Jan 16, 2008

Goodbye champ!

You may have heard today about the death of Go Bronco the Greyhound in Sydney. Go Bronco was in a car which apparently got stolen over the weekend - shortly after a successful race - while his owner was picking up a bite to eat from a shop nearby.

According to news reports, thieves dumped the station wagon in Glebe with the dog inside. Thanks to a tip-off a couple days later, police found Go Bronco in Glebe - he was distressed and lying limp from heat exposure and dehydration. He arrived at Annandale Animal Hospital half dead. Vets did all they could to save him, but clotting became a problem. Go Bronco died yesterday around 5pm.

In the past three issues, Dogs Life has featured a series of articles on Greyhounds - their life from puppyhood to racing dog to retirement through the Greyhound Adoption Program. I have learned so much about these beautiful dogs and it breaks my heart that Go Bronco had to suffer like this.

I am disgusted by the actions of those thieves. If it was up to me, I would take them to jail and then turn off the air condition in their cell to see how it feels to suffocate in the heat of a locked cage.

1 comment:

tysonsmummy said...

This sickens me on the cruelty some people have against animals. As a devoted animal lover I am saddened to hear about what happened with Go Bronco and my hurting heart goes out to him and his family.
much love izzy and Tyson (maltese)