PPCT grant helps give ex-racing greyhounds a future

Hope Rescue's Amazing Greys project

retired black greyhound hope rescue

A grant from Petplan Charitable Trust is helping to support, rehabilitate and rehome injured and retired greyhounds.

hope rescue logoAmazing Greys is the brainchild of Hope Rescue, a charity base in Llanharan, South Wales. The greyhounds all come from a local racing track and many would have been put down without this intervention.

“Without the support of the Petplan Charitable Trust, we would not have been able to sustain this project alongside our provision for stray and abandoned dogs,” explains Hope Rescue’s Amy Greenfield.

a greyhound from the amazing greys project by hope rescueHope Rescue was established in 2005 to improve the welfare of dogs, regardless of breed, age or any medical conditions. The charity primarily takes in stray dogs from Local Authority pounds which would otherwise be put to sleep after seven days. It also accepts all stray dogs from six Local Authorities in South Wales, as well as dogs whose owners can no longer care for them.

A small, independent charity, Hope Rescue relies on the support of dedicated volunteers and donations. One of its key sources of income, its charity shop and dog friendly cafe in Pontypridd, was recently devastated by Storm Dennis. According to Greenfield, the charity will lose an income stream worth around £9000 for every month that its doors remains closed.

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