Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A LOT OF HELP NEEDED

On Thursday, July 8 2010, 28 dogs were taken from a 'man' (I can think of so many other things to call him, but Mom reads this blog) in Fort Worth, TX; of those, 16 were greyhounds. They are in horrific condition, tick and parasite infested, filthy and severely underweight (males and females weighing 35 to 51 pounds, when normal weight is 50 - 85 pounds). It was estimated that 4 vet techs removed over 1,500 ticks from one grey, Nate, and that was after the GALT volunteers had already worked on him for 2 hours.

Additional information can be found at the GALT website, one of the groups to take in some of the greys.

The other group to help is Greyhounds Unlimited.

Videos are available; but I will warn you, they are hard to watch.

Click here and here for photos of the hounds. They're disturbing images, be warned now.

If you can, please help GALT or GU. They can use donations for the care of these dogs. (At the GALT site it is the Miss Mesa donation section) Thanks.

ETA (07/15/10) A Texas Star-Telegram newspaper article with additional information.

3 comments:

MrMarkAZ said...

There's not enough ick in the world. Those poor hounds.

houndstooth said...

We mentioned them on our blog today, too. I have no words for the people who do things like that.

Life With Dogs said...

That's the sickest thing I've seen in some time. Will do my best to help...