Weʼve raised £1,070 to Help Candy Cane Greyhound Rescue
- London, UK
- Funded on Saturday, 30th March 2019
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Thank you for supporting our amazing cabaret for the charity Candy Cane Greyhound Rescue. We truly appreciate you being here.
A bit about what and why Candy Cane....
It is a sad and tragic fact that Greyhounds are being exported from the UK, Ireland and Australia to China, a country with zero animal welfare laws. After they have finished racing, or being used for breeding, they are deemed as worthless and many end up in the Chinese meat trade where they are killed in the most horrific ways - not afforded the luxury of a quick and pain free death. Until Candy Cane Rescue was founded, these Greyhounds had no chance of experiencing love, or comfort, or life as a family pet. Candy Cane have also taken in dogs from the meat trade in South Korea and Vietnam.
Greyhounds are also sent to Shanghai Wildlife Park where locals report they are fed alive to big cats and other predators, and forced to race against Cheetahs for entertainment.
Candy Cane Rescue was set up in the UK on the 25th June 2017 by Kerry Elliman (who is also the founder of Birmingham Greyhound Protection). The charity was named after a Greyhound called Candy Cane that tragically passed away shortly after being rescued from the meat trade and never made it to her "happy ever after". Candy Cane's focus is on rescuing Greyhounds, but they have rescued many other breeds of dog, and often look for reputable breed-specific rescues to take them in.
Kerry felt she had to try to save as many of these dogs as she could after seeing evidence of the horrific way in which Greyhounds (and other breeds) are treated in China.
Although Candy Cane is based in the UK nothing significant could really be achieved without the help of brave volunteers in China who work day and night to rescue dogs from the meat trucks and the slaughterhouses. Candy Cane steps in to offer shelter, food and water while the dogs undergo veterinary treatment before they are well enough to be rehomed with loving families in the UK and abroad. The funds raised by Candy Cane are used to pay for: safe, clean kenneling for the dogs in China; the necessary vaccinations and vet treatments; spaying/neutering; passport documentation; beds, blankets and toys; crates to enable them to travel and the cost of flights once fit enough to fly. Without the support of the UK community this work really would not be possible.
There are of course groups campaigning and many petitions calling for change, trying to stop export of these dogs, and we can only hope that this will happen in the near future.
Stace kindly agreed to organise this event to raise much needed funds for Candy Cane. And for me - its very personal - I'm patiently waiting for Andy (pictured), saved from the meat market in Vietnam by Candy Cane to fly to the UK, where I'll be waiting to take him home.
Thank you so much, George xoxo
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Georgina Keenan3 months ago
Wow, thank you so much to everyone for supporting this amazing charity Candy Cane. You have gone above and beyond smashing our event target. Thank you, thank you, thank you xoxo
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Jan 12, 2019
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Jan 12, 2019
Let's get this figure even higher??xx
Jan 11, 2019
Jan 11, 2019
£20 from Amanda Holland <3 and £10 from moi to hit the grand. George....we've done it. <3 I cannot tell you how much I've enjoyed this experience. BUZZING.
Jan 11, 2019
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