Greyhounds Dumped in Wichita Falls

The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is caring for eleven greyhounds that were abandoned in a dog trailer outside a Wichita Falls convenience store earlier this week.

The dogs were found on November 21st, and it is believed that the trailer went unnoticed for approximately 40 hours before someone realized that it contained live animals.

Wichita Falls Animal Services Center took possession of the dogs and made arrangements to have them transported to the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas in Carrollton. A caravan made the trip Wednesday, and GALT will assess, treat and foster the dogs until new homes can be found for them – at great expense.

If you’ve been with us for some time, you are probably shaking your head and wondering how GALT does it: they have had a demanding couple of years, to say the very least. Faith was a really tough case, and the cost of treatment for her and her puppies was substantial. And who could forget the seizure of the “FWAC 28” – a group of dogs so severely neglected that even your jaded editor was left with a keyboard full of tears upon learning of the torture they were subjected to.

The wonderful, compassionate people who make up GALT have been put to the test of late, and have truly come through for these gentle souls in a time of need. Please consider lending your support – financial or otherwise. You can learn more about them at www.greyhoundadoptiontx.org or follow the progress of the dogs on their Facebook page.

If identified, the person(s) who abandoned the dogs could face criminal charges, but given the outcome in similar previous cases, a fine would be more likely.


Note: this video suffers from buffer overrun: to enjoy it without constant pauses, watch the first five seconds, pause it and wait for the progress bar to complete before resuming.

5 thoughts on “Greyhounds Dumped in Wichita Falls”

  1. Surely there is a way to find out who that trailer belongs to…like a license plate, or an id number of some sort on the actual trailer. Bastards. Thank God for GALT!

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  2. You can just see how quiet and shutdown these poor dogs are. I really hope this idiot gets caught. I agree Michelle that between the license plate or registration or something there HAS to be a way to find this person. I have two sight hounds and know how they love the creature comforts of being under a blanket and feeling secure. I just tucked mine in after seeing this video. I hope these poor babies find wonderful, loving homes. Thank you GALT!

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  3. Some how, some way, the person or persons responsible for this abuse need to pay. There would be no reason to abandon the dogs. I am a volunteer with Midwest Greyhound Adoption in Illinois. We haul dogs to our facility from race tracks as far away as Texas, Alabama and Florida. We bring them up North to other rescue organizations such as in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota and Canada. They are never abandoned. In 20 years since we began, all dogs have found their forever homes; we have a 100% adoption rate. Let’s hope these mindless idiots are found. Just kissed my two Greyhounds!

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  4. This brings tears to my eyes, I think it’s time to shut down Greyhound racing, all dogs bred are not up to par for racing and they either get dumped or dead. Most times when they are done racing the same thing happens. I wouldn’t be caught dead at a Greyhound race. Wherever money is involved the animal is always the one that does the work and then suffers for it..it has to end. I agree whoever did this should be locked up in a trailer but for at least a year.

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    • There are many greyhound adoption groups around the US and Canada that work to place dogs who are done racing, or who do not make the cut for racing. I’m sure there are occurances where what you say happens, though I would not say “most”. Our youngest greyhound didn’t make the cut as a racer, and was put up for adoption from his Florida farm. He now lives with us in WI. The adoption groups pay the transport fee to move dogs from Florida this far north to find their forever homes. <3

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