Paws for thought during farm visit

Cllr Karen Dyson, Deputy Mayor of Barnsley with greyhounds Eily and Speedy.
Cllr Karen Dyson, Deputy Mayor of Barnsley with greyhounds Eily and Speedy.
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A refuge for retired racing dogs has been praised for helping to provide a home for 1,700 canines in Sheffield.

Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun John Campell and Barnsley’s deputy mayor Coun Karen Dyson showed their support for Sheffield Retired Greyhound Farm at Gosling Moor Farm, in Wortley during a special visit.

The tour was organised to mark the centre’s success in rehousing almost 2,000 dogs since opening in 2006.

Run by Owlerton Stadium’s Retired Greyhound Trust, the farm operates one of the largest regional home-finding sanctuaries in the UK with more than 20 greyhounds based at Gosling Moor.

Coun Dyson said: “The Retired Greyhound Trust does a fantastic job looking after the animals.”

Becky Doncaster, head kennel hand at Gosling Moor Farm, said: “We were extremely proud to welcome them for the visit.”