Over the past few days we have had several new arrivals come to us.
The most recent are Ronnie, Lily, Woody and Gerty. Lily, Woody and Gerty have their photos and a brief description in our Greyhounds Needing Homes Gallery along with all our other available hounds.
Ronnie is a 7 year old blue male, but he won’t be appearing just yet as he needs some further care before he’ll be ready for adoption. He has come in from a home after almost 4 years. Unfortunately the adoptive owner became very ill and he was not able to care for Ronnie appropriately.
Ronnie has however got no problems that cannot be treated. He is safely in foster care where he’s being given 3 meals daily to help him gain weight. His appalling teeth will be attended to once the vet is happy that Ronnie is well enough to take an anaesthetic safely. Ronnie is also virtually blind in one eye and has a large cataract in the other. His vision is therefore very limited at present. We’ll look into what can be done for him visually once his other, more pressing problems have been attended to.
Rest assured Ronnie is beginning to thrive again now and he has settled in nicely to become a happy and affectionate lad.
Fundraising Online Auction:
The recent fundraising online auction which was very kindly organised by Jewell Marcia with all proceeds being split equally between Greyhound Lifeline and Souther Lurcher Rescue has finished. Jewell has raised a fantastic sum of money for both charities. We’ll let you know the final figure when we hear if all lots have been paid for.
Regardless of the sum however we wish to thank Jewell for her tireless efforts (which were and still are considerable) to raise money for a variety of charities that she supports. Great work Jewell and on behalf of all our hounds thank you!
Barry, Andy, Lola, Queenie, Nelson and Freddie were homed in June. Tipsy was the lucky first greyhound to be snapped up and adopted in July.
Jessica, Jet, Moose and Bracken are reserved.
Ronnie, Woody, Lily, Gerty, Mabel and Bracken are our latest arrivals.
Our Reggie (used to be Roger) is now an official RGT sponsor Dog:
Our little chap Reggie has recently been accepted as an official Retired Greyhound Trust Sponsor Dog. Reggie suffers from an auto-immune condition of the eyes and he will require a selection of medications for life. Routine veterinary check up for Reggie are supplemented by periodic visit to a specialist opthalmic vet. If you are interested in sponsoring Reggie or another needy greyhound through the RGT then please check out the link above.
Greyhounds in Foster Care:
Jet, Roger, Rosie, Moose and Ronnie are in foster care. If one of our foster dogs interests you as a potential new family member then you simply need to call us and we’ll arrange a mutually convenient date and time for you to meet him/her.
Used Postage Stamp and Ink Cartridge Appeal:
Many of you may already know that the Retired Greyhound Trust collect used postage stamps to raise funds for the greyhounds in their care. For some of you collecting the occasional stamp here and there and finally getting around to posting a collection off may be a bit of a nuisance.
Foster Home Appeal:
We need more foster homes. Ideally we are looking for foster homes within easy traveling distance of Fleet, Wokingham, Alton or Southampton as we have trusted volunteer team members in those areas who would be able to assist with viewings if a trip to the kennels was not possible.
We prefer foster carers who have some experience of dog ownership and training. Homes without cats and young children are especially sought because homes with young children and/or cats or inexperience dog handlers severely restrict our options of the greyhounds we could place with you.
If greyhound fostering is of interest to you, then please visit our fostering information page to see if it could be the route for you.
Lungworm can kill!
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?