ZEN

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Colour/sex: Black Male

Date of birth: 07.05.2013

Last reg owner: Mr Darryl Hopper

Races contended: None found

Last rec. race: None found

ZEN – (named for racing as ) NICE ONE ZOLA

Came into the care of AfG on 07.07.2015.

He had been saved from the notorious Ennis pound in County Clare, Sothern Ireland.

The pound had a high ‘kill rate’ especially of greyhounds and lurchers, who were usually only given 24 hours before they were destroyed.

If it were not for Clare Greyhound Project (CGP) who formed in May 2014 and Rover Rescue in Ennis, many greyhounds like Zen would not have been saved. Zen was one of the ‘very lucky ones’ out of the thousands of young greyhounds who find themselves not wanted by the greyhound racing industry.

When Zen was taken from the pound, he could not bear any weight on his right leg and was treated with painkillers by a vet.

Once he came to AfG, an xray by our vet confirmed the injury was an unusual multi fracture to the wrist joint an old untreated injury of at least 1 year old, caused by a drop or fall from a height.

As no previous history can be found for Zen it cannot be established who was responsible for his mistreatment and abandonment. He is just one more young greyhound, from many thousands bred in Ireland to supply the industry and who was obviously not profitable as a racing commodity.

Zen steadily improved physically and mentally in his foster home with the company of other greyhounds. His leg continues to strengthen with regular steady exercise and he may need the joint operated on at a later stage.

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