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JK Rowling Adopts Abandoned Greyhound

Written by PETA | October 15, 2007

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Harry Potter author JK Rowling just adopted a rescued greyhound* from a small rescue center in Scotland. Apparently, the author was totally low-key when she showed up at the center with her family, including their dog Butch, and made the rounds looking for the right dog to adopt. After falling in love with a dog named Sapphire, they started the adoption paperwork, and when the shelter worker asked for the usual £30 adoption fee and was given a check for £1000, that’s when she knew she was dealing with someone special. Kudos to the Rowling family for adopting Sapphire. What a lucky dog!

Here’s a news story, and here are some pics of Sapphire enjoying her new home.

*For those that may not be aware, the dog racing industry is horribly cruel. Thousands of dogs are killed every year simply because they’re not fast enough, and the ones who stay alive are warehoused in kennels barely large enough for them to stand up or turn around. Here’s our factsheet on greyhound racing, and for more information, including info on greyhound adoption here in the states, check out Grey2k USA.

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  • Mr. Chief says:

    This is important why?

  • beth says:

    As if i could possibly love J.K. Rowling any more than I already do… she goes and does this. Bless that amazing woman.

  • Michele Vieira says:

    I love JK Rowling even more now. When I lived in Massachusetts I volunteered for Grey2k for a couple of years they are a great group! Great story thanks for posting!

  • Carla says:

    That is a wonderful story! Greyhounds suffer horribly at the hands of people only looking to make a buck! Thanks JK for your compassion!

  • laura says:

    i knew i loved her for more then mr potter! yay jk

  • carolyn says:

    what a happy ending for that poor neglected dog I never knew how kind she was! God Bless her success obviously hasnt gone to her head.

  • gracie says:

    awww i love JK Rowling!!! good for her!

  • Ana says:

    Nice story!

  • Kadamba Naidu says:

    JK Rowling is a genius and i admire her wonderful books in adopting this poor dog she even increases my admiration for her! Great Lady really!

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter says:

    Lucky family lucky puppy. Compassion is a beautiful thing.

  • kitty says:

    Wow. That’s a lovely story! It was a great story to read to start the day off. Sapphire looks beautiful!

  • Maya says:

    One more reason to love this woman. One of the richest women in England she could have afforded any fancy breeder’s dog she wanted but she chose an abandoned dog. Two more reasons to love J.K. Rowling okay three. She was not born into fame and fortune when writing the first Harry Potter book she was a single mom and was poverty stricken. She gave Pagans the chance to have a voice through her books. Also the first author to use all Forest Stewardship Certified paper in her books.

  • keith says:

    I think she could afford more than 1000. but I suppose its a start.