Sunday Scribblings: #59 - Second Chance
I used Sammi as a subject for Sunday Scribblings #21 Greyhound's Voice. It is as it implies – the plight of the racer and salvation of adoption as seen through the eyes of our rescued dog. This is a reincarnation of a topic that pleas with animal lovers everywhere to offer greyhounds a second chance.
Most people are not familiar with greyhounds.
This is a greyhound:
More specifically, that is a retired racer.
Retired racers are rather docile and prefer to spend their days lounging about on anything soft. They will make themselves comfortable on your bed, your couch, a quilt you set on the floor for them, or a casually discarded article of clothing.
The average retired racer does not retire. Many kennels euthanize these animals. Disreputable kennels simply fire a single round into their skulls while the trusting dog stands there expecting food or a soothing word. Large batches are sold for laboratory experimentation (yes, dear Readers, they still take perfectly innocent and viable dogs and drop acidic chemicals into their eyes, flood their bodies with poisons, or mutilate them with stimulated cancers in order to ascertain whether or not we “Civilized” human beings have safe products to use.)
Autrice, you are being brutal!
Am I? Yes. One single paragraph to jolt your sensibilities is not nearly as painful as what many greyhounds endure. These dogs are seen as disposable. Their sole purpose is to make money; once their racing time is over, they are nothing but a drain on profit. Forgive me for being so blunt but I am an advocate for the abolishment of greyhound racing.
Save a life, dear Readers! Adopt a retired racer! You will find yourself the proud owner of a very noble pet whilst giving a greyhound a well-deserved second chance.
Please enjoy these pictures of our spoiled boy:
US and International Adoption
Greyhound Adoption Program Adopt a Greyhound National Greyhound Adoption Program
Colorado Greyhound Adoption Virginia Greyhound Adoption
The Greyhound Rescue Society of Texas, IncGreyhound Rescue of New EnglandAdopt a Greyhound Greyhound Rescue in the UKLake Erie Greyhound RescueArizona Greyhound RescueThe Greyhound Adoption Center Greyhound Rescue of New YorkGreyhound Rescue AustinGreyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa BayGreyHeart Greyhound Rescue and Adoption of MichiganGreyhound Pets of America Richmond VirginiaGreyhound Pets of America - RichmondFriends of Retired GreyhoundsGreyhound Rescue of IdahoGreyhound Rescue SocietyGreyhound Rescue WalesGreyhound Pets of America - Michigan ChapterFriends of Retired GreyhoundsRocky Mountain Greyhound Adoption, Inc.Greyhound Pets of America - WisconsinGreyhound Rescue and Rehabilitation OrganizationCentral Virginia GreyhoundsCarolina Greyhound ConnectionWings for GreyhoundsGreyhound Lovers of Hamilton-WentworthNational Greyhound Adoption ProgramGreyhound Rescue Foundation of TennesseeRacing Home Greyhound AdoptionArizona Greyhound Rescue
Wine Country Greyhound AdoptionPO Box 8490, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 (1-800-WC-GREYS)Colorado Greyhound AdoptionRecycled Racers Greyhound Adoption of ColoradoColorado Greyhound Companions, Inc.
Greyhound Racing Facts The Humane Society of the United States
Stop Greyhound Abuse - Signatures and Stop Greyhound Abuse Petition
Save The Greyhound Dogs! Inc.
Greyhound Neglect & Abuse (very shocking.)
Greyhound Abuse Media Cases (several links.)