Friday, July 04, 2008

Friday Hound Blogging

We're coming to you from the Good News Bad News department here at IM Central today. We already told you about the good news, but because the overlords aren't very good at picking up after themselves there is always some bad news when a track closes temporarily forever.

Colorado's only greyhound-racing facility will end its racing season about nine weeks early, leaving 100 dogs needing new homes.

So much for "they're just like family to us."

The facility is limited to housing the greyhounds for 45 days after the last race, and the dogs must either be transported to other states to continue racing, used for breeding or adopted out of the sport and retired.

Or killed. Don't forget that one. Oh, and sold for medical research. That's a good one too.

Some severance package, huh Angler?

Angler is gentle and affectionate. He is a little sensitive to corrective voice tones. He is easygoing and enjoys being around people. He forms quick, strong bonds with his family and will shadow them. Angler is very friendly and aims to please. He is eager to learn by watching the other dogs and to interact with everyone in the house. Angler has a helicopter tail and chocolate brown ears that he folds forward to do a cute impersonation that looks like a Labrador retriever. He is a Second Chance at Life Dog from the Coldwater Prison Program. Angler 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.

And if you 'd like to know more about the good work the Second Chance at Life program is doing for the dogs, and the prisoners, go here.

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