There surely cannot be anyone in Britain who wasn’t appalled by the revelations in the National Press last year about the fate of so many greyhounds once their racing career was over. These beautiful, athletic, gentle dogs were taken by their owners or trainers in their hundreds to a smallholder who dispatched them for a cash fee and interred them in one of his fields. Simple remedy, cheap as well, and enabled the owner to take on another dog to race without having to worry about what happened to the others when they had finished racing, or presumably even if they hadn’t made the grade.
Petplan Charitable Trust has always recognised the problem and has always seen it as important that we support deserving greyhound charities who are committed to ensuring that these noble dogs to live out their retirement in caring homes. Luckily there are several charities scattered around Britain that do just that. Greyhounds brought up and used to a racing environment require considerable help to re-adjust and become domestic pets as John Bower, a vet and Petplan Trust trustee explains. Please click here
to read John's article.
Petplan Charitable Trust has over the years supported several charities working to save greyhounds, donating a total of £53,410. For further details on these grants and for specific case studies please go to Greyhound Grants
where you will also find some details on the individual charities we have supported and links to their own websites.