Twineham greyhound rescue charity looking for wool donations

A rescue charity for retired racing greyhounds is looking for donations of wool for volunteers to make blankets out of.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 3:48 pm

The Brighton Retired Greyhound Trust, based in Twineham, has been rehoming retired racing greyhounds for more than 40 years.

Steve Berry, who volunteers for the charity, said: “When the dogs first come into the kennels they are given a blanket which they then get to take with them when they leave for their new forever homes.

“We have a group of volunteers that knit these blankets for us, but at the moment they are sitting idle as we have run out of wool.

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“If there is anyone out there that has any spare wool they no longer need, we would be more than happy to take it off your hands.

“It doesn’t matter what type of wool it is as it will get used.”

The charity usually has 32 greyhounds waiting for homes, and ask that anyone in a position to adopt visits the kennels between 10.30am and 2.00pm.

The charity said: “Our dogs can be anything up to 11 years old but we always find loving new homes for them.

“We believe that all greyhounds deserve a life after racing.

“Despite popular misconceptions greyhounds are gentle and adaptable, making them ideal family pets for all ages, and lazy couch potatoes needing only two, twenty minute walks a day, although they will go further.

“When re-homed responsibly, they can live in harmony with other pets including cats.”

To deliver, send or drop off to Brighton RGT Kennels, New House Farm, Twineham Lane, RH17 5NP.

To contact the The Brighton Retired Greyhound Trust, call 07704 982140, email [email protected], and to find out more visit www.retiredgreyhounds.info