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Greyhound Compassion’s Contributions to Greyhound Rescue in Ireland

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We support Limerick Animal Welfare and the team’s greyhound rescue work. They are generally inundated with greyhounds, surplus to requirements and home many in the US and Italy. Pet Levrieri places the greyhounds in super family homes in which they are treated like kings. Pet Levrieri transports them to Italy from Ireland. Limerick Animal Welfare prepares the dogs and their passports in readiness. Greyhound Compassion’s funds goes towards food, vets’ bills and preparing the paperwork for these lucky greyhounds to go to their forever homes in Italy.

Valerie, the greyhound with no name….

Valerie, the dog with no name, at the time of rescue

Valerie, the dog with no name, at the time of rescue

Valerie was found straying in Limerick in November last year. She has an ear tattoo and having researched it, we know she was born on 22 November 2014 but has never been named and there is no record of where she has been since she was born.

Now called Valerie, she was found in a filthy state and covered in fleas. Limerick Animal Welfare took her in and has rehabilitated her with veterinary skill and loving care. She will be homed as soon as the right home is found for her.

Valerie, the dog now with a name, looking well after TLC from LAW

Valerie, the dog now with a name, looking well after TLC from LAW

Remember Zeuss?

Do you remember poor Zeuss from our October Ezine?  The poor greyhound who suffered third degree burns when the kennel owner tried to kill snails in Zeuss’ kennel? Zeuss was the collateral damage. Thanks to Limerick Animal Welfare’s vet and your donations, Zeuss made a good recovery and is living in the lap of luxury in Italy. He is so comfortable and that glint in his eyes reveals who is in charge now…

Zeuss with his new owner

Zeuss with his new owner

 

Zeuss in his home in Italy

Zeuss in his home in Italy

 

Zeuss resting his head but eyes on mum

Zeuss resting his head but eyes on mum

Zeuss in his home

Zeuss in his home

 

The Dungarvan 10

We have continued to support Dungarvan Rescue, the one-woman band, working hard to rehabilitate rescued greyhounds, lurchers (and German Shepherds) and actively speaking out about the greyhound wastage in the racing industry in Ireland.

Last year Mary at Dungarvan Rescue rescued 10 greyhounds, saved along with 130 others from squalor and neglect at a greyhound racing kennel. We were able to provide a financial contribution to their restore their well-being. Generally they had been well fed but covered in parasites and needed intensive rehabilitation. Mary took 10 to her shelter and other rescue organisations accommodated the other 130. All of the Dungarvan 10 are now in homes in the United Kingdom, thanks to Mary’s UK contacts. In Mary’s words “this was a situation gone bad” and the Irish Greyhound Board (the racing regulatory body in Ireland) had allegedly known about the problem for 2 years leading up to the rescue. We are pleased the dogs are safe and sound thanks to Mary and fellow rescuers. As soon as we have photos of them in the comfort of their homes, we’ll post them.

Two of the Dungarvan 10 before being rescued

Two of the Dungarvan 10 before being rescued

A Situation Gone Bad

A Situation Gone Bad

 

 

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