A Place For Us Greyhounds
is now pretty much alone in rescuing the lurchers of West Texas. Many of you already understand the misery of the lives led by those greyhounds of mixed parentage. In case you do not, here is just a portion of the information you'll find on their
The Life of Lurchers...
is not an easy one. They are often left outside in pens and live in a pack. Caring owners make sure that everyone gets their fair share of food while uncaring owners just toss the kibble on the ground. The Lurchers are taken by vehicles to "hunt", chase, and catch their prey. It's a hazardous terrain filled with many obstacles and conditions that can cause injuries. If the dog doesn't come back with the pack-they are often left behind. The sociable ones will wander up to a farmhouse for help--that is, if there is a home in the area, and no one is out to shoot stray dogs. Many of the hunters are not land owners--while some of them will get permission to "run their dogs"; many will not. This act of trespassing increases the risks to the dogs and to the property owners."
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