Picture: GAP WA Ambassador Brittany Taylor with Chris Tallentire, Member for Gosnells ( R ), and Terry Healy, Member for Southern River ( L ).
On Sunday April 29, Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) hosted a National Adoption Day in conjunction with five other states (QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, SA) in a consolidated effort to rehome retired greyhounds.
The WA event was hosted at the GAP Southern River facility with the general public in attendance to meet greyhounds and consider adopting, with plenty of information about each greyhound on hand.
Racing and Wagering WA (WA) CEO Richard Burt said the aim of the event was to not only rehome as many greyhounds as possible but to also show the public what the GAP program was all about.
“We had over 350 people from the community attend the day and it was great to see so many families keen to meet and learn about greyhound ownership,” said Mr Burt.
“With 60 greyhounds available on the day the effort that the dedicated staff at GAP put in to rehoming these greyhounds was considerable.”
“I would like to thank the 50 volunteers who also came along for the day. Each volunteer was matched with two greyhounds, learning all about them, answering questions from prospective families and staying with them until they were adopted.
“RWWA is committed to ensuring that the best levels of care are given to greyhounds throughout all stages of their lives, through a program of investment, education, monitoring and regulation.”
If you are considering adopting a greyhound as a pet you can learn more and register on the website greyhoundsaspets.com.au.
Greyhounds as Pets promotes, encourages and facilitates greyhound pet ownership to the wider community through the provision of safe, healthy greyhounds to homes throughout WA.