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  • Central Park Fashion Show to Benefit Retired Greyhounds and Spanish Galgos

    Boston, MA/April 25, 2007/FPSnewswire/--

    WHAT: and Greyhound Friends, Inc., are partnering to produce an Egyptian-inspired fashion show featuring twelve canine models. Retired greyhounds and Spanish galgos will be escorted around the Central Park landmark, Cleopatra's Needle, by twelve models in Egyptian garb. The event is the launch debut for's Greyhound/Galgos section.

    "The Obelisk," Cleopatra's Needle, is located directly behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the East Side of Central Park at 81st Street. The entrance is located at Fifth Avenue and 79th street.

    Thursday, April 26, 2007 from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

    The fashion show will begin at 2:00 p.m. with press availability until 5:00 p.m. Please call Tom Kane at (646) 519-1556 or Louise Coleman at (617) 817-6706 for more details.

    WHO:, a site developed for members to trade stories, photos, and video about their hounds, has partnered for this event with Greyhound Friends Inc., a non-profit organization located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, dedicated to placing retired racing greyhounds and Spanish galgos in loving homes.

    Once the favored dog of the ancient Egyptians and the medieval nobility greyhounds began being breed in the United States in the 1920's for the racing industry. The greyhounds' cousins, the galgos, are bred in Spain for hunting and coursing where they often face brutal deaths and serious injury. It was normal practice to kill racing greyhounds after their careers or if they did not make the grade until adoption organizations like Greyhound Friends were established to find suitable homes. Currently other countries involved with greyhounds and galgos are seeing a rise in awareness about the treatment of these dogs.

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    Contact Information:

    Tom Kane
    646 519-1556

    Louise Coleman
    Greyhound Friends Inc
    617 817-6706

    Source: Greyhound Friends Inc
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