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Greyhound Rescue Fights to Save Australian Greyhound from Macau

Hundreds of Australia’s Racing Dogs Shipped to Certain Death on Macau Track

Sydney – Greyhound Rescue in Sydney today announced their participation in an international campaign to help racing greyhounds in Macau, a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China.

According to news reports 383 greyhounds were killed last year at Macau’s Canidrome, the only dog track in China.  The dogs are former racing greyhounds from Australia, and are killed when they are no longer profitable or are injured.  The track does not have an adoption program.

“We are proud to take a leadership role in this international campaign,” said Peter Flann.  “This is one of the Australian dog racing industry’s dirty little secrets, and needs to be revealed. Decent Australians should be ashamed of their country’s involvement in this matter.”

In an effort to raise awareness of the Macau greyhound problem, Greyhound Rescue is joining with other non-profit organizations across the world in an attempt to rescue a single greyhound from the Canidrome.  Brooklyn is a two-year-old white, red and fawn greyhound that is currently racing at the facility.[1]

“The effort to rescue Brooklyn is a test case,” said Peter Flann.  “It is a way to create a conversation about the Australian greyhound industry’s dumping of former racing dogs in Macau and explore the logistical challenges advocates face in helping to save these friendly dogs’ lives.”

On November 15, the Canidrome was sent a letter by GREY2K USA asking for its cooperation in the Rescue Brooklyn campaign.  If the track agrees, Brooklyn will be returned home to Australia and Greyhound Rescue will rehome him.

Greyhound Rescue is a non profit Australian organisation run by Janet and Peter Flann.  They have been rescuing dogs for more than two decades, and adopted their first greyhound in 1995.  For more information, contact Peter Flann at 0412 562 104.  For more information on the Rescue Brooklyn campaign, go to www.RescueBrooklyn.org.


[1] To download a high resolution image of Brooklyn the greyhound, go to grey2kusa.org/rescuebrooklyn/img.jpg.  This photograph was taken by American greyhound protection organization GREY2K USA in October 2011 and is not copyrighted.

 

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Thank you Pure Platinum

Many thanks to Rob at Pure Platinum, who organised the fundraiser, and all the people who gave their time free of charge to make the night a huge success.

The food, the company, the atmosphere, the girls were all great and the evening was most enjoyable. To top it all Pure Platinum raised $3000 for Greyhound Rescue.

Thank you Pure Platinum, that will go a long way to saving the greyhounds who need so much help.

Peter and Janet

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Audrey. Found wandering in the City!! Has found a home.

Audrey has now found her forever home with Leah and family but this was her story.

Audrey, only 21 months old, a small, sweet, gentle girl who seems to be used to home life and is in good condition. Can you imagine losing her and not claiming her back from the Pound?

The Pound called her Lady but we already have a Lady, so not sure what to call her. Whatever her name she needs a home where she can live in comfort for her remaining years, so if you can help her please contact us immediately.

After overwhelming popularity we have named this dark haired beauty Audrey, after the beautiful Audrey Hepburn. Thank you to Kobi’s Mum, Holly, for the name.

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Mosman Pets Day Out-Sunday 30th Oct

The forecast of rain never happened and a beautiful spring Sydney day set the tone for an excellent day at Mosman.

The first picture shows the winner of the raffle, Petrina, along with greyhound Missy who also found a new home on the day.

The second picture shows five year old Michaela who won the colouring-in competition.

The day was an overall success with Missy finding a home, Ellie finding a foster home and lots of people finding out about the greyhounds.

Thank you to everyone who turned up to help particularly, Mike, Fiona, Charlotte, Natasha, Donna, Deb, Brian and Jan. The day would not have been a success without your hard work.

Also thanks to those of you who came along with greyhounds and it was good to see Pablo getting back on deck after breaking his leg.

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Harry

If you read Harry’s profile on the website, he is a Special Needs greyhound, a little different to most.

https://greyhoundrescue.com.au/dogs-available/harry/

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More help needed for Transport Vehicle

We recently had a donation of $5000 from SunSuper towards a vehicle for which we are extremely grateful. However, that is only a start and we now need someone to follow that up, so that we can really get ‘on the road’ with something.

Our 1995 station wagon has now done 311,000km and recently was due for its Rego check. Luckily we made it!! Furthermore it has done 24,500km in less than 4 months and we are not sure how long the old girl can keep this up. If it breaks down then we will be unable to do the greyhound transport required to collect greyhounds, go to the kennels, vets, do home checks, take greyhounds to homes, do stalls, etc, etc, as we have insufficient funds to buy a new one.

We are in URGENT NEED OF A VEHICLE TO DO ALL OF THESE THINGS WITHOUT HAVING TO CONSTANTLY WORRY ABOUT GETTING TO OUR DESTINATION, especially if we have greyhounds on board.

So if you have a vehicle to donate we would be most grateful to hear from you and if you are a business we can give you advertising on the vehicle.

Peter and Janet

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Trivia Night Fundraiser-Sat 22nd October.

We would like to thank all of you who either helped or just came along to enjoy yourselves and empty your pockets for Greyhound Rescue. Our MC for the evening, Brian Fairweather, was in great form and did an excellent job to keep people happy and also raise funds for our Charity. From the feedback everyone enjoyed the evening and we raised nearly $2000 dollars, an excellent effort.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the evening, to Forestville RSL for donating a Function Room free of charge and all the local businesses who donated gifts or vouchers.

Peter and Janet

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Dog Day by the Bay, Pittwater-Cancelled

Unfortunately, the day had to be cancelled due to bad weather.

Thank you to those who would have turned up to help.

 

On Sunday 25th September, we will have a stall at Pittwater’s ‘Dog Day by the Bay’, held at the Rowlands Reserve, Bayview.  Please come along and see us there.  The event is from 10am to 3pm.

Find out more details of what is happening and when here:

http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/local_services/domestic_animal_management/dog_day_by_the_bay

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Good News. Paypal is up and running again.

Unfortunately in recent times we have had a few problems with Paypal, but the good news is that we are up and running again, so anyone who would like to donate to help with our work rescuing the greyhounds, can use the DONATE button to do so. We do not receive any funding and rely solely on donations and fundraising, so any help is gratefully received and is tax deductible.

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‘Dogs Big day Out’….Sunday 28th August

The day was a big success with a number of our adopted greyhounds coming back to say hello and also some looking for homes were there as well.

Isabella, who adopted the beautiful blue greyhound Cleo, was the lucky winner of the raffle.

Thank you to all of you who came along to contribute towards the success of the day.

 

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