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Day one of three-day adoption event at GAP Seymour a huge success

The Greyhound Adoption Program’s three-day adoption event began with a bang at Seymour today with 70 of the 115 greyhounds up for adoption going home with their new families.

Among those finding homes were Clancy, who departed GAP with Victorian Minister for Agriculture Jacyln Symes and Nessy who went home with Minister Symes’ media adviser.

“As someone with a proud family history in racing greyhounds, I am even more delighted to join the pet adopter club today – providing a loving home to a retired greyhound,” Ms Symes said.

The Marcialis family from Pascoe Vale were also excited to take home Ginny.

“As soon as we set eyes on her we knew she was the greyhound for us. She is so placid and great with the kids,” Gabrielle Marcialis said.

For the first time, GAP waived the $75 adoption fee for the three-day adoption event which continues Saturday and Sunday.

GRV Deputy Chair Peita Duncan said it was hoped the waiving of fees would see the record broken for number of greyhounds adopted at an event.

The three-day adoption event held in January 2018, saw a record 103 greyhounds adopted.

“Our aim is to see more greyhounds move to their new homes quicker and we want to do everything we can to find the right home for the right greyhound,” Ms Duncan said.

“As someone with a greyhound myself, I know that they make great pets.

“Blue (Ms Duncan’s pet greyhound), and greyhounds in general, are very placid dogs with a friendly and docile nature and are actually quite lazy with just a 15-minute walk needed each day.”

VIDEO: Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes went to GAP Seymour to announce $50,000 in funding and walked away with a new family member, greyhound Clancy.