Due to the uncertainty of travel for our reserved Salukis from Qatar, the Board has made the difficult decision to release our reserved dogs there. GPNL will remain committed to Middle Eastern Salukis, as we are to all sighthounds, but it is not in the best interests of our adopters to not have a scheduled arrival date, or tie up GPNL funds. In the future, any Salukis that GPNL offer for adoption will be in Canada and can fly in a relatively short time span.
Looking ahead, GPNL has partnered with Candy Cane Rescue in the UK and MotorCity Greyhound Rescue in Detroit, to coordinate a mercy flight for Greyhounds and Whippets rescued from the meat trade in China. 26 Greyhounds and Whippets will arrive in Toronto from China around November 1, with 15 dogs going to MotorCity and 11 coming to GPNL. With the CDC ban on in the US for the next year, Canada is the only point of entry in North America.
Candy Cane has hundreds of dogs in their rescue kennels in China, due to the pandemic. They cannot rescue any more dogs until they can clear space. Candy Cane has ensured that all dogs have received veterinary care, been spayed/neutered and fully vaccinated. They are kenneled safely in China, shown affection and cared for until they can travel. All dogs travelling to Canada will go into government quarantine in China on Oct. 1 for 30 days. After the 30 days, they will then be examined and health certified by a veterinarian to travel to Canada. We are hoping to have some pics of the dogs this week.
This week, GPNL will unveil a fundraiser with funds allocated to offset the costs associated with bringing in these Candy Cane dogs, and are hoping to count on you for your support. Anyone wishing to foster or adopt a Greyhound or Whippet, may apply here.