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.


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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!!


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.



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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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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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Trivia Night raises over $3000!

The evening was a great success and we raised over $3300 for Greyhound Rescue, thanks to Portia’s great performance and a great effort by helpers Ann and Karen to help get things organised.

Thank you to everyone who came along to support us and have a great evening out. Particular thanks to those who donated to the evening Virgin Wines, Cumulus Wines, Jenny and Steve’s jewellery and Joe Galea’s generous financial donation. Also thanks to Tracy and Andy for bringing so many friends along.

A great night out and worth the effort involved. We are doing it again on Nov 3rd, so book early not to miss out!


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Trivia Night Fundraiser-Saturday August 4th


Trivia Night!!!


Saturday 4th August 2012


The Castle Hill RSL

77 Castle Street,

Castle Hill, NSW 2154


A super fun night hosted by PORTIA

There are great prizes to be won!!!

Tickets $30 or $270 for a table of 10 booked in advance.

All proceeds go to Greyhound Rescue.

Tickets include food nibbles.


Bookings to Peter on 0412 562 104


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North Sydney Market ‘a la Francais’

The sky was blue, the sun was shining and the crowds were in a festive mood as the Market took on a French Theme for Bastille day. One expected at any moment to see the Tour de France Peloton come racing up Miller St!!

It was a truly beautiful day and resident greyhounds Dozer, Ellie and Solo wooed the crowds and it was good to see the recently adopted Blueboy come along with new Mum and Dad, Tracey and Andy, and newly adopted Lou Lou with Mum Floss.

All in all a very successful and enjoyable day.


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Lilly’s emergency – Mosman Vet saves the day

Foster girl Lilly had a very lucky escape this weekend. She was admitted to Mosman Vet yesterday morning after a night of vomiting and bloody diarrhoea.

They put her on a drip, pain relief, antibiotics and ran some blood tests. She stayed overnight with it looking hopeful but still not out of the woods.

Rochelle the vet on duty advised yesterday morning that she was much better and that she had  Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE).

The progression of HGE is so rapid that hypovolemic shock and death can occur within 24 hours so we are extremely lucky to have gotten her to the vet in time. The cause is unknown and it’s not contagious. The most suspected cause is food.

The bill is being very generously reduced by Mosman vet as they fully support Greyhound Rescue’s work. In fact Rochelle joked the last thing they want happening is for all the money they raised on the run to be paying for this bill!

We are posting this story to ensure all our foster carers and adopters are aware of HGE and its symptoms and to be sure not to ignore the symptoms of blood in stools and vomiting in their hounds (or any dog in fact).

Lilly is resting comfortably back in foster care. We sincerely thank all at Mosman vet for their care of Lilly and support of  Greyhound Rescue.

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