February certainly was a good month from a homing point of view and that’s marvelous news for the lucky boys and girls that got adopted, some of whom were in fact longer stay dogs.
Fantastic news too for the greyhounds who have had a forced extended wait (due to lack of space) to be able to join us. As you’ll notice from our Greyhounds Needing Homes gallery there are finally some new arrivals who have joined us.
It looks like we’ll be very busy getting to know these new boys and girls so that we can give you an accurate description of them as we get to know their characters.
Tilly, Noo Noo, Basil, Bailey, Ozzie, Star, Rosie, Penfold, Ben, Lady and Georgie have been homed.
Poppet, Shauna, Josie and Tiger are reserved.
Dan and Blue:
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.
Foster Homes for Greyhounds Needed:
It’s is positively lovely when our foster carers fall in love with their foster dog and decide to adopt them. Great for the dog and family alike with no more changes required to their lives, but the unfortunate down side is that it means we most often lose a foster home from it.
We desperately need more foster homes in case of need for greyhounds that may be older, not suited to kennel life or ones that simply need some “real world” experience to bring out the best in them. If you think you might be suited as a foster carer then please read our fostering information page and then contact us if you wish to go forward.
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.
- 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.
Fiona, one of our supporters, needs some sponsorship to help motivate her weight loss plan. If you think you might be able to sponsor her then please contact us and we’ll complete your details on a sponsor form for you.
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.
- 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?