The peninsula of Macau is home to a single dog track called the Canidrome. At this
facility, nearly 400 greyhounds are put to death each year.
According to the Macau Daily Times, dogs race four times a week. If they finish
outside the top three in five races in row, they are destroyed. The head of Macau's
animal control department has stated that every greyhound arriving at the track is
dead within three years. An average of thirty of new dogs arrives each month from
A few weeks ago, GREY2K USA board member Charmaine Settle inspected the
Canidrome. She had the pleasure of meeting a dog
named Brooklyn, pictured above.
We need your help now to rescue Brooklyn. He is a two-year-old, white, red and
fawn greyhound who last ran on Sunday. Like all the dogs in Macau, he
deserves to be saved.
E-mail the Canidrome now at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earlier this week, we asked a track official to allow us to adopt
Brooklyn. This would set the stage for the introduction of the Canidrome's first adoption
program. Read our letter here.
To support this effort, we have launched a new web site at RescueBrooklyn.org, where
we will provide updates on our progress. Please visit RescueBrooklyn.org today,
sign our petition, and find out more about how you can help this important effort.
Greyhound Rescue Australia has already agreed to take Brooklyn if he can be rescued
from the Canidrome. Together, we can do it!
For the greyhounds,
Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.
Carey M. Theil
Executive Director, GREY2K USA