Sadly, most of them are killed. Only a relatively lucky few are rescued and re-homed.
While my focus is holistic health and feet, I have just welcomed a rescued greyhound into my life. The greyhound racing industry is responsible for the over-breeding, exploitation and the routine killing of thousands of greyhounds every year, not to mention animal cruelty in relation to live bating. Their story needs to be told. It’s sad to think that thousands of beautiful animals like Clare are killed when they are no further use to the industry.
Gumtree Greys is a rescue group on the east coast of Australia that purchase dogs advertised for sale on Gumtrees. They are a registered charity and rely on donations and fund-raising to enable their work to continue. You may not be able to adopt a greyhound, but you may be able to give a donation to support the wonderful work of Gumtree Greys as they save and re-home some of these dogs. Click here to find out more about Gumtree Greys and how to support them.
Greyhounds are fun, playful, calm, gentle, and if anything sooky. Clare follows me around like a shadow, loves to run, and has more soft toys than my grandchildren. Please find it in your heart to make a donation and help bring some balance back into the lives of this amazing breed of dog.