For Adoption

Peta’s Larapinta Trail Fundraiser

cid_112Please assist Friends of the Hound member, Peta Akester, to raise much-needed funds for Greyhounds by supporting her 223km trek, west of Alice Springs. Peta and her mate, Lisa, plan to complete the trek in around 12 days in May 2015!

Find out more and donate here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seen 4 Corners? Want to help? Here’s How

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Please Help. Greyhound racing is responsible for the overbreeding, exploitation and routine killing of thousands of Greyhounds every year. This in itself is reason why the industry should not continue. The recent evidence and confronting footage aired about live-baiting training methods has sickened the country, and the full extent of the criminal element in this industry is under question. Industry controlling bodies have abjectly failed in their regulatory functions, continually forsaking welfare for commercial performance.

We have long opposed industry self-regulation and the total lack of transparency and accountability; the overbreeding and subsequent mass disposal of dogs; and deplore the high injury risks, the use and abuse of substances, and code of practice which allows greyhounds to be kept in small cages for long periods.

This industry should not be bailed out by the respective governments - tax-payer dollars should not be used to support this industry.

The overbreeding and killing of Greyhounds must end.

Please phone your local MP; contact greyhound racing industry sponsors; sign the Animals Australia petition to end self-regulation; contact Barnaby Joyce about his ridiculous support of AG-GAG laws.

But What Will Happen to all the Dogs?

Many people have shown concern about the dogs that have been seized as a result of the live-baiting scandal, and also reports of industry people getting out and surrendering or discarding their dogs. Some people have even started blaming animal activists, that this is their fault…

Read the Gone are the Dogs statement for a full run down on this issue.

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Adoption not Destruction

The Friends of the Hound Greyhound Adoption Group is dedicated to the welfare of Greyhounds.

Our mission is to create public awareness of the Greyhound as a gentle, affectionate dog and excellent family pet and to rescue and re-home as many beautiful Greyhounds as possible. We advocate the ADOPTION NOT DESTRUCTION motto.

Through a program of promotion and education, we aim to dispel the misconceptions about Greyhounds and increase public awareness of their plight. Greyhounds are not just race dogs, they make lovely family pets and companions and are suitable dogs for suburban homes and people of all ages.

The Friends of the Hound Greyhound Adoption Group is volunteer-based and not-for-profit, relying solely on fundraising and donations, the generosity of our local community and the efforts of our members, to achieve our aims.

All dogs rehomed through Friends of the Hound are desexed, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped.  They are rehomed with their own warm coat, collar, lead and muzzle.