Campbelltown-Macarthur, Camden-Narellan and Wollondilly Advertisers – Greyhound Rescue in need of volunteers at new Camden location

The weekly Advertisers (Campbelltown-Macarthur, Camden-Narellan, Wollondilly), are Fairfax newspapers with a combined circulation of 80,061.

Sydney’s Greyhound Rescue has made the move to Camden and they need your help.

The animal welfare organisation needs new volunteers to take care of greyhounds that have been discarded by the racing industry.

Greyhound Rescue secretary Sue Bradshaw said volunteering was rewarding work and gave people plenty of chances to have some puppy cuddles.

“Greyhounds are special creatures,” she said.

“Volunteering is a great way to get to know the breed and truly understand them – most of our volunteers walk away with one or two of them (as pets).”

Volunteers may be required to perform kennel work such as cleaning, feeding and walking the dogs along with fundraising events or marketing.

Ms Bradshaw said volunteer duties varied and there was something for everyone.

“You can get really hands on with the dogs or help out with anything that needs to be done,” she said.

“We have a great social media team and we need writers for our newsletter. There are a lot of different things you can do.

“For those who can’t do much physical work, we’re always happy to see regular volunteers who can give quality time to sit with the hounds for their emotional enrichment and socialisation.”

The new location in Camden* will also allow the organisation to rescue a greater number of greyhounds.

Volunteer shifts are usually three hours long, however Ms Bradshaw said the times were flexible.

“All volunteers are welcome even if they have only a morning or an afternoon once a week for a kennel shift, or they can come out a couple of times a month to help with maintenance,” she said.

Another way to support Greyhound Rescue is through fostering or adoption.

Ms Bradshaw said greyhounds were great family pets.

“Greyhounds only wear a muzzle due to an outdated law,” she said.

“They make great pets for all ages, they need only a 20 minute walk each day, unlike most other dogs, but will enjoy more and they have no doggie smell. They shed little hair and seldom bark.

“They are 70km\h hour couch potatoes.”

Greyhound Rescue is also offering adoption discounts until January 31, as it has too many dogs waiting for a home.

“We’ve waived our usual $100 adoption deposit,” she said.

“Any greyhound which goes on trial with a potential owner will only cost $250 to adopt, instead of $350.

“Final payment won’t be required until the end of February 2018.

“Few of our dogs are returned as we make the effort to match the right dog with the right people.”

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