is Tigresa who is currently at the Scooby refuge in Spain (www.scoobymedina.com)
looking for a new home.
She started life as "Biddy the Lark" racing in Ireland
then at some point she was exported to Spain ... presumably because
she was no longer fast enough to race in Ireland.
In Spain she ran at the Meridiana track near Barcelona (now closed)
a total of 213 times and between 19th March and 26th December
2004 she ran a race every 2 or 3 days ... basically she was run
into the ground.
the track closed her "owner" didn't want her anymore
and she was lucky to be rescued by the Scooby refuge.
story clearly shows how greyhounds are heartlessly treated like
commodities ... too slow for Ireland, they are shipped off to
Spain (often in appaling conditions ... click
here for more info on transport conditions) and sometimes
even further abroad. Once in Spain they are raced intensively
until they are no longer able and then they are abandoned ...
the lucky ones are rescued by groups like Scooby ... the unlucky
ones are killed or mutilated in horrific ways ... click
here for more info on the fate of many dogs in Spain.
is not the only one, far from it ... for info on Creggane Duchess
another Irish dog abandoned in Spain ... click
here . Obviously we can only document a few cases ...
Tigresa and Creggane Duchess are only the tip of the iceberg ...
when the Meridiana track closed in 2006 there were 600 Irish Greyhounds
there ... click
here for info.