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Autumn/Winter 2018 Newsletter
If you are stuck for gift ideas this Christmas please take a look at our Autumn /Winter catalogue and on-line shop which can be found at http://greyhoundsinneed.co.uk/eshop where there are lots of gifts for you and your galgo or greyhound.
New items just
added – Christmas cards, calendars, diaries, collars,
bags and scarves.
Our new Galgos have arrived!
Christmas Treats for the Galgos!
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Vet's Corner - Raw Feed Diets: Friend or Foe?
The practice of
feeding a raw meat based diet has seen significant growth
over the past decade. It is a subject that divides opinion,
even in the veterinary industry, with varying arguments from
nutritional implications to wider health impacts. The lack
of any significant in-depth evidence for or against,
continues to fuel the fire of debate. So as a dog owner what
do you need to know in order to make a decision based on the
best information we currently have?
of raw food diets argue they provide the best ‘natural’
food source for your dog from an evolutionary perspective.
Users have anecdotally claimed that they see an increase in
energy, improved digestive systems, shinier coats and a
decrease in some allergic skin diseases.
June to September Transportations
The shelters and adoption groups have been busy over the last four months preparing the galgos for homes and organising transports.
Regaliz, Sevillana, Tormenta, Lidia, Flecha and Tecla, all originally from the RECAL shelter in Almendralejo, travelled to France in June, thanks to Catherine of Levriers en Detresse (LED). Catherine and Sophie are working hard homing them.
International Projects - Top 3 from 2018
Arca de Noe, Albacete — We are pleased to report that the new interior fencing at Arca de Noe in Albacete has now been completed. Much of the fencing had been up for 10 years and was in need of replacement so we were pleased to be able to fund this.
Galgos del Sol, Murcia — The education building we have been able to fund is now complete. Tina and Sam have been very busy organising school visits and workshops at the centre. We are pleased the education project is doing well.
APA Santa Clara, Tobarra — We offered funding for two kennel blocks for the galgos Margaret and Carmen can help at their new shelter.
They moved in a few months ago and it’s great to know they have a purpose built shelter which will definitely help their work. We’ve also been able to offer funding for some shading, storage and security.
New Trustee for Greyhounds in Need
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Whipps as a Trustee of our charity.
Pat has been involved with the charity for many years. She first contacted us when she wanted to offer a home to an ex-racing Irish Greyhound from Spain, Unica. A few years later Pat adopted galgo Reuben.
Pat was our Homing Officer for eight years and now comes to the office once a week to help with the administration work.
She has a wealth of knowledge of greyhounds and galgos as well as of the charity and will be an invaluable member of our team.
Sad news about Anne Finch
It is with profound regret that we have to inform you of the death of our founder, Anne Finch, which occurred on the 5th August 2018.
Anne passed away peacefully at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice IOW at the age of seventy-five.