Mercury (Hobart)

PAWS ON MASS FOR ADOPTION CAUSE

- ROSEMARY MURPHY

WET weather didn’t stop greyhound lovers taking part in the annual Great Global Greyhound Walk.

The event began in the United Kingdom and has since expanded into 22 countries. Dozens braced the less than ideal conditions on Saturday to take their much loved pets for a stroll in Launceston, Devonport and Hobart.

Hobart walk organiser and owner of two greyhounds Bernie van der Heyden said the event had grown since last time it was held.

“We had 21 in 2019 now there were 49 greyhounds for all different walks of life, it doesn’t matter where they are from as long as greyhounds are being adopted that’s the whole point of the walk,” she said. “I would really like for people to consider making a greyhound a part of their family, they’re a beautiful breed of dog.”

The Great Global Greyhound Walk didn’t take place last year due to Covid restrictio­ns.

Launceston walk organiser Trudy Hill said it was hoped the walk would help showcase what great pets greyhounds were.

 ??  ?? Allison De Lacy, of Brighton, with her dog Lucy at the Global Greyhound Walk.
Picture: Eddie Safarik
Allison De Lacy, of Brighton, with her dog Lucy at the Global Greyhound Walk. Picture: Eddie Safarik

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