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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 registered 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 send them to the UK, Europe or USA and find them loving homes. Greyhounds are exported from Britain, Ireland and Australia by breeders and owners to race in China and are kept in the most awful conditions. The dogs we help are the unwanted offspring of exported Greyhounds which now flood the meat markets of China.

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.

Disclaimer: As a registered charity, Candy Cane Rescue depends entirely on donations from our supporters. In order to be clear, transparent and fair, we make the following statement: We will often add donate button to our posts. This does not mean that you have to donate. Some posts will be fundraising for a specific purpose, for example, the rescue of a specific dog. Other posts will be generic fundraising posts. All donations are used for the purpose of rescue, vet fees, boarding, food, travel and the day to day costs of running of the charity. Due to the nature of the work we do, sometimes we cannot give clear and specific information until dogs are safe. We keep full records of all donations made and all outgoings paid. Our accounts will be published annually in line with the Charity Commissions regulations. Your donation may go towards the purpose of a specific post we make or we may use the funds towards the other costs detailed above. Please ensure you understand and agree with this information before donating. Thank you.

 

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Merry Christmas from the Candy Cane Team!

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Merry Christmas from our beautiful dogs in China and all the team at Candy Cane Rescue. Thank you everyone who supports Candy Cane Rescue and believes in what we do. Here’s a video of some of the dogs receiving their Christmas gifts from out £5 for Christmas Hounds appeal. 💙💙💖💖❤️❤️❤️

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Huge Thanks to the CCR Fundraising Team!

A message from Sharon. “Gwenda and I would like to say a huge HAPPY CHRISTMAS to everyone in this group. I have just totted up the total raised for 2018…drum roll please… £26,584.90 I won’t be on here again until after Christmas now, but we’ll kick off 2019 fundraising with The Jam Jar Army New

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£5 for Christmas Hounds

We posted an appeal on Facebook asking that people donate £5 so that we could buy each of our dogs in China a toy, a treat and a name tag. Thank you so much to everyone who donated! The tags, toys and treats have now arrived and they are being wrapped for Christmas Day 💖💖

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Thank you!

Whippet Up did a fundraiser for us. One of their supporters also sent us a cheque which makes the total amount raised £2859.91😱😱😱😱 Amazing!

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Thank You!

Massive thank you to Sighthound Sundays for raising just under two thousand pound for our dogs 💖💖💖💖💖

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Thank You Jan & Fundraising for Greyhounds!

A message from Jan. “Well, Christmas is round the corner and we would just like to thank every single one of you for all your support over this year. You have been amazing, generous and behind everything we’ve done. We thought you would like to know exactly what you have raised this year along with

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