When the Ontario SPCA took in a large number of Italian Greyhounds, the organization didn't expect a surge in worldwide support, but that's exactly what happened. The dogs were placed in the care of the Ontario SPCA after they were found living in deplorable conditions. Since then, support has poured in from all over Europe, Asia, and North America.
Rescue organizations rely heavily on fundraising programs and events. One of the events for the Ontario SPCA is the Friends for Life Walk-a-Thon, in which people can sponsor specific dogs that will be participating in the walk.
Each dog has it's own walk page that generates support and encourages adoption. This is where the Italian Greyhounds come in- their pages have garnered incredible support. A dog named "Tiny Tim" raised $2,700 in less than one week, and another dog named "Scratchy" raised $1,480.
Tiny Tim when he first came to the Ontario SPCA:
The walk-a-thon takes place May 25th and 26th. There is still time to get involved!