Welcome to Rufus's web pages!


These pages were created during the last seven years of Rufus's life, in Toronto, Canada. Sadly, that life was cut short on August 10, 2015, when he was diagnosed with an inoperable tumour in his abdomen that was causing him great pain. As he was held and comforted by those who loved him most, Rufus was humanely released forever from his suffering. He had lived for twelve years, two months, and twenty days.

This web site, apart from the page you are reading now, is preserved as it was during Rufus's life (except for the replacement, from time to time, of some outdated hotlinks and other material). Use the Menu Bar above to navigate between the sections of the site.

The present page, however, continues to be updated frequently with current news headlines and other items of interest to people who love greyhounds and care about the welfare of these wonderful companion animals, wherever they are around the world. We do this in tribute to the life of Rufus, who remains forever in our hearts and minds.

World Greyhound News Headlines

The only place on the web providing current greyhound news, views, and videos from around the globe, in English

Auckland police officers save small dog from the jaws of a greyhound September 24, 2016

Lovable "couch potato" finds forever home after years of racing in Florida September 23, 2016

NSW trainer with previous history of suspensions for doping offences is suspended again on an interim basis pending another doping charge hearing September 23, 2016

Anglers are urged to clear their riverside rubbish after greyhound in Suffolk swallows discarded fish hook September 22, 2016

The mystery of the missing Stockton greyhound sculptures January 24, 2016 — Greyhound artwork to return to Stockton September 22, 2016

More than 500 people turn out for Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue charity fun day in Essex September 21, 2016

Nine month disqualification for NSW owner-trainer who failed to get veterinary attention for suffering greyhound September 21, 2016

Greyhound racing in South Australia is "shrouded in secrecy" and its regulator should be replaced, the RSPCA says September 19, 2016 — RSPCA media release September 19, 2016 — Greyhound Racing South Australia releases most recent year's statistics on wastage and rehoming September 20, 2016 — 513 greyhounds were killed by the industry last year in South Australia September 21, 2016 — GRSA head says a parliamentary inquiry could "only potentially bring more reputational damage" to the industry September 21, 2016 — Editorial: The pressure is now on the industry September 21, 2016

Greyhound industry files new court challenge against New South Wales racing ban, on constitutional grounds September 20, 2016 — Federal Court challenge alleges greyhound racing ban is restraint of interstate trade September 21, 2016 — Constitutional law professor says the industry is likely to lose in court September 21, 2016

Reason #196 to keep your greyhound on a leash in open public areas September 20, 2016

Kya the greyhound finds a loving home in New South Wales September 20, 2016 — And so does Mylo September 20, 2016

Greyhound racing industry wants Queensland government to pay $100,000 to study effects of heat and humidity on racing greyhounds September 20, 2016

More grisly greyhound experiments come to light in Melbourne September 5, 2016 — "Shocking": Greyhounds suffocated, hearts removed, revived and killed second time September 11, 2016 — Australian university defends using greyhounds for heart transplant study September 12, 2016 — Monash University researcher defends the experiment September 15, 2016 — Opinion: Contrary to emotive reporting, scientists testing on greyhounds are not Dr. Frankensteins September 19, 2016

NSW transition taskforce gathers feedback from owners, breeders, trainers August 30, 2016 — Taskforce's leaked draft report suggests there are 19,000 greyhounds in the NSW racing industry threatened with abandonment or death by their owners September 18, 2016 — Draft report recommends continuing with breeding programs until 2019, despite the enormous glut of greyhounds September 18, 2016 — Animal Welfare League appeals for funds to deal with greyhound rehoming "crisis" in NSW September 19, 2016 — Greens call on NSW government not to leave the door open for greyhound breeding and training to continue September 19, 2016

Disgraced Queensland trainer pleads guilty to 15 counts of serious animal cruelty August 30, 2016 — Tom Noble's lawyer insists his client is not a bloodthirsty villain August 30, 2016 — Lawyer tells the court his client was a victim of racing industry culture that accepted live baiting as acceptable practice August 30, 2016 — Judge reserves decision on sentence until September 6 August 30, 2016 — Tom Noble gets suspended jail sentence September 6, 2016 — RSPCA calls the sentence a "setback" September 6, 2016 — Queensland government goes after Tom Noble's property September 19, 2016 — Noble could have home frozen under proceeds of crime laws September 19, 2016

Review of children's book (ages 2-6), "A Greyhound, a Groundhog" September 19, 2016

New South Wales trainer gets 10-week suspension for four separate drug-test failures in 2015 September 19, 2016

Five reasons to adopt a greyhound September 19, 2016

Tenth annual Great Greyhound Gathering comes to Coventry and Warwickshire Sept. 17 September 8, 2016 — Event draws more than 100 greyhounds and their owners September 18, 2016

Government of Victoria seeks to reduce the power of local planning authorities to regulate greyhound breeding kennels September 17, 2016

NSW may allow breeding and training of greyhounds to continue for years past 2017 September 17, 2016

Dogs Trust "extremely disappointed" over U.K. government's weak stance on greyhound welfare September 15, 2016 — Government failed to heed expert advice September 17, 2016

Adoptable greyhounds were on hand for RSPCA's "Big Adopt Out" event in Brisbane September 17, 2016

New South Wales girl is "living the dream" with her pet greyhound Holly September 17, 2016

Feature article about the current battle over Wimbledon greyhound stadium July 27, 2016 — Mayor of London Sadiq Khan begins 14-day stadium consultation July 27, 2016 — Mayor sends the file back to local council for final decision August 22, 2016 — Racing industry publication declares Wimbledon track dead August 22, 2016 — Merton council reconfirms its final approval of plans to replace Wimbledon dog track September 16, 2016

Greyhound adoption in Virginia (TV feature video) September 16, 2016

NSW property with mass greyhound grave was owned by members of one of Australia's most successful racing dynasties when killings took place July 21, 2016 — Police investigation into mass graves results in arrest for unauthorized firearm possession September 15, 2016 — Suspect is described as a "greyhound worker" September 15, 2016 — The accused is a former manager of the Keinbah trial track September 15, 2016

Tasmanian parliamentary committee delivers its report on greyhound racing September 14, 2016 — Report identifies "wastage" and adoption rates as major problems to be addressed September 14, 2016 — Greyhound report disappoints Greens, who call for a ban September 14, 2016 — Opinion: No place for the cruelty of greyhound racing September 15, 2016

"Flying Start" beer in Leeds will raise money for the retired Greyhound Trust September 14, 2016 — Retired Greyhound Trust wll receive half of sales proceeds of new book about a greyhound and an autistic boy September 15, 2016

Colorado couple have been writing detailed newpaper obituaries for their deceased greyhounds and other pets since 1993 September 14, 2016

"Greyhound hell" in Cheshire kennel September 12, 2016

Dealing with anxiety disorders in rescued dogs September 9, 2016

Rescued greyhound in South Australia falls in love with orphaned lamb September 9, 2016

Three greyhounds put down after racing injuries in Canberra in recent weeks September 9, 2016

Tasmanian greyhound trainer faces animal cruelty charges in court August 23, 2016 — Charges against Ricki Wayne Donaldson dismissed September 9, 2016

Dapto family adopt Lucky the greyhound September 8, 2016

Will the U.K. follow the lead of New South Wales and ban greyhound racing? September 7, 2016

South Australia's racing industry vows to "filter out" any undesirable newcomers migrating from New South Wales to race their dogs September 7, 2016

Reason #195 to keep your greyhound on a leash in open public areas September 7, 2016

All Victoria's greyhound tracks to be equipped with "hoop-arm lures" September 7, 2016

Queensland judge Horneman-Wren rules secret video footage of live-baiting activities is admissible as evidence in criminal court, in the public interest, in the case against Reg Kay July 29, 2016 — Another Queensland judge (Koppenol) rules the same evidence inadmissible against trainer Ian Hoggan, dismisses charges against him August 28, 2016 — Reg Kay comes up for trial before Judge Koppenol, who refuses an application by the Crown prosecutor to recuse himself, and adjourns the trial September 6, 2016 — Director of Public Prosecutions applies to Queensland Court of Appeal for ruling on a "point of law" September 6, 2016

Viszla puppy is killed by three greyhounds in Bristol September 6, 2016

Greyhound adoption day in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia (Video) September 6, 2016

Lincolnshire police vow crackdown on illegal hare coursing as "season" begins September 5, 2016

Greyhound Adoption Center of El Cajon, California rescues racing dogs from Mexico September 3, 2016 — Rescued racing greyhounds enjoy leisurely brunch in San Diego, California, in Labor Day fundraising event for Greyhound Adoption Center (TV news video) September 5, 2016

U.K. woman and her greyhound attacked by two Staffordshire bull terriers September 5, 2016

Greyhound racing clubs in NSW fight to keep their tax-exempt status in hope of a future repeal of the Greyhound Racing Prohibition Act of 2016 September 5, 2016

Death threats made against NSW deputy premier over greyhound ban August 15, 2016 — NSW man avoids jail over Facebook threats against deputy premier September 5, 2016 — Greyhound trainer Toby Weekes intends to plead not guilty to making threatening phone calls to deputy premier September 5, 2016

Greyhound Friendsí annual fall Open House set for Sept. 17 & 18 in Hopkinton, Mass. September 5, 2016

PETA, RSPCA and Animal Justice Party continue fight to stop new greyhound track at Murray Bridge in South Australia September 5, 2016 — Government intends to go ahead with construction of new track, regardless of protests September 5, 2016

Greyhound racing faces uncertain future in New Zealand following damning NSW report September 4, 2016

New South Wales is banning greyhound racing. But what about other Australian animal use industries? September 4, 2016

Administrator appointed to manage windup of NSW racing industry September 3, 2016

Brutal murder of 55 greyhounds in Queensland inspires song September 3, 2016

Ballot initiative in Arkansas could strip greyhound racing of lucrative casino gaming subsidies September 2, 2016

Horrified by euthanasia of healthy greyhounds, NSW vet nurse now works to save them from a similar fate September 2, 2016

Greyhound Racing Victoria seeks public input on draft guidelines for dog housing and training facilities September 2, 2016

Australian Racing Greyhound website is forced to publish retraction and apology to three veterinarians for false allegations made against them August 29, 2016 — Australian Racing Greyhound is forced to apologize to Paul Newson for false allegations made against him September 2, 2016

Opinion: Denials, cover-ups, and lack of transparency killed greyhound racing in New South Wales September 2, 2016

NSW RSPCA rehomes two racing greyhounds seized from their owner two weeks earlier September 1, 2016

No jail for Queensland trainer who used piglet as live bait September 1, 2016

Fourteen former racing greyhounds from Alabama begin new life in central Ohio (with video) September 1, 2016

People magazine website profiles Greyhound Pets of America September 1, 2016

10-year-old schoolgirl Molly raises £7,000 for greyhound rescue (with video) August 16, 2016 — Molly and Forever Hounds Trust are competing finalists in bid to win £10,000 charity prize August 31, 2016

Greyhound racing: An industry in terminal decline? August 31, 2016 — After the ban in NSW, could Ireland and the UK be next? August 31, 2016

Greyhound Rescue charity collection tin stolen from post office in Dorset, containing around £65 August 31, 2016

Minie the greyhound does great work as a trained "autism assistance dog" in Queensland August 30, 2016

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Meet rescued greyhounds available for adoption at Essex Dog Day this Sunday August 24, 2016 — Rescued greyhound wins "best in show" August 30, 2016

New South Wales racing regulator updates its drug testing policy August 16, 2016 — GRNSW rehoming policy August 17, 2016 — GRNSW revised euthanasia policy August 29, 2016

Thousands of NSW greyhounds are looking for a forever home August 27, 2016 — RSPCA looking for help from ACT government to find homes for discarded greyhounds August 28, 2016 — Deputy premier of Victoria state adopts an ex-racing greyhound August 29, 2016

Greyhound attacked by Staffordshire bull terrier in Nottinghamshire town August 29, 2016

Myth-busting the New South Wales racing ban August 28, 2016

The culture of greyhound racing August 27, 2016

Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program has processed 60 dogs so far this year August 27, 2016

Eight funny greyhound memes August 27, 2016

Summer edition of The New Barker magazine (Florida) features Karma the greyhound on the cover (with TV video) August 26, 2016

National Party members of NSW Legislative Assembly who voted against the government on greyhound racing ban are demoted from positions as parliamentary secretaries August 26, 2016 — MPs dumped after greyhound vote August 26, 2016

Australian prime minister thinks NSW racing ban was an "over-reaction" August 25, 2016 — Satire on the previous item August 26, 2016 — Opinion poll shows popular support for greyhound racing ban: 51% For; 31.4% Against August 26, 2016

Virgin Australia and Jetpets airlines team up to provide free transport of rescue dogs to their forever homes in Australia August 26, 2016

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