Peggy-Sue Wants Your Help!

Peggy Sue on arrival

Peggy Sue on arrival

Peggy Sue on arrival

Peggy Sue on arrival

Peggy Sue on arrival

Peggy Sue on arrival

 

UPDATE 13/9/16

Not only has Peggy Sue gone on trial but thanks to all of you and your generosity whether sharing or giving we have raised $1695 out of the $5000 we need!! This is fantastic and we are humbled by everyone’s generosity. We still have  a bit to go so please keep sharing our goal!

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“Hi I’m Peggy- Sue! I’m here to tell you my story about my dramatic arrival to GR!

I arrived with my friends Elly-May and JK in the early hours of a Friday morning but we weren’t feeling too good. Lucky for us our transporter got us here super quick but all of us were dehydrated and in such poor condition we needed to go straight to the dogtors! Imagine that, it was like an episode of ER! OK, well maybe not quite the same as that George Clooney wasn’t on call but we did have some very nice Dogtors and Dognurses. Covered in fleas and full of worms, and all of us needing to put on weight we were a sorry sight and in need of urgent TLC.

We had to stay in the houndie hospital for a few days to have fluid therapy and start medication  -but we all made it through! We are feeling  much better now and we have all put on weight especially me I was very skinny and SO HUNGRY! My poor little bones were poking out and I wasn’t as good looking as I am now. The thing is, although we were saved and GR are generously supported by the dogtors at Vineyard Vets Greyhound Rescue still has a very big bill to cover!  Our emergency care as well as a lot of new arrivals that needed vetwork last mont cost over $4700!!! That is an awful lot to save us houndies and get us ready for our forever homes. Do you think you guys could help us out, just a little bit? You can?! We love you already!”

Thank you everyone for your continued support and generosity. If you are able to help us again and spare a few dollars to help us out with our vet bill for our saved hounds we would appreciate it. If you can’t help us out on this occasion please share our post – every dollar counts!

AccountName:  Greyhound Rescue Inc
BSB: 012289
Account No: 524792379
Reference: Donation

Please send an accompanying email to peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au with your details to let Janet and Peter know you have donated.

Peggy now

Peggy now

 

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The Ban Goes Through! A Message From Our Founders

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Peter and Janet would like to thank everyone for their continued support since the racing ban was announced on July 7th.  Thank you to all of you who have called and written to your own as well as many other State MP’s to support Premier Mike Baird’s brave decision and put an end to Greyhound Racing in NSW from July 1st 2017. We are amazed by the historic and momentous moment that took place in State Parliament in the early hours of 24th August 2016 and acknowledge and thank everyone’s commitment and contributions large or small wherever you are to get our beloved greyhounds to this day.
The work isn’t over yet. Once again we would like to assure everyone that our top priority is the hounds welfare and we will continue to work hard to find homes for the greyhounds that will no longer be wanted. We are already in contact with the task force that has been put in place to begin the enormous job that lies ahead to save and rehome the greyhounds and in the coming weeks and months there are many groups and people who are going to be very busy!
We would also like to remind everyone that although greyhound racing in NSW will end next year, our friends in other states are still working and speaking up to make it an end Australia wide. Keep writing, calling, and being the voice for greyhounds everywhere.
What can you do to help us now?
Adopt, foster, sponsor, or volunteer. Spread the word for us. Tell people about the work we do! We always are in need of donations whether it is funds to pay our many bills or items for our kennels. The hounds appreciate every little bit that comes our way.
Thank you to every single one of our volunteers past and present who have put in an incredible amount of work, and your commitment and dedication to the greyhounds in our care. Whether hands on at kennels, or the hive of activity behind the scenes, the enormous amount of time sacrificed has not gone unnoticed.  We also give a massive thank you to all of our sponsors and donors without whom we could not have done or continue to do the work we do. Let’s celebrate this amazing news!

 

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Upcoming Events

 

Our volunteers are often out and about in the community – check here for events coming up through the year!

December 2016

Sunday 4thLeura First Sunday Markets – 9am -2pm Leura Public School Great Western Hwy Leura. Our Mountain Hounds volunteers are here every month with assorted goodies for hounds and humans. Always a hound to pat and dogs are welcome to this event.

 

2017 Events

Check back soon to see what’s coming in 2017. At present there are no events planned for January and our volunteers and ambassadogs will be enjoying a short break!

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Christmas Time Reduced Adoption Fees

As many of you know, Greyhound Rescue is always completely full. With some leaving for their forever homes, but daily requests to take on  more, we cannot save them all as there is literally “no room at the inn.” As joyful as the Christmas season is, the cost to adopt at an expensive time of year is an obstacle for some people who would otherwise be only too willing to give a greyhound a home. This is a pity as many people are on annual leave and school holidays and are at home more which is a great time to settle in a new family member.

In an effort to find homes for the hounds during this time of year- and enable us to save the many more we are asked to take every day –  we are offering a reduction in our adoption fee. We will be waiving the usual $100 deposit when a hound goes on trial, and also offering  a longer period in which to finalise the adoption payment. Between 1st December 2016 and January 31st  2017 any greyhound that goes on trial will only cost $250 to adopt, and payment will not be required until the end of February 2017.

If you have been thinking you would love to give a greyhound a forever home but it might be stretching your budget at this time of year, this might be the perfect opportunity to adopt after all! To get ready for your new family member and start our application process please contact info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

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A Successful Trivia Night

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A BIG thank to everyone involved in our annual Trivia Night. To the 110 people who attended and also to everyone who donated items and contributed to the running of the event to make this our most successful Trivia Night to date. The evening raised a much needed $6297!!! We are blown away by everyone’s participation in whatever capacity and are thankful for every bit.

All of the proceeds go directly to saving and rehoming the hounds and without such generosity GR could not do the work we do. We look forward to seeing you all and many more at our next fundraising event!

 

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A Song for Greyhounds…

Mem Davis, one of our supporters, has recorded this song ‘Jillian’, with 100% of proceeds going to Greyhound Rescue.

Jillian is one of many dogs rescued by Greyhounds Australia. She is an ex racing dog, and was luckier than her 10,000 friends who were killed in the name of sport.
All proceeds from this song sale go directly to Greyhound Rescue, a Sydney based group dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of dogs like Jillian.

Song available on bandcamp:
https://memdavis.bandcamp.com/track/jillian

Statistics:
http://www.animalsaustralia.org/issues/greyhound-racing.php.

Credits:
Song written and performed by Mem Davis.
Drums by Tim McAlpin
Recorded and produced by Jamie Fletcher, Wombat Hole Studios
Video by Bryce CW.

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George (On Trial)

George is kindly sponsored by Karen, Amanda .

 

You know, there are soooo many famous Georges out there…. Prince George, Boy George, George Columbaris, George of the Jungle…but you haven’t met the best of them yet. Oh, haven’t I introduced myself yet? That would be me, I’m George! I’m a bit of a dude and I’m looking for a home that likes to be active. Although like most greyhounds I’m pretty comfy on the lounge I do like a rumble and zoom around. If there are teenage boys at your place I’d be just the ticket – I’d entertain them for ages in the yard with a footy. And also, I heard teenagers like lots of food, so maybe I’d get to clean up all kinds of stuff left lying around so I’d save you the job. Yep, I’ve got it figured out – you need someone to clean up after your teenagers well that would be a job for me! As long as you don’t have any cats or small dogs we will get along just great – contact info@geryhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 6.4.10
  • Located in sydney
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Other Dogs: Friendly, no small dogs at this point
  • Child Friendly: Over 10’s
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Mouse

Mouse is kindly sponsored by Leigh & Pat.

 

Would you like a little mouse in your house? Of course you would if that mouse was me! At six years old I am well past the puppy stage and looking for the finer things in life to enjoy – sedate walks, long naps, fine dining and lazy afternoons cuddled into your lap. I promise I won’t nibble through your pantry (ok well maybe if you left it open a girl can’t help it if you leave it up for grabs) but I will nibble my way into your heart. I’m such a sweetheart, and have a gentle loving disposition so I would suit a variety of homes (as long as you don’t have a cat, mousies don’t like cats!) I am great with kids and get along with most other friendly doggies. I promise I’ll be as quiet as a …..mouse! Contact info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 6.4.10
  • Located in sydney
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Other Dogs: Friendly, no small dogs at this point
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Caprice

 

Caprice is kindly sponsored by Carly, Shane, Kayne, & Michele.

 

I’m Caprice and although I can be a little shy at first I’m getting used to all this love and attention from the volunteers! With my salt and pepper snout I may look an old lady but let’s just say I am dignified for my age – I’m only four. I get along with most other friendly doggies and I’m great around kiddies just make sure you have a home without kitties. Despite my name I’m sure I won’t change my mind if you offer me a spot at your place, I really don’t need much and I promise I won’t be too much bother! Contact info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 27.05.12
  • Located in sydney
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Other Dogs: Friendly – medium sized dogs ok but not small dog friendly
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Digger

Digger is kindly sponsored by Vanessa, Paul, Jackie, Alexandra, Amber, Flora & Liz.

 

The name’s Digger and I’m prepared to dig my way through all the blankies and onto your bed…er I mean couch…ummm. Whoops dobbed myself in there! Like most greyhounds I’m looking for the comfiest spot I can find. I’m a young playful boy looking to bunker down at your place. I need a family without small fluffy things like cats, a bit of room to stretch my legs and willing to be my partner in crime…erm not actual crimes but maybe sneaking snacks together? Adventures? Lots of walks? Yes? then get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Digger is:

  • DOB: 28.04.11
  • Located in sydney
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Other Dogs: TBC
  • Child Friendly: Yes – over 5’s
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Timon (On Trial)

Timon is kindly sponsored by Suzi & Ally.

 

I’m Timon and I’m no passing craze – if you adopt me you’ll have no worries for the rest of your days! Ok, so maybe not all worries for you (certainly my worries will be over) but adopting a houndie is very good for your health you know. Think exercise in the fresh air, a loving companion, and someone to snuggle into at night! Yep, I’ll have you singing hakuna matata in a heartbeat, it’s my motto after all. I’m such a handsome friendly fellow looking for my forever home, I know you’ll just love me if you give me a chance. I’m only two, ever so playful and goofy and looking for a home without cats or pocket pets. Contact info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 14.09.14
  • Located in sydney
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Other Dogs: Friendly – small dogs TBC
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Astrid (On Trial)

Astrid is kindly sponsored by Nicola, Lisa, Sue, Shelley, Belinda & The No Meat Athelete Team.

 

Hi I’m Astrid! I might have one of the cutest needle noses you have ever seen but hidden beneath I’m a cheeky playful possum that will do everything I can to get my own way (extra snacks, cuddles, playtime…) I’m also a water baby and love to dip my feet in the water bucket, my only problem is I still can’t figure out how to get all four in there so I might have to take some yoga classes to figure out how to do it! If you had somewhere for a paddle pool at your house I might just fit in there somewhere – don’t forget I need a comfy couch too! I’m a friendly girl but would be best in a home without pocket pets or cats. If you are interested in me or any of my greyhound friends contact info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB:29.05.12
  • Located in sydney
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Other Dogs: Friendly – small dogs TBC
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Racing Ban Reversal

While we are extremely disappointed with the planned reversal on the greyhound racing ban in NSW, we at Greyhound Rescue will continue to do as we have always done – continue to rescue and rehome hounds that need our help. We are not activists as all our energy and limited resources is focused on rescue – but we will always support those that do and will continue to fight for an end to greyhound racing however we can.

Regardless of the announcement today it is not the end of the greyhounds’ journey or their story.

A lot of people have put in a tremendous effort to be their voice and a lot of progress has been made – the plight of greyhounds and their welfare have been put in the spotlight like never before. The Racing Industry has been put on notice, and will be watched very closely for the changes that have been, and are planned to be made. We welcome anything that improves the welfare of the hounds.

We have had an increase in adoptions following the release of the Special Commission of Inquiry’s Report in July and have been flooded with enquiries and messages. Our volunteers have been working harder than ever before behind the scenes to keep up! Let’s not lose that momentum – keep sharing, keep supporting us and other independent rescue groups, and being the voice for greyhounds throughout Australia. Whatever the government is doing our work does not stop. The greyhounds that need our help can’t wait for politicians, they need us every day!

Thank you to all of our supporters and sponsors for all the encouragement, support, and fund raising to help us do our job. As we get no official help we could not have saved and homed over 1000 greyhounds without you – that is the power of a community. And finally an enormous thankyou to all of our volunteers in their various roles for sacrificing so much to help the hounds. We will never give up.

 

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