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Glastonbury Greyhound Rescue Appeal

Isis, one of the greyhounds rescued following the closure of the track

FOLLOWING THE closure earlier this year of the infamous Abbey Moor greyhound track at Glastonbury, Somerset, a local Greyhound and Lurcher rescue organisation is taking the responsibility of kennelling the dogs until they have found new homes for them.

The kennelling and veterinary fees are costly as every dog is neutered and spayed and inoculated before being sent out to another home. Urgent funds are needed to pay for this. Some of these dogs that have been rescued are traumatised and the rescue organisation are appealing to the general public to support them in helping these dogs have a new lease of life.

Dave, a spokesperson for Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue told OUR DOGS:

"Greyhounds make wonderful pets and have a very gentle nature. Contrary to the myth that greyhounds need lots of exercise they are in fact very laid-back dogs and only need two twenty minute walks a day.

"Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue are appealing to dog lovers to rescue a greyhound if they can. Thorough homechecks will be carried out and the group hope this appeal will generate interest in this lovely breed not only for the desperate funds needed but also for lovely new homes to be provided by caring people."

The rescue organisation are also urging greyhound trainers who used to use the track to contact the rescue number should they wish their greyhounds to be re-homed.

• The contact number for the Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue is 07931 834283

• Cheques or postal orders are payable to the Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue and sent c/o: 2 Carisbrooke Gardens, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1BU

• Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue are also organising a Photograph Show to raise funds for dogs rescued from Glastonbury. Entries must reach the show secretary by 12th May and should be sent along with photos and entry details to Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare, c/o 2 Carisbrooke Gardens, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1BU. The show will be judged on 14th May at the group’s Summer Fete. Entries cost £1 per class.

Closing date for entries 12th May 2006, competition to be judged on 14th May at our Summer Fete.

There will be prizes for all 1st places and the 12 highest placed sight hounds will have their photos printed in our 2007 calendar and receive a free copy. Please remember to write the class number and your name on the back of photos and note we are unable to return any photos.

We will let all winners know within 48hrs of judging.

Please send entries with £1 entry fee per class to Claire, C/O 2 Carisbrooke Gardens, Yeovil, Somerset,BA20 1BU.