Sheffield dog track finds new homes for ex greyhounds

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More than 50 former racing dogs have been found new homes this summer by Owlerton Greyhound Stadium as part of a 12-day campaign.

The venue held an Adopt A New Best Friend campaign to run alongside annual Yorkshire Greyhound Day, which takes place tomorrow.

Owlerton Greyhound Stadium worked with the Retired Greyhound Trust’s Sheffield branch in Wortley to profile a different retired greyhound each day via social media.

The trust has found new homes for more than 1,700 retired greyhounds since it opened in 2006.

John Gilburn, chairman of the trust and managing director of the stadium, said: “Greyhound welfare is extremely important to Owlerton and we work closely with the Sheffield branch of the trust all year round to help find loving homes for retired racing dogs.

“Yorkshire Greyhound Day is a great opportunity to highlight their loving, placid and affectionate nature.

“We are delighted with the response from members of the public and it’s fantastic that we’ve managed to find new homes for more than 50 greyhounds.

“The trust goes above and beyond in caring and preparing our greyhounds for life after retirement.

“They only need around two 20-minute walks a day, which makes them a great easy-to-care-for pet. They are a wonderful addition to any family and the perfect companion.”

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