One hundred and twenty races later, aged 5, Magic takes up his position as “fund-raiser” extraordinaire for the greyhounds and galgos in rescue.
Having escaped his racing commitments in March of this year, Magic commenced his career on the sofa, interspersed with the odd fund-raising and awareness engagement, in April. At his first few outings to flag days, he was more reticent and leant firmly into his owner, so firmly that he buckled our legs into right angles! Eventually he gained confidence with children, then Vicki came along and he kissed her.
Then taking up his Sphinx pose, his public came to him and he became so receptive and loving towards them. Now he’s gradually becoming the PR agent for the less fortunate greyhounds and galgos in rescue. We are hoping to boost our funds for Limerick and Dungarvan for the poor greyhounds picked up from the pounds or the streets having been cast out by their racing owners.
We are channelling as much support as we can afford to Greyhound Rescue in Lincolnshire, the welfare team which saved Magic, so that they can keep up their ongoing care and attention for their greyhounds, the pensioners as well as those waiting for loving homes.
As usual Scooby is overflowing with galgos. A call came in on Thursday asking the shelter to rescue 16 galgos and 5 three month old galgo puppies, so 21 galgos alone in one week. This is just the tip of the galgo iceberg and Scooby is trying to conquer the welfare and rehabilitation demands with next to no funds. Oh, and the water pump in the shelter broke yesterday, that’s another repair bill in the €4k ballpark.
So Magnetic Magic, you’d better exert your powers of attraction and boost the fund-raising so that we can meet all of these live rescue needs, while you put your feet up.