Foster carers urgently needed

We always need foster carers, but at the moment we have some beautiful greyhounds who have spent a considerable time in kennels and urgently need to be in a home. Will, Bondy, Charlie, Kobi, Benzy and a number of others, all have wonderful personalities and deserve to be in a home where they will give as much affection as they would receive. On top of that we have other greyhounds that we could save if one or more of those mentioned moved out of kennels.

If you feel that you have room – greyhounds don’t need a lot of room or exercise, and you have the commitment to have one of these greyhounds on a foster basis…..

Please contact peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au or call 0412 562 104

If you have not had a greyhound before, then look at our ‘Success Stories’ section and see what you are missing. You won’t be disappointed.

Please help us to help them.

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A new addition to the human family!!

Peter and Janet are proud to announce the arrival of grandchild no 7, Sophie Olivia, 3.8kg, today 22nd July, to our second son Simon and his wife Katja. Sophie and Katja are both doing well.

Sophie is a new cousin for Niamh, Megan, Charlie, Thomas, Daisy and James

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Donations

As with most charities, we are doing it tough at the moment and desperately in need of donations

Donations can be made directly into our bank account, details below, or by using the Paypal Donate button on the website.

Account Name:  Greyhound Rescue Inc

BSB: 012289

Account No: 5247 92379

Thank you.

Peter and Janet

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Joey is on Death Row. Can anyone help him please?

Alice writes in desperation from the Pound where Joey was handed in. It is a long story but please read it.

‘Thank you so much for your time today during our conversation regarding “Joey”. I completely understand the demand for homes for the many greyhounds out there and I hope that I am not asking too much for your help.

Anyway, in case you do manage to get a plea on your website, “Joey” is a stunning male black/white greyhound who was whelped on the 5/1/08. Besides his injury to his front right leg, he is in wonderful condition and is well muscled and healthy.

As I discussed with you briefly on the phone, Joey was in fact a successful racer until he had a injury to his leg. Now the information we received from his breeder was that when he did the injury, he was seen and x-rayed by a vet in Quakers Hill who said that he had a bone chip on his “stopper” that had lead to ligament damage. He was advised to rest him for 3 months and see how he recovers. Joey was rested for 4 1/2 months however failed at his first race and hence is now with us!

To be honest with you, his breeder didn’t make us aware that Joey had an injury until after we had accepted him. As I said, I understand that rehoming a grey at the best of times is difficult at the best of times, let alone one that is injured and going to cost on going vet bills for the rest of his life, however after seeing what a lovely boy Joey is, I just thought I’dmake a desperate attempt and contact everyone I could think of!

Now since being in our care, we have had Joey on 2 weeks worth of anti inflammatries and we were hoping that after that two weeks, he would be generally pain free enough to live a quiet life but still enjoy a short daily walk and perhaps only need a course of anti inflammatries a couple of times a year. However Joey finished his medication yesterday and after going for a short walk with one of our volunteers today, was sadly once again limping!

I have taken Joey back to our vet this morning and he agrees this wasn’t the result we were hoping for. He has basically said that he is going to need ongoing care and unless we can find an owner who we trust is going to give him the care he needs for the rest of his life, then it would be more humane to put him to sleep. I discussed what the treatment would mean if we could find the right person, and he said that minimum he would need to be on daily anti inflammatries and fish oil and would need a couple of courses of Cartropheninjections each year. He also said that if we did find the right potential owner for Joey, that we would need to investigate further with more x-rays of both his front legs/shoulders and back to ensure that he didn’t have further problems as if he did then he felt it would be kinder for it to be curtains closed for Joey!

Anyway Peter, sorry to ramble on. If you need any further info or have anyone that MAY be interested, we can be contacted on (02) 4868 1520 at the shelter and we are open from 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 12pm Sat and Sun. Joey’s adoption fee is $274 and this would include his desexing, first vaccination, lifetime registered, microchipped, wormed and flea treated and of course the expletory x-rays!’

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In Memory of Bella for Bella

Sadly, Mirren and family recently had to say good bye to their beautiful black cat Bella.

At almost the same time, with the help of Trevor who raised $400 towards Bella’s expenses, we rescued Bella the greyhound from the Pound.

In Memory of Bella the cat, Mirren and family have made a generous donation to help with the rehabillitation of Bella the greyhound, especially as her teeth are very bad.

Thank you Trevor and friends, Mirren, John, Roisin and Cieron for your wonderful thought and generosity. We really do appreciate it.

Peter and Janet

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Willoughby on holiday

Beautiful blue Willoughby is a lucky greyhound who goes on holiday down the coast. He is pictured here having a quick dip and playing with his friend Thandy on the beach.

So having a greyhound does not stop you going on holidays, they love the break as much as you do!

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Poor Freckles,should I have left her to die?(Now Homed)

A few days ago I had to visit the Pound and saw this beautiful girl called Freckles there. She was due to be euthanaised the following morning.

We already have too many greyhounds on our books looking for homes and had said we could not take any more. So should I have left this little girl to be euthanaised, just another to be added to the statistics?

The head said yes, but then having looked into those beautiful eyes I could not do it and the heart said no.

So she came on with me, not home as we have too many greyhounds and not enough forever or foster homes. She will be in kennels until someone comes to offer her a place, but at least she is still alive.

Freckles is just two years old, mostly white with blue brindle patches.

The good news is that today Freckles went on trial with Erina and seemed to immediately settle into her new home. Thank you Erina for giving Freckles a new life.

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Dog Day Out and Sausage Sizzle!

Our double header week end was a great success. At the Dogs Day Out lots of people met the beautiful greyhounds who were their usual laid back, gentle selves and everyone had a good time, with the rain holding off until we had finished! Thank you to everyone who brought their greyhounds along and helped made the day a big success.

Gale from Terry Hills was the lucky winner of our raffle.

The Sausage Sizzle must have been an enjoyable day as all the workers look so happy, even after all that hard work!! A big thank you to everyone who answered the call at short notice and worked so hard to raise some much needed funds for Greyhound rescue.

Thank you also to Bunnings for giving us the chance to raise the funds.

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Foster homes desperately needed

We have several greyhounds in kennels at the moment, which is not good for the greyhounds as they do not learn about living in a house and home and at the same time it is hurting us badly financially.

If anyone could help us out with fostering a greyhound, we would be most grateful and so would the greyhounds who are in kennels. We have a complete range of ages, the oldest being 8 years old, and the youngest just 19 months.

Fostering is a good way to get to know that greyhounds have such a beautiful and affectionate nature.

All our rescue greyhounds are – desexed, C5 vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated, intestinal wormed and flea treated.

Greyhounds do not need a big backyard to run around in, an outside toilet area is sufficient. Most greyhounds are perfectly happy with one – two good walks a day. They can be huge couch potatoes!

All our rescue greyhounds can live happily with other dogs, large or small breeds. 24 hour a day ongoing advice and support is provided for all foster carers. Beds/bedding can also be provided if needed for foster carers.

We do ask that all of our rescue greyhounds are to be inside dogs when you are at home and at night.

Please consider helping these wonderful and deserving dogs.

If you can help and live in NSW, please call us on 02 9453 0602 or 0412 562 104 or email peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au

If you live in VIC contact Kayleigh on 0424569148 or email kaymaher85@aol.com

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A Tribute to Princess

Today, with tears in our eyes, we said goodbye to Princess.

Princess was a very special greyhound, the first to come into our lives in Australia, early in 2005.

She had served her time with the racing world and with her last litter of pups, when something went wrong, she had to be desexed. Having fed the pups she was no longer of use and so she came to us.

Princess was the ultimate soft, sweet, gentle, affectionate greyhound.

Princess was the one we took to Shows and Carnivals, she was the face of greyhounds needing homes and we know she helped many of her fellow greyhounds find homes.

Today she has joined George(in the picture) in Doggy Heaven.

Rest in Peace Princess.

Peter and Janet

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