Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to all our staff, home checkers, dog walkers, fundraisers, foster carers, adopters and supporters and to Kev our web designer too without whom you wouldn’t be reading this.
We have a fantastic group of people who truly do work as a team. They all pull together and get everything done to make life as good as possible for every dog in our care.
In 2011 we found 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!
Greyhound Lifeline are staffed 100% by unpaid volunteers and between these volunteers we make sure that every day, every dog is cleaned out, fed, watered and exercised. Grooming, medicating, trips to vets, food deliveries, merchandise sales, accounting, fundraising and publicity are just a few of the other “asides” that are part and parcel of running our own homing kennel and finding forever homes for greyhounds.
It’s not a fair weather job by any means, it’s a 365 day a year job that sometimes makes huge physical and/or mental demands on team members. Having said that our team is truly dedicated and we won’t give up. We are all in it for the greyhounds and it’s their waggy tailed greetings and licks that keep us all motivated to carry on the good work.
New Year’s Eve Warning
Don’t forget that New Year tends to bring a huge number of firework displays. Please make sure you provide a safe haven indoors for your dogs (and other house pets) and check that ID tags are still legible and attached firmly to a close fitting collar. Please also check that your fencing is still secure. Terrified dogs can squeeze through the smallest of gaps!
Latest Greyhound Arrivals:
Jeeves is our latest arrival. He’s a small and very loving boy who came to us from the dog pound after being found straying. Find out about all our available greyhounds by visiting the Greyhounds Needing Homes Gallery.
Daisy, Dodger, Max, Bodger, Duchess and Billie have been adopted.
Cleo and Billy are reserved.
Thank you to everyone who has kindly donated money, dog toys, treats, food, bedding and a whole variety of other goodies. We have been stunned by the generosity of spirit amongst our supporters.
Please may we ask that no more bedding be donated until further notice. Our latest problem is that of storage. A fantastic situation to be in, but we cannot take any more bedding until our stock pile has considerably reduced and we have room enough to move again.
Greyhound Lifeline Newsletter:
We hope to have regular newsletter available electronically in the New Year. If you’d like to receive our newsletter then please join the Greyhound Lifeline Newsletter. Please be assured that your email address will not be passed to any third parties and you can of course opt to un-subscribe at any time.
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?