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Nearly £300 raised for local retired Greyhound trust

A 'Pats and Chats' session held by Portsmouth Retired Greyhound Trust at the Port Solent, North Harbour Tesco has raised £291 for the charity.

The two-day session aimed at raising awareness of and funds for ex-racing greyhounds attracted streams of people who were able to speak to owners of greyhounds and meet first hand some of the greyhounds currently in need of new homes.

Sue Shearer of Portsmouth Retired Greyhound Trust commented: "Many individuals and families took the time to find out about the urgent need to find homes for greyhounds and we would like to thank them for their support.
There has been a positive response in terms of the number of potential owners who have come forward.

"Contrary to popular misconceptions, greyhounds make excellent pets and after a couple of weeks settling in and getting to know their new owners will soon feel part of the family."

The funds raised will help to finance the welfare and upkeep costs of greyhounds kept in kennels whilst homes are being found. Those interested in finding out more about The Portsmouth Retired Greyhound Trust or providing a home for a greyhound can contact Sue Shearer on 02392 387184, the Retired Greyhound Trust on 0870 444 0673 or visit our web site www.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk.

Representatives from the Portsmouth Retired Greyhound Trust will be holding a similar 'Pats and Chats' session in March B&Q in Gosport, further details will be available nearer the time.