A Tribute to Britney

Britney and Princess were our first two greyhounds in Australia and both came to us in 2005.

Unfortunately Britney joined Princess ‘Over the Rainbow Bridge’ this Xmas, she would have been 13 years old in February.

As you can see from the photographs Britney in her prime had the most beautiful and striking dark blue coat, loved to collect things(shoes in this case), was a pickle at times with that ‘what me?’ look when caught having destroyed her bed!!

Britney was a real character but we loved her lots, like all of them, and it was a privilege to have had her as a pet.

Rest in Peace, Britney.

Lots of love

Peter and Janet

 

 

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Happy Xmas

From everyone at Greyhound Rescue to everyone who has adopted a greyhound, donated, helped in one of many ways or just followed the amazing story of the greyhounds on our website.

It has been a wonderful year and we wish you all:

A VERY MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Last events for 2012

Santa is on his way! Come down and support the hounds while you shop at Bunnings:

SUNDAY 23 DECEMBER- Bunnings Parramatta sausage sizzle- hosted by Matthew and his new adopted hound Tess

MONDAY 24 DECEMBER – Gift wrapping courtesy of Nora and Ed at Bunnings Belrose

SUNDAY 30 DECEMBER – Bunnings Belrose sausage sizzle. Meet the hounds and stock up on stuff for your New Year celebrations!

Hope to see you there- all proceeds to Greyhound Rescue. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. Thank you for all your support this year.

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Annual PP Benefit Night raises $2500

Pure Platinum hosted their annual fund raiser for Greyhound Rescue and the RSPCA on Thursday 22nd November and once again it was a greyt success!

This year it raised an amazing $2500 for Greyhound Rescue, which will go a long way towards a much needed new vehicle!

This was the fourth year PP have organised this event for us and we thank Rob and his colleagues who assist most sincerely for their time and effort to help us. It is always an enjoyable and fun evening for both boys and girls and we look forward to the next one.

PP Benefit Night Supporting Greyhound Rescue and RSPCA

 

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Run for the Greys! Can you help Sue raise $1000 for Greyhound Rescue?

Sue Bradshaw is one of our volunteers and she has recently committed to run for the greys! Please sponsor her run or donate – it all goes to Greyhound Rescue to help us buy a new wagon to replace our tragic old one with 300,000 on the dial! Having committed to raise $700 she has already surpassed that so now has her eye on $1000! This link will take you to her fundraising page. Every dollar with help! Thank you Sue and all that donate to help the beautiful greys!

Please use this link to access Sue’s fundraising page. http://makingadifference.gofundraise.com.au/page/BradshawS

 

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TRIVIA NIGHT RAISES $2750

Last Saturday we had to compete with Halloween Parties and so numbers were down a bit but the faithful few dug deep to raise $2750 and had a very enjoyable evening in the process, with the winning table taking home a case of good quality wines.

The inimitable Portia Turbo was in great form, looking very young in her outfit for the evening (pictured here, photo courtesy of Ann Marie). Greyhound Rescue would particularly like to thank Portia for her continuing support for the greyhounds, helping us to raise approx $9000 throughout 2012 as well as fostering one of our greyhounds, Snowy, the best trained greyhound in Sydney!!

Prizes were donated by Virgin wines, Cumulus wines, Blue Tongue Brewery, Jenny Winsor, Helene Ruma, Les and Janine, Jenny Nappa, Sheridan, Bella Mowbray and Portia. Thank you all.

 

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Help please for a transport vehicle!!

CAN YOU HELP US PLEASE!!

Our current form of transport is an ageing 1995 vehicle with 332,000 km on the clock.

Yesterday IT BROKE DOWN AGAIN and we will be without transport for a few days.

We have had $5000 donated towards a new vehicle but need more than that.

We urgently need either MORE DONATIONS towards a new vehicle or a CAR FIRM WILLING TO DONATE A NEW OR USED VEHICLE. In either case we are a fully registered charity  and donations are fully tax deductible and we can put advertising on a donated vehicle.

PLEASE HELP US AND THE GREYHOUNDS IF YOU CAN

 

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Weekend stalls a “Greyt” success!

A huge thank you to wonderful volunteers Verity and her husband Aaron, and Rachel (Oscar and Jen’s new mum) who raised $460 at their stall at Paws in the park Camden last Sunday. It was great to see adopted hounds Greyam (formerly Jazz), and Pip and their mums as well as foster mum Rhianna with foster boy Bones and her hound Chief (so well named!).  Choco is looking for a forever home and did a great job working the crowd.

Mosman Pet’s Day Out was a little more quiet but still plenty of visitors and interest. In fact Barney went home with Anna and family!

Thank you to everyone that helped get the word out that greys make greyt pets. We welcome all ideas for fund and awareness raising, do get in touch if you have any ideas.

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Contact us

Phone: 0412 562 104

Email: peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Postal: PO Box 477

Forestville, NSW 2087

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Vale Butch

We are saddened to hear of the recent passing of Butch, the first of our hounds to be adopted by a nursing home. He had been giving gentle affection and comfort to the residents of one Sydney Nursing home since November last year. Butch, 9, recently fell ill and was diagnosed with advanced liver cancer so he was sent humanely to the Bridge. The manager of the home says “I would like to thank you for the opportunity to have had Butch in our lives as he was a great companion to myself, residents, staff and visitors. He will be sadly missed.”
We believe that older greyhounds (and indeed many breeds of dog) are brilliantly suited to life in nursing homes – they are quiet and calm, seem to sense when someone needs company and enjoy both giving and receiving constant companionship. It does require the committment of all the staff, to look after the dog as if it is their own but as you can see by Maitland’s experience it is worth it. Please spread the word out in your communities in the hope that more nursing homes will decide to adopt a greyhound to improve not only the residents’ lives but also a greyhound that needs a home.

 

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