Thousands of greyhounds just disappear each year – what’s happening to them?

Rescues are packed with greyhounds but some of these dogs do not even get the chance to be re-homed when the industry no longer has a need for them.

Each year in Ireland, thousands of greyhounds simply slip off the radar after they are deemed too old or simply not good enough to race in the industry.

As many as 30,000 greyhounds are born here every year and, clearly, not all of them make it to the track. Huge numbers are abandoned or handed over to rescue organisations and pounds who find it near impossible to re-home them.

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