About Us paw

Candy Cane Rescue was set up by Kerry Elliman, founder of Birmingham Greyhound Protection, based in the UK on 25th of June 2017. The charity’s aim is to help provide a safe environment in which greyhounds rescued from the Chinese meat trade can be cared for. Also, we repatriate them to the UK or Europe and find them loving homes. Greyhounds are exported from Ireland, the UK and Australia by breeders and owners to race in China and are kept in the most awful conditions

Many have already spent their entire life racing and should be allowed to retire in their old age. Instead, they are sent to a country which has NO ANIMAL WELFARE LAWS to race or breed.

Greyhounds are also sent to Shanghai Wildlife Park where, locals report, they are fed alive to big cats and other predators and forced to race against Cheetahs for entertainment.

When they have outlived their usefulness many end up in the meat trade to be beaten, hung, boiled or skinned alive.

Kerry felt the charity needed to be set up when it’s namesake ‘Candy’ was killed by another dog just the day before she was due to fly to the UK to be rehomed. Candy Cane can now ensure that rescued greyhounds in China can be kennelled with other greyhounds safely until they are well enough to travel.

We couldn’t make this happen without the brilliant and brave Chinese activists and rescues who we work hand in hand with. Candy Cane Rescue is an organisation of hope. Hope that one day the export of greyhounds and the meat trade of dogs will end.



Latest from Candy Cane Rescue News

Magic is here…finally!

Yay! Kerry hasn’t updated on Magic for these last two weeks because she didn’t want to jinx anything. She finally has her ❤️❤️💙💜💖 For people that don’t know Magic is the girl from the Canidrome in Macau China. She was exported from Australia to Macau to the deadliest track in the world. Until this last … Continued

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South Korean puppies update

Five of the seven beautiful puppies in South Korea have been told to pack their bags as they are off to the USA. They are going to our rescue partners, Motorcity Greyhound Rescue. 😍😍😍 Two of the boys are still not fully recovered from distemper. If they make it we’re going to try and get … Continued

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Meet Snowy!

Please meet snowy 💙 The pictures are very upsetting but we need to tell you his story. He’s safe in our care now so things are looking up for him. Snowy was rescued two days ago in China where he was living in a pile of rubbish. His owner was traced and agreed to let … Continued

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The Borzoi have landed!

The Borzoi have arrived at our boarding kennels in Beijing and they are wonderful! These guys are going to The National Borzoi rescue in the USA.  

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Coats for Chinese Dogs Appeal

The first batch of coats, kindly donated by our supporters, have arrived at a shelter in China. These coats will help dogs in shelters survive the freezing winter temperatures in China. Thanks to everyone who has donated coats or sent us money to cover shipping costs.

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Motor City Greyhound Rescue

We are very, very excited to announce our new partnership with Motor City Greyhound Rescue to re-home greyhounds from the meat trade in China. They are a Detroit based rescue so will be able to bring greyhounds to the US and Canada. For those not familiar with MCGR, it was conceived by a group of … Continued

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