Forever Hounds Trust

Forever Hounds Trust, Support Adoption For Pets

Forever Hounds Trust, formerly Greyhound Rescue West of England, is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and homing of greyhounds and lurchers. We rehome around 500 of these special dogs every year.

"We would like to say a huge thank you to Support Adoption for Pets and Pets at Home Hereford for continuing to support Forever Hounds Trust, I received our cheque for £416.57 and I'm sure it will already be helping a needy Greyhound or Lurcher...

 

Last year just before Christmas a friend contacted me to say she had found a tiny Whippet wandering the streets near where she lives and asked if there was anything we could do. She wasn't microchipped and although she was wearing a collar she had no ID tags so we had to take her to our local pound in case anyone had reported her missing or was out looking for her. We immediately reserved a space in the local boarding kennels that we use for our hounds looking homes...and after her seven days were up, literally a couple of days before Christmas, I went to collect her from the pound and take her over to our kennels. We named her Holly, she had no coat, no lead, no bedding nothing but a dirty old collar, so a quick trip to Pets at Home on the way for a little fleece to keep her cosy!!! We weren't sure if Holly was up to date with her vaccinations so she had to go into isolation and after some veterinary check ups and innoculations she went briefly into a foster home and was put up for homing. 

We don't see many Whippets, so she was quite quickly offered a home. Holly was blind in one eye possibly due to a trauma, sadly she has developed some problems with her other eye too and has some other health issues which are being closely monitored by her new owners and their vet, thank goodness she has someone to look after her now...she resides in the lap of luxury with another Whippet who she apparently runs rings around and she even won our Rescue Dog of the Year award at our annual fun dog show fundraiser!

What a difference a year makes.

 

Thanks to your support and donations we are able to continue our work rescuing, rehabilitating and homing retired and abandoned Greyhounds, Lurchers and other Sighthounds... We are all set now to help out with the Christmas fundraising drive again this year at our local Pets at Home store...Santa costumes at the ready!!!"

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