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AfG will be holding our annual 'Greyhound Remembrance Weekend' event this coming weekend July 20th and 21st the weekend before July 24th when the first commercial Greyhound races were held on July 24th 1926...93 years on and not much has changed for the plight of Greyhounds bred, used and disposed of by the Greyhound racing industry.
This is the 2nd of our main campaign events for 2019 ( the first being ' Remember Rusty Weekend' held over the weekend before May 2nd each year).
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AfG will be holding our annual Greyhound Remembrance Weekend event  this coming weekend July 20th and 21st the weekend before July 24th when the first commercial Greyhound races were held on July 24th 1926...93 years on and not much has changed for the plight of Greyhounds bred, used and disposed of by the Greyhound racing industry.
This is the 2nd of our main campaign events for 2019 ( the first being  Remember Rusty Weekend held over  the weekend before May 2nd each year).

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Bless them all xx

Well done for all you do to help these gentle dogs. It needs to be banned ASAP !

Thank you for your care of the lovely creatures, it's only recently i learned that so many were put to sleep, that's horrendous

It’s just not right ....God bless the Greys and all animals .. thank you for helping them xx🐾❤️

Poor innocent souls. x Thank you for all you do.

Thank you for all of your hard work to raise awareness of the cruel so called sport of greyhound racing x M x

So sad for the dogs and angry at the people who cause this.

Quite agree Linda

Amwwwe shame poor beauties xxxx

Dog racing has had its day, please close the stadiums, knock them down and out up housing!

Please where is the event being held?

May thay RIP x

Ban for goodness sake. Blood Money, so shocking and shameful.

Where, please...

horse and dog racing should be banned it is all brutal sports and the animals are just commodities for an income.

The law must change to stop this from happening - ban racing with dogs forever !

Ban

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3 days ago

Action for Greyhounds

R.I.P Rotar Wing ONE of HUNDREDS of Greyhounds who lose their lives after competing on dangerous greyhound tracks.
Recent GBGB injury and death figures show hundreds of Greyhounds are destroyed at the track following injury but we will never know how many more are taken away from the track to be destroyed as it is doubtfull all of them will be included on their' list'..Please join us in remembering the 3 year old black greyhound Rotar Wing whose life was ended as a result of an horrendous fall while racing in his 80th race (at Sunderland Dog Track 14th July 2011)
We don’t forget and we will never let them forget – your unnecessary pain, injury, and your death along with the other greyhounds who s lives have been lost because of an industry that doesn’t care what price you pay.
Sleep gently sweetheart xxx
Please read Rotar Wings Story in full greytexploitations.com/in-remembrance/in-memory-of-rotor-wing/
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R.I.P Rotar Wing ONE of HUNDREDS of Greyhounds who lose their lives after competing on dangerous greyhound tracks.
Recent GBGB injury and death figures show hundreds of Greyhounds are destroyed at the track following injury but we will never know how many more are taken away from the track to be destroyed as it is doubtfull all of them will be included on their list..

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RIP BABY at peace sleep well

Bless you lovely boy!

RIP poor baby. This should be stopped

So Sad🌈 Run Free

They shud ban dog racing its cruel rest in peace baby furbaby no more do u have to race n b in pain bt now u can run free at ur own pace fly high beautiful angel xxxxxx

Poor Sweet baby God Bless Beauty xxxx

So sad 😭

Beautiful boy. Sweet dreams💚

This is so sad

GOD BLESS BEAUTIFUL BABY.😢😢😢😢🙏🙏🙏🙏

dog racing has always been evil as the people who support it..

So sad

This and many other Beautiful dog's Die because of money And Greed this should be Banned it's cruel and Barbaric .

😢

horse racing and dog racing should be banned it is just exploitation.

The Evil of man towards defenceless Animals is appalling!

Terrible

Run free 💔💔💔

So very sad. These poor dogs being abused and used to make money for cruel morons ! Should be BANNED.

Omg can’t stop crying poor dog evil vile scum who do this I hope karma visits everyone of these scum as well evil death so much pain I hope they get...

Xxxxx all they think about is money!!!!! Vile scum!!!!!!!

Disgusting cruelty by stupid greedy Inhuman scum.

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Another busy day of fundraising and vital awareness at a local car boot sale, Sprowston, Norwich.
Always meeting new people who speak to us about our accompanying hounds and others we have rescued and hear of their stories.
Another opportunity of issuing more of our awareness leaflets.
It really does make us wonder just who does support Greyhound racing as we meet hundreds of people on our many events and they are all totally against it, along with horse racing.
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Another busy day of fundraising and vital awareness at a local car boot sale, Sprowston, Norwich.
Always meeting new people who speak to us about our accompanying hounds and others we have rescued and hear of their stories.
Another opportunity of issuing more of our awareness leaflets.
It really does make us wonder just who does support Greyhound racing as we meet hundreds of people on our many events and they are all totally against it, along with horse racing.Image attachment

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Brilliant

Thank you ❤️

3 days ago

Action for Greyhounds

The fate of this poor Greyhound does not sound good. ( commodity name: Lads On Tour) Poor hound, forced to compete on a dangerous track for gamblers to place bets on. Yarmouth stadium are on record saying they treat all their injured Greyhounds and find homes for them. Let us all hope the injuries this poor girl sustained could be treated and she finds a family home never to be forced to race again. ... See MoreSee Less

The fate of this poor Greyhound does not sound good. ( commodity name: Lads On Tour) Poor hound, forced to compete on a dangerous track for gamblers to place bets on. Yarmouth stadium are on record saying they treat all their injured Greyhounds and find homes for them. Let us all hope the injuries this poor girl sustained could be treated and she finds a family home never to be forced to race again.Image attachment

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This is so cruel just look at those two smug cows smiling as if it doesn’t matter. No sense no feelings, why put these beautiful graceful animals through such cruelty I hope people who go to these events soon realise they are just death sports. Perhaps when the Government realise this they will shut these barbaric places of animal cruelty down. I hope and pray, Please God

Some people don't realise what they are going to see when they do thay wake up to how cruel it all is and hopefully never go again

Well done to Helen for walking out ! These dogs deserve more than that ! 🙏

So sad that this is allowed

EVIL CRUEL SPORT ONLY REJECTS CALL IT ENTERTAINMENT 😡😡😡

The dogs belong to their owners not the NGRC they have nothing to do with re-homing S many thousands of greyhounds never find homes I knew a trainer who told his owners the dogs went to farms in Devon they were took to a department of a university and the fear in them being dragged along they scratched the concrete with their nails Its disgusting and barbaric and needs to be banned now The NGRC only worry about money And Ireland is the most disgusting place

Such cruelty! Poor beautiful dog.

dont go to the races dog or horses. If no one goes there will be no need for greyhounds to race.

Why was this person who feels "awful" at the races? If you go there other than to protest, you support greyhound racing.

What is good about a night out at the dogs ??

Stop greyhound racing.. The life of a greyhound is horrible from start to finish unless they are rescued..

Really hope she's OK. GREYHOUNDS ARE SUCH BEAUTIFUL DOGS, BUT OVERBRED BY GREEDY PEOPLE.

It's should be stop!😢😢😢

So cruel!

Barbaric needs banning . Again if people didn’t attend then there would be no need for the racing .

It needs banning as does horse racing !!

This cruel sport needs stopping it's outdated and is wicked

This is a good example of why attending these races is supporting an industry that uses and discards these dogs like toilet paper! Stop supporting animal exploitation industries.

poor baby this cruelty has to stop

Anyone with a heart, would not be supporting this wickedness. Cruel individuals.

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Greed and cruelty .... 😢🤬😡

Ban all dog racing.

This cruel sport needs to stop can people please stop going !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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7 days ago

Action for Greyhounds

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Too many words. Not enough action!

1 week ago

Action for Greyhounds

Liars will always be ' found out' in the end but how many Greyhounds have to suffer and die whilst the indusrty continue with their lies and cover ups.12 years ago the industry knew of greyhounds being killed at the knackers.
But the industry claims shock and surprise of the killings at knackeries shown by the recent RTÉ investigation - and in response to that IGB CEO, Gerard Dollard, said(6th July 2019 - Irish Times)'there was “absolutely not” knowledge at board level about such matters, but admitted that “you would hear rumours…'
Rumours that the IGB never acted on - rumours ignored which meant greyhounds suffered.
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Liars will always be  found out in the end but how many Greyhounds have to suffer and die whilst the indusrty continue with their lies and cover ups.

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Bloody SICK CRUEL and BARBARIC 👽👽

if people stopped going to watch greyhounds run it might make a difference

Despicable diabolical disgrace.😡

Disgusting!

Disgusting

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FREEDA and BERTY.. 2 from hundreds of Canidrome Greyhound Survivors ..What a transformation since they came into the care of Afg 5 months ago arriving from China to Heathrow airport showing obvious signs of the neglect and abuse they suffered over their time spent at the Canidrome.
Images below ( the 1st two) show the hounds from February2019 the rest are from July 8th 2019.
We have yet to source information of where they came from ( possibly the Australian industry) and how long they had been at Canidrome.
Young Berty at 5 1/2 suffered considerably arriving with a damaged infected tail, teeth worn to the gums, emaciated and diagnosed by our vet to be suffering liver failure.
Following months of care by our great vet and their amazing foster carers Marylin and Paul ,they have transformed into the happy healthy hounds they should be.
The beautiful pair of hounds settled together right from the start and with different personalities they compliment each other so well.
It became obvious very quickly that Marylin, Paul, Berty and Freeda were so attached to each other so it was inevitable their foster home would become their ' forever home' where it is hoped for many years to come, they will enjoy the life they have waited so long for and so deserve.
Sadly hundreds never got this chance over the many years the track was operating and we will always hold them in our memories with great sadness that they did not get the love and comfort and homes they also deserved.
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What a fantastic testiment to what a little love, care and good nutrition can do to bring the hounds back from the brink of near-death really. So proud and greatful to all the groups eho helped get these animals out of Macau. 👏👏👏👏❤💕

God bless you all💘💘💘🌻🌻🌻🌻🐕🐕🐕

Respect to you all 😍 for caring so much more xx brilliant kerry

Dreadful! Well done for saving them: they look fabulous now! ❤️

Bless them all, so gentle., awful what they had to endure 😔. Thank you .

So very sad isn’t it that Humans could be so CRUEL onto Animals.

A wonderful transformation , thank you xx❤️🐾❤️🐾

Wonderful they're staying together to share this amazing new life they have 💓💓 we'll never forget the ones who didn't make it 😥😥🐾

Thank you.

They are both looking great now thanks to the wonderful medical care they have received and buckets of TLC and LOVE. So glad this was a foster fail. Enjoy having them and spoiling them rotten. Our Joy (Good Queen) was only 18kg on arrival in England. She is looking great now after 4 months of care and love and is such a loving girl

Thank You 🙏

Thank you ❤️

Save them❤❤give them a good life. They are sweet dogs and deserve to be respected and taking care of them ❤💋

Thank you

Never forget those people that helped these hounds in those final years, in the end there were many hounds at the canidrome that were not supposed to be there and someone was looking a after them ❤️

They look great. You really are wonderful humans ! X

Amazing Transformation xx 💙🐾🐾

Been a Pleasure to meet these beautiful hounds at my Stretch and Play Park..💞💙🐕🐕

Praise to the care given. Poor lambs

Bless you

Such gentle amazing dog's if u want a pet u can trust get a greyhound

You all do amazing work 👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️

Beautiful hounds ❤❤❤❤❤❤

Our girl 11 year old Journey (Brooke Burns) arrived here from Canidrome Macau in late November 2018 and weighted 45lbs. and has scares all over her body. She now has good muscle tone and is at a good weight. She still has neck/throat issues from being pulled or hung from her neck and some emotional scars from years of abuse but she now has her happy times and loves her humans and her two greyhound fursisters who have welcomed her the minute she arrived at our home and have done a wonderful job teaching Journey how to be a house pet.

Action for Greyhounds both Berty and Freeda were born in Australia and sent to Macau - indeed all the Macau greys bar the 9 Irish ones and the few born at the Canidrome (which have the MB 'Macau Born' ear tattoo) were exported to Macau from Australia. If you join the Macau Greyhounds: Happy at Last group, there are many Australian advocates and rescue groups who took part in our Save the Macau Greyhounds campaign who would be happy to help you track down Bertie and Freeda's details via their Canidrome names (Winner Takes All and Genius Escort). In addition you would already have all their details in the flight schedule we sent you. Congratulations on the 'foster fail'! 👍🏼👍🏼

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AfG had a great day at Catton Park, Norwich at the annual Fun Day/Dog Show brought forward this year from the usual September event to July 7th.
AfG have attended the event from the very first one and had our usual great spot for our stall so everyone knows where to find us.
Our Cuddly Toy tombola and Doggy tombola ( with pet foods, treats and toys) were, as always, very popular.
Also had a lot of interest in our Cool Hounds coats, mats and neck bands and sold several even though it wasn't a very hot day.
Our accompanying hounds received lots of attention and all enjoyed interacting with people and meeting all the various other dog breeds at the event.
We hope more people will have learned what amazing dogs Greyhounds and Lurchers are after meeting ours.
Many of the dogs at the event were rescued which is very encouraging to hear.
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AfG had a great day at Catton Park, Norwich at the annual Fun Day/Dog Show brought forward this year from the usual September event to July 7th.
AfG have attended the event from the very first one and had our usual great spot for our stall so everyone knows where to find us.
Our Cuddly Toy tombola and Doggy tombola ( with pet foods, treats and toys) were, as always, very popular.
Also had a lot of interest in our Cool Hounds coats, mats and neck bands and sold several even though it wasnt a very hot day.
Our accompanying hounds received lots of attention and all enjoyed interacting with people and meeting all the various other dog breeds at the event.
We hope more people will have learned what amazing dogs Greyhounds and Lurchers are after meeting ours.
Many of the dogs at the event were rescued which is very encouraging to hear.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you ❤️

2 weeks ago

Action for Greyhounds

Rover Rescue Ireland ask why the ISPCA did not act several years ago when they knew unwanted Irish Greyhounds were being ' routinely desposed of'.The ISPCA would like to thank RTÉ for exposing the animal welfare and governance issues associated with the greyhound racing industry in Ireland.

The special documentary that aired last night, Wednesday 26th June 2019, raised many questions which have been previously highlighted by the ISPCA over a number of years.
Undercover filming by RTÉ revealed numerous failings on the part of the bodies tasked with regulating greyhound racing and coursing.

The ISPCA is calling on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to urgently examine the animal welfare and export issues linked with the greyhound industry, and to review the allocation of funding, given the governance issues highlighted.

If you missed the programme, you can watch it on the link below: WARNING: viewers may find the RTE Investigates footage in the programme upsetting

www.ispca.ie/news/detail/animal_welfare_and_governance_issues_associated_with_the_greyhound_racing_i
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Rover Rescue Ireland ask why the ISPCA did not act several years ago when they knew unwanted Irish Greyhounds were being  routinely desposed of.

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Regulate and treat them better or ban it

Ban this outdated thing👹👹

2 weeks ago

Action for Greyhounds

Excelent report from IGS (Irish Greyhound Spotlight) covering an A to Z series of failures by IGB and DAFM to protect the welfare of the Greyhounds bred and used for the industry.IGS Article - 'Need to know'

For public/media/TD awareness.

The IGB have shown many times over they have a dubious history - in greyhound welfare as well as in business practices.
DAFM have played their role in allowing this to happen.
The racing community are fully complicit in the killings of greyhounds simply by being involved in the demand for greyhounds.

Read in full: irishgreyhoundspotlight.blogspot.com/2019/07/need-to-know.html
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Excelent report from IGS (Irish Greyhound Spotlight) covering an A to Z  series of failures by IGB and DAFM to protect the welfare of the Greyhounds bred and used for the industry.

2 weeks ago

Action for Greyhounds

Oscar-nominated film director Lenny Abrahamson has condemned the massive state funding that is keeping the "BARBARIC" greyhound industry afloat.

In a tweet this week, Lenny stated: “Irish government support of the greyhound racing ‘industry’ is a NATIONAL MORAL STAIN and an APPALLING WASTE OF PUBLIC MONEY.”

Earlier, the award-winning director, who received a Best Director Oscar nomination for “Room”, tweeted that the rescued lurcher dog he adopted also supports an end to the funding - “Jake says he agrees that government funding for the barbaric greyhound racing industry should stop. He says ‘I’m adamant about it.’”

Thank you to Lenny and Jake for joining growing calls for an end to state's unacceptable funding for greyhound racing. Since 2001, around a quarter of a billion euros of taxpayers’ money has been handed over to the Irish Greyhound Board, including €16.8 million for 2019. Please respond to our action alert below and demand an immediate end to this funding.

Lenny Abrahamson has been speaking up for greyhounds for years. In 2011, he was among a group of 37 compassionate Irish actors/singers/directors who condemned the export of Irish greyhounds to China, describing a plan by the Irish Greyhound Board to develop and manage racetracks in China as cynical and sinister. In a letter published in the Irish Times, they denounced greyhound racing as a “cruel sport” and highlighted how greyhounds “are regularly subjected to neglect and abuse all over the world” - www.banbloodsports.com/ln160414.htm

Successfully appealing for the IGB to scrap its shameful plan to develop greyhound racing in China (a country with no animal welfare laws where dogs are brutally tortured and killed), they stated: “At this point in our country’s affairs, let us dispense with greed in favour of humanity”.

Lenny Abrahamson - who previously joined calls for a ban on cruel hare coursing - is a true friend of the animals, declaring: “I love animals - I always have”.

Last month, ahead of the announced fur farming ban, he urged the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to "BAN THE AWFUL PRACTICE OF FUR FARMING".

Last year, he encouraged people to adopt dogs from shelters instead of buying from breeders. On a visit to PAWS animal sanctuary in Tipperary, he said: “We need to move away from commercial breeding facilities. Growing up we always took in strays or dogs from shelters and people need to stop buying recklessly,”

URGENT ACTION ALERT

Say NO to the cruel greyhound industry - 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 around a quarter of a billion euros the amount handed over since 2001. This must be ended. Contact Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe now.

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020
Email: taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie; leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie; finegael@finegael.ie
Tweet to: @LeoVaradkar
Leave a comment on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/LeoVaradkar

Paschal Donohoe TD
Minister for Finance
Email: paschal.donohoe@oireachtas.ie; minister@per.gov.ie
Phone: +353 (0)1 6045810
Leave a comment on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/PaschalDonohoe/
Tweet to @Paschald

Last November, the following 92 TDs voted in favour of another €16.8 million in funding for greyhound racing. Join us in contacting them and demanding an end to funding for an industry that causes so much suffering and death to dogs. Visit the Oireachtas website for names of TDs and their email addresses www.oireachtas.ie/en/members/tds/?term=/ie/oireachtas/house/dail/32

Bobby Aylward, Maria Bailey, Seán Barrett, John Brassil, Pat Breen, Colm Brophy, James Browne, Richard Bruton, Peter Burke, Mary Butler, Catherine Byrne, Dara Calleary, Seán Canney, Ciarán Cannon, Pat Casey, Shane Cassells, Lisa Chambers, Michael Collins, Niall Collins, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Simon Coveney, Barry Cowen, Michael Creed, John Curran, Michael D'Arcy, Jim Daly, Regina Doherty, Paschal Donohoe, Timmy Dooley, Bernard Durkan, Damien English, Alan Farrell, Frances Fitzgerald, Peter Fitzpatrick, Seán Fleming, Noel Grealish, Brendan Griffin, Michael Harty, Seán Haughey, Danny Healy-Rae, Michael Healy-Rae, Séamus Healy, Brendan Howlin, Paul Kehoe, Billy Kelleher, Alan Kelly, Seán Kyne, John Lahart, Michael Lowry, Marc MacSharry, Josepha Madigan, Micheál Martin, Helen McEntee, Finian McGrath, Mattie McGrath, Michael McGrath, John McGuinness, Joe McHugh, Tony McLoughlin, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Kevin Moran, Aindrias Moynihan, Michael Moynihan, Margaret Murphy O'Mahony, Eoghan Murphy, Eugene Murphy, Hildegarde Naughton, Tom Neville, Carol Nolan, Michael Noonan, Darragh O'Brien, Jim O'Callaghan, Willie O'Dea, Patrick O'Donovan, Fergus O'Dowd, Kevin O'Keeffe, Fiona O'Loughlin, Frank O'Rourke, Jan O'Sullivan, Éamon Ó Cuív, Willie Penrose, Thomas Pringle, Michael Ring, Shane Ross, Brendan Ryan, Eamon Scanlon, Seán Sherlock, Brendan Smith, Niamh Smyth, David Stanton, Robert Troy, Katherine Zappone.
www.kildarestreet.com/debates/?id=2018-11-29a.238

Please sign and share our petitions

Irish Government: Stop Giving Millions of Euro to Cruel Greyhound Industry
www.change.org/p/irish-government-stop-giving-millions-of-euro-to-cruel-greyhound-industry

Stop supporting the cruel greyhound industry
www.change.org/p/stop-supporting-the-cruel-greyhound-industry

GAA: Stop club fundraisers at greyhound tracks
www.change.org/p/gaa-stop-club-fundraisers-at-greyhound-tracks

Contact the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, and urge her not to issue a licence for another season of cruel hare coursing.

Email "Stop the cruelty. Stop licensing cruel coursing" to
josepha.madigan@oireachtas.ie or
Phone: +353 (0)1 631 3800
Leave a comment on Facebook: facebook.com/JosephaMadiganFG
Tweet to: @josephamadigan

Sign the petition: IRELAND BAN CRUEL HARE COURSING
www.change.org/p/ireland-ban-cruel-hare-coursing
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Please make the welfare of greyhounds vital. These beautiful animals deserve good treatment.

Well said

Well said....Irelands cruelty to animals precedes like a foul smell.

Another very busy day for AfG in Norwich City center, this time with our charity stall.
We interacted with so many people today, with the main topic of discussion being the shocking RTE exposures from last week.
People were very keen to listen when we explained this was not just a sickening issue just relating to Ireland but to the Greyhound racing industry as a ' whole' worldwide, with 80% of Greyhounds running on British tracks being bred in Ireland to supply their demand and with other young Greyhounds not needed for Ireland and Britain being found in other countries with no animal protection laws.
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Another very busy day for AfG in Norwich City center, this time with our charity stall.
We interacted with so many people today, with the main topic of discussion being the shocking RTE exposures from last week.
People were very keen to listen when we explained this was not just a sickening issue just relating to Ireland but to the Greyhound racing industry as a  whole worldwide, with 80% of Greyhounds running on British tracks being bred in Ireland to supply their demand and with other young Greyhounds not needed for Ireland and Britain being found in other countries with no animal protection laws.Image attachment

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Excellent work!

Well done. Keep up the good work x

Heres some pics of my 13 year old greyhound keeping in cool this week in the cooking jacket I got from you guys. He loves it and has being very comfortable able to settle and more energetic where hes usually really struggling in the heat. I highly recommend. X

I was there. Purchased a cool houndz collar which is absolutely amazing in this heat.

Thank you ❤️

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3 weeks ago

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Too right public funds to support cruelty the world is.now watching Ireland and expecting this awful barbaric practice to cease !

SHOCKING..SICKENING..HEARTBREAKING..RTE 3 part exposure by Conner Ryan..'Greyhounds Running For Their Lives'..The UGLY TRUTH surrounding the Greyhound racing industry.
WARNING .. EXTREME DISTURBING FOOTAGE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY AND SUFFERING..In particular in parts 2 and 3.
Greyhounds have suffered and died for these horrific exposures SHAME on ALL who support this VILE industry you are ALL to BLAME
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnuEIVNsEL8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3uZM8LsGMsHIFmoy802dqsOoKarAbgnIO...
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Ban this rotten sport now , the cruelty is beyond measure

It's wicked how some people treat these beautiful and mild natured dogs. It's all about human ego and money-making. Absolutely sickening.

Please help save them!

🤬🤯Heinous .... how can this still be happening 😢

Poor dogs!!!!! 😥

Gruesome, but at last the message is getting out there. Can be watched on the RTE iplayer. Please share widely

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Incensed that Ireland allows this to the highest level.

It was nasty, but definitely highlighted things they cannot dispute

Stop right now

disgustiing!

They are only wanted when they win Its a cruel life and Ireland is the worst place They are beautiful loving dogs that can be re homed instead they are shot and have terrible ends It should be banned completely A very very cruel industry Ban it

I would gladly kill all the murderous twunts involved in this, and all forms of animal cruelty, they do not deserve the air they breathe.

Poor Beauties Glad its been looked into !! karma on Evil Scum Xxxx

Barbaric clearly the industry is not able to protect these dogs it's a joke at the science of these poor dogs Ireland should be ashamed of itself and those involved STOP all racing imprison the wankers involved in this brutality the world is now watching you Ireland

Disgusting

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3 weeks ago

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WARNING GRAPHIC AND UPSETTING FOOTAGE ON THIS EXTRACT
Another extract from RTE program ' Greyhounds Running for Their Lives' due to be aired this evening 9.35. The industry is vile and evil as we know, so there is bound to be very disturbing, upsetting content, to say the least, the industry must be exposed for its responsibily for the over breeding and barbaric distruction of its unwanted Greyhounds...Shame on anyone who supports it.
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Ban it so cruel.

My daughter has a rescued greyhound. She was surrendered to an amazing shelter when she was deemed unsuitable for racing. This girl ,Annie, is a joy but she has problems. She’s never had toys so steals EVERYTHING. She’s never had treats so she scavenges EVERYTHING. But she’s lucky .....her family love her unconditionally.

Bloody cruel ban it

This is appalling

Ban

Shocking, upsetting, barbaric, disgusting. Why is this allowed to continue?!?!?!?

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June 22nd .. A glorious Summer day..a very busy Norwich City centre for AfG's street collection/awareness day.
We had very few awareness leaflets left out of 1,500 at the end of the day, so an amazingly successful event.
We were joined by our foster Lurcher boy Soli who is getting so much more used to interacting with people and enjoying the company of his canine pals, he laps up the attention and gets lots of admirers being such a striking hound with his long shaggy blue coat and his soulful eyes, what a long way he has come over the past year with us, following such a bad previous life.
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Well done and keep up the good work x

Beautiful dogs x

Respect to you all 😍 for caring so much more xx brilliant kerry 😍

Thank you ❤️

Thomas Hunt

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3 weeks ago

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Keep up the good work. Hopefully we will get there in the end. You are amazing people x

Well done RTE for exposing this.

This must STOP!

Happening in Ireland. Unbelievable. Next stop China.

Happy SteveJess GorwynCameron Black

Can't watch

Shut all these hell tracks down .....Abhorrent cruelty all for blood money ....😤😤

Disgusting

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AfG formed in 1999 over concerns of the serious welfare issues endemic within the Greyhound racing industry.
Essentially as a campaign awareness group educating and raising awareness through a variety of avenues, to encourage people not to support the industry.
On many occasions we have ' stepped in ' to save many unwanted Greyhounds.
Though the industry is steadily in decline the welfare and safety of all Greyhounds bred and used by the industry remains of great concern especially judging by the Greyhound Board of Great Britains' shocking injury and death figures published over the past 2 years and the ' homing' figures being ' questionable'.
Greyhounds will always be over bred .. many will be unwanted and many will suffer and die while Greyhound racing exists.
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Everybody with any connection to greyhound racing, must urge the authorities to keep ACCURATE records of dog's movements and check everything about prospective rehomers, in the same way as other animal charities. Home checks are vitally important.

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We expect GBGB will be in possession of a 'retirement' form stating 'homed' for LESS THAN ZERO ..raced at Yarmouth..offloaded, quickly and cheaply to a 3rd floor flat a short distance from the track .. to endure years of neglect.. 3 years on..arriving to the care of AfG..Again...far from an isolated 'case'..Read Happys' story here: www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/named-for-racing-as-less-than-zero/ ... See MoreSee Less

We expect GBGB will be in possession of a retirement form stating homed for LESS THAN ZERO ..raced at Yarmouth..offloaded, quickly and cheaply  to a 3rd floor flat a short distance from the track .. to endure years of neglect.. 3 years on..arriving to the care of AfG..Again...far from an isolated case..Read Happys story here: https://www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/named-for-racing-as-less-than-zero/Image attachment

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I ❤️ Greyhounds, enjoy your life. Xx

There are demos, at that track, every Saturday... Please go and join them... For these dear ones....

This barbaric industry needs to stop and fast all these beautiful dogs used as machines and nothing much else , you bet they die, Well happy I’m supa chuffed you finally got a chance to have a true dogs life , to be truly happy , bless all involved in saving this beauty xx

Poor soul xxx

Thank goodness this beautiful dog has found a happy ending. Bless him and his new owners.

I ditto Alison Flanagan and Cindy Williams xx

They are so cruel we have a rescue greyhound and a lurcher just love them.

Absolutely disgusting & heartbreaking...

Happy lives with me, my wife and staffy now. He was staying at a friend's and two dogs were on the sofa where he wanted to sit. He ran out to the back room and barked, the two dogs came running into the back room whilst happy ran back to the sofa and stole the seat. He's a cheeky monkey these days. Unfortunately I can't post pictures on this thread to show you how he is these days

Aw bless him glad he is happy and healthy now in a good home ♥️ xx

Bless these beautiful dogs. We had a rescue Lurcher she was beautiful.

The legal system is not good enough for our animal friends. So many acts of cruelty go unpunished 😢

Omg I cant believe this was Haps. In such a loving home now. Such a lovely boy

Come and live with me sweetheart xx

❤️Happy! Love him!

Just horrific. Again, again and again . 😢😡

Happy ending at long long last for Happy 👏👍👌💖🐾

How can anyone treat these beautiful dogs so cruel. It is disgusting that they get away with this. ❤️He is beautiful.

And they love their dogs... sickening. I hate the racing industry.

Not a very good 'Home Visit' then!!!!

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We wonder what's stated on GBGB 'retirement' form for COOLEMOUNT LADY..raced at Belle Vue denied urgent veterinary treatment..denied a comfortable loving home...existed for years in squalor..WHY?!! She waited most of her life to finaly have the love and care she deserved..Read Alices' story here: www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/named-for-racing-as-coolemount-lady/ ... See MoreSee Less

We wonder whats stated on GBGB retirement form for COOLEMOUNT LADY..raced at Belle Vue denied urgent veterinary treatment..denied a comfortable loving home...existed for years in squalor..WHY?!! She waited most of her life to finaly have the love and care she deserved..Read Alices story here:   https://www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/named-for-racing-as-coolemount-lady/

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So pleased she was able to end her days in comfort. Why are prospective owners not home checked like other rescue organisations? These dogs deserve to end their days in comfort!

So glad she found love and peace

So glad she finally ended up where she is loved.

Why did she have to wait so long ??

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Can we not get this poor dog sorted. Surely if vets knew this was happening they should have a say

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Glad she has got a good home now. The so called trainer should be prosecuted for cruelty.

Bet she was recorded as homed 🙁

Disgraceful , no animal should be treated that way.x

Shame on this wicked, cruel, abusive industry.

Poor dogs. Hate dog racing. It will be a thing of the past one day.

Awful cruelty and people still go Racing.

This is why dog racing should be banned as when they can't run and earn money anymore owners don't care!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wtf. Is going on. Why is Poor Dog being treated so badly ...

Her little face 😢😢😢 absolutely wicked

Awww Bless you Beauty poor sweet baby !! Karma on these scumbags need locking up evil scum karma on you xx

Rotten people in a rotten world They should be shut down

Shame on this wicked, cruel, abusive industry.

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We believe GBGB recent figures for the homing,injury and deaths of their racing Greyhounds is misleading and inaccurate...to put it mildly.
We doubt their ' idea' of a 'home' is anywhere near ours.
How many other Greyhounds on GBGB 'Retirement' forms listed as 'homed' share the same story as STIR OF ECHOS...she is not an isolated 'case' she finally found the loving home she deserves..Now named Pearl...Here's her story: www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/pearl/
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We believe GBGB recent figures for the homing,injury and deaths of their racing Greyhounds is misleading and inaccurate...to put it mildly.
We doubt their  idea of a home is anywhere near ours.
How many other Greyhounds on GBGB Retirement forms listed as homed share the same story as STIR OF ECHOS...she is not an isolated case  she finally found the loving home she deserves..Now named Pearl...Heres her story:    https://www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/pearl/

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Thank you Fiona and Christine anyone who has similar stories including rescue centres...please share them here.

I did wonder about this number. They claim a homing rate, I think, of 87%. Do they class “homed” as transferring from the owner to a homing charity like the greyhound trust?

Awww Bless poor sweet beauty !! Glad you are rescued now Pearl Thank You for rescuing Pearl Xxx

Both my daughters have adopted rescued greyhounds. One was surrendered to a shelter as having raced and failed. The other was about to be shot( reason unknown). They are both loving and loved pets.

My local GT is always getting 9-10 year olds. Obviously I want nothing less than a ban but until then I think it’s disgraceful that these poor dogs can just be ‘left’ totally overlooked and often neglected after surviving racing 😡.

My boy was 5 when he had his last race. He was kept locked up in racing kennels and was 8 before he was surrendered to rescue. He was then overlooked for another 6 months because he was “too old” for many adopters who were looking for a younger dog. Why do they let this happen 😢

So thin. Racing dogs should be banned. Animals are not for our entertainment.

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So thin. Racing dogs should be banned. Animals are not for our entertainment.

I thank her new owner carers for giving her a loving forever home hoping it will make up for all the hellish ill treatment she's suffered bless her

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4 weeks ago

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This is Ireland...where most British racing Greyhounds are bred to supply the industrys demand...it's the same worldwide...while Greyhound racing exists...Greyhounds will suffer...many will die.25 years of debate - 25 years of greyhounds suffering:

2019(6th Feb)parliamentary debate mirrors the issues, that greyhounds are forced to face, raised in the UK 25 years earlier in a Commons debate in 1994(7th Feb).

Exports - Live Baiting - Doping - Traceability - Injured Greyhounds - Homing - etc
Read in full: irishgreyhoundspotlight.blogspot.com/2019/06/25-years-of-same-debate.html
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This is Ireland...where most British racing Greyhounds are bred to supply the  industrys demand...its the same worldwide...while Greyhound racing exists...Greyhounds will suffer...many will die.

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I've had rescue grey hounds for 30 years now they are truly wonderful beings and that the barbaric trade in them continues is horrifying history will.judge those but WE have to act to stop this The greyhound industry DOES NOT protect them

How sad that some comments are filtered out when this is a truly desperate situation. If only they could be recognised more as the gentle loving special souls that greyhounds are. My heart goes out to them all around the world. BAN GREYHOUND RACING NOW. 🙏

when animals are exploited for cash there is never a happy ending for the animals. These gentle dog make lovely pets and yet they are treated so badly.x

Only had my darling greyhound for 8 months but what a gentle soul she is. Ban racing now and end this cruelty

Such gentle souls, they don’t deserve this despicable disgraceful treatment 😔😡

End this misery for thousands of Greyhounds.

It needs banning now x

25 years is long enough get it sorted .

God is watching

BAN

BAN..BAN...BAN.... CRUELTY 👽

BAN

Only had my darling greyhound for 8 months but what a gentle soul she is. Ban racing now and end this cruelty

Greyhounds RACE TO DEATH!!! Greedy SCUMBAGS!!!

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1 month ago

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The only way to treat a Greyhound with ' Care and Respect' is to NOT USE the dog for a cruel gambling industry fueled by profit and greed and which is responsible for the overbreeding of Greyhounds of which many will not be needed and causing injuries through being forced to compete on dangerous tracks with many experiencing pain and suffering, with many injuries sustained proving fatal...who would agree to use their dog for this industry in the first place!? ... See MoreSee Less

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This footage, as short as it is, is enough for people to see the truth. I despise Greyhound racing 😠 The speed at which these beautiful longtails ( Greyhounds ) can run is fast enough for them to indure serious injury or even death. Its not a lie Greyhounds love to run, but in a loving home, running around a field with other longtails. Not being forced to run at high speed around a race track with 5 or 6 other longtails where serious injury due to falls & crashing in to eachother can easily happen. I have been a kennel hand in a Greyhound Rescue Kennels & this is where you can see the beauty in these beautiful & stunning dogs. They love nothing better than curling up in a blanket with their other best bud & running around playing & jumping. Many people believe that they need alot of execise but this is so not true. Greyhounds are sprinters not long distance runners, & so just short gentle walks is all they need. They are fabulous family dogs & even for older people who dont neccesarily want a dog thats charged up & in need of long walks. Greyhounds are couch potatoes & love nothing but spraulling out on the sofa, curling up to another longtail or just 'You' So if you are thinking of getting a dog, please go to one of our wonderful Greyhound rescues & go home with one of our caring & loving longtails 🐾🐾 ❤❤ You will not regret it 😍😊 XX

Horrendous. Greed, greed and nothing but greed. No compassion, no heart, no love.

yup hounds treated as commodities to be exploited. What a horrible dog killing industry

I couldn't agree more Sally Ford greyhounds deserve a better life than being forced to run

oh yes you can see the care and respect there ,all they,re interested in is the money

We had a greyhound in the 70s and he would never go in a room first he always waited for us to go first .... obviously had bad memories of someone behind him. Our latest greyhound will not go near men at all some women maybe but no fear of children .... loves children

Horrendous 😢

Get rid of these evil people

Liars!

I hate the way they use terms like "career" and "retired" it's fck'ing slavery plain and simple.

Really dont look that was to me !!

Dare not watch !

liars

Terrible

Fukin Bloody liars ...👿

This is disgusting that these beautiful dogs are abused by these EVIL Scum.🤬🤬🤬

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1 month ago

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More shocking death and injury figures of racing Greyhounds as GBGB (Greyhound Board of Great Britain) release their second annual figures 14 months on from their 2017 figures released in March 2018.
Not much change for the poor Greyhounds who still continue to suffer and die.932 REASONS TO BAN GREYHOUND RACING!!
GBGB MD Mark Bird said “This year’s fIgures are very similar to last year’s giving us further consistent evidence as to where our sport currently is"....... One that will consistently depend on the deaths of hundreds of greyhounds that race on British tracks each and every year!
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More shocking death and injury figures of racing Greyhounds as GBGB (Greyhound Board of Great Britain) release their second annual figures 14 months on from their  2017 figures released in March 2018.
 Not much change for the poor Greyhounds who still continue to suffer and die.

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Don't go to watch it so they will have to close down I was a fan but I won't go now keep those lovely dogs safe xx

I want it banned also once they are retired they are left in rescues. There are at least 100 dogs waiting for homes in brentwood and havering greyhound rescue.

Cruel, cruel, cruel! These beautiful, innocent souls.

Absolutely appalling!! All in the name of entertainment!!!!!!!!!!

Stop This Cruelty needs closing down !! bless these beauties xxxx

Brilliant!!! When's it gonna stop???

they are being exploited for money they are just another commodity to the people who use them,these gentle animals so gentle. Dog racing and horse racing should be banned like now.

This is absolutely disgusting what happens to these beautiful dogs.🤬🤬🤬🤬

This so called ‘sport’ has to be banned. It’s appalling and to think that we are supposed to be a land of animal lovers. Greedy, greedy ba####ds.

We had a rescue girl for ten years, sadly passed away now! Such a loving gentle creature, why are they so badly treated!

Absolutely love these dogs, so gentle and loving, but treated like a commodity not a living creature. Please consider taking on a greyhound if you can, you will have to work/train, have patience but you will not regret that decision, so lazy don’t need looks of exercise.

FOR ONCE THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, YOU COULD DO THE RIGHT BY ARE HUMAN EVIL WAYS AND BAN, BAN, BAN GREYHOUND RACING!!!!

This is so Heart breaking , for these poor fur babies,

That is so sad and sick,stop all this mistreatment of these beautiful creatures

Poor babies, always waiting for new homes after 4 or 5 uears of age

Even 1 is 1 to many and that also applies to the injuries too

Please stop racing dogs for money they really dont deserve a life like this

So very sad

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Despicable disgrace. They that are involved in this bring shame to our land.

Appalling!

Appalling!

this just makes me sick , what is wrong with people !!

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1 month ago

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The Kerry Greyhounds UK Great Global Greyhound Walk in Norfolk on June 9th with so many of their rescued and adopted Greyhounds.. not only from Britain and Irealnd but some have also been rescued from Spain, Romania and China....some more of the ' Very Lucky Ones'. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wonderful sight x

Loving the black beauties 💖💖

Perfect ❤️

AfG had a great day June 9th at Norwich Vegan Fair in the beautiful venue, St Andrews Hall.Another brilliant event organised by Shena and Ian from PUDZ Animal Sanctuary Lincolnshire.
We had our usual allocated space and have kind permission from the Hall management for our hounds .to accompany us on our stall.
Great atmosphere and spending the day among so many 'like minded' people (stall holders and public alike) So encouraging to see so much public interest in all the awaness on offer from various Animal Rights stalls and cruelty free and eco friendly product stalls and an amazing variety of Vegan hot and cold food and drinks to satisfy all tastes
Also a great oportunity for AfG to gain even more awareness and support and vital funds raised from sales, our popular tombola and generous cash donations With such a wide aray of items on our stall we gather so much interest with 'something for everyone'.
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Ireland...with another great gathering of Greyhounds on the GGGW Fitzgeralds Park, Cork. ... See MoreSee Less

Ireland...with another great gathering of Greyhounds on the GGGW Fitzgeralds Park, Cork.

1 month ago

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Great to see the ever growing annual' Great Global Greyhound Walks' (GGGW) Giving anti Greyhound racing campaigners and Greyhound Rescues alike, the opportunity to raise so much awareness, hoping even more people will be encouraged not to support Greyhound racing in any way and for more people to consider fostering and adopting Greyhounds. ... See MoreSee Less

Great to see the ever growing annual Great Global Greyhound Walks (GGGW) Giving anti Greyhound racing campaigners and Greyhound Rescues alike,  the opportunity to raise so much awareness, hoping even more people will be encouraged not to support Greyhound racing in any way and for more people to consider fostering and adopting Greyhounds.Image attachment

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Yes these walks are brilliant raising awareness for greyhounds along with local sighthound groups who walk throughout the year. People are always interested in what’s happening when they see a group of greyhounds in the park. X

Brilliant ❤️ .

Stop Greyhound racing.xx 🐕🐾

1 month ago

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4,511 Rescued Greyhounds who have either escaped from or survived the Greyhound racing industry which they were intended to be used for. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Finaly the last of the Canidrome surviving Greyhounds are on their way to new lives, almost one year after the track finaly closed and the mass global rescue campaign started. What an amazing acheivement in less than 12 months Wishing over 500 Canidrome survivors to enjoy many happy safe years ahead for them.Her name is Faith, and she has no idea how much her life is about to change.

Born in New South Wales, Australia, but not 'good enough' for the greyhound racing industry, this beautiful girl was exported to the notorious Canidrome racing track in Macau, China. At just two years old, she and her brother were packed into crates and condemned to what would be the worst years of their lives.

The Canidrome Racetrack can only be described as a hellhole. An Animals Australia investigation revealed the extent of deprivation these dogs endured — confined for 23 hours a day to concrete cells that were often wet, and with no bedding, company or stimulation. This solitary confinement would be unbearable for any dog, but for two young pups in the prime of their lives one can only imagine the fear, the boredom, and the loneliness. If they didn't win races, they would be killed. For thousands, this was their only 'escape'.

Faith spent 6 long years here. Her brother did not survive.

Now, she's coming home.

Hundreds of greyhounds — many from Australia — were given a second chance when the Canidrome was shut down last year. In a massive united global effort, these long-suffering dogs have been arriving in their new loving forever homes across the world.

Faith and five of her friends will be released from quarantine tomorrow and into the loving arms of the good folk at Greyhound Adoptions WA and Greyt Greys Rescue. In a matter of hours, their new lives will finally begin.

We can't wait to meet them.
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Finaly the last of the Canidrome surviving Greyhounds are on their way to new lives, almost one year after the track finaly closed and the mass global rescue campaign started. What an amazing acheivement in less than 12 months Wishing over 500 Canidrome survivors to enjoy many happy safe years ahead for them.

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Yes wonderful achievement for these greyhounds. A heartfelt thanks to everybody involved with this. I have seen a few video clips of some of these greyhounds settling into their new lives and has been lovely to see. Wishing them all the best. Xxx

All thanks to the amazing people who made this possible.

Thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Thank you to all of you for your help in rescuing these beautiful babies! They are such gentle animals, and don’t ask for much!

have a happy life now good luck.

Thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️

What an achievement by wonderful people.

Wonderful.

Bless these beautiful dogs! xxxx

Wonderful.

Fantastic, so happy for these beautiful souls . ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Thank you for helping them

So happy for these innocent souls. x

You are so beautiful I hope you find a lovely home you are so worth it xx

Well done.

Greyhound you deserve better.💗💖❤💋💋 I love you 😘😍😘

Love her face ❤ x

Amazing outcome

Brilliant to hear ❤️. The eyes 😔 say it all.

What a beautiful lady she is.

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Thank goodness this dreadful place is closing. We should NEVER send any dogs to China, where they have no welfare inspectors an think of dogs as food. Have you ever wondered what meat is used by your local Chinese takeaway?

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Another great weekend of awareness and fundraising for AfG June 1st and 2nd with our stalls at two of the largest local car boot sales Hellesdon School and Sprowston, meeting lots more new people.
The recent story in the Daily Mirror with the Greyhound racing industry scandal of trainers and kennel hands druging Greyhounds in their ' care ' was a big public discussion topic over the weekend, which hopefully has encouraged even more people not to support the vile industry
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Thank you ❤️

1 month ago

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Please sign and share this petition to ensure commercial Greyhound racing is not allowed to operate in Chille.Politicians in Chile are today debating a possible ban on greyhound racing in the country.

Please show your support by signing the petition below and emailing “Stop Galgueros” to felix.gonzalez@congreso.cl,sebastian.alvarez@congreso.cl,josemiguel.castro@congreso.cl,cgirardi@congreso.cl,mjhoffmann@congreso.cl,diego.ibanez@congreso.cl,amaro.labra@congreso.cl,fmeza@congreso.cl,cmorales@congreso.cl,catalina.perez@congreso.cl,hugo.rey@congreso.cl,gaston.saavedra@congreso.cl,sebastian.torrealba@congreso.cl

Outlining the cruelty of greyhound racing, animal rights group Libera Chile stated: “Greyhounds are exploited and enslaved and trained in a way that negatively affects the physical and mental integrity of the animals - practices that incur cruelty and abuse. Dogs are subjected to hard training, stimulated with drugs to achieve greater speed - drugs that are disguised as treatments or vitamins - and whose consequences are sometimes fatal, with irreversible damage to their internal organs, such as the liver for example.”

The group added: “The lifespan of a greyhound used in racing is less than 3 years. When their bodies are destroyed and can run no more, they are used for reproduction, and if they do not fulfill this purpose, they are mostly cruelly discarded: sacrificed or abandoned, tied up so they die by starvation, hanged or burned, agonizing for hours. Greyhounds are punished when they no longer fulfill the lucrative ends - they are punished as a way to appease the frustration of their owners.”

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Poor gorgeous animals do not deserve this.

A dreadfully cruel 'sport': please bun it and spread the word!

Signed n Shared !!!!!!!!.....

Signed and shared

Signed and shared

Poor innocent creatures x

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Ban ban, stop stop this madness.

signed .

the cruility thet will go through evil greedy people

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2 months ago

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AfG are occasionally able to have weekday fundraising/awareness events.
May 29th we had a great day at Norfolks largest weekday car boot sale at Arminghall Norwich, with great weather and school holiday week, it was very busy.
We have recently recieved lots of good quality items donated for our stalls so there were plenty of bargains on offer with lots of customers, most of them taking time out to make a fuss of our acompanying hounds.
Many leaflets were distributed and lots of interest and support for our campaign work.
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AfG are occasionally able to have weekday fundraising/awareness events.
May 29th we had a great day at Norfolks largest weekday car boot sale at Arminghall Norwich, with great weather and school holiday week, it was very busy.
We have recently recieved lots of good quality items donated for our stalls so there were plenty of bargains on offer with lots of customers, most of them taking time out to make a fuss of our acompanying hounds.
Many leaflets were distributed and lots of interest and support for our campaign work.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you❤️

2 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

Please send your polite concerns to Greyhound Data ( All details you require are in the attatched post) This seems like a crafty plan by ' pro racers ' to take steps to introduce legal commercial Greyhound racing to China.***PLEASE TAKE ACTION***
EMAIL GREYHOUND DATA: team@greyhound-data.com
We are extremely concerned regarding Greyhound Data’s recent announcement to maintain a Stud Book for greyhounds bred in China which would involve recording the dog’s DNA and microchip number.
DNA recording is used in breeding circles to ensure an animal’s bloodline/pedigree and permanently identifying a dog is without doubt a procedure used not only to register the dog’s ownership but also to ensure the integrity of any betting that may take place.
While it is illegal to gamble in China – it is not illegal to transmit live race meetings and we have very serious concerns that the compilation of a Chinese Stud Book is the first step to not only a highly commercial breeding programme but more worryingly – the first step to transmitting race meetings to worldwide betting markets without the need for any on track betting as we now see in the UK and the ROI via BAGS meetings.
Please email Greyhound Data marking it for the attention of Holger von Boehn - Gunnar von Boehn and Anja von Boehn who are the founders of Greyhound Data – and ask them to oppose this reckless plan to support the breeding of greyhounds and a supply of a very cheap betting ‘product’ in a country that has absolutely no welfare laws. Email address: team@greyhound-data.com
Please remember to be polite and informative and only enclose credible media links to strengthen your plea. Thank you!
The IGB attempted to develop commercial breeding and greyhound racing in China in 2011/12 but were foiled – let’s make sure Greyhound Data’s plans are defeated also.
Full story here m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2603529663041377&id=694516347276061
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Please send your polite concerns to Greyhound Data ( All details you require are in the attatched post) This seems like a crafty plan by  pro racers  to take steps to introduce legal commercial Greyhound racing to China.

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Don't send dogs to China. They may end up on someone's plate.

2 months ago

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May 25th..a fantastic day with great public support at AfGs Awareness day/Street collection in Norwich.
Being a Bank holiday weekend with lovely weather the City was so very busy.
Not only were we well supported by local people but by many visitors from across the country and overseas.
We met couples and families from Spain, USA,South Africa and Australia who took time out to speak with us, so encouraging to hear they were all well aware of the anti Greyhound Racing campaigns worldwide and were fully suportive of them.
We had many inquiries about fostering and adoption.
We are always well prepared to cater for the needs and comfort of our accompanying hounds who today wore their cool neck bands and coats during the warmth of mid day and their jumpers over the cooler late afternoon
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Well done x hounds look amazing x

Respect to you all 😍 for caring so much more xx brilliant

Sounds like a good day,hope someone followed the foster and adoption offers

Thank you ❤️

Thank you ❤️

Respect to you.

Respect to you.

Sounds like a good day,hope someone followed the foster and adoption offers

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2 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

Thank You to the Doggy Lottery for choosing Action for Greyhounds as one of the causes to benefit from their ' May Lottery Fund'. If you would like to vote for AfG please follow the guidelines on their page.WELCOME TO THE DOGGY LOTTERY FOR MAY
£2250 TOTAL TAKEN - NOW CLOSED. BUT JUNE IS OPEN! x
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HOW IT WORKS. For every £2 donation, a number will be allocated. At the end of May, ONE number will be chosen using random number generator software. The total money taken will be divided by THREE- one third for the winner, one third this month for Caki Bravo's rescued dogs of Bosnia and the final third will be a “surprise” donation shared between the Rescues you vote for (see below for more information).
HOW TO PLAY. Send your payment in multiples of £2 and PLEASE COMMENT ON ONE OF THE POSTS THAT YOU HAVE DONE THIS & IF YOU WISH TO VOTE, STATE THE RESCUE YOU CHOOSE. You can pay in lots of ways:

1/THE PREFERRED METHOD IS by online bank transfer to:
Name: Rescue, Rehab & Rehome for Dogs (don't worry that all of this does not fit in the box provided, just stop when its full!)
Lloyds Bank
Account No: 15835268
Sort Code: 30 98 90
NO FEES ARE TAKEN FROM YOUR MONEY IF YOU PAY IN THIS WAY.
2/ By setting up a monthly standing order using the details above
3/ PayPal to rescuefordogs@btopenworld.com writing ONLY " May Appeal" in the notes box so that I can allocate it correctly. PLEASE DO NOT WRITE ANYTHING ELSE IN THE NOTES BOX & CHOOSE FRIENDS AND FAMILY OPTION WHERE POSSIBLE.
If you are unable to choose friends and family option (for example if you are sending from outside the UK) it would be great if you could pay a little extra to cover the fees that PayPal will take from your donation.
Please note that PayPal resets itself to "goods and services" after every payment, so you will manually need to choose "friends and family" each time, before you pay.
4/ As an over the counter payment in a Lloyds Bank branch using the bank details above.
5/ By cheque made out to Rescue, Rehab & Rehome for Dogs and posted to me. Please message for address.
6/ If you live near to TQ5 area you can put the cash in my mailbox!!

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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE RESCUE
Each £2 number in The Doggy Lottery gets one vote for a Rescue of your choice. You can vote for a Rescue already nominated or choose your own.
THEN AT THE END OF THE MONTH, EVERY RESCUE WITH 20 OR MORE VOTES RECEIVES A PRO RATA SHARE OF ONE THIRD OF THE LOTTERY TAKINGS. Please note that you do not HAVE to vote.
I will make an album that shows the votes as they are added during the month. To see it, go to photos, then albums and choose MAY or follow this link:
www.facebook.com/pg/TheDoggyLottery/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2074256969538394

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MAY'S SUPPORTERS

101 - 105 Diane Bird
106 - 110 Kathy Rowland
111 - 112 Sheila Yates
113 - 113 Sonia Craddock
114 - 118 Sarah Crawford
119 - 120 Lynn Stait
121 - 123 Caroline Davies
124 - 128 Jacqueline Baker
129 - 131 Karen Bexter
132 - 133 Pauline Mc
134 - 138 Louise McIntyre
139 - 143 L J Sinclair
144 - 146 Joanna Galbraith
147 - 148 Olwyn Barker
149 - 149 Kay Snowdon Taylor
150 - 154 Jane Platt
155 - 164 Vanda Kizmaz
165 - 169 Claire Roberts
170 - 174 Cat Jones
175 - 176 Jay Manders
177 - 182 Andrea Capper
183 - 192 Ruth Johnson
193 - 197 Beverley Lewis
198 - 202 Nicola Daisley
203 - 207 Debbie Hodgetts
208 - 217 Maud Nilsson
218 - 222 Rebecca Hathaway
223 - 224 Claire Anderson
225 - 229 Louise Stanforth
230 - 239 Gabri Ella
240 - 245 Sandra Shepherd
246 - 255 Avril MGowan
256 - 258 Ciara Browne
259 - 268 Lesley Billis
269 - 273 Brenda Oakley - Carter
274 - 288 Elizabeth Smith
289 - 298 Sally Atherton
299 - 302 Raluca Mihaela Scarlat
303 - 304 Tanya Brown
305 - 306 Lynn S Payne
307 - 308 Harriet Law
309 - 313 Sarah Winchester
314 - 323 Christine Kipling
324 - 325 Sharon Ridge
326 - 326 Nikki Moodie
327 - 336 Anne Clelland
337 - 338 Dominic Ridge
339 - 343 Sandra Shepherd
344 - 345 Carol Collins
346 - 346 Sospirando Sosp
347 - 348 Heidi Bacon
349 - 358 Sally Wood
359 - 360 Jackie Tottenham
361 - 364 Petra Bryce
365 - 374 Helen Coulston
375 - 384 Mollie Moo
385 - 387 Jeff Clark
388 - 392 Yvonne Moore
393 - 394 Sam Bradley
395 - 396 Lisa Tomas
397 - 401 Kaori Murphy
402 - 403 Kerry Rushton
404 - 406 Su Morgan
407 - 409 Karen Fearn
410 - 430 Elena Racansky
431 - 440 Joanne Edwards
441 - 443 Sarah O' Broin
444 - 445 Elizabeth Watts White
446 - 450 Adrie Beyen
451 - 452 Trish Clifford
453 - 456 Andrea Schmidt
457 - 459 Debs LMS
460 - 464 Melanie Coleman
465 - 465 Sarah King
466 - 470 Vivien Ruth Vardy Smith
471 - 472 Mark Cosgrove
473 - 474 Hayley Balfe
475 - 476 Angela Hill
477 - 481 Trisha Goldsmith
482 - 483 Jean Bill
484 - 486 Fiona Lane
487 - 491 Raluca Mihaela Scarlat
492 - 496 Claire Kay
497 - 501 Diane Bryan
502 - 506 Karen Harrison
507 - 511 Marlene Thompson
512 - 513 Jax Raymond
514 - 515 Annette Haigh
516 - 520 Martina Romer
521 - 523 J Gane
524 - 524 Fiona Smith
525 - 526 Teresa Kay
527 - 531 Celia Brooks
532 - 536 Fran Law
537 - 541 Mona Smedsrud
542 - 546 Lucy Goddard
547 - 551 Katja Lloyd
552 - 556 Maud Nilsson
557 - 559 M Whyley
560 - 563 Isabella May Thomson
564 - 568 Wendy Flixon
569 - 573 Anne Christine Dexter
574 - 576 Jean Wilkins
577 - 579 Samantha Pannell
580 - 584 Nikki Graham - Tranix
585 - 589 Kay Ollerenshaw
590 - 591 Raluca Mihaela Scarlat
592 - 593 Anita Moore
594 - 595 Michael Griffiths
596 - 596 Penny Davis
597 - 597 Jim Davis
598 - 602 Curly Caza
603 - 604 Pauline Kelly
605 - 610 Zena Livesey
611 - 615 Bron Gradwell
616 - 620 Jane Hitchman
621 - 623 Karen Snyder
624 - 628 June Cooper
629 - 633 Julie Sheldon
634 - 638 Nicola Hale
639 - 641 Natasha Newall
642 - 643 Luise Ryan
644 - 655 Lorna March
656 - 658 Christine Riley
659 - 663 Steph Newman
664 - 665 Maureen Newman
666 - 670 Mary Pops
671 - 671 H J Stephens
672 - 672 Pete Short
673 - 677 Lisa Watton
678 - 687 Yvette Jones
688 - 692 Imner Devon
693 - 694 Linda Hampson -Tapsell
695 - 695 Angela Hill
696 - 697 Laura Field
698 - 702 Hazel Price
703 - 703 Louise Edwards
704 - 704 Julie Gilbert - Coombes
705 - 705 Anthony Goldsmith
706 - 707 Nikki Lange
708 - 712 Debs Lms
713 - 717 Maud Nilsson
718 - 720 Becky Pay
721 - 725 Bridget Savage
726 - 727 Sarah O'Broin
728 - 737 Joanne Edwards
738 - 752 Sally Atherton
753 - 754 Harriet Law
755 - 764 Helen Craig
765 - 774 Paul Craig
775 - 776 Daniel Kilminster
777 - 778 Dave Kilminster
779 - 780 Gemma Parr
781 - 782 Lorraine Kilminster
783 - 787 Marion Neighbour
788 - 792 Darryn Lake
793 - 797 Deborah Hobden
798 - 799 Rosemarie Kay
800 - 801 Virginia Dolton
802 - 803 Kelly Trueman
804 - 805 Ciara Browne
806 - 815 Lisa Stokes
816 - 820 Karen Fearn
821 - 822 Kara Johnson
823 - 825 Julie Forrest
826 - 831 Dee Nise
832 - 832 Adam Roberts
833 - 837 Joanne Grice Barratt
838 - 840 Julie Marie Nock
841 - 842 Sarah O'Broin
843 - 857 Susan Adams
858 - 859 Kirsty Davis
860 - 861 M Goldsmith
862 - 864 Bridget Dee
865 - 866 Paul Alford
867 - 871 Margaret Shaw
872 - 873 Pippa Whitehead
874 - 878 Sue Rogers
879 - 883 Christine Pender
884 - 888 Louise McIntyre
889 - 891 Cath Law
892 - 907 Sandra Shepherd
908 - 909 Heidi Bacon
910 - 910 Karen Harrison
911 - 911 Marlene Thompson
912 - 916 Linda Laird
917 - 926 Lilyann Brown
927 - 927 Lesley Anne Mulholland
928 - 930 Steph Bacon
931 - 938 Claire Roberts
939 - 941 Fiona Lane
942 - 946 Gabri Ella
947 - 951 Anthea Randell
952 - 954 Mona Sophie K
955 - 956 Don Gill
957 - 961 Carmel Brown
962 - 965 Andrea Schmidt
966 - 968 Jacqui Honour
969 - 973 Shelley Mattel
974 - 983 Harvey Labradog
984 - 984 Mandy Southers
985 - 989 Tricia Tait
990 - 994 Lesley Adam
995 - 1004 Linda Renton
1005 - 1009 Mary Pops
1010 - 1011 Louise Bowen
1012 - 1013 Audrey Gormally
1014 - 1018 Lorraine Shuttleworth
1019 - 1019 Jayne Geaney
1020 - 1020 Susan Hendry
1021 - 1029 Linda Hampson Tapsell
1030 - 1031 Frankie - Foo
1032 - 1033 Justine Mason
1034 - 1035 Louise Stanforth
1036 - 1036 Jackie Tottenham
1037 - 1040 Rebecca Payne
1041 - 1043 Karen Rock
1044 - 1045 Virginia Dolton
1046 - 1050 Jay Manders
1051 - 1053 Ewelina Szymanska
1054 - 1054 Carolyn Deanna Rowe
1055 - 1056 Christine Lee
1057 - 1058 Elizabeth Watts White
1059 - 1060 Rayna Howe
1061 - 1063 Nik J Hollyoake
1064 - 1068 Samantha Balfre
1069 - 1078 Helen Craig
1079 - 1080 Sarah Baalham
1081 - 1092 Elaine Dixon
1093 - 1097 Claire Kelley
1098 - 1102 Nikki Graham
1103 - 1122 Maxime Taylor
1123 - 1123 Helen Kerry
1124 - 1124 Olwen Davies
1125 - 1129 Diane Boulanger
1130 - 1130 Tracey Hollister
1131 - 1132 Trish Clifford
1133 - 1135 Fiona Morton
1136 - 1140 Tracy Gomez
1141 - 1145 Trixie Gorman
1146 - 1151 Joanne Edwards
1152 - 1152 Emma Watt
1153 - 1156 Jackie Doherty
1157 - 1157 Tina Espin
1158 - 1162 Anne Holt
1163 - 1165 Stephanie Gostling
1166 - 1167 Sofie Jonsson
1168 - 1168 Elissa R Marnie
1169 - 1171 Mary Pops
1172 - 1173 Claire Down
1174 - 1174 Hazel Price
1175 - 1177 Andrea Milne
1178 - 1183 L Parker
1184 - 1188 Lorraine Shuttleworth
1189 - 1190 Sharon Ridge
1191 - 1195 Geraldine Johnson
1196 - 1200 Carmen Wyatt
1201 - 1203 Sandra Woodley
1204 - 1208 Bridget Savage
1209 - 1211 Phoebe Rae Cadman
1212 - 1214 Adri Oviedo
1215 - 1215 Lesley Ann Mulholland
1216 - 1218 Sara Cohen
1219 - 1219 Sam Hannam
1220 - 1221 Ann Beer
1222 - 1224 Joanna Garvey
1225 - 1225 Claire Anderson

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DEDUCTIONS FROM FUND: This is a transparent donation site, so I will always tell you of any deductions made. I willingly give my time and energy in running it, plus licensing costs, advertising, printing and other promotional costs free of charge. I love dogs and count this as my small donation to help. The ONLY deduction that may be necessary will be PayPal fees which are taken from the money you send in by PayPal, when you forget to use the friends and family option! I will cover these as much as I can myself , but when The Doggy Lottery gets BIG, I may have to deduct them!
Operated under Licence SL0203 - Jane Whittaker, Rescue Rehab & Rehome for Dogs. 44tq58jd.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. LET'S MAKE THIS HUGE FOR THE SAKE OF ALL THE DOGS NEEDING HELP.
And good luck!
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Thank You to the Doggy Lottery for choosing Action for Greyhounds as one of the causes to benefit from their  May Lottery Fund. If you would like to vote for AfG please follow the guidelines on their page.

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I have just transferred £24.29 raised from 32 votes to your bank account. Sorry it is not more but I hope it helps a little. x

Great cause, hopefully some more votes will come in soon for you 🙂

Action for Greyhounds have 15 votes so far. When 20 votes is reached, they will definitely get a payout, then every vote means a bit more money for their work. Last month's prize won by one dog lover was £908! x

2 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

Here is the AfG stall at the annual Dogs Trust Funday/Dog Show Snetterton, Norfolk.
Perfect weather and a record public attendance enabling us to raise lots of awareness and vital funds.
Warm enough for our hounds to wear their AfG cool neck bands, seen lying comfortably in the sun without even panting and right in front of our CooL HoundZ posters, great advert to show how effective the garments are.
It was encouraging to see so many of the dogs at the event were ' rescues' and so many were Greyhounds and Lurchers, many had been adopted from Dogs Trust.
So another successful day for AfG and now even more people know about our campaign.
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