A race night at Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium has raised over £800 for the newly created branch of leading dog charity the Retired Greyhound Trust.
The event - a first for Perry Barr Retired Greyhound Trust featured the auction of a framed print of Derby champion Rapid Ranger, a raffle and several donation boxes. The funds raised will contribute towards the welfare and upkeep of greyhounds in the Trust's care while it finds them suitable homes.
Perry Barr Retired Greyhound Tru
st was set up in March 2003 by Alison Bandurak. It helps meet the ongoing need to find homes for these dogs once their racing days have ended and has already homed over 20 greyhounds.
As racing careers are short with the majority of greyhounds retiring at the age of three or four these dogs can live for up to 10 years in retirement. Contrary to popular perceptions, their needs are the same as the average breed. Greyhounds make extremely loyal pets for both individuals and families of all ages, are gentle and adaptable and in terms of exercise will be happy with a couple of short walks a day.
Those wishing to find out more about Perry Barr Retired Greyhound Trust or providing a home for a greyhound should call Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium on 0121 356 2324, homefinder Nicola on 01902 569 670, homefinder John on 01922 412 140. Alternatively, the Retired Greyhound Trust cam be contacted on 0870 444 0673 or by visiting www.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk.
The Retired Greyhound Trust was established in 1975 and since then has found homes for nearly 25,000 dogs - formerly involved in greyhound racing - across the UK.
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