Pets Corner is dedicated to helping local charities. Our store at Barnett Hill supports the Hall Green Retired Greyhound Trust. We spoke to Tracey Parbery at the charity to find out more about what they do to help the retired greyhounds from Hall Green Stadium in Birmingham.
What is the Retired Greyhound Trust?
We are a national charity which was founded in 1975 and we’re dedicated to finding loving homes for greyhounds when their racing days are over. We operate a network of over 70 branches across Britain – all run by volunteers. Most branches have kennels with retired greyhounds that the public can meet and that are available for rehoming. We are committed to finding homes for greyhounds who raced at Hall Green Stadium in Birmingham.
What work does the Greyhound Trust do to support the dogs?
We socialise newly retired racers and prepare them for rehoming, place retired racers into loving and responsible homes and raise people’s awareness about the true nature of these wonderful dogs.
How many dogs has the Trust rehomed?
Each year approximately 8,000 greyhounds retire from racing. We are now responsible for finding over 4,000 loving homes for these wonderful dogs.
How long has Hall Green Retired Greyhound Trust been working together with Pets Corner Barnett Hill?
We’ve been working with Pets Corner for about 11 months now – and it has proven to be really successful.
How does Pets Corner support Hall Green Retired Greyhound Trust?
The store donates their left over dog food and also gets involved with walking the dogs in their free time.
How many volunteers are involved with the charity?
We currently have over 1,000 volunteers nationwide. A volunteer is a supporter who gives their time (or services) for free to the charity. Without them we simply couldn’t operate.
Where does the Trust's funding come from?
Our funding comes through the generosity of the general public and from the greyhound industry, including via a grant from the British Greyhound Racing Fund (BGRF) and of course the free generosity of our wonderful volunteers.
How does the Trust use this funding?
Our major areas of expenditure are kennel charges, branch overheads, veterinary fees, education and awareness and home finding.
To find out more about the Hall Green Retired Greyhound Trust or to make a donation please visit their website www.hallgreenrgt.co.uk
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