Ilona is a 1 year old greyhound who came to us at 3 months, rescued by Madalina Crista & Anca who are Romanian rescuers who went out of there way to get these greyhounds to safety.
They were saved from the Romanian Gypsy Circus where they are made to do all sorts of things including like Drac & Helsin, dance and perform. But they are in no way treated with any kind of love and respect in return nor are they well looked after....Drac & Helsin had been caged up and had never even run before they came to us and still try to dance for us, even using chairs. How sad.
Ilona was lucky enough (even though she does not realise), to be brought over to safety before she was old enough to go through what they did...and poor Edgar who ended up being hanged but somehow escaped but has been left blinded and brain damaged by the physical trauma of it not to mention the psycological trama.
Ilona's 2 litter sisters were brought to us in March of this year at 10 months, they have suffered a little more abuse but have been lucky enough to have not been traumatised so far that they could not find the love of a new family and settle into a new home...they are doing well.
Bobby (Bobita) also came a month a after Ilona also at 3 months and he was found to be a lovely boy who luckily has not suffered trauma to remember either.
Ilona is to be trained as our 'Fundraising' greyhound since we lost 'Beau' to bone cancer earlier this year....
Ilona is a beautiful stunning girl and knows her own mind! She has adopted 'Patch as her mother and Patch thinks she is!! They do have a connection.
She is still very much a 'playful pup' but also very intelligent and picks things up quickly. She gives a paw, sits, and fetches her toys and drops them to play! - She does run 100mph straight into your legs though if you are not watching....and she aims!!! She has an agenda!