One of the highlights of September is a trip to PupAid, the fun dog show organised by Marc Abraham (Marc The Vet) and his team of volunteers. The event is held in support of the PupAid campaign to end the cruel practice of puppy farming.
We entered Magic the greyhound into ‘Most Macho’ and he took 4th place, judged by Ali Drew from Ex on the Beach. Petal, the galgo, took 4th place in ‘Bravest Dog’ judged by Peter Egan, Sir Tony Robinson, Pen Farthing and Finn the police Dog with PC Dave Wardell.
PupAid is a lovely event, putting value on the dogs and exuding a warm, informal and fun atmosphere, helped by large doses of sunshine. Through awareness-raising and education, PupAid aims is to discourage people from buying puppies from pet shops or online from dealers. They ambition is that demand for these poorly pups will decrease, bringing to an end this evil practice of puppy farming. Marc relentlessly lobbies MPs in Westminster to positively influence laws affecting our nation’s pets. The campaign has the support of 120 MPs.
How and where should you find a dog?
PupAid’s aim is to educate the British public about the correct way to get a dog. They are urging people to either adopt a rescue dog or visit a responsible breeder where you will always see the puppy with its mother. If the puppy is not interacting with mum and the breeder is not an Assured Breeder recommended by the Kennel Club, then be suspicious.
If you ask us though, ‘adopt don’t shop!’ and only from a rescue centre which is a registered charity.
Our sponsored greyhound Freya sends a message of thanks for 2015…
Well, another year has passed and I have seen my pals come in to the kennels and go to their new homes. I am pleased for them, although I know I will never leave here, I love to see my friends get good homes and be happy and settled…
Actors Dame Judi Dench and Ricki Gervais have pledged their support to save galgos in Spain.
A recent article in the Daily Mail (7 January 2015) shows the suffering and torture endured by these beautiful but abused creatures.
The report describes the horror and brutality of the racing industry in Spain, and highlights galgos that have been burned with cigarettes and acid, dumped to die in tunnels and hung from trees.
As members of Greyhound Compassion know, these stories are all too common.