Crossfield Leona-Reserved for Marion Fitzgibbon, president of LAW
Country of birth: Ireland
Height (to withers): 67 cm
Crossfield Leona (a.k.a. Fine Nature or Lamma South as renamed by the Canidrome) is one of the 9 Irish greyhounds sent to Macau in 2016. All 9 Irish greyhounds, Ballinulty Star, Crossfield Marie, Bellmore Belle, Crossfield Simon, High Maintenance, Two Stone Tadgh, Crossfield Leona, Ballinulty Show, Milled Ash, sent to Macau in 2016 are alive and have been identified.
Of these, High Maintenance (a.k.a. Brighten Righ as renamed by the Canidrome), has been rescued by Anima in June and is now safe and sound at the refuge, Crossfield Simon and Bellemore Belle – respectively renamed Beauty Butterfly and Happy Child by the Canidrome – have been adopted locally in Macau. Apart from these last two, all seven of the others will be adopted in Europe. This is an extraordinary result for these dogs, at least half of which had been presumed dead for a long time.
Character: a bit shy and frightened of men. Trusts women. Doesn’t like being handled roughly, needs to be handled gently. Opens up to those who approach her in the right way, with kindness and respect. Looks to her human handler for safety and guidance. She is very good on lead, and if something worries her she looks to her handler for support and protection.
For info and adoption please contact Marion Fitzgibbon, the founder and director of Limerick Animal Welfare in Ireland: [email protected]
NB: In Macau, all large breed dogs are obliged by law to wear muzzles when in public places and spaces. The Canidrome is classified as a public space accessible to the public, and so all the dogs have to be muzzled when outside of their kennels. However, thanks to the kindness and cooperation of Anima and government staff, we were allowed at one point during the assessments to remove the muzzles while we were photographing and filming the dogs. So in some photos the dogs are wearing muzzles and in others they’re not.