Greyhound Compassion supports greyhound shelters in the UK, Ireland and Spain. Our work is twofold. We raise awareness of the plight of greyhounds and galgos due to the racing industries, and we raise funds so that we may contribute towards the care of the many thousands that are abandoned, abused and tortured.
Throughout the year, we hold a range of fundraising events, such as flag days, jumble sales, lunch parties, dog walks and fun dog shows.
Whether you’d like to become an organiser, find a bargain at the next clothes sale, or show off your pooch, there’s a way you can get involved.
If you can’t make it to an event, you can still help! Become a Greyhound Compassion member for just £5 and you’ll receive a lapel pin and regular updates about how your support is making a difference.
Greyhound Compassion supports Greyhound Rescue in Boston, Lincolnshire. We help with greyhound sponsorship and rehoming, and also assist in the development of the shelter.
Every year, the shelter helps dozens of greyhounds return to health and happiness. Many are rehomed, but some are not. They all have one thing in common, however. When they arrive, they’re in bad shape and in need of expert care, good food, a warm place to sleep, space to roam and, of course, lots of love.
Without the generosity of Greyhound Compassion’s supporters, the shelter’s vital work would be difficult to continue.
Read about Freya, Tess and others – just a few of the hounds we’ve helped to support through sponsorship.
Greyhound Compassion supports Dungarvan Rescue in County Waterford, Ireland, which is run single-handedly by its founder.
All of the greyhounds arrive in terrible condition and usually have mange, ticks, open wounds, broken limbs and infections. Dungarvan gradually brings them round to good health and tries to rehome them in England where they stand a better chance of finding a ‘forever’ home.
Greyhound Compassion provides funding for dog food, flea treatment and veterinary costs.
“Greyhound racing brings nothing but misery to the majority of Irish Greyhounds” – Limerick Animal Welfare
The hounds often find their way to the rescue shelter through Limerick Animal Welfare which is run by a small team that works hard to climb the insurmountable mountain of greyhound rescue work in Limerick.
The team attends greyhound auctions to save many ‘no bid’ hounds and those deemed ‘surplus’ by the greyhound racing industry.
Thanks to Greyhound Compassion’s fundraisers and donors, veterinary and subsistence costs for the greyhounds in LAW’s care can be covered.
In Spain, tens of thousands of galgos (Spanish greyhounds) are bred indiscriminately in the hope of producing one that will become the national coursing champion.
The owners of the galgos (galgueros) keep them in poor conditions while they train them to course the hare. Each winter, at the end of the coursing season, numerous galgos are abandoned because they are of no further use.
30,000 galgos are killed each year.* The galgueros then go on to breed more.
The Scooby shelter in Medina del Campo, Spain, rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes as many abandoned and injured galgos as it can. There are often up to 350 galgos at Scooby needing food, shelter and medical treatment.
* Latest figures from Spanish rescue societies.Support our cause!