Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Hounds Home For The Holiday

Continuing one of our long standing traditions here in the marbled halls of IM Central, we bring you this year's installment of Hounds Home for The Holiday. At least we think it's a long standing tradition. We have this vague memory...well, could look back in the archives but that's too much like work so long standing tradition is our story and we're sticking to it. Pass that Stoli over here.

But first, let's spread some holiday cheer among the overlords.

We've often written about the overlord's lament that they are abused and misunderstood and in actuality no one cares more for the units than they. Why, there's the investment, the training, the upkeep. Why would anyone even imagine that an overlord would even in his remotest dreams think about harming his or her meal ticket?

But what happens after they're no longer able to help you make your trailer payment Mr. overlord?

Umm...erm...yeah...well, there is that.

Tasmania's top greyhound trainer has been banned from the sport for eight years after shooting 11 dogs that had been retired from racing.

OK, now you're thinking Yay! The powers that oversee greyhound exploitation have finally awakened to the inherent cruelty of their industry. They've come out of those long years of denial into the bright sunshine of rationality, humanity and empathy for all god's creatures.

Meh...not so much.

Edward Medhurst pleaded guilty at a stewards inquiry to eight different breaches of the greyhound rules which say retired dogs must be put down by a registered vet.

Yeah, you read that right. They don't care so much that he killed the dogs, they just care that a vet couldn't charge for it.

The more things change, the more they stay the same huh, Angel?

Angel is a really good dog. He’s extremely playful. He greets his foster mom very happily when she comes home. Every day when his foster mom comes home, she can see his little head in the French doors looking out at her, he must hear her come home. He really loves attention. He will come up to you and will follow you around. He loves playing with squeaky toys. He responds to his name. He has a “helicopter” tail and will jump up and down for a treat or when you come home. He’s very playful and active. One would never realize he is 7 years old. Angel would do well in any home, as long as he had other pets in the home to keep him company. He would be good with well-mannered children, 6 and up. 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.

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