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Rescued greyhounds need homes urgently

A GREYHOUND charity in Devon is appealing for help to re-home several of the rescued Greyhounds, many of them ex-racers, currently in their kennels.

Greyhound Compassion (Registered Charity number 1086494), report that their re-homing project at Kinnings Kennels, near Honiton, Devon is in trouble. They have only re-homed one greyhound so far this year and the dogs that are still in kennels, many for far too long, desperately need to find a kind and loving home.

Sally Slater of Greyhound Compassion told OUR DOGS: "The dogs are safe and very well cared for where they are, but they should be in a home environment.

"There are many other greyhounds who are suffering and need a place of safety. As long as the dogs we currently have remain in our kennels, there is no more room to rescue others.

"I realise that some of your readers may not be able to offer a home, but you may just know of someone who could. Someone you know maybe considering having a dog and a greyhound maybe just the dog for them. Please, if you can tell people about the rescue and the fact that our dogs are desperate for homes, or we may be able to get the re-homing started again. We can then take in some more greyhounds who need care and rehabilitation before they too are ready for a home of their own.

"I know that there are other rescue centres who have greyhounds for re-homing, but we are a very small charity and the cost of keeping dogs in kennels along with the vets' bills is financially draining.

"All our dogs are vaccinated, neutered/spayed, microchipped and wormed. We are lucky to be able to raise funds to meet these bills, however, if the re-homing does not improve we may have to consider the future of our re-homing project."

All potential new owners receive a homecheck from the charity to ensure that their home is suitable for a greyhound, as the welfare of the dogs is or paramount importance to Sally and her fellow volunteers.

*If you are able to offer a rescued greyhound a new home, please contact Sally Slater on: 01404 861228 (Honiton area) or E-mail: sally@greyhoundcom.freeserve.co.uk