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Rehoming plea

Barbara Townsend overwhelmed with greyhounds again after Coventry Stadium closed.
left to right Barbara Townsend, Christine Townsend, Toni Townsent and Berni Warren ANL-140314-163749001

Barbara Townsend overwhelmed with greyhounds again after Coventry Stadium closed. left to right Barbara Townsend, Christine Townsend, Toni Townsent and Berni Warren ANL-140314-163749001

A local dog kennels is appealing for help to rehome greyhounds after they were inundated with animals.

Barbara Townsend, who closed down her greyhound rehoming centre in Marshland St James last year, was forced to reopen last weekend following the closure of a greyhound stadium in Coventry.

If Barbara had not taken them in, they could have faced being put to sleep.

“An emergency email went round, asking people to take dogs in,” she said. “I started taking them in and we’re almost full again. I just couldn’t say no.”

As previously, Barbara has found herself with all black dogs, which people do not seem to want to rehome. The dogs are varying ages and some have never even been raced.

She is holding an open day at the kennels in School Road, Marshland St James from 10am-4pm on Sunday, March 30 for people to come along and meet the dogs. There will be stalls along with tea and coffee and also nail cutting for anyone needing it.

They are also desperate for soft toys, items for the tombola and any items that can be sold to raise funds. For more information call Barbara on 01945-430311 or 07717-217347 or visit wwww.wisbech.
retiredgreyhounds.co.uk

 

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