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A New Face at GAP

Kelly Reynolds this week started at the Greyhound Adoption Program in Seymour, filling the new role of Kennel Supervisor.

A foster carer with a background in maintenance, Kelly is extremely excited at her new career opportunity.

“I’ve only been here for a few days and I’m on a steep learning curve. Something that is really noticeable is the motivation levels of everyone that works here and that’s really infectious. It’s fantastic,” Kelly said.

Having fostered “16 or 17” greyhounds over the past two years, Kelly is pictured above volunteering at the Greyhound Adoption Program stand at the Royal Melbourne Show last month.

“It was the first time I have volunteered at the Royal Melbourne Show and it was great to have so many kids come up to see the dogs. This led to their parents asking questions, and having a presence there certainly helped change a lot of people’s attitudes about the breed,” Kelly said.

“Some people read one article about greyhounds and they think they know all about them. Then they come to the Show and see four greyhounds lying down asleep and their entire perception of them changes. They learn that greyhounds aren’t vicious and that they’re not full of energy.”

“So it really changes people’s pre-conceived ideas and before you know it they are giving them a pat and I’m sure that in a lot of case they’d go home and have a serious chat about adopting a greyhound sometime in the future.”