Irish Greyhound Industry
The sight-hounds normally live for 12 to 14 years. In Ireland, the majority of them will only live for 3 to 4 years. This is because greyhounds are just consumables here.
Every year a few thousands of greyhounds are retired from racing and coursing. No longer required, they are dumped, abused, abandoned or killed. Greyhounds are the most abused of all breeds of dogs. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find homes for them in Ireland as greyhounds are not seen as pets here.
Great Hounds In Need is trying to find new homes abroad, mostly in the Czech Republic. Their aim is to show people that sight hounds are amazing, lovely natured creatures that can make wonderful pets.