Many successful race dogs have been accepted into the Greyhound Adoption Program and been adopted by Victorian families.
Stumpy and Bingo have been integral in Victoria’s Greyhound Adoption Program re-homing in record numbers in recent years.
GAP will have a stand at the Royal Melbourne Show again this year.
Twenty greyhounds sauntered off to new homes after yesterday’s Greyhound Adoption Day, the first ever held in Bendigo.
Rob Bourke was excited when he discovered that his new greyhound was no slouch on the track, with wins totalling $6,500 to his name.
Recently there has been a significant amount of a contagious respiratory disease (commonly called kennel cough) in the community and in various animal shelters. GAP, and the greyhound industry, has also been affected. Kennel cough is a complex disease but vaccination will significantly reduce the incidence and severity of the disease.
'Resilient' probably isn’t the first word used to describe a retired greyhound, maybe 'lazy', 'loyal' or even at a stretch 'crazy' can spring to mind but like many things in life, the norm will often be broken.
The Bendigo Adoption Day has now been rescheduled to Sunday, August 27, pending no further cases of kennel cough at Seymour.
Melbourne AFL midfielder Bernie Vince (pictured) has agreed to stay on as ambassador for the Greyhound Adoption Program for another year.
We are happy to announce the winners of our GAP Photo Contest! Check out their photo submissions. We would like to congratulate all of our 25 lucky winners.