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you are reading now, is preserved as it was during Rufus's life (except for the replacement, from time to time, of some outdated hotlinks and other material).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
West Virginia plans to cut $15 million subsidy to greyhound breeders March 14, 2017 — Greyhound kennels would close if subsidy is eliminated, says industry insider March 14, 2017 — Senate bill would provide $1 million funding for greyhound adoption if racing ends March 14, 2017 — West Virginia greyhound industry demise is under debate March 20, 2017 — State senate president says continuing to subsidize greyhound racing would be a "moral calamity" March 21, 2017 — Opinion: Time for the state to give up on dog racing March 21, 2017 — Bills pass committees, move to floor of House and Senate March 22, 2017 — Welfare advocates optimistic bill will pass March 23, 2017 — Senate passes greyhound bill, which now goes to the House of Delegates March 27, 2017
Kansas House Bill 2173 would make it easier to reopen long-closed greyhound racetracks January 27, 2017 — Animal welfare advocates lobby against the bill February 6, 2017 — Bill would allow another vote on slot machines at Wichita Greyhound Park February 7, 2017 — Bill passes House committee by narrow 11-10 vote February 9, 2017 — Animal advocates fear return of greyhound racing to Kansas February 10, 2017 — Greyhound rescuers in Kansas speak out against the new pro-racing bill (with TV news video) February 19, 2017 — Actor Ed Asner speaks out against Kansas racing bill March 6, 2017 — Opponents of racing bill have their say March 23, 2017
Injury report for 2016 Q4 shows hundreds of greyhounds continue to be seriously injured and killed in New South Wales March 22, 2017 — Racing regulator shuts down the deadliest race track in NSW March 22, 2017 — Racing industry reacts with shock and denial to closure of deadly racetrack March 23, 2017 — President of deadliest track says the statistics were unfairly skewed by the "carnival" event they held last October March 23, 2017
The mistreatment of Spanish galgos March 19, 2017 — The nightmare of Spanish greyhounds (YouTube video - no extreme images) March 22, 2017
Greyhound Friends of Hopkinton, Massachusetts is updating its adoption kennels Feb. 3, 2017 — Greyhound Friends adoption kennel is shut down by the state (with TV news video) March 2, 2017 — Kennel says renovations are complete March 3, 2017 — Written protocols for operation and maintenance to be provided by kennel to state authorities March 5, 2017 — Greyhound Friends director charged with animal cruelty March 7, 2017 March 7, 2017 — Greyhound rescue group hopes to recover from forced shutdown (with TV news video) March 8, 2017 — Greyhound Friends' Renovated Kennel (YouTube video) March 9, 2017 — Rescue groups question Greyhound Friends March 10, 2017 — State attorney general looking into group's finances March 10, 2017 — Kennel by-law changes proposed March 13, 2017 — Executive Director of Greyhound Friends goes on temporary leave of absence March 17, 2017 — Public licensing hearing to be held March 28 March 22, 2017
Latest batch of "bad apples" in Australia March 21, 2017
Wimbledon racetrack set to close next weekend March 18, 2017
Therapy greyhound wins a Crufts prize March 17, 2017
My experience with separation anxiety in two greyhounds March 17, 2017
Irish greyhounds are sent to suffer and die in Pakistan March 16, 2017
Why adopting a greyhound was the best thing I ever did March 14, 2017 — Adopt a greyhound for a cuddly alternative March 16, 2017
Pro-racing minority parties in NSW legislature want government to pay $150 million to finance racing industry reforms March 7, 2017 — Greens say any public funding would be unacceptable March 9, 2017 — Shooters Party playing high-stakes game of chicken March 15, 2017
Florida prison inmates foster ex-racing greyhounds March 14, 2017
Head of NSW transition task force, tasked last year with making recommendations for the phaseout of dog racing, secretly opposed the ban on greyhound racing and urged the premier to reverse it March 13, 2017
Irish government goes into damage control mode ahead of upcoming TV exposť on dog racing industry March 7, 2017 — Minister promises to publish draft reform bill March 7, 2017 — Watch the archived broadcast on YouTube March 9, 2017 — Irish Greyhound Board responds to TV exposť March 10, 2017
Arbiter rules that NSW racing regulator wrongly claimed privilege for thousands of animal welfare documents, which must be made available to the public February 24, 2017 — Greens call for release of thousands of documents for which "privilege" was improperly claimed March 1, 2017 — Legislative Council votes to release thousands of secret documents to the public March 9, 2017
Australian Capital Territory plans for phaseout of racing industry March 3, 2017 — Racing industry threatens legal injunction to maintain state funding March 7, 2017 — Racing minister refuses to answer opposition questions March 9, 2017
March 9 is Humane Lobby Day in the state of Kansas March 1, 2017 — Florida's Humane Lobby Day is March 22 March 7, 2017
Harold's Cross greyhound stadium in Dublin is closed down, earlier than planned, due to the financial crisis in the Irish Greyhound Board February 13, 2017 — Track land may become a much-needed school site February 14, 2017 — Dublin greyhound trainers and breeders go to court to ask for an injunction against the sale of Harold's Cross February 17, 2017 — Harold's Cross revenue was down last year, while Shelbourne's was up March 6, 2017
Western Australia trainer Keith Harding is fined $1,500 for "improper handling" of a greyhound February 16, 2017 — Two weeks later, Keith Harding is inducted into WA racing's Hall of Fame March 3, 2017
Prominent British greyhound trainer suspended following kennel inspection February 1, 2017 — Malcolm Taylor's abused dogs are denied rescue and returned to the racing industry February 13, 2017 — Greyhound rescue charity says this is far from an isolated case March 3, 2017
Therapy greyhound Rolo faces battle with osteosarcoma February 19, 2017 — Popular therapy dog only has a few months to live March 2, 2017
More disciplinary decisions from Australia March 1, 2017