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are reading now, is preserved as it was during Rufus's life (except for the replacement, from time to time, of some outdated hotlinks and other material).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

Sydney rally told, "Greyhound racing is still a cruel sport" April 14, 2018 — How Lorraine Ramsay rescued Sandy the greyhound April 14, 2018 — Hundreds of Sydney dog lovers attend anti-greyhound racing rally April 15, 2018 — Greyhound deaths continue a year on from backflip April 17, 2018

Constitutional amendment to ban greyhound racing will be on the Florida ballot November 6, 2018 April 16, 2018 — Official text April 16, 2018 — List of the eight approved ballot proposals April 17, 2018

Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission (NSW) stages "Roadshow" for dog racing industry April 9, 2018 — Report from Newcastle April 9, 2018 — GWIC Chief Commissioner visits Dapto April 16, 2018

Murdoch University's community greyhound blood donor program April 15, 2018

Pet blessing ceremony at Worcester Cathedral follows annual Hall Green Retired Greyhound Trust parade April 15, 2018

"Pro-Racing Greyhound Group" in U.K. publishes open letter to greyhound rescuers April 15, 2018

April is Greyhound Adoption Month March 31, 2018 — Gentle giants make great companions for over-60s March 31, 2018 — Eight great things about greyhounds April 1, 2018 — Australians love their greyhounds April 5, 2018 — All about greyhounds April 7, 2018 — Why you should adopt a greyhound in April April 12, 2018 — Irish Dogs Trust video parody of "Baywatch" promotes greyhound adoption April 13, 2018 — Greyhound adoption in Minnesota April 13, 2018 — Independent animal rescue in Dorset, U.K. has greyhounds, lurchers, and other dogs available for adoption April 15, 2018

New Zealand millennials choose pets over parenthood in tough economic times April 15, 2018

Editorial: Tighten the leash on greyhound racing in Florida January 3, 2018 — Florida voters could decide greyhound racing's future (with TV news video) January 30, 2018 — Dog racing could be coming to an end in Florida (short video) January 31, 2018 — Follow-up video deals with reaction from racing supporters February 5, 2018 — Constitution Revision Commission begins public hearings February 5, 2018 — Opinion: Will Florida finally end greyhound racing for good? February 12, 2018 — Latest public hearing shows greyhound racing is the hottest topic among the 37 proposed constitutional amendments February 20, 2018 — Hearings move to Jacksonville February 20, 2018 — Speakers shared their horror stories February 20, 2018 — Voters oppose Greyhound racing in Florida by a 42%-35% margin February 22, 2018 — Public hearing held in Pensacola February 27, 2018 — Next hearing March 5 in Cape Coral February 28, 2018 — Lawyers debate legality of a constitutional ban on greyhound racing March 15, 2018 — Animal Law section of the Florida Bar supports the banning of greyhound racing March 16, 2018 — Experienced greyhound rescuer argues in favour of a ban March 19, 2018 — Senator who proposed constitutional amendment explains why it is necessary March 20, 2018 — New poll shows strong support for banning greyhound racing on animal welfare grounds March 20, 2018 — Proposal sent to Style and Drafting Committee before final vote March 20, 2018 — Greyhound bill could end racing (Youtube video) March 21, 2018 — Opinion: Time for greyhound racing to hit dead end March 22, 2018 — A constitutional ban might be the only way to fix legislative inaction on dog racing March 23, 2018 — Good and bad from Florida's Constitution Revision Commission March 27, 2018 — Commission plans to "bundle" proposed amendments into single items March 29, 2018 — Current plan is to keep greyhound racing issue as a separate item on the ballot April 4, 2018 — If approved by the Commission, the greyhound racing issue would appear as the last item on the November ballot April 4, 2018 — Constitutional proposals as bundled and renumbered April 13, 2018 — Why greyhound racing is a suitable subject for a constitutional amendment April 15, 2018

Californians rescue greyhounds from Mexico's last ractrack April 12, 2018

New South Wales owners complain of being "forced" to travel for hours to race their greyhounds April 12, 2018

Racing minister for Australian Capital Territory ridicules opposition claims of greyhound racing's impeccable animal welfare record April 12, 2018 — Parton gets smackdown on greyhounds from Ramsay April 12, 2018

Australian government permitted 590 greyhounds to be exported to Macau in the two years after Macau was blacklisted by the racing industry over high death rates and poor welfare standards April 11, 2018

Anti-racing activists hold rally in Sydney on the anniversary of the reversal of the ban of greyhound racing in New South Wales (Video) April 11, 2018 — 700 dogs have died as a result of racing in the past year in NSW April 11, 2018

April 29 will be National Greyhound Adoption Day in Australia April 9, 2018 — Victoria state April 9, 2018

Prison inmates in Indiana prepare greyhounds for life beyond racing April 9, 2018

Push underway to bring greyhound racing back to Kansas March 11, 2018 — House bill passes committee March 25, 2018 — Racing industry drools at the prospect of reopening tracks April 2, 2018 — Momentum building to pass legislation to reopen tracks April 9, 2018

New South Wales man who failed to get veterinary attention to five greyhounds gets a mere $3,600 fine in court April 9, 2018

Reason #201 to keep your greyhound on a leash in open public areas April 9, 2018

Institutional failures of Victoria's greyhound adoption program April 9, 2018

U.K. greyhound narrowly escapes serious injury when race goes wrong, to the amusement of racing fans and their media April 8, 2018

Greyhound meets tortoise at Ohio pet expo April 8, 2018

Rescued greyhound helps lead the annual "Tartan Week" parade in New York City April 7, 2018 — Grand Marshal KT Tunstall chose to bring the dog along as her companion April 7, 2018

Future of Alabama's last greyhound track may be in doubt after owner dies March 26, 2018 — Birmingham Race Course will continue business as usual April 5, 2018

All Florida bills that would make life easier for greyhounds failed to pass in the 2018 legislative session March 12, 2018 — Florida could lose $300 million a year in revenue because of failure to pass gambling reform law March 12, 2018 — Paralysis of Florida legislators on resolving gambling issues may leave a $300 million-a-year hole in the state budget April 5, 2018

Four Lincolnshire hare coursers receive fines and bans April 4, 2018

No more greyhound racing at Miami's Magic City casino after June 2018 April 4, 2018

Opposition to establishment of an off-track betting location in Tucson, Arizona, for out-of-state simulcast dog races April 3, 2018 — Tucson city council unanimously rejects bid for new OTB site April 4, 2018

Canberra racing club has February court date to try to force renewal of racetrack lease October 27, 2017 — Club wants 50-year extension on racetrack lease October 28, 2017 — ACT Supreme Court hears racing industry's complaint against termination of racetrack lease February 8, 2018 — Chief justice rules against racing industry February 23, 2018 — Racing industry will appeal decision February 26, 2018 — Racing Club claims judge's ruling was a "disturbing precedent" April 4, 2018

Prominent greyhound rescuer is called a murderess in British TV debate on dog racing April 3, 2018 — Sparks fly on Good Morning Britain TV show April 3, 2018 — The full video April 3, 2018

We're in the midst of the biggest fight to end greyhound racing worldwide April 3, 2018

Canberra greyhound trainer plans to continue racing his dog after April 30 April 3, 2018

Kids read to library greyhounds in Indiana April 2, 2018

Greyhound trainer who was banned for live-baiting is suing Racing Queensland for damages March 31, 2018

Petition for a constitutional amendment to expand gambling in Arkansas February 26, 2018 — Arkansas would expand gambling at Southland greyhound track if petitioners get their way February 26, 2018 — Newspaper editorial opposes the petition February 28, 2018 — Attorney-general rejects wording of proposed constitutional amendment March 12, 2018 — A second group files proposal for similar constitutional amendment March 28, 2018 — Analysis: Duelling casino measures could dominate airwaves March 31, 2018

Travel subsidies increased for New South Wales greyhound racers March 29, 2018

Report says reopening Oxford greyhound stadium would be "commercially viable" March 28, 2018 — Return of greyhound racing and speedway racing is "on the table" March 29, 2018

Greyhound Racing Hall of Fame refurbishes its model racetrack March 28, 2018

Irish Greyhound Board offers financial incentives to greyhound breeders to race slower dogs March 27, 2018 — IGB releases interim financial statement for 2017 March 27, 2018 — Closure of Shelbourne Park for 22 weeks last year proves costly to IGB March 28, 2018

Judge strikes down Florida's greyhound drug-testing regime December 22, 2017 — Judge rules state greyhound drug-testing protocol invalid (with TV news video) December 22, 2017 — Greyhound advocates concerned after judge's ruling on drug testing for race dogs December 23, 2017 — Text of new emergency rule December 27, 2017 — National Greyhound Association offers to help Florida draft new drug testing rules that will allow trace amounts of cocaine December 28, 2017 — Florida greyhound racing is now a pharmaceutical free-for-all December 28, 2017 — Racing "regulator" cites public health emergency and says drug testing will continue December 28, 2017 — State strikes back on drugs in race dogs December 29, 2017 — Enacting a permanent drug testing rule could take more than a year January 7, 2018 — State files further appeal March 27, 2018

CEO of Racing Queensland resigns March 21, 2018 — It's a tough job to fill March 24, 2018

Queensland dog racers complain because greyhounds are classified as dogs, rather than "racing stock" March 22, 2018

Queensland judge expected to rule shortly on forfeiture of property by convicted live baiter Tom Noble March 21, 2018 — Judge dismisses the application and orders the Crown to pay Tom Noble's legal costs March 22, 2018

Changes to euthanasia rules for New South Wales March 5, 2018 — Green Party criticizes the new policy March 8, 2018 — Deputy CEO of GRNSW, who was involved in formulating new euthanasia policy, abruptly resigns after three months on the job March 20, 2018

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