Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Please Rescue A Greyhound NOW! Foster or Adopt a Greyhound! Dairyland Track Closing.

'm sure you have all been following the story with the Dairyland track. Although it is a very happy occasion when a track closes permanently, this one is coming with a very sad ending for many dogs. Starting on 1/1/2010, the kennel owners will be responsible for moving all dogs and they will not be paid to do it. They will have to provide food and staff until all dogs are gone which must completed by 2/5/2010. NO adoption groups are allowed on the premises after 12/31.

Dogs that are not removed by the end of the year will probably be shipped to Mexico or sent back to the farms to be euthanized (if they are lucky).

I know the holidays are suppose to be a joyous time, but for many families, this economy is making this a very difficult time. People are unemployed, salaries have been cut and more and more families are having a hard time making ends meet. This is the worst time for all of this to happen at Dairyland.

Regap is a rescue organization and this is what we do. We take dogs that are at risk of being destroyed or worse. I can't think of a better example than these Diaryland dogs. I would not ask for your help if it wasn't absolutely necessary. This is an emergency situation. We need to pull together every resource we have to get out as many dogs as possible.

Regap volunteers are the hardest working in greyhound rescue. Your generosity is unmatched. Our foster homes are always full and every single volunteers gives their heart and soul everyday for these dogs. I really wish I didn't have to ask for just a little bit more at this time. If you can open your home for just a few weeks during this holiday to help save one of these greyhounds, PLEASE contact Jennifer at Jen4greyrescue@yahoo.ca as soon as possible.

We are on a very tight time frame here and only have a few weeks to move all those dogs. It has been a few years since we have had an emergency like this one and we need every person to spread the word on what is happening and how these dogs are being treated. We need every person to go the extra mile this time because we are certain that dogs that are not moved will be killed or worse. That is a fact.

If you know of a boarding kennel that still has space available for the holidays, please contact Suzanne atxmerlin@prodigy.net.

And thank you to all who have already stepped forward to help with this emergency. Thank you in advance to those of you who are going to. We really need you at a time like this!!

My sincere thoughts and wishes to all of you!

Leslie Forys



  1. This just breaks my heart. If we had a huge fenced area I would take one in.
    Last night there was a show about Meet the Natives... some So. Sea Islanders were brought to the U.S. to see how some of us live. anyway they stayed with a family in either IL or In and they had a rescued GH. The lady took these men to a pet store where she takes her dog so that people can meet and possibly open their lives to a GH in need of rescue from one of those awful tracks.
    I though to you and Quasar the entire time.

  2. Awww, Frankie, that's so sweet.

    Yep, those are called "Meet and Greets," and a lot of PetSmart stores up here allow us to host those events.

  3. Great blog, have added you to my favorites.

  4. Would that I could, DD.

    My best wishes to you and your family for a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!


  5. Dear Quasar, I want to wish you and your two leggers a very much Merry Christmas.
    We have been furends for a LONG time. I often wonder what has happened with our mutual furend who quit blogging when the money world went wrong. I miss him.

  6. Merry Christmas to you, your husband and Quasar!

  7. There are still many left looking for homes. I'm hoping to take on one more if I can pull it off...


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