Greyhound Rescue West of England campaign in Dursley to find donations and new homes for ex-racing hounds
A FEW more greyhounds look set to find new homes in Dursley after a weekend’s campaigning.
Greyhound Rescue West of England aims to look after and re-home ex-racing hounds and on Saturday, March 2, canvassed outside Sainsbury’s in brightly coloured costumes along with their furry friends.
The result was that £364 was raised for the group and a number of hounds may soon have new loving owners.
Volunteer Gill Meadows said they were extremely pleased with the day’s results.
"Considering the upset that the gas works are causing we were very happy with how much we made," she said.
"We also had some couples who are really keen to carry out a house check to see if their place is suitable.
"I’m very pleased with that, particularly the re-homing part as it brings more awareness to what we are doing and it costs us £600 a year to look after a single dog."
The organisation’s next event will be at Stroud Farmer’s Market on Saturday, March 9.
GRWE re-homed 614 dogs last year and operates across England and Wales but receives no funding from the racing industry, relying entirely on donations.
Visit www.grwe.com for more information.