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Charity race night raises £1,500 for retired Greyhounds

A fundraising evening at Kinsley Greyhound Stadium in Pontefract has raised £1,500 for the welfare of ex-racing greyhounds.

The money was raised through the sponsorship of individual races by owners and trainers and a raffle organised by the Kinsley Owners and Trainers Association. The proceeds will be shared evenly between Yorkshire and Lincolnshire based greyhound charities - Tia Greyhound Rescue (West Yorkshire), Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary (Lincs) and Greyhound Rescue (North Yorkshire) - which are all dedicated to looking after and finding homes for greyhounds at the end of their racing careers.

Success

John Curran of Kinsley Greyhound Stadium commented: "We are pleased with the success of the evening and delighted with the enthusiasm owners, trainers and racing devotees have shown towards the long-term future of greyhounds."

The majority of greyhounds retire at the age of three or four yet can live for a further ten years. Contrary to popular misconceptions they make wonderful pets for both individuals and families of all ages with needs the same as other varieties of dog. They are gentle, adaptable and in terms of exercise will be happy with two normal dog walks each day.

Those wishing to find out more about providing a home for a greyhound should contact Deborah Rothery at Tia Greyhound Rescue on 07074 960684, Sandra Miller-Hooker at Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary on 01754 820 593 or Karen Schultz at Greyhound Rescue (North Yorkshire) on 01757 638889.