‘ I held these dogs with tears in my eyes as they went to sleep’

This week ‘Greyhound’ Trevor went on trial to a new home. Good luck Trevor.

It has been quiet recently in terms of homing greyhounds, but we will need lots of support in the very near future as there are many greyhounds arriving. Not only are we receiving many greyhounds but there are so many available that all the rescue groups together could not cope with the regular influx. In fact many more greyhounds do not make it to the rescue groups, as shown by this very sad and moving email that we received last week:

‘Hello,

My name is Elle and I am 21 years of age. I am a veterinary nurse and on Monday worked in a clinic that had a high volume of Greyhound patients. This is through trainers and owners, and the veterinarian does a lot of ‘implants’ for Greyhound breeding.
I was disgusted at what went on there. This is not against the clinic but rather the entire industry. We had ‘trainers’ and owners literally dropping these dogs off (one owner dropped off a group of 5) to be euthanased because they did not run fast enough. These AMAZING and beautiful Greyhounds were only on average 1 and a half years old.
This needs to stop. I know that Greyhounds are left in terrible conditions and that euthanasing them is considered the ‘humane’ option (yes it is painless) but it is SO wrong and unjustified for their lives to be lost to an industry that SHOULD NOT EXIST.
I was wondering if you knew how I could have my voice be heard? I am in no way claiming I know anything about the industry, rather I am a vet nurse who held these dogs with tears in my eyes as they went to sleep.
These incredible dogs are being lost every day, if only more people knew about it before they place their bet that would inevitably support their deaths.
Thank you so much for your time,
Elle’
Did you shed a tear when you read this email? I did and if you have the heart and a spare place in your home to save one of these beautiful creatures that do make it through to us, please contact us so that we will have room to save another one.
Peter
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22 Comments

  1. Posted October 30, 2009 at 5:35 AM | Permalink

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  6. Posted November 15, 2009 at 9:16 PM | Permalink

    altho i would not have my prince if this indistry didnt exist. but on the other hand i know of a “traner” that goes threw 20 dogs a week. we need to band together and insist that the laws be changed. possibly to that thre needs to be a “retierment” plan for each of these anamals that dont involve thre death. my .5 cents worht

  7. Posted November 27, 2009 at 5:36 AM | Permalink

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  8. Posted January 2, 2010 at 1:54 PM | Permalink

    If you read Elle’s plea for the greyhounds she has to hold while they go to sleep and want to help there is a list of dog welfare groups on this page that can find you a greyhound dog to save. <a href=”http://www.petdirectory.com.au/?page=directory&dircat=7&country=all&section=1″ title=Dog Welfare Groups”

  9. Posted July 3, 2010 at 11:27 PM | Permalink

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  14. Posted August 3, 2011 at 9:05 AM | Permalink

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  15. Posted August 3, 2011 at 9:11 AM | Permalink

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  18. Posted August 3, 2011 at 10:38 AM | Permalink

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  19. Peter
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 8:19 PM | Permalink

    To help reduce greyhound racing you can encourage your friends not to bet on the races. It is the betting that keeps the industry going.

  20. Posted August 6, 2011 at 4:53 AM | Permalink

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  21. Posted December 3, 2011 at 9:22 AM | Permalink

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  22. Elle McCall
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 6:03 AM | Permalink

    @BondiVet – agreed, Peter at GreyhoundRescue is a top bloke. You can see my story I just had to share with them here. http://t.co/4Eyuu462

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