We are really pleased to be able to contribute to the kennel renovations at Greyhound Rescue in Boston, Lincolnshire – the greyhound rescue shelter we support in the UK. Greyhound Rescue is a true haven for the greyhounds Karen & Dawn rescue from racing. The greyhounds receive one to one personalised care, comfortable kennels, “cake” on Sundays and their annual Christmas dinner. All of the pensioners and greyhounds who prefer kennel life stay with Dawn and Karen who ensure their every need is met.
The kennels are getting a spruce up. Thanks to Greyhound Compassion’s fund-raising, we are able to help financially with the renovations. Our sales of donated goods, craft sales, the quiz night, street collections, the annual lunch party, the sponsored walk, the fun dog show, the spring sale, Christmas fair and proceeds from kind donations have made it possible for us to contribute to the cost of: new tiled flooring, loft boards, kennel doors, a washing machine, second hand kitchen units for the food preparation area and a new window for the kennel building. We are thrilled to be able to make the greyhounds’ accommodation even better and the cleaning and feeding much easier for Dawn and Karen.
The floor tiles have arrived and the loft boarding is nearly finished. The builders will complete the final stages in the coming weeks before the kitchenette and washer are installed.
During recent weeks the activities at Protectora y Santuario Scooby have continued to be as frenetic as ever. We support Scooby in its rescue of galgos from the Spanish countryside far and wide without any favour or selection – the Scooby team picks up galgos from near and far regardless of medical condition. They all come into the shelter for medical care and rehabilitation to prepare them for domestic homes in mainland Europe and America.
In recent weeks Scooby has had two homing transports to Italy, a one to Holland and two to America. This means about 80 – 90 galgos will be in domestic homes before the end of October. These are mammoth logistical undertakings to get the galgos to their destinations. At the same time a group of Slovenian vets followed by a group of English vets visited the shelter to volunteer in the onsite clinic. These visits are great and help the animals no end but also mean the team has to be well prepared to welcome and support the medics.
Two of the transports to America were mega super and carried off in September and October by “Daphne Legacy Tour” from Denver. After months of fund-raising by Daphne Legacy Tour as well as weeks of intricate preparations and getting to grips with the regulations ahead of each trip, Daphne Legacy Tour flew 38 Protectora y Santuario Scooby galgos to the USA. This means over the last two years Daphne Legacy Tour has transported over 100 galgos (some are in the photos), 102 to be precise, to new lives in the USA (marked on the attached map). One haul from Protectora y Santuario Scooby last year and two this year, all with early starts for the Protectora y Santuario Scooby drivers and stalwart fight chaperones to get the dogs to the airport in time for take-off to the Land of the Free.
A massive shout out to Daphne Legacy Tour for their momentous efforts to get these beautiful galgos to new homes and for the suitcases of donations they have delivered to Protectora y Santuario Scooby on each voyage. Much kudos also due to the Protectora y Santuario Scooby team who worked with Daphne Legacy Tour to make it happen.