Kennel News From The Sunshine Month!

The last few weeks the sun has started to shine and more families have been in contact, to make appoinments, to see our lovely greyhounds!

The latest arrivals are: Remus, Tico, Karma and Spartan.

We will be having some more lucky hounds join us, this week too!

Remus and Karma both have viewings lined up this week, fingers crossed for them both!

Car-boot Donations – WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Our car boot duo are still working hard to bring those pennies in, for the greyhounds in our care.

Their stock is now very low with items, to sell at those car-boot sales.  We are asking you to please ask friends and family for suitable items that we could take of you.

The last couple of years has been hard, we, like most other charities have been limited in the fundrasing events that we can do to create those much needed funds.  Vet bills have been higher than usual and we are still continuing to take in and home those greyhounds ready to find their own homes.  We would be very grateful if you could donate your car boot items to us!

The duo inform us that they only have enough stock for a couple more car boot sales.

Please keep your donations coming in folks, but please refer to our list of items that we can accept and also who to contact to pass on your donations.   See bottom of page for sale items.

Please do NOT drop items at our kennel premises, please contact us to find out our collection/drop off points.

Homings and Home Visits – During COVID, we have ensured extra checks on prospected new homes have been carried out by the team, to ensure our greyhounds will stay with their new family’s and not return to us after lockdown has eased.  This is and always has been a cruitial part of rehoming our greyhounds.

Before COVID we always had a waiting list for greyhounds coming in to our centre, after racing and normally a long list of famiiles waiting to home a dog too.  This is now not the case, we have nearly emptied our family waiting list!  We are also the ones waiting for the greyhounds to finish racing, to fill our empty kennels rather than the trainers waiting for spaces!  Who knows how long this will continue for but it is also very good news for the greyhounds too!

Reserved Dog:

Tico.

Tico one of our new arrivals.

Homed Dogs:

Weasel, Einstein and Haven.

Happy Boy Haven.

Fully opening of our centre:

At the start of COVID 2020, we closed our centre to keep our precious kennel hands and greyhounds safe, as well as the public but also inline with government guidance.

Many shops and other venues are beginning to open up again.  Due to the number of dogs we have at the kennels and the way we are working now, we will continue to stay closed but pre-arranged appointments will continue.  If you are looking to purchase things at our shop, view or home a greyhound, cutting nails/corn treatment then these will all continue to take place but ONLY if they have been booked in and you have been given an appointment by one of our managers.

We will update you when our situation has changed, with details on and how we will proceed forward, ensuring we keep everyone safe and allowing out centre to re-open.

Items Suitable for Car-Boot Sales:

Below is a list of items that they CAN sell really quickly, in order, for those pennies to keep coming in:

Jewellery (real or costume) includes broken gold/silver etc.

Watches (pocket’ wrist’ working or not)

Kitchen small appliances & kitchenware

Small Electronics

Phones, Cameras and Laptops

Tools (garden or DIY) & Garden Ornaments

Boxed Games, Jigsaws & Children’s Toys

Smellies (boxed or single)

Cigar boxes & Brass items

Dog leads, collars, toys, coats etc.

Please NOTE there are some items that the team CANNOT accept, these are:

Clothes

DVDs & CDs (not Videos)

Books (Children’s & Adults)

Videos

If you have any items that you are able to donate or if you are unsure if your item can be used please email the couple on atc86@hotmail.com.  They will answer your email as soon as possible.  The couple will inform you where you can drop off your donations or if local they may be able to collect from you.

WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY CAR BOOT ITEMS AT THE KENNELS; UNLESS IT HAS BEEN SET UP AS A MEETING PLACE FOR THE TRANSFER OF YOUR GOODS, DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS. THIS CAN ONLY BE ARRANGED THROUGH OUR FUNDRAISERS (CAR-BOOT TEAM) OR THE KENNEL MANAGERS.

We thank you all for your support during this difficult period, every donation sold will continue to support the greyhounds in our care.

Supporting Greyhound Lifeline:

If you would like to support the work that we carry out, knowing 100% of your donation will be spent on the care and welfare of our kennel greyhounds then please consider being a ‘Friend of Greyhound Lifeline’.  Click on the link to find out more about this scheme.

We have a range of other ways to support our work which are all really quick and easy to do.  Click on the link to find out more – How To Help Us.
Appeals:

Bedding – we currently can NOT take anymore bedding in as we are fully stocked!

Ink Cartidges – we are still collecting empty (used), branded ink cartidges, if you have any please contact us so we can arrange a drop off place.

Collections – We are busy organising some Street Collections, which we are hoping to carry out later this year, September onwards.  If you would like to help at one of our collections or come along and see us then watch out for more information which we will share soon, alternatively email the kennels to express your interest.

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CLOSELY MONITORING & FOLLOWING THE GOVERNMENTS RULES & TIME FRAME.  THESE EVENTS CAN ONLY HAPPEN IF THE GOVERNMENT ALLOWS THEM TO.  WE WILL KEEP YOU ALL POSTED.

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