Help the Macau Greyhounds

€11,657 of €100,000 goal

Raised by 247 people in 3 months


The time of the Canidrome is nearing its end, and in July it will shut down forever.

It will be a great day for all those who love greyhounds and other animals, and who want the world to be a more civilised place.

But that isn't enough for us. We are fighting so that the greyhounds who have survived the hellhole that is the Canidrome are handed over to the care of Anima Macau, so that they can find loving homes in countries where animal rights are respected.

We don't know if this will be possible, because it's not up to us, but our hope is that the Macau authorities will find a way to save these dogs from certain death outside of Macau, thus saving the public image of this city, which is among the most popular tourist spots in the world.

So we don't know right now if we will succeed.

But we have to be prepared and create the right conditions now so that everything is ready when this massive international adoption project - possibly the biggest and most complex ever attempted - is ready to kick off.

For this reason we are asking all those who love greyhounds and other animals and who care about justice and compassion to make a donation now, in order to allow Anima to take care of the approximately 600 plus Canidrome greyhounds we hope will be saved, and prepare those that are not locally adopted for their journey to the countries where they will find their forever homes.

We cannot yet give an exact figure, but we do know that the sum required will be very large.

The donations will be handled directly by Anima Macau, exclusively for the Macau greyhounds.

If, on the other hand, the Canidrome's greed prevails and the dogs cannot be saved, all funds collected will be allocated for projects and associations aimed at rescuing greyhounds from the racing industry and from Chinese meat markets.

Thank you! 

Stefania Traini
president of Pet levrieri Onlus 

Il tempo del Canidrome sta finendo, a luglio chiuderà per sempre, e quello sarà un grande giorno per tutti quelli che amano i greyhound, gli animali e che desiderano un mondo più civile.

A noi però questo non basta, noi ci stiamo battendo perché i greyhound sopravvissuti all’inferno del Canidrome siano affidati ad Anima Macau, in modo che possano trovare belle famiglie di adottanti in paesi in cui i diritti degli animali sono rispettati.

Non sappiamo se questo sarà possibile perché non dipende da noi ma confidiamo che le autorità di Macao sappiano trovare la strada per salvare i cani da morte certa fuori da Macau, salvando così l’immagine di questa città, tra le più visitate dai turisti al mondo.

Noi non sappiamo dunque, ma dobbiamo creare ora le condizioni perché un grande progetto di adozione internazionale, forse il più grande e complesso mai tentato, possa essere pronto al momento opportuno.

Per questo chiediamo a tutti gli amanti degli animali e dei greyhound e a tutti quelli che hanno a cuore giustizia e compassione di donare per permettere di preparare e trasportare i greyhound di Macao verso i paesi in cui troveranno la loro casa per sempre. Non possiamo ancora quantificare la cifra necessaria ma sarà sicuramente ingente.

Le donazioni saranno gestite direttamente da Anima Macau esclusivamente per i greyhound di Macao.

Se invece prevarrà l’avidità del Canidrome e i cani non potranno essere salvati, i fondi saranno destinati a progetti e associazioni finalizzati a salvare i greyhound dall'industria delle corse e  in Cina dal mercato della carne.

Grazie per aiuto che darete!

Stefania Traini
president of Pet levrieri Onlus 

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Dear Friends,

Now that the dogs are safe it is imperative to raise sufficient funds to help pay for their veterinary care and to arrange in due course for their transports to their new homes via the international safety net of refuges who have adhered to our campaign.

All funds will be managed by Pet levrieri through a dedicated account and given to Anima Macau for the exclusive use of the Macau greyhounds.

Please donate generously and share widely!

Thank you.
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All the Macau greyhounds are now safe under the care the Macau government and of Anima Macau.

Great teamwork!

Thanks to all from


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As is customary for our association Pet Levrieri Onlus, which is a Registered Charity and thus has full accountability, please note the following in relation to the funds being collected for the campaign #SavetheMacauGreyhounds via the Gofundme fundraiser platform.

The use for which these funds are being gathered is already explicitly stated as follows in the text of the appeal, where it is also clearly explained how any unused funds would be used, in the very unlikely event that they were no longer required for their original purpose:

'The donations will be handled directly by Anima Macau, exclusively for the Macau greyhounds.

If, on the other hand, the Canidrome's greed prevails and the dogs cannot be saved, all funds collected will be allocated for projects and associations aimed at rescuing greyhounds from the racing industry and from Chinese meat markets.'

All the money gathered via the Gofundme platform will therefore be allocated to Anima Macau for the expenses related to healthcare, the preparation of the veterinary and customs documentation required for travel, and transports, including related expenses incurred by the refuges in the destination countries.

The total amount raised so far can be viewed on the Gofundme appeal page; a percentage of about 10% will need to be deducted from this as per the requirement of the Gofundme platform. All the documentation related to the transfers will be published.

Pet Levrieri Onlus would also like to make it very clear that any expenses required for the Macau greyhounds that will be reserved for adoption in Italy will be entirely covered by its own funds or by donations specifically raised for that purpose, and NOT from the donations collected via the Gofundme appeal. All the money that has been raised by direct donations to Pet Levrieri for the Macau greyhounds and which is not used in Italy will be donated to Anima Macau to support the international campaign.

In conclusion, please note that the donations for the Macau greyhounds collected by Pet Levrieri Onlus via the Gofundme appeal will be managed through a current account for the exclusive use of the Save the Macau Greyhounds campaign and NOT though our organisation's general account. This is in order to guarantee total transparency, as is our custom.

Stefania Traini
president of Pet levrieri
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Wow! Thanks to all of you, we have raised € 7,805. We are truly thankful for your generous support.

But we need so much money to help the Macau Greyhounds!

Please continue to donate and invite to donate!

Each donation and share gets us closer to our goal, so we thank you from the bottom of our heart.
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