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Friday, July 16, 2010

Greyhounds in need of Help

As you may or may not know, I am involved with local Greyhound Rescue

Recently our local Rescue organization was called in on a very
heartbreaking case.
This is from their web site:
On Thursday July 8th, 2010, a rescue of what was thought to be 14 greyhounds took place in south Ft. Worth. When Ft. Worth Animal Care & Control arrived to pick up the hounds, it was discovered that there were actually 28 hounds, desperately in need of help. They were living outdoors in crates stacked on top of each other with no food or water.

Greyhound rescue was contacted immediately. The dogs were in very poor condition. They were covered with ticks. They were bone thin and many had pressure sores all over their bodies.

Funds are desperately needed to help with the medical care of these hounds.

If you feel lead to help, they are accepting donations here to help with the care and rehabilitation of these animals. No amount is too small.

Of the eight hounds in GU's care: 8 tested positive for Ehrlichiosis, 5 for Anaplasmosis, 1 tested positive for Heartworms and all where loaded with intestinal parasites.

My heart breaks for these animals, but they are lucky to have been rescued before it was too late. GU will bring them back to good health and help them to find forever homes, but it's expensive. Please help.


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Margo, my heart is breaking, I'm just crying like a baby reading and looking at this post, I just can't believe that a human being could do this to these wonderful animals that God has blessed us with, thanks so much for posting this and where to send donations to. Bless you Margo~~~ Daphne

ChRiS said...

that human should be crated for same amount of time in a barn with animals that have food and water and freedom to roam and when the human thinks it couldn't get worse...i just can't understand why someone would do this sad very sad

Gresham Barn Sale said...

It's just awful, poor animals! So sorry!

Gresham Barn Sale said...

It is so sad what people can glad these animals will be saved!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

To see somthing like this is heart wrenching to say the least. It is hard to live in a world sometimes knowing such horrific people are out there doing things like this to innocent animals. I makes me beyond sick and sad.
Thank you for sharing this post and raising awareness.

Maureen said...

Nothing boils my blood more than mistreatment of animals. Why have them if you don't treat them well? Makes no sense.

A case arose here in Mass. where horses, sheep, dogs, etc. were involved in deplorable conditions and it was not pretty. They are talking about legislation that animal abusers will be reported to neighbors the same way that sex abusers are when they move into a neighborhood. Sad that this problem exists but at the end of the day...whatever it takes.

I made a small donation (wish I could take care of them all). I'm sure every dollar counts.

Anonymous said...

Just the thought of those beautiful dogs stuffed in crates and forgotten is so absolutely heartbreaking. My heart just aches for them....I am going to hug my furbabies and follow your link.

Garden Place Design said...

How can people be so cruel!!!!!!Give me 5 mins with them and a baseball bat!!!

vintage mum said...

Thank You for drawing attention to such cruelty. I am involved with The Saluki Rescue society in the U.K. it's good to know there are people all over the world looking out for animals welfare


Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Oh my gosh Margo, how horrible! Greyhounds are the most gentle and trusting of all dogs I have ever met, and to see this neglect and mistreatment just breaks my heart. Was this rescue from a breeder or from someone who races them?
Thanks for the info on the link, I will be sure to give.

BeeSwanky said...

I just found you through T's Blog. I just lost my beloved Family member this week (lab) and my heart is still breaking. How could someone do this. I hope they are being punished by the law! I think they should live in small stacked crates for awhile. Thanks for doing this. I am going to make a donation right now. Please keep us posted and if you are ever in Waco stop by. Bee Blessed, Amy B.

Jennie said...

To treat an animal with such disrespect is one of the most cowardly acts a human can do. I've posted the link on my facebook page and blog. Hopefully this will become viral and more folks will jump in to help.

Best wishes and high hopes,
Jennie and the Pretty Pekingese

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing this with us, Margo...a very worthy cause...

Tamarah said...

Margo love I am apalled beyond belief....I am sitting here crying & railing against the injustices in this world that allow people to get away with this....And they DO....They don't get SERIOUS jail time & there is NOTHING to deter them from doing this over & over....!!

I popped into Greyhounds Unlimited & cried even harder as I read more....I'm very HAPPY to have been able to support such a WONDERFUL organisation if only in a small way....!!

THANK YOU for bringing this to our attention....!!!

Cheers from OZ,

Herbgirl said...

I immediatley went to their site a gave $$$.. So incredibly heart-breaking. Whomever did this should rot in a cage!
Thanks for bringing awareness to those lovely dogs.
Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

pbrenner said...

I missed this post the other day, this is absolutely heartbreaking! I sent a donation, I wish it could be more. There is no punishment too great for someone who treats either animals or children in such a criminally neglectful way! Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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