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are reading now, is preserved as it was during Rufus's life (except for the replacement, from time to time, of some outdated hotlinks and other material).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

Punjabi greyhound racers take court action against government regulation of racing February 21, 2018

Greyhound lives with homeless man in Mandurah, Western Australia November 13, 2017 — Timba the greyhound returned to homeless owner after surgery February 21, 2018

The Macau Canidrome meets its demise February 21, 2018

Volunteer group in Western Australia found homes for over 300 greyhounds last year February 20, 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

Chinese Australian Cultural Society to hold night at the races to celebrate Year of the Dog February 19, 2018

Opinion: West Virginia must accept greyhound doping reforms February 18, 2018

Florida moves toward change February 18, 2018

New South Wales racetracks are in bad shape December 13, 2017 — Leading trainers call for immediate action on tracks February 9, 2018 — Racetrack in Newcastle to remain closed for track repairs until March February 15, 2018 — Gosford races cancelled because of poor track condition February 16, 2018 — Gosford race track is closed indefinitely for track repairs February 18, 2018

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro commits to new Queanbeyan greyhound track this year February 18, 2018

Irish schoolchildren will be taken to a school fundraising event at the Newbridge greyhound races on Good Friday February 17, 2018

Welsh greyhounds to appear in Ellen Page's production of opera Rigoletto in Bristol January 11, 2018 — Greyhounds Wilma and Harry appear in Rigoletto at Oxford February 17, 2018

Victoria's state government throws more taxpayer money at greyhound racing February 17, 2018

British Columbia adoption group holds meet & greet (with video) February 14, 2018

Queensland woman fined $1,000 for live-baiting greyhounds with a piglet February 9, 2018 — Queensland trainer gets probation for live baiting February 14, 2018

Saving Spanish greyhounds February 14, 2018

Bella the greyhound lands a role in a Ridley Scott movie January 23, 2018 — Bella goes to pick up donation for her former rescue charity February 14, 2018

George the U.K. therapy greyhound "makes everyone feel good" February 14, 2018

Queensland greyhound rescues still dealing with injured and neglected dogs dumped by the racing industry February 12, 2018

Local city council in Victoria state rejects application to build a greyhound breeding/training establishment May 15, 2017 — Appeal dismissed February 12, 2018

California Greyhound Adoption Center cancels open house and kennel tour after disease outbreak February 11, 2018

Florida House of Representatives tries to revive last year's comprehensive gambling reform bill January 30, 2018 — Gambling bill unlikely to succeed as written January 31, 2018 — New Senate gambling bill includes greyhound decoupling February 9, 2018 — Time is tight for working out a compromise between House and Senate February 10, 2018

Sting the lonesome library greyhound in Minnesota finds sudden popularity February 9, 2018

Rita the greyhound was abandoned by owner after she saved his life February 9, 2018

Some greyhounds withdrawn from Irish National Coursing Meeting owing to “highly contagious infection” February 9, 2018

Mediocre artist makes a living by spreading lies about greyhound racing February 8, 2018 — But a veteran rescue worker tells the truth about how greyhounds are treated by the industry February 8, 2018

Draft rule changes from Greyhounds Australasia will take effect March 1 in all of Australia and New Zealand January 31, 2018 — Racing Queensland asks for feedback on proposed rules February 8, 2018 — Industry unhappy with new rule changes February 8, 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

Greyhound deaths in New South Wales are similar to the rates seen before the racing ban was repealed January 31, 2018 — 700 greyhounds dead since racing ban lifted February 1, 2018 — NSW dog racing industry fails to reform February 5, 2018 — Greyhound industry fails to come into lline February 8, 2018

Florida senator files bill to expressly allow giving steroids to racing greyhounds January 8, 2018 — Bill to ban steroids passes House subcommittee January 10, 2018 — Steroids: Putting greyhounds at risk for profit January 19, 2018 — Florida state senator moves to amend the bill banning the use of anabolic steroids, to allow their use February 6, 2018 — Steroid ban clears another legislative committee February 7, 2018

Betting on U.K. and Irish greyhound racing is set to expand in Denmark February 6, 2018

Gambling industry sees greyhound racing as the ideal way to separate more people from their money faster February 5, 2018

Charlie the greyhound is recovering from attack by vicious dog that attacked at least five other dogs February 5, 2018

Why ex-racers make the best pets February 5, 2018

Pennsylvania woman rescues Spanish greyhounds and uses them as therapy dogs February 4, 2018

British greyhound rescue group raises funds for oxygen masks to treat animal victims of smoke inhalation March 16, 2016 — Campaign receives overwhelming response May 3, 2016 — Shropshire now carries pet oxygen masks on all its fire vehicles February 3, 2018 — The masks have been used three times in the past 18 months February 4, 2018

Bill to end West Virginia's greyhound breeding subsidies is unlikely to pass this year February 1, 2018

Greyhound Racing Victoria announces "Greyhound Recovery Initiative" for injured dogs January 31, 2018

Shortage of greyhounds is blamed for reduced racing entires at New South Wales track January 31, 2018

Lismore, New South Wales to hear development application to allow 40% increase in greyhound racing at local track November 16, 2017 — Council meeting December 14 will consider the application December 7, 2017 — "Delaying tactics" foil controversial council meeting December 21, 2017 — Meeting further delayed to Feb. 5 January 9, 2018 — Lismore councillor defends her decision to abandon the meeting January 10, 2018 — Further protest planned for January 30 Council meeting January 25, 2018 — Council will attempt for the fourth time to deal with rescission motions on Tuesday January 29, 2018 — "You are a disgrace, mayor": Outrage after Lismore meeting January 30, 2018 — Rescission motions fail January 31, 2018

Greyhound Rescue Wales provides dogs for stressed-out university students to cuddle January 30, 2018

How a greyhound threatened with death in China arrived in a Kenilworth, U.K. home January 30, 2018

U.K. greyhound rescue turns down adoption application from a racing supporter; racing industry goes berserk January 30, 2018

Scottish trainer fined a mere £500 after dog tests positive for cocaine January 30, 2018

Kansas House Bill 2545 would encourage reopening of greyhound racetracks January 29, 2018

300+ protesters in London outside the annual GBGB awards dinner (YouTube video) January 29, 2018

Queensland Racing Integrity Unit holds surprise drug-testing blitz at Albion Park January 29, 2018

Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada has found homes for almost 6,000 greyhounds January 29, 2018

Brisbane city council will consider lifting ban on unmuzzled greyhounds in public January 29, 2018

New Zealand racing minister takes a "dismal view" of the Hansen report December 20, 2017 — Green Party is not calling for the industry to be banned December 20, 2017 — 2,718 greyhounds euthanized or unaccounted for in four years December 20, 2017 — Activists call for end to self-regulation of the industry January 29, 2018

Amos the greyhound is a library dog in Rochester, Massachusetts January 22, 2017 — Amos is back, January 20 and 27, 2018 December 29, 2017 — Amos is a hit at Plumb Library January 28, 2018

283 greyhounds injured, 96 killed at Irish tracks in first ten months of 2017 January 26, 2018

Plans finalized for new greyhound racing stadium in Swindon, U.K. January 25, 2018 — Work on new stadium could be underway by May January 25, 2018

Kerry Elliman - The greyhound racing industry (YouTube video) January 25, 2018

New South Wales government announces names of three Commissioners who will head up the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission September 1, 2017 — Green Party doubts anything will change September 4, 2017 — Racing industry welcomes the announcement September 5, 2017 — NSW dog racer hails industry "reforms" September 21, 2017 — GWIC will begin operations July 1, 2018 November 20, 2017 — Applications invited for CEO position November 20, 2017 — Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commissioner promises "tough but fair" new rules December 22, 2017 — GWIC may be up and running by April January 12, 2018 — New CEO is appointed for Integrity Commission January 24, 2018

New Zealand trainers balk at new rule banning use of squeakers January 24, 2018

Irish Greyhound Board campaigns to get schools, charities, and clubs to hold fundraising events at dog racetracks January 23, 2018

Queen Victoria's animals January 23, 2018

Annual Solvang Greyhound Gathering, Feb. 23-25 January 22, 2018

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