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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Griffin Hospital Scrubs Going to the Dogs

DERBY- Griffin Hospital and Griffin Bariatrics staff have sent their lightly-used scrubs to help care for abandoned and injured galgos, also known as Spanish hunting greyhounds, across the globe.

Ruth Tuccio, a unit clerk at Griffin and coordinator of the hospital’s therapy dog program People and Animals Working in Spirit (P.A.W.S.), organized the collection of scrubs for Galgos del Sol, a large rescue organization based in Murcia, Spain.

The scrubs will be used by volunteers when cleaning the dogs and their kennels, so that they don’t ruin their clothes.

In Spain, thousands of galgos are abandoned or killed annually at the end of each short hunting season. As they are not always viewed as potential pets in the country, galgos usually end up in pounds, where their lives are often ended in inhumane ways. Galgos del Sol rescues and rehabilitates them and finds them forever homes in the UK, US and Belgium.

For more information about Galgos del Sol, visit galgosdelsol.org.

(This is a press release from Griffin Hospital)

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