!!! GREYHOUND TRACK HAS CLOSED!!!
Help urgently needed to rehome greyhounds
We've received information that the flapping track at Westhoughton, near Bolton, has closed, at least for the time being. This is great news and means that hundreds of dogs could be spared an untimely death at the hands of "owners" and trainers who see them as nothing more than racing machines.
In the short term, however, it does mean that a lot of dogs are in need of homes, which is why we're publishing the following appeal. Please do try to help if you can.
This sort of crisis situation often arises when a track closes, but it's important to remember that far more dogs would suffer and die if the track were to remain open.
If the characters who race dogs at Westhoughton are not prepared to care for them when the track closes, it isn't hard to imagine what would be the fate, year in year out, of dogs they considered to be no longer good enough for racing.
URGENT - URGENT - URGENT - PLEASE CIRCULATE
APPEAL FOR HELP TO SAVE THESE GREYHOUNDS
dogsThe track at Westhoughton has now closed. There is a possibility that it may eventually re-open, but many of the "owners" and trainers who run dogs at the track have been disposing of them because of the uncertain future of the track.
Julie from Sheya Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue (Manchester), has be in contact with the local vet (in Warrington), asking them not to destroy the greyhounds when owners/trainers take them in, but to contact her first (some dogs have already been killed). She is really worried about a "bottle neck" occurring, if these dogs aren't able to get quickly moved on into foster homes etc.
Julie doesn't have kennelling facilities herself, but has to use local boarding kennels. Anyone who can help to foster, kennel, or transport dogs:
Please ring Julie Morgan of Sheya on 01616 103525.
Postal Address: Sheya Rescue, 5 Minehead Avenue, Withington, Manchester M20 1FP
The number of dogs needing to be rescued is immense. Some have already been killed, some have now gone to Ireland. These dogs are in desperate need of help, and so too is Julie with such limited resources, and in such a short space of time to help.
PLEASE CONTACT HER NOW IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER!