Thursday, July 03, 2008

Hounds Home For The Holiday

We're bringing back a long standing tradition here in the marbled halls of IM Central which we just remembered, it's called Hounds Home for the Holiday. Long time readers of this blog know mean know that we like to use festive occasions to help our needle nosed friends find a couch after long a faithful service to the overlords. And what better time to see that an escapee from the benevolent care of the racing industry gets a taste of freedom than on this, the anniversary of America's freedom from George the Overlord. It's what you call your basic win win scenario.

In fact, this is such a joyous occasion that we're going to pass a long a bit of good news from the wonderful wacky world of greyhound exploitation:

Starting Tuesday, Flagler Dog Track in Miami will operate under a new schedule.The greyhound racing facility will soon start a $100 million renovation.

Woo hoo!! 100 million! That's more money than the industry has made since...well...since it's been an industry. Can you imagine how many two dollar bets that is? Man! How many rubes are eating cat food tonight? Well, no matter, the point is after all the overlords have told us about how much they care for the dogs; how much of an investment they make in their training and care; how they're professional athletes used to only the finest treatment, can you imagine what kind of a kennel 100 million will buy?

Tell it to us Mr. Overlord. Tell us what's in store for these dogs who are like family to you:

This will allow construction crews to add class III Las Vegas-style slot machines, after voters in Miami-Dade approved pari-mutuel facilities in the county.

Oh. you could at least negotiate a severance package Mojo?

Mojo is happy and playful. He enjoys playing outside when the weather is nice. He is very friendly and affectionate. He will stand near you when you pet him and move his head so you can rub the parts of his face that he wants rubbed. He is easy going and mellow. He follows his foster mom around the house. He is a Second Chance at Life Dog from the Coldwater Prison Program. Mojo 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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