Fencing Fundraiser

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Some of you may know from our post on our Facebook page, that we have secured NEW KENNELS! We are having to move out of our current kennels due to council compulsory purchase. We are very lucky that one of our volunteers got word of a fantastic new place and it didn’t take long for us to sign the lease.

The property shows so much potential, it does need some TLC and perhaps a few trades here and there….

The first step was to emergency re-roof our hospital wing as we found out during some heavy rain that there are quite a few large leaks! Peter Batkin along with donations from Kelly and her dad Ian have managed to sort this first step – thank you for your generosity guys 🙂

The next was to colour bond fence our boundary for privacy and security which cost $5000 and a fundraiser run by Jordan Rivkin managed to cover this thanks to some generous donators! Thank you to all who donated to Jordan’s fundraiser and especially to Jordan himself for thinking of us 🙂

Now, we have a big one… In order to start the big move, we have to build chain link fencing for the runs so our greyhounds can securely zoom and play whilst the kennels are being cleaned daily. This fencing has cost us $15,000 and we urgently need your donations to help us cover this cost.

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You can donate below through either PayPal or Direct Bank Transfer.

We understand that not all can donate but if you are local to the Rouse Hill/Riverstone area and would like to help us with our fencing working bee which will be on the weekend of the 29th and 30th, Saturday and Sunday please email info@greyhoundrescue.com.au. We will require handymen/women and those who can heavy lift.

We will organise for a BBQ, some beers and softs to help fuel you along!

Thank you for your ongoing support!
Janet, Peter and the team at Greyhound Rescue

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

 

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

NOTE: All donations are tax deductible.

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ACT Greyhound Cocktail Evening

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When: Friday, 20 February 2015
Where: Tuggeranong Homestead
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2905
Cost: $70pp inc canapés
Dress: Cocktail attire

Guest speakers: Dr Michael Archinal Veterinarian and published author of Animal Wisdom & Sharyn Watson Executive Director of The Medical Advances Without Animals Trust

RSVP: actgreyhoundcocktailevening@outlook.com before 6th of February. Payment confirms booking. Please include dietary requirements, all are catered for.

Volunteer Natalie who is mum to ex Greyhound Rescue hounds Kayden and Lizzie has organised a super evening where we can all dress up in the name of Greyhound Rescue! Thank you Natalie for organising such a wonderful event – the first of its kind in support of our hounds at Greyhound Rescue!

The night will involve listening to two fabulous speakers, not to be missed.

Many awesome items will be auctioned during the event.

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Nominate Greyhound Rescue!

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Dick Smith will be giving away $1m in 2014. Half of which has already been donated. The remaining $500,000 will be allocated at the end of the year. One of our volunteers has nominated us to be one of those charities!

You can help! Vote for us:

It’s very simple! Just take a photograph of any Dick Smith Foods product(s) in your pantry and text* or email it to charity@dicksmithfoods.com.au together with your nomination of GREYHOUND RESCUE to get points for us to become one of the top 10 by the end of the year!

The more DS products the more points! You can also include your name and it will be added to their website so you know you have reached them and your vote has been recorded.

*It does sound strange, but believe it or not you can put an email address on the phone number field for texting and it will come through!

http://www.dicksmithfoods.com.au/charity-breakthrough-supporters-page

Please share and vote, for the Greyhound Rescue greyhounds!!!

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Forestville Trivia Night 2014

Sydneysiders, the next trivia night is at Forestville RSL on Saturday 15th November.  Brian Fairweather is back hosting the event for us.  He was absolutely superb last year and we have been looking forward to this one to come around again.

Details:

  • Start @ 7pm
  • Forestville RSL, 22 Melwood Ave, Forestville, NSW 2087
  • Tickets $30 per person or $270 for a table of 10 booked in advance

Please contact Peter on 0412 562 104 or peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au to reserve your seat or table.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

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Adoption Fee Increase from August 1st

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Costs at Greyhound Rescue have continued to increase of late. We are homing more dogs than ever before but this means that we also have more expenses too! There are transport costs, vet fees, kenneling, food, flea and worm treatments… it all adds up. We have held off increasing our adoption fee for as long as possible, but despite everybody’s support, sponsorship, and generous donations we need to make an increase to help us recover a bit more of our costs for each dog.

This adoption fee does not cover all the expenses to us of re-homing these beautiful dogs, but it certainly helps.  As you are aware we are a not for profit charity and receive no funding. We rely solely on donations so every dollar counts. The simple fact is if we don’t try and cover our costs as much as possible we cannot save more dogs.  Starting from August 1st 2014 all adult dogs starting their trials on and after this date will have an adoption fee increase from $300 to $350. We feel that this is a reasonable increase, and  a small price to pay in exchange for a loving forever companion!

To to all our  adopters and sponsors we thank you for all your support and understanding.

The Team at Greyhound Rescue.

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WE NEED A NEW HOME

 

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Greyhound Rescue is running the City to Surf!

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Greyhound Rescue has a team of racers running (or walking) the Sydney City to Surf August 10 2014 called ‘The Greyhound Rescue Racers’!

To support our team members:

– Kirsty
– Shelley
– Corrina
– Jennifer
– Rachel
– Chloe
– Ed
– Fiona
– Kate
– Pinel
– Tricia &
– Tricia

…we would love to help promote them and their efforts to raise money for our greyhounds.

Please visit their team page here: https://city2surf2014.everydayhero.com/au/the-greyhound-rescue-racers/members and click ‘give now’ to donate to one or more of our team members.

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Trivia Night Cancelled

Hello everybody, we are sorry to announce that due to limited ticket purchases our next Trivia Night being held in Austral has had to be cancelled.  These nights aim to raise much needed funds but unfortunately with limited numbers this would not be possible. We apologise to anyone inconvenienced by the cancellation.

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Fundraiser for young Zacharie

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We are pleased to say we have covered our costs now for Zacharie and we thank each and every one of you that has donated to his surgery! He is on the mend and should be going well on all four pins in no time!

Early this April, we saved a sweet boy named Zacharie, who was surrendered because of an ‘injury’ that never healed properly. That ‘injury’, we had seen to and we found out that 3 of the 4 bones in his foot were broken and had not mended correctly. The weight of the paw causing him to hunch. A surgical option was presented by the wonderful vets at Queanbeyan Vet Hospital in ACT. The surgical specialists at Gunghalin Vet Hospital have offered a generous discount and their surgical specialists will mend his paw next month.

Even with these generous discounts, we have to pay in excess of $2000 so we need your help! If you can spare anything, we would be so grateful as you know we get no funding from the government that supports greyhound racing and the bills just keep on coming. Greyhound Rescue is not picky, and we strive to save all greyhounds that come our way no matter what disability they come with.

If you think you can help us, we would be so “greytful” and so would Zach!

A big thank you to one of our foster carers Kerrie, who’s wonderful parents have offered to care for him throughout the procedure and recovery. So much good effort and good will to help young sweet Zacharie!

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Any donation can be made into our bank account and use the reference “ZACH OP”. Please include your name so we can thank you!

The bank account details are:

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

Or you can donate via PayPal:  

 

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Zach thanks you for your support!!!

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TRIVIA NIGHT!!!

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Hi everyone,

A reminder that our next trivia night is just around the corner!

The details are:

Trivia hosted by Portia Turbo

Saturday, April 12

7pm

Tehnology Park Hotel

1 Wyndam Street,

Please contact peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au

to reserve your seat or table.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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