Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Crossing my claws that Milo and Betty and friends find homes

Hampshire is the latest county facing a crisis in the number of retired racing greyhounds needing new homes.

The Retired Greyhound Trust has more than 20 dogs in its kennels in Fleet needing new loving homes.

Nationally the charity has more than 1,000 dogs in its kennels waiting for home and another 1,000 dogs who have recently retired waiting for kennel space to come available.

Milo and Betty waiting at the RGT for new homes
Ivor Stocker of the RGT told the GetHampshire website that the charity is suffering as the nation tightens its belt. He said last year they announced a record re-homing figure of 4,700 dogs going to new homes, but this year numbers are well down already.

I hope all the dogs like Milo and Betty pictured above find new homes soon. Anyone who thinks they can help give a greyhound a home can ring the RGT on 0844 826 8424 or visit their website.

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