Christmas greyhounds in Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 13:48 21 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:03 10 June 2010

GREYHOUNDS will be greeting visitors in their Christmas gear as part a leading dog rescue charity s fundraiser.

GREYHOUNDS will be greeting visitors in their Christmas gear as part a leading dog rescue charity's fundraiser.

Greyhound West of England will be greeting visitors of the newly-opened Pets at Home, Liverton Business Park, with their dogs wearing red jingle bell harnesses and reindeer antlers on Saturday, December 6.

The rescue charity is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of around 500 abused and abandoned greyhounds and greyhound crossbreeds every year.

One of the rescue dogs who will be at the shop is Heather who was found collapsed in afield and bleeding profusely, she now regularly attends Crufts, the world's largest do show.

Jan Lake, Chair of Trustees said: "The number of dogs needing our help has never been greater.

"There are always huge numbers of greyhounds and lurchers in need of rescue spaces, but the situation at the moment is being made worse by the "credit crunch" and the fact that some people simply cannot afford to keep their family pet."

The charity receives no funding from the racing industry and relies entirely on donations from the public and charitable trusts.

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