On this special date of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, I would like to give a shout out to FIG.
What is FIG you ask?
FIG is Flying Irish Greyhounds, an Irish charity operated by volunteers who work tirelessly to find forever homes with real people and families for unwanted ex-racing Greyhounds abandoned (and worse) by their owners who raced them.
FIG began in 2014 and also in that year they began working with the Seattle-based Greyhound Pets Inc. (GPI), to help facilitate the rehoming of the Irish ex-racers. Airlines began to offer free flights and the idea of Flying Irish Greyhounds began.
|The amazing Moira of GPI|
Even Canada got in on the act
|Way to go Canada!|
Do the Irish not like Greyhounds?
This may just be a case of education. Or lack thereof. Perhaps the Irish only association is with the Greyhound in their colourful muzzles running around a racetrack at breakneck speed. They simply don't see them as pets or even dogs.
|I refuse to show a real Grey being exploited|
FIG began doing Meet and Greets to raise awareness and encourage local people and families to adopt or consider a future adoption. The best way to assess a Greyhound's suitability is to simply meet one. They are a very special breed, sweet, kind, quiet and oh so soft to pet. And I promise you they smell so nice too.
|Rich Skipworth Greyhound art|
Meet and Greet
|FIG Meet and Greet in Ireland|
If you have the chance, check out FIG. They are amazing and are doing amazing things to help the ex-racing Irish Greyhound who is in very grave danger at this very moment. Here is their facebook page. FIG facebook
Please read, educate yourself and share the plight of these beautiful and innocent dogs. You can adopt, donate or even buy some FIG swag. Help in any way you can. Even if you just keep them in your heart - every little bit helps. 💚
If you are looking to adopt an Irish Greyhound check out GPI's facebook page as they are local contact for these dogs. They are arriving at GPI all the time. Here is their facebook page. GPI facebook
Lee and Sabrina 🍀