Trigger Warning: This episode is about a topic that may be a trigger for some and includes discussions about animal abuse. While the host and guest have not detailed abuse, listeners are asked to listen at their discretion.
There’s no easy way to say it: a small population in China eats dogs, including greyhounds. With underground racing popular among some Chinese, the meat trade in the country is bursting with greyhounds. It’s a horrific situation. But there are brave, compassionate people in China, the UK, and the USA working together to save greyhounds and other dogs trapped in horrific circumstances.
In this episode, we sit down with the founder of Elite Greyhounds South Florida, Sonia Healy Stratemann, to talk about her recent trip to China where she worked with Kerry Lawrence, founder of Candy Cane Rescue in the United Kingdom, and other rescuers to save as many greyhounds and other dogs as possible.
To donate to Sonia’s fundraiser to save forty dogs from the China meat trade
We welcome back to the show Toni Duchi, Executive Director of Greyhounds in Gettysburg® (GiG) and President of Nittany Greyhounds.
Taking place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania April 25–28, 2018, GiG is the largest greyhound gathering in the United States. In this episode, pull up a chair and listen in on a conversation with Toni Duchi. She shares all you need to know about the event, now in it’s 21st year. You’ll hear about vendors for an amazing greyhound shopping experience, educational seminars, social activities, and more! Thanks to the dedication of countless volunteers, GiG has become the largest greyhound reunion in the U.S., with more than 1,000 sighthounds and their people (from all over the world) arriving in historic Gettysburg.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is an all-natural, non-toxic substance that has many uses in greyhound homes. It can be used as a food supplement, to get rid of flees and ticks in your greyhound’s coat and in your yard, as a deodorizer, and even to help deworm. Discover what DE is, where it comes from, and how to use it.
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This is the brand of DE Jacqueline and Al use; there has been no compensation exchanged for this endorsement.
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Note: Jacqueline Howard and Albert Cavallo are not medical professionals and provide the content of this episode for informational purposes only. Jacqueline, Al, and the About Greyhounds podcast do not and will not provide medical advice, including for a specific dog. Seek the guidance of your veterinarian with any medical questions or concerns you may have about your greyhound or other dog.
Because most greyhounds are calm and gentle, they often do exceptionally well as therapy dogs. Join us for a conversation with Patty Tustin of Alliance of Therapy Dogs, an international therapy dog organization. You’ll discover what being a therapy dog team entails, how to be assessed, why a therapy dog organization’s liability insurance coverage is important, and the profound impact you and your greyhound can make on folks in need.
The Alliance of Therapy Dogs is an international organization with a presence in many countries. To learn more about their program and how you and your greyhound may be able to qualify as a therapy dog team, visit their website, TherapyDogs.com.
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If you’re like most greyhound folks, you’re a big fan of this episode’s guest, renowned cartoonist and humorist, Rich Skipworth. His recently published, first book, “Rich Skipworth’s Greyhound Glossary,” is now available, packaging hilarious cartoons paired with clever, and often newly coined, words that only greyhound enthusiasts immediately understand. Rich is also a generous supporter of, and advocate for, the adoption of former racing greyhounds.
Note: Since first dropping this episode, the sale of Rich Skipworth’s books through GFNJ to residents of the USA has ended, as has the wine label photo contest.
For residents of all countries, including the USA, purchase “Rich Skipworth’s Greyhound Glossary” while supplies last via eBay.
Attention, charitable greyhound adoption organizations:
If you’d like to order bulk copies of “Rich Skipworth’s Greyhound Glossary” to use in your fundraising efforts, please contact Mike Carter. For jpgs and animated gifs to use in promoting book sales from your charity, please contact Rich Skipworth for the dropbox folder.