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Greyhound joins forces with Retired Greyhound Trust
« on: March 25, 2011, 12:48:39 PM »
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Greyhound joins forces with Retired Greyhound Trust
Thursday 17 March 2011

Greyhound UK has pledged its support to the Retired Greyhound Trust after the charity announced earlier this year that 700 greyhounds across the UK are in need of homes, some 500 more than in 2009.

The coach company, which operates services predominantly between London and the South Coast, has now partnered with the charity to raise awareness of the significant numbers of greyhound dogs that are without homes in the UK today.

Greyhound UK recruited Olympic and Commonwealth athlete and dog lover, Iwan Thomas, to kick off the partnership between the two organisations and start the hunt for new homes for Retired Greyhound Trust greyhounds in kennels.

Iwan said: “I’m a huge dog lover. Greyhounds are wonderful dogs so it’s great to see a company of the stature of Greyhound get behind such a worthy charity. I would urge anyone who is considering a dog to think greyhounds – I certainly hope to adopt one in the next few months.”

Ivor Stocker from the Retired Greyhound Trust said: “Despite greyhounds being incredibly loving and easy to look after (two 20 minute walks per day) we still have so many that need homes.

“I hope that by working with the world’s most famous coach brand, Greyhound UK, we can better support our wonderful network of volunteers and encourage more people to consider providing a home for these beautiful dogs,” he added.

Marc Reddy of Greyhound UK, said: “The iconic, sleek, Greyhound logo is one of the most recognised in the world.  In the UK, we want to give something back to our four legged friends that have done so much for our business.  We are proud to adopt the Retired Greyhound Trust as our official charity partner for 2011.”

To give a loving new home to a greyhound, please telephone 0844 826 8424 or log on to www.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk to see some of the dogs that need homes.

Greyhound offers unrivalled product and service quality with a large range of cheap fares starting from £1, plus 50p booking fee, on www.greyhounduk.com.

Onboard features include leather seating, free wi-fi, power sockets, air-conditioning and complimentary newspapers.  Greyhound coaches have 41 seats rather than the 50 or so typically operated by other coach companies meaning 20% more leg room for customers. 
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