A new record for the number of greyhounds adopted at a single event has fallen with 111 greyhounds finding new homes at the Greyhound Adoption Program’s three-day adoption event at Seymour (January 18-20).
After 70 of the 115 greyhounds up for adoption found homes on Friday, a further 41 went home with their new families on Saturday.
This brought the total number of greyhounds adopted across the weekend to 111, surpassing the record set last year of 103.
Due to the overwhelming response, the planned Sunday event (January 20) has been cancelled, however, GAP staff will still be on hand to assist potential adopters.
This year, for the first time, GAP waived the $75 adoption fee for the adoption event.
GRV Deputy Chair Peita Duncan said it was no surprise that the record was broken.
“This just shows the love affair the Victorian public has with the greyhound breed,” Ms Duncan said.
“The secret is out and there are now thousands of greyhounds in homes and apartments right across the State.
“The most pleasing thing about the weekend is we have found loving homes for more than 100 of our beautiful greyhounds.
“I’m sure all the people who have taken home greyhounds this weekend will join me in saying well done again to our GAP staff who have matched them with their new family member.”
If you would like to find out more information about the adopting a greyhound please contact GAP on 03 5799 0166.