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are reading now, is preserved as it was during Rufus's life (except for the replacement, from time to time, of some outdated hotlinks and other material).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

Scottish trainer fined £500 but not suspended or banned after his greyhound was found to have ingested a "clinically significant dose" of cocaine before winning a race June 16, 2018

New "point-of-consumption" taxes on race betting announced for Victoria May 14, 2018 — Australian Capital Territory and Queensland will follow suit June 5, 2018 — New South Wales betting tax will take effect in January June 13, 2018 — GRNSW wants a greater share of the new tax revenue June 13, 2018 — Who benefits from the "point of consumption" gambling tax? June 14, 2018 — Editorial: Queensland government should share some of the POCT revenue with the racing industry June 16, 2018

Greyhound Rescue North East is "swamped" with discarded British racing dogs June 15, 2018

Frankie the ex-racer goes walkabout in London, England June 15, 2018

Anti-racing advertisement shown in British cinemas to an estimated audience of 2.5 million (YouTube) June 15, 2018

Macau's Canidrome is required to come up with an adoption plan for its greyhounds by May 31 May 25, 2018 — Canidrome Manager hints that she will not co-operate with greyhound rescue organizations May 29, 2018 — Canidrome may send greyhounds to mainland China May 29, 2018 — Canidrome files adoption plan May 31, 2018 — Anima accuses Canidrome of bad faith May 31, 2018 — No extensions: Dogs must be out of the Canidrome by July 21 June 1, 2018 — Canidrome's adoption program for greyhounds is seriously deficient and cannot meet July 21 deadline June 1, 2018 — Canidrome delivers revised adoption plan, but details are not yet known June 8, 2018 — Canidrome seeks to delay the adoption of its 600 greyhounds June 11, 2018 — ANIMA slams Canidrome's proposals June 14, 2018

Bureaucratic squabbles are bad news for greyhounds June 15, 2018

Interview with Irish animal activist on greyhound racing (YouTube audio) June 13, 2018

New Zealand woman claims she and her greyhound were physically assaulted in a racially motivated attack July 12, 2017 — Auckland park's off-leash area under review following dog attacks June 12, 2018 — Auckland Council to review dog rules including off-leash spaces June 13, 2018

Naples residents join call to end greyhound racing in Florida June 6, 2018 — Dog fight begins between groups over Amendment 13 June 7, 2018 — TV News video coverage of the controversy June 7, 2018 — Another "grassroots" meeting held in Jacksonville June 11, 2018 — Florida Chamber of Commerce opinion poll shows greyhound advocates have more work to do to get Amendment 13 passed June 13, 2018

English author Jilly Cooper can't bear to leave her greyhound to go on vacation June 12, 2018

Tripod greyhound Kev wins top prize at Greyhound Rescue Fife annual dog show June 12, 2018

Greyhound Board of Great Britain appoints new Chairman June 8, 2018 — New Greyhound Board Chairman tasked with improving animal welfare June 11, 2018

Lord Hesketh tries to revive flagging British greyhound racing June 11, 2018

NSW owner/trainer Chad Achurch is charged with two counts of torturing and beating an animal to death, aggravated animal cruelty, and using an animal for live baiting October 10, 2016 — Accused trainer is denied bail October 11, 2016 — Accused obtained trainer's licence despite having a criminal record October 11, 2016 — Chad Achurch sentenced to jail for live baiting greyhounds with rabbits April 11, 2017 — Sidney greyhound trainer jailed April 11, 2017 — GRNSW bans Achurch for life June 8, 2018

New Zealand trainer Denis Schofield is banned for two years after dog tests positive for methamphetamine May 2, 2018 — Trainer intends to appeal May 2, 2018 — Racing industry head lashes out at critics of doping greyhounds with meth May 3, 2018 — Trainer's son David Schofield is warned off as well June 8, 2018

Iowa Greyhound Park still struggling, despite public subsidies May 28, 2018 — TV news video and article about the industry's fight for survival June 8, 2018

Bella the greyhound recovering from horrendous accident June 7, 2018

Michael Ondaatje's new novel has a minor greyhound racing theme: A review June 7, 2018

Fashion feature for New Zealand greyhounds June 7, 2018

Walker unable to restrain four greyhounds at once; they attack and seriously injure two small dogs June 7, 2018

Welfare of British racing greyhounds depends on voluntary contributions from the gambling industry. What could possibly go wrong? June 1, 2018 — UK greyhound industry campaigns to get more money from bookmakers June 6, 2018

British campaigners plan protest June 2 outside Greyhound Derby May 31, 2018 — U.K. demonstrators protested at the Greyhound Derby June 5, 2018

Five greyhounds missing from Oxfordshire racing kennel May 21, 2018 — All five greyhounds recovered safely June 5, 2018

Campaign is launched to pass Amendment 13 in Florida May 9, 2018 — National Greyhound Association plans a public relations campaign to influence Florida voters May 18, 2018 — "Yes" vote campaign plans 13 community meetings across Florida May 29, 2018 — "Yes" campaign launches presence on the internet, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram May 31, 2018 — Advertising campaign for "Yes" begins next week June 1, 2018 — Yes campaign starts today June 4, 2018 — Greyhound racing is "outdated" June 4, 2018 — Battle to end greyhound racing heats up June 4, 2018 — Racing industry which threatens to kill 8,000 greyhounds if racing is banned, forms an organization ironically named "Committee to Support Greyhounds" June 4, 2018 — TV News Video June 4, 2018

Hare-coursing gangs wreak havoc in Yorkshire May 31, 2018

Positive drug tests in Florida's racing greyhounds more than quadrupled between 2015-16 and 2016-17 May 31, 2018

Inside the New South Wales greyhound export racket: Ringleaders found guilty of 464 charges June 4, 2017 — Fifteen months after being found guilty, Sam and Patricia Cauchi are fined and disqualified for 40 months for illicit export of 212 racing greyhounds to Macau May 31, 2018

Victoria state issues final Code of Practice, effective January 2020 April 23, 2018 — Link to .pdf version of Code April 23, 2018 — Link to government page for downloading related documents April 23, 2018 — Opposition criticizes Code as "unworkable" May 29, 2018

Greyhound Racing New Zealand head welcomes racing industry review May 29, 2018

Irish greyhound owners and breeders say the Greyhound Board is attempting to cover up dog injuries May 23, 2018 — New death and injury statistics obtained under freedom of information expose Irish dog racing's worst tracks May 27, 2018

Green Party calls on New South Wales government to abolish the requirement for greyhounds to be muzzled in public May 23, 2018

Four greyhounds have been euthanized and 109 injured since January 3 at the premier racetrack in New South Wales May 21, 2018

New Zealand racing industry releases another "independent" report on its economic importance May 21, 2018 — Link to the report May 21, 2018

New South Wales racing board member implicated in illicit export of greyhound to Dubai May 4, 2018 — Four charged in greyhound export probe May 4, 2018 — Michael Eberand is vice president of the Australian Federation of Greyhound Breeders, Owners, and Trainers May 4, 2018 — One of NSW’s top greyhound trainers is charged with illicit export of 120 dogs to China and Macau May 18, 2018

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