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Greyhounds in Need Summer Raffle Reminder
PLEASE DON’T FORGET to send back your raffle stubs before the draw on the 27th July, 2018.
These should be sent to us at Greyhounds in Need, 5A, 80 High Street, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9HE.
Thank you. As a reminder... 1st Prize – £500; 2nd Prize – £250; 3rd Prize – £50; PLUS RUNNER UP PRIZES !
March to May transportations
The last three months have been busy with many greyhounds and galgos being transported to homes.
Campi, Sortija, Harper, Megan and Cleyton travelled from Vic to France with Therese and will be homed by her group Association Aide aux Levriers Martyrs.
More galgos left Arca de Noe, Albacete for homes in Italy, please watch their arrival here:
Forty eight greyhounds from Ireland also travelled to Italy and you can see their arrival here:
Ginny's Galgo competition
Please also visit http://education.greyhoundsinneed.co.uk/whats-happening to see the latest education news
Orion: Can you Offer me a Home?
Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter
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Greyhounds in Need Summer Raffle
available now for our Summer Raffle to be drawn on the 27th
Vet’s Corner - Pet Insurance
Without a doubt the UK has long been known as a nation of animal lovers. For many of us, our pets are a big part of our lives and are considered one of the family. Therefore, when they fall ill or are involved in an accident, it can be a very stressful time for all involved. Not only do we have to worry about the well-being of our pets, but also the cost of veterinary bills. Therefore, in recent years, many people have chosen to insure their pets to help lessen the burden of unexpected veterinary bills and ensure that cost is not a limiting factor in treating their pets.
Visit to Spain- March 2018
Leaving a very snowy UK behind, I joined our trustee, Leigh, on a trip to Southern Spain to visit three shelters that GIN support and meet the dedicated staff and volunteers that run them.
Our first stop was in Albacete where we met Sole and Jisseth from Arca de Noe and were very fortunate to join Jisseth on one of her many school visits that she attends using GIN’s education programme. Sitting at the back of the class did take me back a few years but it was so fulfilling to see the concentration on the children’s faces and lovely to see how many were eager to answer, when questioned, about the galgos and their needs. We were rewarded at the end of class with pictures the children were asked to do for us which showed their thanks for our visit and for rescuing the galgos.
Knit for the Galgos
Did you know
that knitting has many social, emotional and developmental
benefits for young people?
We have created
a new ‘Knit for the galgos’ resource which encourages
young people and schools to get knitting. You don’t have
to be a school to take part, we welcome anyone that wants to
have a go at knitting to try out our simple patterns.
You could knit
blanket squares, have a go at knitting a whole blanket or,
for the more experienced, knit a coat for a galgo.
The resource is free to download from - www.education.greyhoundsinneed.co.uk/teaching-resources
Can you offer a Home to Orion?
Can you offer a Home to Pantera?
New Year Transportations
The year has started well with transportations taking place to Italy, Slovenia and the UK. The Arca de Noe shelter in Albacete have been busy preparing the galgos for homes. Nina from SASIN in Slovenia travelled to Albacete to collect Caddy, Fantino, Febo, Linda, Grace, Manel, Milo, Nieve, Benjamina and Denzel.
New Galgos Have Arrived
For more information, check out our Galgos for Adoption.
As mentioned in our last newsletter I can confirm that our charity has now become an incorporated body and granted the status of CIO.
Please visit our Facebook page and read about the wonderful work the shelters we support in Spain are doing. Please “like us” and share the news to help the galgos. Thank you.
Arthur my blind lurcher was the first to join us. He had been ‘retired’ at the age of 7 from being a working dog and his owner was seeking a comfy seat for this gentle lad. What a joy he is, easy going, fits in with all the other hounds and despite his blindness he copes remarkably well with day to day life and out on his walks.