Macau Dogs – Update 2018-09-12
Hello Greyhound Lovers!
NCGL is letting you know that we have yet to receive any further updates from the officials in Macau regarding the Greyhounds who raced at Canindrome. If we are going to get Greyhounds from Macau we now know it will be later than the September 22, 2018 date that was floated before. The dogs are currently being moved from the racetrack to an off-site facility and many of them still require vet care and procedures before they are ready to head to adoption groups.
As mentioned before, NCGL is 100% committed to helping these dogs and are waiting with baited breath for any updates and news from the officials in China; but please keep in mind whether the dogs head to Canada or not, it is in their hands. We are really hoping that we are given the opportunity to show these pups how amazing life is in Canada!
NCGL would like to thank everyone who offered to foster these beauties and all of you that have sent your support along for these pooches! Keep those paws crossed that this will all happen…soon.
As soon as we get any info you will all be the first to know!
Thank you for your support and stay tuned for more!
The Board of Directors
Northwest Canadian Greyhound League
August 31, 2018
Greetings Greyhound Lovers!
You may be aware that the Greyhound Racing track Canidrome in Macau, China has closed for good. If you haven’t heard here’s a link to a recent news story by CTV:
NCGL has been contacted by a group who are looking for Greyhound adoption agencies to take these dogs into their care and find loving forever families for them. Before organizations in China stepped in to help these dogs they had absolutely no option for retirement and their safety and welfare were in dire straights. We have enthusiastically informed them that we would love to help and take in as many hounds as we possibly can!
Our dilemma at this point is that we do not have a kennel and rely solely on our incredible foster homes whenever we need to take in dogs. We have some wonderful and dedicated foster families that will no doubt step up and take in some of these hounds, but with the number of dogs that are in need of care, we are even more driven to take in even more and welcome them as new Canadians! We are hoping we can find dedicated foster homes than we normally have available and that our awesome volunteers and adopters are as excited as we are to help these beautiful souls find a safe and happy landing!
We are contacting all of our previous and present Greyhound owners to see if there would be anyone willing to do some fostering for NCGL for these dogs, or maybe you’ve been thinking that you need another beautiful family member to welcome into your life – either way, we hope we can count on you to add a permanent or temporary skinny pup into your life. The hounds will come fully vetted with all of their vaccinations before they arrive in Canada, any on-going expenses and care will be covered by NCGL while the dogs are in foster care. The expected date of arrival is September 22, 2018, at the airport in Vancouver, BC but this is a very fluid situation and is subject to change. NCGL will have a group of volunteers and transporters ready to move the hounds to their respective destinations, including Alberta.
We are hoping to hear from you as soon as possible if you think you can offer your home and help us out, but particularly to help these beautiful hounds begin the next journey in their lives right here in Canada. And maybe, just maybe, some of you have been considering the adoption of another beautiful Greyhound – this would be a wonderful gift to these hounds in need and your family!
If you are available to help these wonderful skinnies find a soft landing contact NCGL BC at email@example.com or NCGL Alberta at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. As you can see time is of the essence for these greyhounds and without the incredible work and dedication by the volunteers and staff on the ground in Macau and all of the other amazing groups around the world stepping up to take these beauties into their programs, they had no future – we are incredibly grateful for all of their hard work and love and will be more than honored if we are chosen to participate in this incredible endeavor.
Please remember that while NCGL is 100% on board to get these hounds, this is a very fluid situation and we may not receive any at all. We have been in contact with authorities in China regarding this situation and we feel that we will be receiving dogs in the near future from Macau but do not want to say that this is set in stone. If we are blessed enough to take in some of these dogs we want to make sure that we are prepared and can take in as many as needed be, the more the merrier! We need your help, so please open your heart to a beautiful skinny – even if it’s only for a little while!
Board of Directors
Northwest Canadian Greyhound League