Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Hound Blogging

Traveling today so no time to take you on another fun filled trip to the overlord zoo--although we did hear that Ronnie Williams just lost his license to be an overlord.

Really Florida? The guy abandoned his dogs to die of hunger and thirst and it took you this long to figure out he probably isn't the best ambassador for greyhound exploitation racing? Oh, and they fined him $170,000 too. Hey Florida, don't hold your breath waiting for the check.

Well, like we said, traveling today so we're going to share a far different story with you which we like to call The Kids Are All Right:

Whiz Kid's Names, Ages: Junior Girl Scout Troop #30554
Whiz Kid's School: 5th graders at Mill Pond School  
Whiz Kid's Accomplishments:  As part of the Bronze Award Community Service Project, Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30554 is holding a donation drive for Greyhound Friends, Inc. Founded in 1983, Greyhound Friends in Hopkinton is one of the oldest and largest greyhound rescue and adoption organizations in the US. It has placed 10,000 retired racing greyhounds in loving homes.
After visiting the dogs, the girls decided to collect donations of old blankets, old comforters, dog food, dog toys, and basic cleaning supplies (bleach, pine sol, liquid soap, and paper towels) to give to the shelter. They decorated a pet donation box and placed it at the top of the stairs in the Westborough Public Library. Donations can be dropped there, or contact Troop Leader Marcy Lippold at 508-616-9691  or to arrange for pick-up of donations.
Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness: The girls saw that the dogs needed supplies and care, and they created a way to help. Their Greyhound Rescue Donation Drive will run throughout the month of March.
And here they are:
Kind of restores your faith in people huh, Cart?

Cart is friendly, outgoing, and enjoys being around people. He is playful, but calms quickly. He loves meeting people and gets excited to greet them. He is very affectionate. He loves to be petted and will snuggle with you if you sit on the floor with him. He loves to play and toss his toys. He is starting to collect items around the house, a slipper, the kitchen throw rug, etc. He is a Second Chance at Life Dog from the Coldwater Prison Program.  Cart would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 5 and up. He is good with other dogs and would probably be happiest in a home with another dog to play with him. 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.

Silver update: On Wednesday, Silver found a permanent couch!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Oh. Wow. That is just marvelous!!! Go girls!