Target: Matthew Bershadker, SPCA President and CEO
Goal: Investigate and punish kennels who abuse racing greyhounds.
At least two dogs fell sick and another broke a leg during a horrendous collision during a race all in a one-week period at a greyhound park in Tucson. Greyhound tracks across the country have similar issues. The kennels where the race dogs stay when not forced to run do little to care for dogs when they become sick or injured and often fail to maintain clean conditions. Officials suspect the sick dogs may have kennel cough and have put the entire kennel in quarantine.
In addition to these specifics at Tucson Greyhound Park, dogs frequently leave the racing life with blood disorders, kidney failure, respiratory diseases, and a number of other illnesses. Unhealthy living conditions and lack of complete care increase these risks.
Demand these kennels and racetracks are investigated and shut down to prevent future cruelty.
Dear Mr. Bershadker,
Greyhounds across the country need your help. In separate situations at Tucson Greyhound Park, two dogs became ill and another broke a leg. Poor nutrition and housing are contributing factors to situations like this at greyhound parks across the nation. Greyhound rescue organizations are forced to step in to provide care for and rehome these animals since track and kennel officials cease to care for sick and injured dogs.
We demand these tracks and kennels are investigated and steps taken to prevent future animal cruelty.
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