Greyhound Adoptions seek sponsorship to cover cost of re-homing


Roz Uren, Toni Donnelly and Laura Richards with greyhounds Macca, Spice and Jargo. Greyhound Adoptions are celebrating a surge in demand for the dogs, but need help with the cost of caring for them. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au   d467309
Roz Uren, Toni Donnelly and Laura Richards with greyhounds Macca, Spice and Jargo. Greyhound Adoptions are celebrating a surge in demand for the dogs, but need help with the cost of caring for them. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d467309

GREYHOUND Adoptions WA are celebrating a surge in demand for their placid pets.

Last year 310 greyhounds were re-homed, compared to just 50 in 2007.

However, chairwoman Toni Donnelly said while the adoption rate was extraordinary, the costs involved in the foster/adoption program was increasing.

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“We have over 70 greyhounds in foster care at the moment waiting to be adopted, with approximately six new ones coming in each week,” she said.

The tireless voluntary work being done by volunteers was given a boost by P&N Bank’s Rockingham branch.

“We had to spend $1200 on an operation for retired greyhound Jargo,” Ms Donnelly said.

“The P&N Bank chose us as one of five recipients of their quarterly $1000 Helping Hands grants to cover the costs.”

Ms Donnelly said the group were appealing for more corporate sponsorships to help cover the costs.