Since the beginning of the year i have taken 16 dogs direct from the failing, now closed, Ellesmere Port flapping track.
Only 4 of these dogs were chipped to the Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
The rest of the dogs were chipped to private individuals who race their dogs on the flapping tracks.
Therefore, three quarters of these dogs have no protection from the racing industry. They won’t go through the registered tracks rehoming schemes, which are woefully in adequate.
That’s where Tia and other independent rescues come in. We have no funding from the racing industry. We don’t fundraise every race night at the tracks. ( That is another news article coming soon. Where does that money go?? )
Some of the owners aren’t bothered, they just need to get rid as cheaply as possible.
16 dogs came from Ellesmere Port. They did give me £200 for the first 2 dogs.
They did take a dog in from an owner, promising the dog was going to rescue. He did and has since been rehomed. They did pocket the £100 that the owner gave them to pass to Tia.
So on my calculation £200 divided by 15 dogs….£13.33
That is all they are worth £13.33
Well to you excuse for human beings anyway….to most normal folk they are priceless….Deb