October 22, 2014

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I was recently asked how many children I have, and answered with the number of my two-legged children. I explained that I have many thousands of “children” with four legs. I feel that every greyhound in this world is one of those four-legged children of mine.

Others with whom I have worked feel similarly.

We have no tolerance or understanding for the recent heinous episode in Colchester, where two dogs were left in a locked car with no ventilation for many hours. That day the temperature bordered on 90 degrees. The helpless greyhound named Ace died a slow, horrific death. The other dog saw it happen. After going home through a greyhound adoption process, Ace died in a broiling hot car. We seek justice for all helpless animals subject to this criminal behavior.

Save the Greyhound Dogs was responsible for ending greyhound racing in Vermont in 1995. This bill was named the “Gator bill” to honor my first greyhound. Further, we have been instrumental in helping to bring an end to live racing in New Hampshire, as well as working with others in Massachusetts to pass that state’s referendum also ending greyhound racing.

As founder-director of Save the Greyhound Dogs and a concerned citizen, I will pursue this tragedy, preventing other greyhounds (and all other dogs) from going through this horrific suffering and death. Greyhounds have no body fat or fur, just hair. Clearly, they have no insulation for heat or cold.

While a work in progress, our website is easy to navigate and highly educational. Read of our campaigns and accomplishments. View the terror in the eyes of greyhounds in their confined crates at a northeast track, thankfully now closed.

Please join me in my commitment and passion for saving greyhound dogs worldwide. We speak for good people everywhere.

Scotti Devens
Save the Greyhound Dogs, Essex

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