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you are reading now, is preserved as it was during Rufus's life (except for the replacement, from time to time, of some outdated hotlinks and other material).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

Irish Greyhound Board does fewer greyhound drug tests in 2018 than it did in 2014, despite buying a €400,000 analytical system in 2017 September 23, 2018

Opinion: Floridians, vote “Yes” on Amendment 13 August 5, 2018 — Opinion: Protect dogs – yes on Amendment 13 August 5, 2018 — Opinion: A Time of Reckoning August 8, 2018 — Opinion: Heading to the finish line of Florida's cruel greyhound racing industry August 8, 2018 — Opinion: Florida’s dog racing tracks are cruel and voters should ban them August 13, 2018 — Opinion: Still on course: Florida ballot campaign closes in on greyhound racing August 16, 2018 — Opinion: Dog racers gaslight while greyhounds continue to die September 11, 2018 — Former director of racing regulatory body supports Florida vote to ban dog racing September 12, 2018 — Opinion: Why you should vote YES on Amendment 13 September 17, 2018 — Opinion: End dog racing with (lucky) Amendment 13 September 23, 2018

Irish racing industry's image suffers because of "perception" that trainers use drugs on dogs September 21, 2018

Florida dog racers take court action to block Seminole County's regulation of greyhound welfare May 17, 2017 — Florida's Sanford-Orlando track stopped reporting greyhound injuries as of the day when the racing industry filed a law suit to strike down the injury reporting law (TV news video) June 21, 2017 — Seminole County's reporting rules are frequently broken, not being enforced January 9, 2018 — Seminole County's conflicting injury reports January 12, 2018 — Court hears motions from both sides for summary judgment June 26, 2018 (with TV news video) — Judge upholds Seminole County ordinance requiring greyhound injury reports September 20, 2018

One-third of dogs sent by trainers to New South Wales Greyhound Adoption Program are deemed unsuitable for adoption September 20, 2018

Florida Bar Journal article explains why Florida should ban greyhound racing August 24, 2018 — Florida may ban greyhound racing soon August 27, 2018 — Notorious dog abuser was approved to join pro-racing group campaigning against the racing ban August 28, 2018 — American Kennel Club opposes Amendment 13 September 18, 2018

Nine months after Florida judge struck down greyhound drug testing regime, the state regulator still doing drug testing on an "emergency" basis September 18, 2018

Australian greyhound recovering after eating poisoned bait in Sydney park September 18, 2018


Hungarian Galgo Rescue Team heads for Spain September 13, 2018

Towcester racecourse in England goes into bankruptcy protection as administrator is appointed August 16, 2018 — Track lays off majority of its employees August 16, 2018 — Possible buyers are watching developments August 18, 2018 — British Horseracing Authority will decide the fate of Towcester August 23, 2018 — 25 buyers lining up to purchase some or all of Towcester September 11, 2018

Canidrome greyhounds to be into new rehab centre by September 29 July 31, 2018 — Canidrome dogs will be allowed to remain for 60 days while new rehabilitation centre is being readied to receive them August 1, 2018 — Greyhounds may be airlifted out of Macau August 6, 2018 — Activist says government-imposed deadline for neutering all greyhounds is impossible to meet August 7, 2018 — Government denies there is a deadline, but says all greyhounds must be neutered before being adopted. August 10, 2018 — Conditions at the Canidrome kennels are improving August 10, 2018 — Good and bad news for Macau's greyhounds September 1, 2018 — Government insists greyhounds be moved out of Canidrome premises by September 29 September 3, 2018 — Old folks' home doesn't want greyhound adoption centre next door September 11, 2018

Florida seeks to keep racing ban on the ballot August 3, 2018 — Opinion: Why the judge's decision was wrong August 6, 2018 — District Court of Appeal bumps case up to Florida Supreme Court August 7, 2018 — Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments August 29 August 7, 2018 — Racing ban in hands of Supreme Court (with video) August 13, 2018 — Why Judge Gievers was wrong August 13, 2018 — Racing insiders are pessimistic August 14, 2018 — Florida's attorney-general files 44-page appeal brief August 15, 2018 — State supreme court hears arguments, reserves decision August 29, 2018 — Justices appeared skeptical of racing industry's arguments August 29, 2018 — More coverage of hearing August 29, 2018 — Venice, Florida council passes resolution supporting Amendment 13 August 31, 2018 — Florida Supreme Court says let the voters decide on greyhound racing September 7, 2018

Maryland greyhound Feather holds Guinness world record for highest jump September 7, 2018

Arkansas voters will decide in November on proposal to add a casino to Southland Greyhound Park September 5, 2018

Prominent New Zealand trainer faces disciplinary hearing after five greyhounds suffocate to death in a van August 3, 2018 — Deaths of five greyhounds "completely unacceptable", SPCA says August 7, 2018 — Same trainer is fined $225 for fourth offence in 48 days of presenting an overweight greyhound for racing August 9, 2018 — John McInerney fined $1000 per dog for suffocation and heat stroke deaths of five greyhounds September 3, 2018 — Text of decision September 3, 2018 — McInerney has long record of discipline offences September 4, 2018

Runaway Spanish galgo back home in Pennsylvania after 7-month odyssey and elaborate recapture September 3, 2018

New South Wales government throws more taxpayer money at the racing industry July 30, 2018 — NSW Government spends half a million dollars to fund "Australia's Richest Greyhound Race" July 31, 2018 — World's first $1 million greyhound race announced for Sydney July 31, 2018 — Huge boost to dog racing industry July 31, 2018 — A "taxpayer-funded apology" to the racing industry July 31, 2018 — Greens call the development "sickening" July 31, 2018 — Opponents of greyhound racing are already planning a protest demonstration at the final event October 20 July 31, 2018 — Racing insiders criticize government for not spending even more money on them August 1, 2018 — Comment: Political courage gone to the dogs after government switch on greyhound racing August 2, 2018 — Comment: As greyhound racing gets more money, dogs still have plenty of friends August 3, 2018 — Comment: Cruelty continues despite "reforms" August 4, 2018 — Protest planned at Wentworth Park August 6, 2018 — Government's half a million dollars is to come from the Community Development Fund September 3, 2018

Dog racers fear they will get smaller share of the New Zealand racing industry pie September 1, 2018

U.K. parliamentary petition launched to ban greyhound racing August 28, 2018

Rescuer in NSW has to beg online for crowdfunding to repair broken leg of castoff racing greyhound August 28, 2018

Investigation underway in New South Wales over fresh allegations of live baiting August 28, 2018

Opinion: The greyhound racing industry is Australia's largest puppy farm August 27, 2018

Indiana woman faces eviction of three rescued greyhounds August 27, 2018

Greyhounds descend upon Australian National University to help students cope with stress August 26, 2018

New South Wales owners complain of being "forced" to travel for hours to race their greyhounds April 12, 2018 — Trainers complain that Gunnedah track redevelopment is taking too long, want more money to finish the job July 18, 2018 — Gunnedah set to receive $480,000 from government for upgrades July 23, 2018 — Gosford track will get $762,000 in upgrades July 25, 2018 — NSW government gives $700,000 to Goulburn Racing Club August 24, 2018 — NSW plans to build a new track at Queanbeyan August 24, 2018 — NSW gives $700,000 to greyhound industry, two years after aborted ban August 24, 2018

Dogs Today magazine invites greyhound owners to participate in survey for its November issue August 23, 2018

Florida's "Yes to 13" campaign issues first video June 19, 2018 — Yes campaign releases second video June 25, 2018 — Racing industry produces fact-free video to refute its own statistics that greyhounds are confined 20-23 hours a day July 9, 2018 — Yes campaign releases third video July 27, 2018 — Link to video: The People Will Protect the Dogs July 27, 2018 — Another video from the Yes on 13 campaign August 23, 2018

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