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North Yorkshire Greyhound Charity celebrates 15 years of homing hounds


Sep 26, 2016

The North Yorkshire branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust prepares to mark fifteen years of homing greyhounds with a brand new walk in Hovingham.

The Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT) is a national charity dedicated to finding loving homes for greyhounds when their racing days are over. Back in 2001, Karen Fraser decided to set up The North Yorkshire branch of the charity. Karen now has a team of helpers who assist in looking after homeless hounds.

For the past fifteen years Karen and her committed volunteers have given their time and talent to help former racer dogs adapt to home life and find their forever families. To celebrate the special milestone, dog lovers are invited to come along and attend the branch’s birthday walk, which will begin at 1pm on Sunday 4 September at Hovingham Village Hall. Refreshments will be available for hounds and humans after the event.

Karen Fraser, Lead Branch Volunteer said the event is a great way for people to learn more about greyhounds.  “Our greyhound walks are an ideal opportunity for potential adopters to come along, meet some of our pet greyhounds and to find out about the breed in an informal setting. We’d also love to see some of our homed hounds at the event.”

The branch finds around 50 loving homes for greyhounds each year, Karen hopes the new walk will attract more potential owners to come forward and give a dog a home.

“We’ve found lots of loving homes for greyhounds over the years, but there are still lots of dogs looking for their forever families. Nothing makes me happier than seeing happy homed hounds with their besotted owners. We hope to build on all we have achieved so far and find even more homes for these special dogs.”

To find out more about the walk or about homing a greyhound please contact Karen Fraser on01609 761014 or visit the Nork Yorks RGT Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/northyorkshirergt/

By Emily