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Happy ending for Betty in Elm

David Hughes from Elm with greyhound Betty ANL-160218-085035009
David Hughes from Elm with greyhound Betty ANL-160218-085035009

The sad tale of an unwanted older greyhound now has a very happy ending.

The Wisbech Retired Greyhound Trust put out an appeal to find a home for 11-year-old Betty after receiving not one call for her in weeks.

But following an appeal in the Fenland Citizen, Betty has now settled into a fantastic new home with David Hughes in Elm.

The timing was perfect for Mr Hughes after his wife, Beryl, was recently admitted into a care home and their previous dog Barney had died.

Mr Hughes said: “I got a bit fed up with living on my own so I thought about getting another dog.

“I saw the piece on Betty and thought she looked lovely.

“She was delivered to me on February 14. My daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren were here when she arrived and I thought she might be a bit overwhelmed. But she wasn’t, she is a very laid back dog.”

Since arriving at Mr Hughes’ home, Betty has made herself comfortable with not one but three beds!

She has also joined Mr Hughes on a weekly walk.

Mr Hughes, who is also encouraging people to take on the older dogs, said: “I knew Betty could do two 20-minute walks without a problem. She also didn’t have a problem with the hour long walk.

“Betty is really fit. Greyhounds live until they are 15 so I’m going to have four or five years with her.”

Betty was taken in by the Greyhound Trust after her owner died at Christmas.

Chairman Barbara Townsend is delighted that a new home has been found for Betty. She said: “Betty is such a lovely girl so I’m really pleased that she now has a permanent home.” Visit the trust’s website: http://wisbech. retiredgreyhounds.co.uk/

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