Greyhound track to close
- GREYHOUND TRACK TO CLOSE
We've received information that the flapping track at Westhoughton, near
Bolton, is about to close. This is great news and means that hundreds of
dogs will 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
Tony Peters, Greyhound Action
URGENT - URGENT - URGENT - PLEASE CIRCULATE
APPEAL FOR HELP TO SAVE THESE GREYHOUNDS
WESTHOUGHTON GREYHOUND TRACK - TO CLOSE AT THE END OF JANUARY
This track closes at the end of January, the owner is away on holiday at the
moment, but intends selling the land for housing development.
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 moved on into foster homes etc,
with this track closing so soon.
Julie doesn't have kennelling facilities herself, but has to use local
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
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
"Live in peace with the animals. Animals bring love to our hearts, and warmth to our souls."
"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." Immanuel Kant
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