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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 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

Please meet Buck


Please meet Buck. He was rescued a couple of months ago from a slaughter house in China. He then went to a shelter until we could get space at the vets. He has a condition called Hypoadrenocorticism. He’s having treatment but is very poorly at the moment. The vets are treating buck so we have … Continued

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News from our partners Fast Friends Rescue!

Fast Friends is thrilled to announce that we are bringing over five Greyhounds this weekend who were all rescued from the Chinese dog meat trade. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Candy Cane Rescue, these five Greyhounds and so many others have been rescued, some literally off the hooks at the slaughterhouse. Stay tuned to … Continued

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Update on Snowy

We had to cancel Snowy coming to the UK on the February trip. After a long discussion with Doe we decided he isn’t ready. Snowy still has open wounds where the skin has broken down and he can’t use the chair or the harness due to this. He’s a happy, lovely boy but we don’t … Continued

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