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Rescued From Greyhound Racing: Lewis' Story


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, dogs, rescued )

Cher
- 589 days ago - blog.aspca.org
The life of a racing Greyhound is often short and painful. Every year, thousands of young and healthy Greyhounds are euthanized because they are no longer deemed worthy racers, but some of the lucky ones make it to Greyhound rescues.



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Ruth S. (298)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 7:39 am
I'm so happy for Lewis, but, sad for all the others that are killed and not given a chance to have a better life.
 

Lydia M. (82)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 7:56 am
Noted with thanks.

Lewis's story has a very happy outcome but for so many greyhounds, their lives are tragically cut short.

I have rescued many greyhounds over time and they are so gentle & loving..
A lovely companion animal, without any demands.
Though they enjoy taking exercise &to have a good run, they're quite laid back dogs & don't clock watch as some breeds do, demanding to be exercised, one can even get away with just a short walk, if neccessary..
They're known to settle down after kennel life & make themselves at home on a comfy chair, where they'll happily snooze all day long.. I haven't ever had any problems with this lovely gentle giant..
I just wish others could see past their size, when considering a rescue dog.. Despite their size, they don't cost a small fortune to feed. I can recommend them to everybody.
I am certain that Lewis will now have the quality of life, he so richly deserves... God Bless them All.

No home should be without a beautiful, graceful, elegant, greyhound... :-)
 

Nyack Clancy (453)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 7:58 am
Glad he found the right people
 

Sandi C. (217)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 8:17 am
I agree with Ruth on this.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 8:19 am
greyhounds get the rotten end of the stick in life So glad some do have a nice story like this one


noted thanks
 

Christeen Anderson (554)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 8:28 am
I would certainly like to see these poor, used up animals receive a better chance at life. Thank you.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 9:02 am
It's always so much fun to see greyhounds. Grant is a lucky fellow!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 9:53 am
So happy to read this -thanks!
 

Marlene Dinkins (245)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 2:48 pm
noted this dogs deserve all!!!
 

Connie O. (44)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 7:46 pm
wonderful to hear!
 

Julie E. (374)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 10:06 pm
Loved this story! Lucky Lewis and even luckier, Lewis' parents.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday May 20, 2013, 7:08 pm
noted, thanks Cher. I know someone who rescued a greyhound here in Florida
 

Sara P. (64)
Monday May 27, 2013, 8:33 am
I'm really happy for Lewis, I hope that he will have a wonderful life now. Thanks for sharing Cher.
 
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