We have very sad news for all who knew and loved sweet little AfG Lurcher Daisy. She was helped by our vet at 8.25 pm on 18th September to quietly slip away from this world. Dear little Daisy, came to the care of AfG at age 13 and being the strong little fighter she was, managed to recover from emergency surgery from the deadly womb desease, Pyometra. Daisy was fit and healthy until Sunday when rushed to our vets, after her vomiting bile and with a high temperature. An ultrasound scan showed a mass in her abdomen. After 24 hours Daisy was stable enough for the mass to be removed. It was a spleenic tumor, nothing else nasty was discovered and the tumor was removed easily.Daisy was recovering very well and it was hoped she could soon return home but took a turn for the worst 29 hours later and on the Tuesday evening she developed repiratory problems and sadly the diagnosis was a clot in her brain but not connected to the operation. We will all have our treasured memories of Angel Hound Daisy who will remain in our memoreis and hearts forever. www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/daisy/... See MoreSee Less
DAISY Published July 8, 2018 | By Keely Dogs name: Daisy Date of birth: March 2004 Breed: predominantly Whippet (possibly crossed with Trailhound) Date came to AfGs care: July 2017 How dog was acquire...
Thank you William, for these photos you took of all the happy people and hounds from AfGs visit to Thomas Tawell House, Norwich, residential home for the elderly, visualy impaired on September 5th 2018. ... See MoreSee Less
Another lovely day and a very busy Norwich City centre for AfGs charity stall on 15th September with many bargains of all sorts and an array of our own merchandise. Our beautiful accompanying hounds receiving lots of attention throughout the day whilst making people aware of what fantastic dogs they are A short distance from our stall was the Cube of Truth event exposing the horrors of factory farming and animal slaughter houses etc So a really good day for animal welfare and protection awareness. ... See MoreSee Less
Great promotion for AfGs 2019 calendar, the hounds and the campaign, when AfG were invited for an interview with Thats TV Norfolk on September 12th. Aired every hour on Friday 14th and all over the weekend. www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvU93-A1D3cAction For Greyhounds is a non-profit making organisation which is dedicated to the welfare of greyhounds. The organisation aims to raise awareness about the... ... See MoreSee Less
Our two beautiful foster hounds Lurcher Soli and Greyhound Mervin have done so well over their weeks in their fantastic foster homes. Each are now looking for their forever homes. Information regarding what type of homes will be suitable for them can be found on Dogs for Adoption section on Action for Greyhounds website: www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/category/dogs-seeking-adoption/... See MoreSee Less
Another busy AfG stall on 09.09.18 at the annual Funday and Dog Show in the beautiful grounds of Catton Park, Norwich. Our stall was very popular with all vistors as there was something of interest for everyone. We were joined by some of our adopted hounds and our 2 foster hounds, Greyhound Mervin and Lurcher Soli, who had a great oportunity to enjoy more interaction with people and various other dog breeds. We had our cuddly toy tombola and our ' speciality ' dog tombola of dog food, treats and toys, with none to take home at the end. Also our ever growing and popular selection of merchandise including our vast selection of hand crafted hound knitwear. Lots of interest from people about our campaign and of fostering and adopting so lots of leaflets were distributed. After battling with the wind first thing, we enjoyed a very mild pleasant day, which made the event so successful. ... See MoreSee Less
Now on sale Action for Greyhounds 2019 calendar ' Sighthound Survivors 2 ' The calendar will also commemorate AfGs 20th Year !! Available to buy from AfG shop on our website, or for people local to Norfolk and Suffolk, the calendar will be on sale at our many stalls and events and soon to be stocked at various outlets in those areas. Of which a list will soon be added to the calendar section on our website. www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/product/2019_calendar/... See MoreSee Less
On September 5th, AfG were kindly invited with some of our rescued Greyhounds to visit Thomas Tawell House, Norwich, Home for elderly visualy impaired. We spent over one hour with the event being enjoyed equaly by residents, visitors, staff and Greyhounds. Lots of questions were asked about how each hound had become unwanted and how they came into our care etc. Zen wanted to sit on everyones lap, while Wilfred took every opportunity to have a good lean on someone and greedy girls Lacey and Itzy showed most interest in the doggy treats on offer.Each hound took the treats very gently from each residents hand... More photos of the event to follow. All commented on how gentle and friendly the hounds were and they acheived smiling faces all around. After the event we went off to a photo shoot with the hounds for a near future AfG project. ... See MoreSee Less
Please sign and share this petition asking the British government to ban greyhound racing in Britain...this is only open to UK citizens..after signing the petiton, you will be sent an email to confirm your signature so it will be accepted. petition.parliament.uk/petitions/227678 Please note: we are fully aware the figure of greyhounds killed as declered by GBGB on their website for 2017 is 1,013 ... See MoreSee Less
GBGB figures show 1,003 dogs were killed and 4,837 were injured as a direct result of greyhound racing in 2017 alone. These figures could be grossly underestimated because the GBGB are not independent...
Another busy AfG stall at Sprowston car boot sale Sunday September 2nd. We always know which side to set up at each location to be in the shade in warm weather but not on cooler days. ... See MoreSee Less
Another busy weekend for AfG with our stalls at 2 of Norfolks car boot sales. Saturday 1st September our first stall this year at Aylsham late start car boot and meeting many new people, so a great opportunity to raise awareness of our campaign etc to even more people. ... See MoreSee Less
Another busy day today for AfG back at Arminghall car boot sale near Norwich. Supported by regular locals as well as holliday makers from acrosss the country. We were joined today by recently rescued young greyhound Cassie with her proud adopter she soon settled with the other hounds, we just managed to get a photo of them all together. ... See MoreSee Less
As it is a bank holliday weekend AfG had an extra busy awareness/fundraising day at Jollyes Pet Superstore, Norwich August 25th. Accompanied during the day by some of our beautiful foster and adopted hounds who enjoyed all the attention they received from visitors. It is so nice for people to see what wonderful dogs greyhounds and lurchers are. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG do not often get the opportunity to hold weekday events but were able to last week. So taking advantage of the beautiful weather, the busy holiday season and having so many quality items donated for us to sell, as well as our own very popular merchandise.We had a great stall at the East Runton car boot sale next to Cromer on the Norfolk coast Tuesday August 21st and was great to catch up again with some of the other stall holders and local visitors and on Wednesday 22nd a stall at Arminghall giant car boot sale near Norwich. ... See MoreSee Less
Another busy morning on Sunday August 19th with so many weekend car boot sales to chose from round Norfolk and Suffolk we chose Sprowston. A lady especially visited our stall with some good news, she had spoken to us at an earlier event with concern that some of her work colleagues were considering planing a social event at the local greyhound track and asked if she could have some of our leaflets, after she distributed some at her workplace we were thrilled to hear the group had made the decision not to plan the event. We have been meeting a lot of holiday makers this Summer at our many events so are able to raise awareness further afield. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG foster greyhound Mervin loves the company of the other sighthounds who always make him welcome at our events. Dear Mervin came to us lame, with injuries ( presumed to have been caused by being raced too young and too hard) last week he also had a deep rooted corn removed under sedation by our vet..hence the big bandage. Already he is more comfortable on the foot. ... See MoreSee Less
Another busy weekend of awareness and fundraising for AfG. Saturday we had an awareness day with street collection in Norwich. We had a small batch of promotional AfG 2019 calendars which all sold out, the large batch of calendars should be out for sale by the end of this week. We met a family from Australia visiting relatives in Norfolk, they have a rescue Whippet and when they return to Oz they are going to adopt an unwanted racing greyhound, they discussed with us the problems with unwanted greyhounds in Australia and how the Government have let Greyhounds down by backing out of the ban on racing, they showed great interest in our campaign purchased a calendar and some of our awareness leaflets to take home with them. We were joined by foster hounds Mervin and Soli who enjoyed the company of the other hounds and the attention from so many people. ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful rescued Greyhound girl, Misty often accompanies her adopters on AfG events. Such a sweet gentle girl who bears no malice to any human even though she was brutalised by them after having her identifying ear tattoes ( believed burned) from her ears before being dumped. Luckliy she survived the abuse and found the loving home she so deserves. ... See MoreSee Less
Wroxham final day 5 a very busy morning but sadly scattered showers turned to rain late afternoon, so that was the end of our great week. We have raised lots more awareness, heard very interesting stories from people who have rescued greyhounds and other animals, seen photos of some of them and been encouraged by so many people commenting that greyhound racing should be banned Several people were disgusted that greyhounds were traveling to and from tracks in the heatwave and made to race and many were aware of the greyhounds who have been saved from the Canidrome in China. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday was AfGs final day of our very busy, successful annual awarenss/fundraising week in Wroxham, Norfolk. Accompanied by several differernt foster and adopted hounds each day. We managed to have 4 1/2 great days out of 7 due to 3 days of either rain or it being too hot. The Norfolk Broads is a very popular tourist location, so as well as being hugely supported by local people we met so many people and families from all over the country and some from overseas. A lot of interest in our wet neck bands and coats our hounds wore some days and receiving lots more orders for the CooL HoundZ garments. Many children received Afg badges and wore them with pride. Beautiful hounds lapped up all the attention they received and we had lots of encouraging compliments from visitors and some interest in our foster hounds with pending homechecks soon to be arranged. ... See MoreSee Less
The Australian greyhound racing industry have been responsible for many years for sending greyhounds to the deadly Canidrome track in Macau ( many who did not survive) they have plenty of money to spare to fund special races ( out of taxpayers money) yet not a penny to spare to help to fund the transport and rehomoing of the 500+ greyhounds who have survived the track and now in the safe hands of the group who have fought for so long to close the place down and save the surviving greyhounds.YOU SENT THEM THERE, YOU PAY!
The NSW government has now decided to spend $500,000 of taxpayers' money to fund the 'Million Dollar Chase' race at Wentworth Park track in Sydney.
We ask New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian to allocate that sum instead to partially cover the rehoming costs of the 500 #Australian bred #greyhounds exported by NSW trainers to the infamous #Macau #Canidrome, now safe thanks only to the efforts of Anima Macau and the #SavetheMacauGreyhoundsCommittee, with the support of the international community.
Animals Australia, Mehreen Faruqi Gone Are The Dogs - speaking up for Greyhounds Animal Justice Party Free the Hounds GREY2K USA Greyhound Awareness Cork Let greyhounds run free ... See MoreSee Less
In 2016, nine Irish bred greyhounds were exported to the Canidrome track in Macau. All nine have now been accounted for and are alive, which is great news. How many Irish greyhounds were sent there before 2016 over the many, many years of the track being in operation, will doubtfull ever be known, along with the many greyhounds who until recently never left the place alive.ALL 9 IRISH GREYHOUNDS ARE SAFE AND SOUND
We have some wonderful news! After a process of vigorous and careful doublechecking, we can now confirm that all 9 Irish greyhounds sent to Macau in 2016 are alive and have been identified. They are: 1) Ballinulty Star 2) Crossfield Marie 3) Bellmore Belle 4) Crossfield Simon 5) High Maintenance 6) Two Stone Tadgh 7) Crossfield Leona 8) Ballinulty Show 9) Milled Ash
Of these, High Maintenance (a.k.a. Brighten Righ as renamed by the Canidrome), has been rescued by Anima in June and is now safe and sound at the refuge, Crossfield Simon and Bellemore Belle – respectively renamed Beauty Butterfly and Happy Child by the Canidrome - have been adopted locally in Macau. Apart from these last two, all seven of the others will be adopted in Europe.
This is an extraordinary result for these dogs, at least half of which had been presumed dead for a long time. We will soon publish new photos of them. Please be patient as there is a huge amount of work to be done! Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
The majority of people wish to see an end to greyhound racing in Florida.
GREY2K USA Is this delusion or just plain denial? Defenders of dog racing will say just about anything to defend industrialized cruelty to greyhounds. But we say say #Yeson13 #saveFLdogs ... See MoreSee Less
A small start, but no mention of greyhounds traveling to and from the tracks and being made to race in extreme low tempratures, snow and ice, blizzards, fog, torrential rain thunder/lightening and throughout the firework periodGREYHOUND VETS WITH DEFINITIVE HOT WEATHER ADVICE! The Society of Greyhound Veterinarians have issued unambiguous advice on racing in warm weather. While they do not have issues with greyhounds racing on hot days per se, they have produced guidance as to particular times of concern, along with a ‘stop racing’ temperature limit. For full statement greyhoundstar.co.uk/greyhound-vets-definitive-hot-weather-advice/... See MoreSee Less
Well we managed to complete the last of our photos for AfGs 2019 calendar with our photo shoot on the evening of July 24th before the week started ' hotting up'. What a great way to spend an evening with lots of awesome rescued hounds of all shapes and sizes enjoying freedom and play at the seaside with their wonderful adopters. It is hard to believe that Bubbles and Patch were the 2 little forlorn pups who came to the care of AfG, Lurcher Bubbles in 2015..homed October 2015 and white Greyhound Patch came to Afg September 2016 .. homed Easter 2017.Their full stories can be seen on www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk ' dogs homed' section. ... See MoreSee Less
For those of you who have not yet seen our 2nd ( and the previous) of our ' Cinema Awareness Campaign' adverts, The Race For Life can be viewed here on the You Tube link. Please like and share Can you just imagine the impact the adverts have on the audience viewing them on the big screen with Dolby surround sound!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=808ezjhzzZoThe Race For Life is Action for Greyhounds 2nd cinema awareness advert. of our Cinema Awareness Campaign for July 2017 to July 2018 Shown to a CAPTIVE audien... ... See MoreSee Less
This is Norwich Pride parade coming past our awareness spot it gets bigger and therefore lasts a longer each year and is also lined with spectators which is why our spot has to be hound free for its duration for the benefit of the hounds who go off for their walk in the quiet park out of earshot of whisles and drums etc well before the parade comes past. Thank you Ali for taking the photos for us who missed it going past ... See MoreSee Less
At our awareness day and collection yesterday in Norwich City, we were approached by' Thats TV Norwich' asking if we would be willing to do an interview for the news channel, we of course agreed and later in the afternoon. They asked about the campaign and our aims and why we opposed greyhound racing etc and they heard stories of each rescued hound present so we are looking forward to the interview being aired soon. ... See MoreSee Less
What a relief after the past 3 days with the weather hotting up here climaxing in a welcome storm and downpour Friday evening, leaving us with another pleasant Saturday for our awareness day and collection.
Being such a cool start to the day we were prepared with fleece coats, rain macs and cool coats and collars for whatever the accompanying hounds may have needed.
The City was packed throughout the day with people from all over the country and some even from overseas as Norwich held its annual PRIDE festival.
So more than usual people to raise awareness to.
As soon as we hear the whistles and drums with the parade leaving City Hall at 1 pm it is time to make an exit with the hounds to the quietness of Chapelfield Park where they can enjoy a nice walk and relax under the trees until the parade has all passed by our spot in the City, which takes about 45 minutes as the parade grows larger each year.
In the afternnoon we were joined by AfG foster greyhound Mervin with his foster carers and nice to see him enjoying all the attention and getting much more used to meeting people a far cry from the timid bewildered hound we took in a month ago, due to the dedication and care of his foster family ... See MoreSee Less
An article in the Sheffield Star newspaper,highlighting concerns of greyhouns being made to travel long distances and made to compete on an already dangerous track concerns have been raised over many years of race meetings taking place at Sheffield, along with other greyhound tracks, not only during heatwaves but in blizzards, freezing fog,snow and ice, torrential rain, thunder and lightening and over the firework period, sadly all seemed to fall on deaf ears, lets hope due to more media attention this will change.https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/concerns-over-greyhound-racing-in-sheffield-during-recent-heatwave-1-9273216 ... See MoreSee Less
At long last, the great news the world has been waiting for, the long hard battle has been won, the greyhounds left at the Canidrome are now safe in the hands of Albano Martins and his supporters. Albano fought long and hard with the campaign he spearheaded to get this place closed and now has wont the battle to save over 500 greyhounds left at the track. Once no greyhound ever left this place alive and now hopefully they will eventualy find the loving homes they all so deserve AN ABSOLUTE VICTORY.👉🏻AN EXTRAORDINARY VICTORY FOR THE GREYHOUNDS OF MACAU
The result of the Press Conference today has resulted in an extraordinary victory for the greyhounds of Macau, and better news than we could ever have hoped for.
So, what are the main ideas of this agreement?
1. An International Re-homing Centre for Greyhounds will be created as a non profit association dedicated only to the care of greyhounds.
Its aims will be to house all the greyhounds currently in the Canidrome premises plus those adopted by Hong Kong people that are being held in pet shops at the moment while being prepared for travel, until they can go to HK.
Those greyhounds will be also sterilised before adoption and all costs plus blood tests and vaccines will be covered by the Centre.
Anima will be appointed as executive director of the Centre for a minimum of 2 years and will only cease in that capacity once there are no more actual greyhounds for adoption or still alive.
No greyhounds will be put to sleep unless they are suffering without hope of recovery, and only if approved by a vet and by Anima.
The Centre will also rescue greyhounds from the meat markets in China or, those that are in bad or risky situations in China.
2. The Centre will also help Anima keep the animals that Anima cannot currently keep at its own premises because of lack of space.
3. The agreement has no temporal limit, but Anima only wishes to be involved as the sole manager until all the Canidrome greyhounds have been rehomed.
4. The Canidrome and Angela Leong will be responsible for providing all the funds and the equipment, and will be responsible for preparing the place, including building a clinic.
Anima will be the full and sole manager of all of this, including the appointment of staff and all aspects of the re-homing of all the greyhounds, for which we will be using our international network of supporters.
No greyhounds will be sent to any country or territory that does not have proper laws for protecting animals and in case there is any doubt about this, Anima will have the final decision on whether the laws are good enough or not.
5. Budget. Not including the rents of the space or managers' payments, the annual cost will be between 13.5 million and 15 million patacas (round figures 1.35 and 1.5 million euros annually), only for current expenses.
Transportation costs will not be covered by the Centre.
6. A Fund for the Protection of the Greyhounds will be created and it will be equivalent to three annual budgets. This fund will be the one funding the Centre. As the greyhounds actually at the Canidrome are in such bad shape, the budget from August to December 2018 will be equivalent to a full annual budget to cover the medical care of all of them.
The budget will be updated every year according to the rate of inflation.
✅ So why did the Canidrome change their mind and decide to help us?
The massive amount of work carried out by Anima and their international supporters and partners over the last 7 years in exposing the cruelty to which the greyhounds were subjected in the Canidrome - as well as the evidence of the state in which the dogs had been kept at the track when Anima finally entered the premises - had a huge effect both on public opinion in Macau as well as the government and world opinion. As a consequence, the Canidrome - faced with either having to pay the massive fines for having abandoned the dogs or risk losing its Casino license in due course - accepted the need to seek a solution which would involve their paying their dues in another way.
The government of Macau was very influential in helping this come about, and really helped to push through this endeavour.
This is an enormous victory, it would have been almost impossible to get a better deal for the dogs.
The space is huge and the Centre will have 57 staff!
ADVISORY..You may not wish to view the footage of a greyhound falling and suffering..another young greyhound risking her life competing at Owlerton greyhound track, Shefield, not only on a dangerous track but in 30o heat. She has been destroyed...rest in eternal peace Kilcurra Karen
Greyt Exploitations Yesterday at Owlerton dog track in Sheffield a 4 year old black female Kilcurra Karen ran her final race and was destroyed after breaking down at the second bend. Last registered owner Ms R Perkins Last registered ‘trainer’ Ms R Perkins Forced to perform in 46 races at Sheffield dog track. Rest gently Karen 23.02.14 ~26.07.18 ... See MoreSee Less
Another beautiful young greyhounds life is over as the Blits Boys syndicate who ' owned' him , it seems, couldn't bother to scape together the money to treat his injury and give him the aftercare he needed. Just a money making machine to them. Rest in eternal peace Luminous Horizon.According to information received a black and white 20 month old puppy - Luminous Horizon – was brought over from Ireland having raced only three times. Luminous was purchased by the Blits Boys syndicate who forced him to perform for a fourth time at Sunderland dog track on June 29th in an open race – competing for just £300. After sustaining a broken leg and despite costing thousands of pounds – the Blits Boys decided to cut their losses and had Luminous Horizon destroyed with a lethal injection by the track vet. October 1st 2016 ~ June 29th 2018 Rest gently Luminous….just a puppy <3 ... See MoreSee Less
So with the ongoing heatwave and the extreme high temperatures many parts of the country have been experiencing for many weeks now, the greyhound racing industry governing body, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain decide to show concern today,( no doubt under pressure from media coverage and complaints made by concerned animal lovers) and issue their ' hot weather' press release. Perhaps they were hoping the heatwave would not last long so they did not have to respond to grave concerns for the greyhounds and so they could sweep it all under the carpet and forget about it as they usually do. Two major animal welfare charities, The RSPCA and the Dogs Trust sit on the industry greyhound welfare forum, but what is the point,if they are not able to intervene and insist the races are cancelled. If this were pet dogs suffering in the heat we are sure they would take action. ( incidently an ex RSPCA executive recently joined the Greyhound Board of Great Britain).http://www.gbgb.org.uk/news/2/2018/7/924/GBGB-Press-release---Hot-weather ... See MoreSee Less
Another greyhound injured on the track, this time Sheffield. Beautiful brindle greyhound raced under the name ' The Other Reg' sustains a suspected broken hock after competing on the dangerous track. The track vet, who is employed to oversee the welfare of the greyhounds, allows the greyhound to suffer imense pain as he has no painkilling injection to relieve the hounds suffering and the owners are thinking about getting him to the vet in the morning!! Let us all hope he finaly gets treated and makes a good recovery but never goes on the track again but instead finds the loving family home as he deserves.http://greyhoundstar.co.uk/reg-suspected-broken-hock/ ... See MoreSee Less
On this day, way back in 1926 the first commercial greyhound races started in Britain. Since then, many thousands of greyhounds have been bred to supply the demand of the industry, many have not survived. The industry only set up a rehoming sheme in the late 1970s due to public concern of what happened to unwanted racing greyhounds. Every year AfG hold Greyhound Remembrance events over the nearest weekend to July 24th. On Saturday July 21st AfG had 2 events, with awareness and street collections in Norwich ( photo below) and another organised by Lisa and friends in Redhill, Surrey. ( photo below) Please spare a thought for all the greyhounds who have suffered and died in the name of greyhound racing. ... See MoreSee Less
Over the past few weeks we have seen a raft of warnings from the RSPCA after dogs were left in hot cars – a breach of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). But what about racing greyhounds who are consisten...
And how many times have we all heard the 'same old..same old' from pro racers " you can't force a greyhound to race "!!. 3 people to force a greyhound into a trap. Not only are these hounds risking their lives competing on a dangerously configured oval track but often in extreme temperatures throughout the year. Recently Belle Vue management were suggesting trainers open their vehicle doors to allow air to circulate inside whilst travelling and whilst parked up...just beggars beleif doesnt it?!.