Thursday, December 20, 2007

Hounds Home For The Holiday

Long time readers of this blog are more than aware of their own mean know that each year around this time we uncork one of the few traditions we have here in the marbled halls of IM Central that can be discussed in polite society, and that is Hounds Home for the Holiday.

But first, in the spirit of the season,we bring you tales of the overlords and their ongoing commitment to providing the finest care to their This week, Dr. Evans.

At a hearing, the Disciplinary Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons found an Oldham-based veterinary surgeon guilty of serious professional misconduct for treating two greyhound bitches with an oestrus-suppressing medicine that he ought to have known was banned by the National Greyhound Racing Club (NGRC) as it does not have a veterinary product licence.

The Committee accepted Mr Evans' explanation that he mistakenly believed that the NGRC prohibition did not apply to norethindrone, because it was widely used and had previously gone unchallenged by the NGRC, and also because he believed it had a lesser effect on performance than licensed alternatives. "Got to keep the dogs running now don't we?" Evans testified at the hearing.

You bet. Look we only use them for a few years anyway then dump 'em. What's a few banned substances when there's rent money at stake?

Yeah. It's not like your life matters or anything, huh Keelin?

Keelin is an easy going, well-mannered boy. He is friendly and playful (at the appropriate times). His handler’s call him a gentle giant. He is affectionate and loving with everyone. When he wants something, will nuzzle his face against your leg. When he gives a full body shake, his two front paws clap together like a seal. He strikes a pose anytime you walk by. He is a happy boy whose tail spins in a circle like a helicopter. Keelin would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 10 and up. He is good with other dogs and would probably be fine as an only dog. 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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