It beggars belief how anyone can possibly support the Greyhound racing industry..10 racing Greyhounds test possitive for a cocktail of dangerous drugs. Hands up who agree this bunch of ANIMAL ABUSERS should be banned from going near ANY ANIMAL for life?! They are: Richard Whelan,John Grennan, Gary Morley,Barry Murphy,Ian Orr and Jake Parkinson. So much for the self governed industry body GBGBs Greyhound Welfare Commitment' They have taken almost 2 years to act on such an atrocity. A lot to read..this is from the GBGB disciplinary committee inquiry: www.gbgb.org.uk/uploads/Current%20Calendars/Calendar%2022%20March%202019%20Vol11%20No6.pdf... See MoreSee Less
Why is this vile industry allowed to be self governed ???
Disgusting! So cruel....and they call it sport...???
racing is an evil sport funded by greed and thugs
Do the Rspca know about the drugs used on greyhounds ? If so they SHOULD stop it going on !
Everyone knows the GBGB are worse than useless and a bunch of money grabbing ****** so this is no surprise. Too many people still supporting this industry.
How cruel they want locking up as well as a ban on being near any animal , hope dogs are safe
Stop this bloody si called sport
Vile b******s ! 😡🤬 makes me sick to my stomach
Wherever man is involved with any animal for greed humanity and compassion goes out the window, much tighter controls on greyhound racing is needed and these men should never be allowed near any animal again
UPDATE...Freeda and Berty...two of the hundreds of Canidrome Greyhound survivors who came into the care of AfG 16.02.19 Their 1st photos published on here were taken 19.02.19, The photos below were taken on 04.03.19 just 16 days after arriving ,with already a marked improvement. Both settled together happily in their foster home when they arrived, which was incredible, bearing in mind this was the first time they had ever been in a family home. Both were examined by our vet on 21st Feb both with health problems, with Bertys being more serious, with need for blood tests and medication. His damaged tip of tail cannot yet be operated on until it develops adequate muscle so has to be bandaged daily. With the expert care and dedication of their foster carers, both are improving on a daily basis. Both have now been neutered and received dental treatment. Their next vet visit is tomorrow, so further updates on their progress will be featured here again soon. ... See MoreSee Less
Sickening statistics released for the first time this week confirm that greyhounds suffered injuries and were killed by vets at ALL of Ireland’s 16 greyhound tracks last year.
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed had previously revealed that a total of 353 greyhounds were reported injured and 121 were destroyed by track vets in 2018 but these new stats provide a track-by-track breakdown of the figures for the year.
Provided to Clare Daly TD, further to a Dail Question, the Irish Greyhound Board data shows that Limerick stadium (headquarters of the IGB) recorded the highest number of greyhound injuries (58), followed by Shelbourne Park (41), Galway stadium (31), Curraheen Park (28), Tralee (29), Mullingar (27) and Enniscorthy (27) - see full list below.
The worst track for greyhounds “put to sleep by vet at track” was Limerick stadium (15 greyhounds killed), followed by Mullingar (13), Curraheen Park (13), Shelbourne Park (12) and Tralee (10).
Regarding the percentage of injured greyhounds killed, the worst track was Thurles (67% of injured dogs were killed), followed by Waterford (64% killed), Dundalk (55%), Lifford (54%), Newbridge (50%) and Mullingar (48%).
The Irish Greyhound Board stats include a breakdown of the 353 injuries suffered by greyhounds: hock 120, muscle 63, front leg 39, wrist 32, wound/spike 25, shoulder/neck/stifle 24, back leg 15, toe 9, back/tail 6, metacarpal 5, metatarsal 4, no visible injury 9. Dogs also died from “suspected heart attack” - one at Curraheen Park on 29th June and another on 4th May at Clonmel track.
The 2018 figures bring to 1,559 the number of greyhounds injured and 506 the number of greyhounds killed at Irish tracks in the past four years alone.
They are based on "reported" injuries and deaths, suggesting that the actual number could be even higher. They do not include the greyhounds injured at tracks and later killed elsewhere, or the thousands of greyhounds who go missing each year - presumed killed when found to be too slow to win races.
It is time for the government to bring the cruel greyhound industry to an end by stopping the millions of euros in funding that is keeping it afloat. Over a quarter of a billion euros of taxpayers' money has been handed over to greyhound racing since 2001, including €16.8 million for 2019.
Don't attend greyhound races or fundraisers/hen parties/office parties held at greyhound tracks.
Join us in an appeal to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to stop funding the cruel greyhound industry.
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These poor gentle animals are treated so badly. I should be banned along with horse racing like Ruthie Mckay said.
Vile cruel evil murder in the name of sport? By vile evil low life.
Dog Racing should be banned and Horse Racing! 😡
This must be stopped, it is sickening these gentle dogs are suffering for humans to gain money.
These poor, gentle dogs SUFFERING, RACING TO THEIR DEATH! FOR GREEDY MONSTERS!
So very sad poor dogs all greyhound racing should be banned now!
Bloody shocking poor dogs it should be baned
Ennis dog pound killed over 300 healthy greyhounds and nobody did a thing
I thought greyhound racing was banned? We definitely need stronger animal welfare laws.
Much harsher laws need to be introduced in the mistreatment of greyhounds like this.
Another EVIL of MAN
Please kind to these beautiful dogs. They are not machines. Racing should be closely monitored to ensure no animal is mistreated. Where is the Racing Board? What do they do to improve standards?
Never occurred to.me that the dogs could be injured in the races, dreadful statistics
it's legal animal abuse - nothing else
Sending prayers for these babies
Ban all greyhound racing & horse racing this needs to end
Stop this so sad.xxx
This is appualing.
A friend has taken in 3 ex racing dogs and they are so loving and gentle. She even takes one into work to cheer up the elderly residents and they love her.
So so sad when will this stop.SOON PLEASE FOR GOOD
WARNING...Upsetting images and text contained in attached news article. Spanish Greyhounds (Galgos) are used for hunting,most of the ' underperformers ' and ones not needed once the hunting season ends are brutally killed or horrifically injured and dumped. There is evidence proving many Irish Greyhounds have been exported to Spain where ' working ' dogs/other animals are not protected by animal welfare laws. www.thesun.co.uk/news/8548809/spain-greyhounds-abandoned-down-wells-hunting-season-ends/... See MoreSee Less
Forced into the traps even though she is putting up so much resistance, this is how much Greyhounds enjoy racing!!
Greyt Exploitations Legalised animal abuse! Yesterday in an interview with BBC Politics Live – GBGB MD Mark Bird stated “The dogs really do enjoy the sport – that’s what they’ve been bred for ultimately” Today - two year old American Pharoah showed exactly what she thought of being shoved into the traps but despite her protests – she clearly didn’t receive any level of “care or respect”! This video has no audio. ... See MoreSee Less
I find this totally uneccessary & disgusting. I worked in kennels for many years & worked along side a Greyhound rescue. Greyhounds love to run & i believe that some love to race but for those who dont & are forced to, is totally disgusting.
If they find those starting boxes terrifying & chlostaphoebic, they should not be forced. Greyhounds are very sensitive, lovable & amazingly beautiful dogs & if they dont want to race then they should be allowed to just ' be ' . Greyhounds love nothing better than just lazing around on the couch & running around a field, all 4 lankey legs enjoying themselves but not to be forced to race just because this is what they are 'so called' supposed to be doing. There are some bad people out there forcing these beautiful animals to race & it angers me so much. I have looked after ex racers who have been loved & they have loved racing but not all are so lucky & are abused & end up traumatised & in need of years of love, care & attention. A terrified & traumatised greyhound could not be any further away from their caring & loving nature. These dogs dont have a bad bone in their body & sometimes that can go against them. These bad people who put these beautiful dogs through hell & back need to be found & charged with animal abuse & stopped from ever keeping Greyhounds or animals ever again. Anyone who has Greyhounds will know how stunningly beautiful & trusting they are & need to be treated with love & respect, not like a piece of meat. An abused & overworked racing greyhound is an unhappy, scared & lifeless animal & this needs to be stopped. I urge people who are looking to rehome a rescue dog to please give a rescue greyhound a loving home. People automatically think they need alot of exercise but this is not the case. Please give a rescue greyhound a home & they will love you uncondtionally & be a beautiful addition to your family with a ton of love, trust & lots of cuddles.
My beautiful, gentle non-runner greyhound Oscar will not walk through a door that is slightly open, he will not use his nose to open said door. I laugh and smile at him as I hold the doors open for him wondering why he is as he is, bless him. I swear though that he must have had bad experiences when they were trying to get him to chase the hare. He is now nearly 13 years of age and lucky that he was rescued and rehomed. I doubt that he has forgotten the trials and tribulations of his early life. I know nothing of his previous life as a pup, learning to race or as a young dog..... All that I know is that I love him dearly.
Did that poor hound recover......sickening to watch them shove the poor hound into a place it clearly was terrified to enter.
In this world money often comes before animals welfare. Take a look around. The world is full of greedy basta##s. This so called sport needs to be banned, the same as fox hunting. Keep up with the petitions.
What planet does this fellow come from the grey is obviously not wanting to run and how many are hurt just for the sake of some greedy owners and so called fans
they love it that much the poor babies have to be forced into that cage 🤬🤬🤬🤬hang every single one of the humans responsible!!!!
Utterly disgusting. 😡 The poor, poor dog must have been terrified. They love to run, not to race.
I hate these people and their vile industry
Poor dog!!!!! Ur evil to make it do this money grabbing scum!!!!!!
I agree. They are lovely dogs and treats terribly .
Ban greyhound racing
Greyhounds are gentle, sensitive & sometimes potty creatures who just want to curl up with their humans. I'd love to see dog & horse racing 100% banned ASAP!
Me too it’s so cruel absolutely disgusting & heartbreaking the way there treated...
Ban it so cruel.
So do I. It is vile and cruel.
These loves run there bloody hearts out for what love no bloody money pets should have to do this
i agree! it is monstrous!
It is so cruel to use these beautiful animals this way. It should be banned. Once they get to a certain age, and the poor babies are worn out, they are cast aside and sold on to other foreign countries. Probably turned into tinned meat or China where they eat their dogs. Anything to get rid of them so they can earn more money out of them. It's always the money for these bloody people who make more money. The would sell their bloody grandmother if they could make more MONEY
Me too and horse racing, any activity that exploits animals.
I agree. Too much abuse and suffering in the industry. It's about time we woke up to it. I can't see any argument to keep greyhound racing going.
Ban Bloodsports More bad news for the dying greyhound industry as a review commissioned by the Irish Greyhound Board is expected to recommend the closure of a number of financially unviable venues.
Among the tracks that could be shut is loss-making Longford stadium, from where RTE Radio’s Morning Ireland reported yesterday (27 February).
Introducing the report, Morning Ireland’s Pauric Lodge said: “rising costs and falling attendances have made it increasingly difficult to keep the stadium open.”
“Our bills are very high - you're looking at €5,000 a year for insurance, €10,000 a year for insurance costs and that's before you take any of the normal running costs of a stadium,” a Longford track director told listeners.
Asked how many people attend, he said that "at this time of year, you're probably looking at probably 30-40 people paying in” and that the majority of people in attendance are “probably owners who have dogs running or who have come with dogs for trials”.
He admitted that the track continues to be loss-making - “Two years ago, it was on the brink of [closure]...We raised money from donations. We raised what we thought was a year's money but it has actually been enough to keep us going for two years. The track is running at less of a loss than it was but it is still running at a loss."
A track regular who was interviewed, estimated that “on a normal night”, just 30 people pay to get in - “There would be about 10 paying the €8 and the other 20 would be pensioners.” He also said that there were no young people coming in.
Taxpayers’ money is helping to keep Longford track afloat. Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has previously stated that the Longford track, which is privately owned by a Scottish businessman, is “in receipt of annual operating grants of €40,000 along with grant assistance towards operating costs, specifically veterinary fees”.
Since 2001, greyhound racing has received over a quarter of a billion euros of government funding, including €16.8 million for 2019 - an increase of €800,000 euro over the 2018 figure.
In a statement last week, the Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation acknowledged that “the Irish greyhound industry would not last a week if the Horse and Greyhound fund was withdrawn”.
The CEO of the Irish Greyhound Board has previously hinted at more track closures, saying "16 licensed greyhound stadia is a big amount for what might be seen as a small country. And when you take into account the improvements in motorway infrastructure, a lot of these stadia a number of decades ago would have been very far apart whereas now they're all very accessible..."
Two tracks have closed in the past two years - Harold’s Cross stadium in Dublin (February 2017) and Drumbo Park track in Lisburn (January 2019). A third, LIfford track, is up for sale.
Dogs suffer and die at Longford track - over the past four years alone, 51 greyhounds have been reported injured there and 22 were killed by a track vet. At tracks around Ireland, 1,559 greyhounds suffered injuries and 506 were killed in the same period. The Irish Greyhound Board figures are based on "reported" injuries and deaths, suggesting that the actual number could be even higher. They do not include the greyhounds injured at tracks and later killed elsewhere, or the thousands of greyhounds who go missing each year - presumed killed when found to be too slow to win races.
Greyhound injuries and deaths at Longford track
2018 (January to September) 07 injuries, 00 deaths
2017 13 injuries, 05 deaths
2016 17 injuries, 10 deaths
2015 14 injuries, 07 deaths
Don’t attend greyhound races or fundraisers/hen parties/office parties held at greyhound tracks.
Join us in demanding an end to the government’s massive grants to the greyhound industry – €16.8 million for 2019, bringing to over a quarter of a billion euros the amount handed over since 2001. Contact Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe now.
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AfG little Sighthound Blossom, now seeking her forever home. The photos below show Blossom when she came into the care of AfG and what she looks like now...after just two months of proper care. Blossoms adoption information can be found here: www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/blossom/... See MoreSee Less
Lisa Morris-Tomkins, CEO of the Greyhound Trust ( the industrys rehoming body,previously named the Retired Greyhound Trust..RGT) dares to expose some truths on a new Greyhound Trust information leaflet, only to be under attack from the industry. They really do not like the truth being ' out there' do they!! A petition has even been drawn up by pro racers sugesting Lisa be removed from the trust.Here is an extract from the leaflet which seems to have the industry angered and worried: The Great Greyhound Build: “It is said the ones we love never truly leave us. But what about the ones that were never truly loved? This sacred place will remember the racing greyhounds who never made it home. The ones who never got a chance to grow old and grey in the arms of a best friend The greyhounds who were not helped in the comfort of a loved one as they drew their final breaths It’s why this special place is so very important. Because with your help, we won’t rest until every greyhound gets their very own chance to go home.”
Leaflet: Greyhounds need “more safe places to go” and “greyhound have limited and sometimes lonely lives…from the kennel to the track and back” ... See MoreSee Less
A glorious day Saturday 23rd February, allowing us to have a busy successful day on our Norwich Charity stall. Raising much needed awareness and funds to maintain our vital work. We were joined by several rescued Greyhounds througout the day and one of our foster hounds Soli the Lurcher who enjoyed meeting lots of people. ... See MoreSee Less
UPDATE: Canidrome Greyhound survivors Freedom ( Freeda) and Liberty ( Berty) getting very settled together in their amazing foster home after much rest and many nourishing meals quiet walks and steady introductions to the other resident animals the goats, Polo and Scarlet and the chickens. They have had free exercise in the garden and paddock today but showed no interest in racing around yet, just checking out their new surroundings. They are both underweight and have bald rear ends and chests and several calluses, sores and scars but dear Berty has not fared well as you can see. His bottom and small side teeth are worn down to his gums and his top and canine teeth are broken and worn down all covered in plaque his nails are overgrown and he is in a generaly neglected state He is ravenous and always on the look out for food and demolishes his meals at speed. Both are booked for their vet check on Thursday which will determine any health issues etc we need to be concerned about. To date, Afg have not ever taken in a healthy fit Greyhound and beleive it or not we have taken in several in a far worse state than Berty. . ... See MoreSee Less
I have a ex racing greyhound, she wandered down our drive followed by her owner, half an hour later she was mine. I didn’t really want another dog but what can you do, she needed a home. Iv had her 8 years now, she is one of the lucky ones.
Thankyou for taking these dogs away and giving them the life they deserve.xx
Heartbreaking thank you to everyone involved in helping these beautiful gentle babies onward and upwards now sweet ones Xx❤️❤️
I had a lurcher who was bald on her back legs when we adopted her from Brysons they told me to give her some form of tablet that didnt work, but when she was well settled with us and given plenty of loving care her coat grew back in.
Thank goodness they are with AfG ❤️ Their foster home looks amazing 🐾❤️🐾
The gentle giants who love a sofa .... why oh why do they get treated so badly .... xx❤️🐾⭐️🍀🍀⭐️🐾❤️
Respect to you all 😍 for caring so much xx safe with you now x
Poor souls. They don’t deserve to be used and abused. Shame on the racing industry.
Love to you all thank you for rescuing them xx💕
Thank you for caring for those gentle fur babies
What terrible condition these poor hounds are in! Thank goodness they have found care, comfort and compassion at last! xx
So pleased they are free from the despicable sport of greyhound racing.
Desperately sad what they have been through, safe & loved now munchkins xxxx
Poor dogs💔💔💔Thanks for everything you are doing for them!
Thank these rescuers for caring. These beautiful animals deserve a good life.
Beautiful dog thank you for all the wonderful work you do x❤️❤️❤️
It's so heartbreaking 😪❤️❤️xx
enjoy your retirement , and have a good life now.
❤️ Thank you ❤️
They Are So Eigant, And Have a Beautiful Nature To Go With It, They Are Very Afecshinate, And Love a Fuss Made Of Them I Had One, I Miss Her So Much,My Nolly,Xxxxxxxx
There is currently only one car boot sale on in Norwich, at Harford Bridges, as it was a glorious day it was so busy and even though we arrived before 7 am we only just managed to get squeezed on to a pitch. ... See MoreSee Less
On February 16th AfG and Kerry Greyhounds UK travelled to Heathrow airport to collect our Canidrome Greyhound survivors. AfG Hounds Berty( for Li'berty' ) black male age 5+ and Freeda (for Freedom) Blue/brindle female age 8+ Kerry Greyhounds UK hounds Elliot white male age 7 and Betsy black female age 5+. Before July 2018 when the deadly Canidrome track closed for good, these Greyhounds along with hundreds of others lucky enough to survive, led an isolated, institutionalised life of neglect. They can now put it all behind them and enjoy what we hope to be many years of love, comfort,respect and adventure ahead of them. Berty and Feeda are already settling in nicely in their foster home, we will be featuring regular updates of their progress and transition into family life. ... See MoreSee Less
On February 14th 2009 a dog walker made the grim discovery of Valentina..A beautiful young black female Greyhound along with her six unborn puppies... All were brutaly disposed of. Please spare a thought for Valentina, her pups and thousands of Greyhounds who have been bred for and used by the racing industry, the many who are unacounted for and have never been found, many, no doubt have met a similar fate and were never discovered. www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/in-memory-of-valentina-r-i-p-14-02-2009/... See MoreSee Less
Time to stop usi g animals for entertainment horses dogs let them live their lives but of course money is the key so it will never stop
Utterly Heartbreaking I’m , outraged but not even surprised any more, this industry is abhorrent.
I’m sorry this happened to you and your babies Valentina , RIP 😢❤️
We will never give up until we shut this disgusting industry down. .
R I p poor babies xxx
Poor, poor thing, to die so unloved. I adore greyhounds, they are so loving, caring and loyal....
RIP Precious FUR BABY n The WEE ONES XXX 😢❤️🐾🐾🌈
Poor girl. When will people stop using animals to make money? They are not ours!
Money money money. When will those money orientated humans learn?
Rip sweet girl xx
It's so sad that humanity treats animals in this way when they do their best to please
RIP Valentina and your babies 💔❤️
OMG how cruel. Find them and prosecute them under the Animal Protection Act surely??
I remember it well. RIP Valentina and your babies
Rip beautiful girl xx
I don't agree with dog or horse racing , it cruel 💔💔
Not sure if I am more angry or upset.
So sad the racing industry is cruel
Run free and fly high beautiful girl with your babies xxx
For more information on the success of the closure of the Canidrome Greyhound track and the amazing achievement of the worldwide adoption programme. Please see: Save The Macau Greyhounds... See MoreSee Less
AfG are pleased we are able to help in a small way by joining the worldwide pledge over 1 year ago and supporting the' Save the Macau Greyhounds' campaign so they could prove it possible that the 532 Greyhounds remaining after the track closure could be successfuly homed. What an amazing achievement so far, in just 7 months over half the Greyhounds are now settling into their rescue centres and foster and forever homes in USA, Australia, Europe and the UK. Please note the 4 Greyhounds in this article are from a photo in a news feature from about 3 years ago, all rescued and homed by AfG, 3 from British tracks and one abandoned in Ireland...where about 80% of Greyhounds are bred to supply the demand of the British Greyhound racing industry. www.edp24.co.uk/news/dogs-from-canidrome-racetrack-in-macau-on-their-way-to-norfolk-1-5885580?utm...... See MoreSee Less
My daughter and family have adopted a rescued greyhound . They love her but there are problems. She was raised as a racing dog not a pet. She never had toys..so she steals everything. She never had treats so she steals food. But they love her . I love her. Annie.
Looks like the end of another British Greyhound track is near. About time too, Belle View stadium has been in operation since 1926 when the first commercial Greyhound races were held in Britain on July 24th. Again it is of great concern what will happen to the ' redundant' Greyhounds, we can only hope owners and trainers will have the long term safety and welfare of their Greyhounds as thier TOP priority.Belle Vue staff made redundant as the track makes plans for closing (y) And the person responsible for picking up casualties at the first bend is one of them. ... See MoreSee Less
We hope the closure will be permenant and hope the long term welfare and safety of all ' redundant ' Greyhounds will be the top priority of the industry. The industry seem to believe the track could be made safe and may be in operation again, but we all know the dangerous configured tracks can never be safe for the dogs to compete on....here as you may notice, there are 8 Greyhounds competing, as if it is not bad enough for Greyhounds running 6 a breast risking injury and often death.
Close it forever and all the others too!
Let's hope it stays closed. Better late than never I suppose.
They should all be banned.
At Least ANOTHER Racing Track CLOSED 👍❤️🐾🐾
Closed at last
There is a need for closer regulation and welfare standards in greyhound racing EVERYWHERE. These lovely animals are not machines.
We sicerely hope owners and trainers of any redundant/unwanted Greyhounds( as a result of the track closure) will have the future long term welfare and safety of thier Greyhounds as their TOP priority. ... See MoreSee Less
Earlier this year AfG were made aware of a Lurcher being kept in a neglected state, chained in a ramshackle building. Later we were given a photo of the poor hound by a lady who was giving him food. The lady was told " the dog was no good and unwanted and if she kept feeding him, she would have to take him". She was not in a position to keep the hound, so arrangements were made for him to come to the care of AfG. We first met this poor hound on June 21st which was the eve of the Summer Solstice which is how he was named Soli. Over the weeks which followed in foster care, Soli slowly developed into the stunning hound he is today. Shown here, the 1st photo is the one we were given which made us realise we had to take steps to save him, the 2nd photo is a current one. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done for giving him a chance and what a wonderful result x
He's gorgeous x
Oh Wow; He's Beautiful,XXo
Thank you to all the wonderful caring people involved in saving Soli xxxx
He's a handsome fella godbless u all for saving him
Beautiful and safe, brilliant
Aww, you're very handsome Soli. 😍♥️♥️♥️😘😘😘
Just beautiful xx
Has he got a forever home? Xx
He actually looks like he’s having a laugh(in the good pic,of course)!!
Thank You to everyone who brought him to this happy state & to the lady brave enough to face up to his rotten previous owner-KARMA, mate, KARMA
Can’t thank you enough for the great work you do. God bless. XX
Poor Baby , so glad he was rescued he looks so happy now Thank You xxxx
He’s beautiful 😍
Thank you for all you do
Thank you for saving him xx
Bless you for all the wonderful work you do x
Respect for all you do 💞 thank you all for caring so much xx
thank the lord for good people like you. These bad people will have to meet their maker at some time.
Another hound to come into AfGs care in October was little Oci, he was in the ' death row' section at a Romanian pound we were led to believe ( due to misinformation being circulated) that he was a male black Greyhound age 8. We had a foster home available so arrangements were made with a very dedicated Romanian rescue ' Happy Tails' to save him and get him here to his new life.We were very surprised when this little chap arrived ( obviously no Greyhound in him at all !!) never the less he did not deserve to be destroyed and purely by fate he came to AfG. He was named Oci as he arrived to his foster home 1st October 2018 this delightfull little hound is so easy to fall in love with and he was quickly adopted by his foster dad. This photo of dear Oci was taken today ... See MoreSee Less
Blossom...settling in to her foster home loving carers, friendly hounds for company, fed on nourishing food, little and often to build her up gradualy. Learning to walk on a lead in between her hound friends, now starting to meet lots of people and dogs on her walks.. Truly a lucky little survivor. ... See MoreSee Less
This dear little Sighthound estimated at 18 months of age , is the latest needy hound to come into the care of Afg. Thoroughly neglected and with an uncertain future in Romainia with no body fat on her tiny frame to survive much longer. She now has a name...Blossom... and is settling in nicely with her very experienced, dedicated foster family with the company of 2 other rescued Sighthounds who are also helping her gain confidence daily and learn how to become a much loved member of the family and to experience, love, comfort, respect, happiness and adventure possibly for the first time in her life. These photos were taken at her vet visit when she arrived to Afg. ... See MoreSee Less
Our last awareness/fundraising event for 2018 December 23rd at Jollyes Pet superstore, Norwich. A grim drizzly day but very busy and due to the fantastic support of the management we were allocated a great place inside the store for the day to accommodate our accomanying hounds. Fantastic support from the public and another chance to allow people to learn what amazing dogs Greyhounds are. We were joined by foster Lurcher Soli who is still seeking his forever home and he very much enjoyed the day receiving ots of cuddles and loads of treats. Also in the morning little Romanian rescue boy Oci, joined us. Oci arrived in the care of Afg in October, he was on the ' Death Row' section in a Romanian shelter, due to some ' cross wires', we were led to believe he was an 8 year old black male Greyhound so we were very surprised when the little black and tan possibly Doberman/Terrier arrived. A happy ending for Oci who is now adopted by his foster carer. ... See MoreSee Less
Our last two awareness/fundraising events for 2018 were December 22nd and 23rd and followed on with the success and fantastic public support from our many dozens of events from this year. Raising vital funds for our campaign work and enabling us to take into our care more needy hounds who would have had an uncertain future or simply had nowhere else to go and helping to promote Sighthounds as wonderful family pets also to help some othe local independent rescues so they may find foster and forever homes for some of their hounds allowing them space to save more. Lucky to have had a dry mild day in the busy Norwich City centre with our charity stall on the Haymarket December 22nd. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG had a very busy successful stall at the Norwich Vegan Fair December 16th at the amazing venue, St Andrews Hall, organised by Shena and friends from Pudz Animal Sanctuary, Lincolnshire. It is so encouraging to see how Shenas and other vegan events are growing in support and popularity countrywide. What a great way to spend a day in such a great atmosphere and among so many great people and see so many stalls highlighyting so many animal welfare/animal rights issues and promoting a cruelty free lifestyle. Needless to say our accompanying rescued hounds were kept busy all day receiving constant fuss from visitors. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG had a very successful 2 days at Wroxham, Norfolk December 6th and 7th with our collection/awareness events. We are always meeting new people who have the oportunity to not only learn about the work and campaigning we do but to find out just what wonderful hounds our rescued Greyhounds and Lurchers are and how well they develop with proper care and rehabilitation, which often encourages people to consider adopting rather than byuying animals from breeders. ... See MoreSee Less
As most of AfGs events are held outdoors and we are often acompanied by rescued and foster hounds we are reliant on dry mild weather, so we were once again lucky to have a lovely morning to have a stall at the Harford Bridges car boot sale Norwich on 25.11.18 ... See MoreSee Less
AfG were kindly invited by activities manager Naomi to take some of our rescued Greyhounds to brighten up the morning for residents at Woodstock Care Home in Dereham, Norfolk. The lovely hounds of course benefited greatly from the 1 hour visit from constantly being stroked, given treats and being told how gorgeous they are. The home has a lovely atmosphere and we were all made so welcome by the friendly staff and had positive feedback from the residents. ... See MoreSee Less
Due to an amazingly dry mild day for mid November, Afg had a very busy and successful day with our charity stall in Norwich City centre on November 17th with accompanying hounds who enjoyed the constant attentionsion they received throughout the day. Our foster Lurcher Soli joined us for most of the day and it was great to see him settle in with the other hounds and join in for lots of fuss. We met lots of people and heard their stories of their rescued Greyhounds and other animals and many more people took interest in our campaign work and learnt about fostering and adopting.Further along the street there was the 'Cube of Truth' event so even more animal rights awareness raised in the busy City today. ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful AfG Lurcher Soli, going from strength to strength in his foster home, it's hard to beleive this is the same hound who came into our care 4 months ago after living a life of neglect, confined to a shed with an isolated existance. Now he has the company of another rescued hound and experiences fun and freedom every day. He is waiting for his special forever home. ... See MoreSee Less
Kennels now taken over by Celia Cross Greyhound Rescue, this dreadful place was until recently a licenced racing Greyhound kennels, passed as acceptable housing for racing Greyhounds by the GBGB (Greyhound Board of Great Britain) the self governed industry governing body...how many more kennels have they passed as suitable !? this will surely not be an isolated case.
CELIA CROSS GREYHOUND TRUST 🤢🤢Just one of the blocks of kennels. This was an active working greyhound racing kennels up until the weekend, when they moved to new premises after allowing this kennels that was refurbished in 2012 get into squalid disrepair. Tony Taylor & the GBGB you should be ashamed of yourselves. The land and Kennels is now under ownership of CCGT. NEVER will any hound suffer these condition on this site again. We are just devastated for other hounds that may be housed in similar conditions all over the country. ... See MoreSee Less
All for money !!!! god forbid if they made the human race live in it
Diabolical Disgrace 😔😡😡😡
People wouldnt live in these conditions
Absolutely terrible cruelty poor greyhounds they do not deserve this treatment xxmaryxx
Rspca prosecute them.
Absoluty shocking conditions they need locking away
OMG this place is disgusting. Thank you for taking it over and changing it.
I bet it’s like local councils ,all dodgy handshakes and a fat brown envelope handed over ,money talks 😡
How sad that people who race greyhounds would expect them to live like this . These kennels should be randomly checked by a governing body that has nothing to do with racing or better still ban all racing that effects animals
They moved to new premises?
What a disgusting mess to think people can allow this yo happen it's a disgrace
sad hope they pay for their uncaring
Disgusting surely the RSPCA have not seen this if so sack the lot
Makes me so angry , how can they possibly pass a place like that ! Absolutely disgusting
Nottingham Animal Rights include campaigning against Greyhound racing among their other animal rights campaign awareness events, including holding awareness protests every other Friday evening outside the local Colwick Greyhound track. If you live in or near Nottingham and would like to get involved you can visit them on their outreach stall the 1st Saturday of each month at Nottingham vegan market. ... See MoreSee Less
Let us hope this will help improve welfare protection for racing Greyhounds, sadly due to the overbreeding and the amount of Greyhounds who are of no use to the industry there will never be enough suitable homes for them all. Peter Laurie may well be promoting Greyhounds as pets but although he is now employed by Battersea he is an ex GBGB employee and (ex?) owner of racing Greyhounds. We would not be in agreement with him that all ex racers make suitable 1st time adopted dogs as many suffer varying degrees of physical and mental trauma and would be best suited to people who have experience with the breed......in the opinion of AfG. www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/28/greyhounds-must-given-protection-race-horses-mps-battersea-de...... See MoreSee Less
Great way to put off potential adopters there. My first ever rescue dog was a rescued racer and I have never looked back. To say they are only suitable for experienced owners is utter rubbish and does the dogs no favours whatsoever
I agree, having had experience of eight ex-racers. They all come with some ‘issue’ be it physical, emotional or mental. Loving them is of course essential, but knowledge and understanding are vital to get them on the road to recovery. It’s wonderful seeing them flourish but some never quite get there and need lifelong support according to the type of trauma resulting from whatever was inflicted on them during their ‘career’. We must think positively and carry on re-homing and fighting until greyhound racing finally bites the dust.
I love greyhounds. I found the ones I knew were beautiful. My daughter looks after her neighbors Greyhound who was rescued from Ireland because she was no use to them anymore . She was very nervous at first but she is fine now and comes around to my daughters house to go for a walk. She is frightened of fireworks so my daughter doesn’t take her then.
Indeed they definitely deserve it ❤️
Intrigued to think why people would think racehorses are treated well. Many are discarded in the same way if not earning money as greyhounds are. Vast amounts end up being auctioned off for a pittance to anyone who will fork out to buy them. Some land lucky and end up in loving homes, while some will end up with the meat man or being passed from pillar to post because they are bought by people who cannot cope with them. Racehorses AND racing greyhounds deserve better.
Unfortunately not all kennels treat animals, of any kind, well. Authorities need to use stricter controls everywhere. Retired greyhounds make wonderful pets for people of all ages. They walk well on leads and really enjoy home comforts.
None of it is good all for a buck these animals suffer
any sport that involves animals being used for monetary gain is never good for the animal involved. They are treated as a commodity and used accordingly. We call ourselves a nation of animal lovers.
Well I Had An E X Racer, And What a Wonderful Dog She Was,!! She Was12 Yrs Old And I Had To Have Her Put Down Yesterday,!!!
GREYHOUNDS NEED TO BE WIPED OUT FROM RACING IN AUSTRALIA PERIOD !!! WHY SHOULD AUSTRALIANS STATES TAX PAYERS BE FORCED TO PROP UP THIS FILTH AT $1.3 PLUS BILLION ANNUALLY ??????
As many of us are well aware, this time of year is extremely traumatic to say the least, for many animals pets and wildlife alike, but not for racing Greyhounds with the industry putting money and greed before the welfare of their dogs by allowing race mettings to take place throughout the firework period. Please ask the Greyhound Board of Great Britain what plans they will be putting into place with their new ' Greyhound Commitment' scheme to stop race meetings over the firework period...please do let us know if you have a response from them. Here is how you can contact the GBGB: www.gbgb.org.uk/contact-us... See MoreSee Less
Grey Hounds, Are Very Frightened Of Bangs And If You Have Them Off The Lead, They Will Run Straight Home,!!!
GBGB are disgusting as they know they get away with everything and don’t seem to have to answer for anything they do or don’t do. I contacted them several times during the hot weather and not one reply. But I will keep contacting them again... and again . Thank goodness there are excellent organisations like yours to keep raising awareness and giving the Greyhounds a voice.
Greyhound racing is a bleak and sordid enterprise for the animals. The dogs are confined 20-23 hours a day in stacked, warehouse-style metal cages barely large enough for them to turn around in, and d...
Greyhounds are beautiful dogs. I agree that they shouldn’t be used for racing and then thrown out when they are to old.🐕🙏🏻
Beautiful dogs. They make wonderful pets I adore my lovely girl 💕💖💕🐾🐾🐾
Ban, ban, ban!!! And lovely to see such celebrities against this awful “sport!”
I hope and pray greyhound racing will be phased out as soon as possible it's a terrible existence cruel and ruthless
Yes ! stop ill-treating them. Are lovely as pets !
This must stop now it is wrong and not fare at all
My daughter has adopted a rescue greyhound. She is a lucky girl... She has a family who adore her. Annie is still very nervous but making progress. She's clearly traumatised from her previous life. It must be stopped.
Brad Pitt ' JOHNNY DEPP and a few others that would go a great distance if they donate time and space 😉
What Is That Greyhound Doing With That Musal On Wicked,!
Another amazing day for AfG with our fundraising/awareness day in Norwich City Centre 20.10.18, lovely weather for our accompanying hounds who lap up all the attention they receive from their ever growing public fan club. We were joined for a short while today by 2 new AfG foster hounds Oci and Pearl with their foster carers It is great to be able to show so many people just what wonderful dogs Greyhounds and other Sighthounds are. As well as receiving an awareness leaflet, youngsters also are given one of AfGs awareness button badges allowing them to raise further awareness when they wear them, so important to educate the younger generation. ... See MoreSee Less