Lord Mayor visits greyhound trust

Coun Vickie Priestley, Lord Mayor
Coun Vickie Priestley, Lord Mayor
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A Sheffield charity which has found new homes for more than 1,750 retired greyhounds over the last seven years received a special visit from the Lord Mayor.

Coun Vickie Priestley was joined by Mayor of Barnsley Coun Ken Richardson and his wife Nadia for a tour of the Sheffield branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust at Gosling Moor Farm in Wortley.

The trust, which is heavily subsidised by Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, operates one of the largest regional home-finding sanctuaries in the UK with more than 20 greyhounds based there.

Roy Cattlin, the sanctuary manager, said: “We were extremely proud to welcome both the Lord Mayor of Sheffield and the Mayor of Barnsley and his wife to the Trust for this special visit.

“We are dedicated to finding loving homes for as many retired greyhounds as possible. They are beautiful, loving and gentle animals that make the perfect family pet or companion.

“The work we do allows them to continue to live a full and enjoyable life at the end of their racing careers.

“It was fantastic for the local dignitaries to be able to meet some of our greyhounds, tour the farm and find out more about the work our team does.”