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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

100 Plus Dogs Rescued From Meat Market


Plush bear have gone to a meat market today. Along with 100 plus dogs there were 16 greyhounds and whippet type dogs. All have been loaded now into trucks and are in the slaughter house until the money is raised to save them. To save the hounds it’s £1500. We work very close with Plush … Continued

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We Lost Belle 💔

Poor little Belle has sadly passed away 💔😢. She was a meat trade dog who was rescued by Plush Bear Shelter and then came into our care. She had a miscarriage two days ago and another one today. She was too weak to have any kind of surgery as she also had distemper 💔💔💔. She … Continued

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We lost Samantha 💔 

Little white girly Samatha died today at plush bear shelter 😢😢😢 She was coming to us soon and she had a new home to go to 💔💔💔💔 We’re so gutted. It’s believed she may have had distemper as she also stopped eating.  

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We lost Grace 💔

This is not the news we wanted to be posting. Grace has given up and passed away today 💔💔💔 She really did fight so hard but her poor body couldn’t take anymore. Two more of her pups have died so there are only four left. They are doingare doing okay, they are being hand fed … Continued

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