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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.



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Snowy update


Snowy is doing really well. Now he’s used to his wheelchair he doesn’t want to be in his crate anymore and loves being in the sunshine. He’ll be in the UK in less than two weeks!  

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Momma Star is at our Kennels in Beijing

Momma star ❤️❤️❤️❤️ She arrived safely at our kennels after her vet check. She is being fed good food, has a nice bed and lovely people now looking after her. We’re told she’s a happy girl full of beans 💙

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Beyonce Star and Baby Moon

Candy cane rescue have just bought Beyonce Star from a breeder in China. Star was exported to China 6 years ago by her trainer Jason Margi & his partner Tess Simmons. Jason is a big face in the racing industry in Australia and is always promoting greyhound welfare and claiming that he treats them like … Continued

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