Foster car­ers to re-home rac­ing dogs

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THE An­i­mal Wel­fare League Queens­land has launched a pro­gram for grey­hounds, called Go­ing Grey – AWLQ, and is call­ing for foster car­ers to par­tic­i­pate.

AWLQ pres­i­dent Syl­vana Wen­der­hold said the group had a long as­so­ci­a­tion with grey­hounds, their care and re-hom­ing and wanted to en­sure they had the best start in their new lives.

“Many of the for­mer rac­ing dogs we re-home have never had any ex­pe­ri­ence with stairs, glass doors, roads, swim­ming pools or ever stepped in­side a home.

“This pro­gram is de­signed to ac­cli­ma­tise them to house­hold liv­ing with specif­i­cally trained foster car­ers.”

Would-be foster car­ers will re­ceive face-to-face train­ing, on­go­ing sup­port and a 25-page sup­port man­ual, which is also avail­able on­line for any­one in­ter­ested in fos­ter­ing or adopt­ing.

The char­ity has re-homed more than 115,000 stray and aban­doned cats and dogs over half a cen­tury and is now call­ing on foster car­ers to come for­ward to be part of the Go­ing Grey – ALWQ pro­gram.

It is ask­ing for won­der­ful, ex­ist­ing foster car­ers and other mem­bers of the com­mu­nity who have an in­ter­est in an­i­mal wel­fare and re-hom­ing to come for­ward.

“You will be mak­ing a dif­fer­ence to the lives of these placid, lov­ing dogs.”

Since the NSW ban was an­nounced last month the group has been de­lighted to see the num­ber of peo­ple in­ter­ested in specif­i­cally re-hom­ing grey­hounds in­crease.

Go­ing Grey – AWLQ will help en­sure these grey­hounds are pre­pared for life af­ter the track.

Any­one wish­ing to foster a grey­hound, or any other AWLQ an­i­mals, can head to

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