The protest at the Irish Consulate in Boston went well on Thursday. The Vice Consul, Meg Laffan, agreed to meet with one of us, accepting a letter of protest from Louise Coleman director of Greyhound Friends Inc. Also in attendence were Stoddard Melhado (GHF Board President), and Bob Mahoney a long time greyhound adopter and supporter. The letter addressed our opposition to the Irish greyhounds going to Macau. Vice Consul Laffan was receptive and aware of the other protests happening today and in recent days. She said she would convey our strong feelings to the appropriate officials in the Irish government. We passed out lots of information and thank you to everyone who showed up outside!
6:00 - Dinner - all invited. RSVPs useful - 508-435-5969 - Gallery 55, 55 S. Main Street, Natick -
Premier of John Mottern's documentary on the plight of greyhounds in Ireland.
Kathy Mahoney, Executive Producer
Sunday: 3:00 - Jimmy Tingle - The Burren, Davis Square, Somerville, Benefit for Greyhound Friends, 3:00.
Educational Outreach Program
Greyhound Friends participated once again in this year’s "Clear the Shelters" adoption event on July 23. Greyhound Friends placed 9 dogs with new families during the event. Nearly 20,000 pets found their forever homes in 2015, when some 400 animal shelters across the country partnered with NBC Owned Television Stations.
Greyhound Friends 2016 Update was extremely successful with guest speakers from Spain, Ireland, Argentina, Italy and the United States. We need the support of our community to cover the costs of this important event.
Greyhound Friends 2016 Update photos
Molly resting in her new bed with a family in Worcester MA.
Some other dogs adopted during "Clean the Shelters"
Greyhound Friends would like to thank Mary and Bonnie from the American Lurcher Project for bring 6 lurchers to our adoption shelter.