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 around the world 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!
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.
adoption event place many dogs but more need homes.
Molly resting in her new bed with a family in Worcester MA.
Greyhound Friends would like to thank Mary and Bonnie from the American Lurcher Project for bringing 6 Midwest lurchers to our adoption shelter.
International Update video & slide show:
Other important issues we're working on:
Protesting at the Irish Consulate/Boston
Visit our Shelter in Hopkinton, MA
American Lurcher Project
Kennel Wish List:
• Blankets & Comforters
• Cleaning Supplies
• Carpet & Carpet Cutters
(Used for the dogs’ kennels)
• Dog Food (quality dry
& canned: Iams,
Eukanuba, and Pro Plan
• Laundry Detergent & Bleach
• Liquid Dish Soap & Pine
• Office Supplies (copy paper,
& padded envelopes, tape,
• Olive Oil & Rice
• Paper Towels
• Shampoo (flea & tick for
• Vet Supplies
• Bandages/Vet Wrap
• Bird Seed/Feed
• $$$$$ Yes and we always
need your financial support.
Little Bits and her daughter, Katrina, are doing well and in foster care. We will send updates and reports on their progress. We were surprised that Little Bits delivered much earlier than we thought she would. Thankfully, she has had a lot of experience as a mother.
Greyhound Friends Inc. protests in front of the Irish Consulate in Boston, Sept 15th against the export of dogs to China where they are consumed for food.
Slide Show from protest
The Fall Open House
was a big hit. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff who made the two day event so much fun. Please let us know your email address so we can stay in touch.
Slide Show from Open House
EVENT DETAILS ASK THE VET!
On Sunday, September 25th, Dr. Rod Poling from the Holliston Animal Hospital will be attending a Greyhound Friends' sponsored Ask the Vet event. This will be at 3:00 at the home of John Mottern at 112 N. Main Street, Sherborn (Route 27). Dr. Poling has been treating greyhounds for more than thirty years. He has asked for suggestions for topics. Please RSVP and send suggestions to Louise Coleman at email@example.com