Foster carers to re-home racing dogs
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 awlqld.com.au.