Appeal for Angel
A female greyhound’s body has been found dumped in a secluded spot in Oxhill - Stanley Co Durham with a large impact wound to her skull.
Greyhound protection groups Greytexploitations and Caged North West are offering a reward of £1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
The greyhound – now named Angel by her finder - was micro chipped with the serial numbers starting 0981 which determines she was chipped by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain to race on a licenced track. Angel was also tattooed but due to the advanced decomposition of the body - the full tattoo is illegible.
Despite numerous requests - the GBGB who do not enforce the Animal Welfare Act have declined to disclose her identity – therefore hindering our investigation and preventing a course of justice.
The RSPCA visited the scene – requested the local council collect the body for disposal and considered no further action
Angel was wrapped in a blue Christmas themed fleece blanket and a blue and orange MacLeather lead was also found in close proximity to Angel’s body.
Over 10,000 greyhounds bred for British racing go unaccounted for each year – many deemed too slow to make the grade or disinterested in chasing the mechanical lure. Thousands more are destroyed when they sustain a treatable but career ending injury on the dangerously configured tacks or simply because no retirement home can be found.
If you have any information that could help our investigation – please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
07523316151 in the strictest confidence