When last we looked in on the overlords, they were bloviating about how well they take care of the units...er...we mean the dogs. Big investment we're told. Can't afford to trust their care to just any yokel. Health has got to be protected.
Well, you can imagine how shocked we tell you shocked the overlords were when tracks in at least four different states had to be closed due to outbreaks of kennel cough.
Kennel cough is a bronchitis characterized by a harsh, hacking cough. Its causes are the stress associated with shipping and or crowding. It can also be triggered by heavy dust exposure and or cigarette smoke coupled with poor ventilation. In other words, a racing kennel.
Lincoln Park R.I. greyhound track overlord Michael Trainor said no dogs are in serious danger. He said kennel cough is to dogs what a cold is to people. Well, except people don't usually die from a cold.
Here's your chance to bring a greyhound who managed to escape with her health in from the cold. Meet Bettor Laugh:
Laugh is really sweet and friendly. She enjoys playing and is a little puppy-like, but also enjoys her naps. She tends to be very submissive when her foster family puts a lead on her and other activities that make her feel like she has done something wrong. This is improving with time. She is very affectionate and she will pogo when she is excited and will rest her head in your lap for pets. She likes to collect the toys and bring them to her crate. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.