Propertyof Northants Greyhound Rescue

Charity No 269668

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Northants Greyhound Rescue was established in 2000 to provide a rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming service to retired, abandoned and unwanted greyhounds, primarily in the Northamptonshire and surrounding area.  


Our mission statement is simple: To relieve the suffering of greyhounds in distress by placing them in appropriate loving homes to the mutual benefit of themselves and their new families.  Every greyhound homed by us releases space in our kennels for another dog who might otherwise die.


Since Feb 2000 we have homed nearly 1,000 dogs.  With very few exceptions, these dogs would certainly have died if we had not been there for them!  Dogs come to us through various channels.  We take some directly from the track when their racing careers are over; others come to us at an earlier stage because they have not made the grade as racing dogs.  We frequently get called out to collect loose dogs, which have been found straying and could otherwise become involved in road traffic accidents.  Sometimes the dogs have already been severely injured and we have to get immediate treatment for them.  We also take in cruelty cases.  These have recently included instances of a dog in a skeletal state; one with broken limbs; one covered in open wounds and bites; others with sight or hearing impairment; some with partial paralysis; instances of acute laryngeal paralysis; many suffering from severe flea allergy; in addition to all the dogs injured in road traffic accidents.  


Although we are based in Northamptonshire, we carry out our welfare work throughout the country.  In our kennels we often have dogs from Ireland, Scotland, Surrey, Hampshire and Kent.  We have also taken in Irish-bred greyhounds from Italy and Spain.  We rehome to such diverse areas as Herefordshire, Berkshire, Devon, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire as well as our own nearby area.  We routinely neuter, vaccinate, worm and give full dental treatment and health care, as required, to every greyhound who comes into our care.  We have rehomed dogs of all ages from youngsters who did not make it to the track to elderly greyhounds who have often lived a miserable existence in inadequate kennels.

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