescue and are stuffed full with black dogs. To be honest if I was getting another ex racing greyhound, I would specifically go for a black one because otherwise they just get left behind. I really don't know why this is, they are absolutely just as worthy as other colours and their coat shines like silk in the sunshine!

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