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Candy Cane Rescue was set up by Kerry Elliman, founder of Birmingham Greyhound Protection, based in the UK on 25th of June 2017. The non-profit organisation’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. We are also in the process of applying for charity status which we should gain in 2018.

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 organisation 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

Update on Borzoi Momma

This is the girl who had pups in the slaughterhouse just days before being rescued. She’s now in foster with her babies and going for treatment every day at the vets. So far she is showing signs she is strong and fighting distemper ❤️

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Mass Rescue by Plush Bear & Candy Cane


Last week Plush Bear found 64 dogs at a slaughter house and pledged to save them all along with our help. The dogs included a Borzoi, two whippet types and four greyhounds who will come to Candy Cane. We put out the word that we needed money to save all of the dogs and, as … Continued

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We lost Roger ☹️

Heartbroken doesn’t even come close to how we feel 💔 Roger had his op today to have his broken leg amputated. The op went well but an hour into recovery he had a heart attack. The vets tried for ten minutes to save his life but he had already gone. Roger was rescued from a … Continued

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Hound Lovers Tweet Up!

A group of hound lovers from twitter had a meet up this weekend. They raised a massive ¬£612.50 for candy cane rescue ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks so much guys!

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