Kleptomaniac Jet!

Addendum 26/02/2013 comprises: – Tipsy a new arrival and a new entry in Penny’s Greyhound Blog.

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Our bald boy Jet who has been lucky enough to land himself a lovely foster home has developed a new habit. Thieving and hoarding has become a favorite pass time for him. He’s stolen the odd banana, handbag and boot, but his latest favorite is unusual indeed. Coal from the fireplace! Perhaps he’s after re-blackening the bits of his coat where the hair has disappeared from? A strange lad, but one that just oozes character and playfulness. How can anyone resist our Jet?

Jet the kleptomaniac

There’s just no denying the evidence. That is definitely the missing bunch of bananas in your mouth Jet!

Homed Greyhounds:

Bailey, Ozzie, Star, Rosie, Penfold, Ben, Lady and Georgie have been homed.

Reserved Greyhounds:

Basil, Noo Noo, Josie and Tiger are reserved.

New Arrivals:

Shauna, Poppet and Tipsy are our latest arrivals.

Ash and Blue:

Ash has a new photograph available. Please read about him and see if he could be for you. He’s a cracking lad and in need of a good home. Blue is another of our residents that we’d particularly like to see in an adoptive home. Will anyone give either of these boys a chance?

Ash greyhound male

Our stunning lad Ash.

Staff needed:

We still need to find a volunteer kennel hand for Monday mornings. If you are interested in joining us then please call Marie on 07828 138378 or Jane on 07971 394184 to arrange an interview/trial session or email us.

Pet Blood Bank:

Our next routinely planned Pet Blood Bank session is on Sunday 17th March. If you have not already booked your dog in to become a lifesaver by donating blood then please call Pet Blood Bank on 01509 232222 as soon as you can. More information about canine blood donation can be found on our Pet Blood Bank Information Page.

There are still a few appointments left for the 17th March session, please help us to have a full session and save as many lives as we can by making a booking. Every donor can save up to four other dogs’ lives!

Bric a brac items are needed again:

Good quality new or used items suitable to sell on a bric a brac stall would be very welcome. It’s surprising how quickly the fete and fair season begins, if we start collecting now we should be well stocked for the fair season. Unwanted Christmas gifts very welcome.

Saara will be running a fundraising bric a brac stall at Cranleigh on Saturday 9th March for us so if you can help her be well stocked for the event we’d be very grateful.

Great British Greyhound Walk 2013:

The Great British Greyhound Walk is an annual dog-walking event that brings together greyhounds, lurchers, other sighthounds and their owners, to raise awareness and show members of the public just what wonderful pets greyhounds make.

Lifeline's volunteers for GBGW 2012 in Basingstoke

Some of our then homeless greyhounds, their friends and our volunteers at GBGW’s Basingstoke venue in 2012.

This year it is set for Sunday 23rd June 2013 with a hoped for setting off time of 10am.

To find out more information and to hopefully join in with your local walk please visit the GBGW web site. If you are a registered Facebook user you can follow events on the GBGW Facebook page as well.

We have yet to work out the logistics of attending ourselves, but we’re sure that we’ll have a few representative hounds and owners attending at least. If you can;t find a walk very close to you, please keep checking as more walks are being added regularly as they are organised.

Fleet Half Marathon 2013:

Marie’s son Ed is entered into the 2013 Fleet Half Marathon on Sunday 17th March. Apart from aiming to beat his time of last year Ed is hoping to raise further funds for Greyhound Lifeline through sponsorship.

A sponsor form will therefore be available at the kennels from Tuesday 26th February for anyone who wishes to sponsor him. If you would like to sponsor, but cannot get to the kennels to fill in your details then please contact us and we’ll put your name down for you.

If you are a tax payer we can claim Gift Aid on your sponsorship, but in order to do that you must provide us with your residential address and post code.

Open Day 2013:

We have set the date of our 2013 Kennel Open Day and it will be held on Sunday 2nd June from 11am until 2pm. We’ll have lots of attractions, stalls and competitions for your to enjoy, so please make a note of the date in your diary and come along and join us for the biggest fundraising event of the year for us.

Kennel Open Day 2011 - Black Beauty Competition
Competitors at a previous Open Day line up.

Don’t let Lungworm kill your dog!

Please be aware of Lungworm, it’s a killer that many of you won’t necessarily have heard of. It is spreading fast in the UK and many dogs have already died from it. Don’t panic however as Lungworm is very easy to prevent and equally if diagnosed early it can be treated very successfully too. Late diagnosis of Lungworm does not always have a happy ending however.

The following link will take you to a Lungworm Information site. For preventative treatment of lungworm you will need to contact your vet. Treatment/prevention of  Lungworm is by prescription medication only.

Fundraise for us using eBay

You can now sell items on ebay and choose to donate between 10% and 100% of your sale price to Greyhound Lifeline. If you are an ebay member you could also simply donate by using your Paypal account. For ebay members only please visit their Sell for Charity page and enter “Greyhound Lifeline” in the Charity name area.

If you are a UK tax payer please also tick the Gift Aid box. Please read ebay’s terms and conditions carefully as we cannot be held responsible for any problems you may encounter. Could you sell your unwanted items and help us to buy food, provide veterinary care and generally look after the greyhounds in our care at the same time?

 

 

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