What a great start to the year – four greyhounds have been adopted already and it’s only the 7th January!
Let’s hope the trend continues as there are plenty more waiting for their chance.
So far this year Cleo has gone to live in Berkshire, Macey is living in Hertfordshire and Patsy has gone to Somerset. Bruno is still nearby, no escape from kennel staff cuddles for him!
Bruno was our longest stay greyhound ever. After four years and seven months he’s finally found his own family. With thanks to Lucy for giving Bruno that elusive home on a permanent basis (Lucy had been fostering Bruno).
Billy is reserved and he’ll be heading off home toward the end of the month. In the mean time his family are visiting whenever they can. Lucky Billy will go home with people he’s got to know well.
Radnor’s foster mum has written a new update all about him. View Radnor the greyhound’s homing page. Could he be the one for you?
Well Done to all our Staff and Assorted Volunteers!
In 2011 we found adoptive homes for 60 lucky greyhounds. That is an amazing figure in such a deep recession and even more amazing if you bear in mind that this was all achieved without so much as one penny in wages being paid to anyone! Greyhound Lifeline are staffed entirely by volunteers.
As of January 1st we have homed 285 greyhounds since our inception in May 2007. We are very pleased to have been able to help so many deserving dogs and we are looking forward to placing even more greyhounds into loving homes this year. It’s a never ending job as each time one greyhound leaves our kennel, it’s just a short time until another arrives to fill his/her place. There are always greyhounds waiting for a homing place.
Latest Greyhound Arrivals:
Rosie, Holly and Ivy are our most recent arrivals. Their details can be found, along with details of all our other available greyhounds in the Greyhounds Needing Homes Gallery.
We need more canine blood donors. Pet Blood bank are holding an emergency blood collection at our Fleet Kennels on Saturday 14th January and we need to recruit a few more donors to make their trip worthwhile and save dogs’ lives too. Blood stocks nationwide are desperately low! Please visit our Greyhound Blood Donor information page and see if you or your dog can help save other dogs’ lives.
If you can come along you may want to treat yourself to a few home made cakes, jams or pickles as we’ll have a fundraising stall on site too.
The next routine and scheduled blood collection session is being held on Sunday 4th March. If you can’t help next week, could you help in March? To book an appointment for your dog please call Pet Blood Bank direct on 01509 232222, time is limited for the 14th’s collection and lives need saving.
The following breed types are especially wanted as blood donors as they tend to have the rarer, negative blood type that is in really short supply: Boxer, German Shepherd , Weimaraner, Flat Coat Retriever, Doberman, Airedale Terrier, Greyhound, Lurchers, English Pointer. Please help if you can.
Greyhound Lifeline Newsletter:
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New Greyhound Blog Post
Part 7 of Lady’s Greyhound Blog is now on site.
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?