Greyhounds take a stroll in the park

Walkers with their greyhounds in Alexandra Park
Walkers with their greyhounds in Alexandra Park

MORE than 20 greyhound owners and their pets descended on Alexandra Park recently as part of a series of monthly strolls.

Members of the Brighton Owners Association Retired Greyhound Trust met with the public as part of a meet-and-greet exercise to raise awareness of how greyhounds are taken care of after their racing careers end.

Mike Trim, organiser, said: “Twenty-seven retired greyhounds and their owners met for the first stroll in the park.

“These regular walks, which take place every second Sunday of the month, give owners the opportunity to tell the public just how good these gentle giants are as pets.

“If you can’t make a Sunday stroll why not join us for our stroll in Bexhill on the third Saturday of each month?

“Since 2005 the trust has rehomed more than 1,000 retired greyhounds.”

Anyone interested in finding out more can contact Mike on 01424 736888 or email greyhounds.bexhill@sky.com.

Dogs available for adoption can be viewed at www.brighton.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk.

• A CHARITY that looks after stray and unwanted felines raised almost £300 at a recent coffee morning.

Cat Call hosted the event, together with residents and staff at Mount Pleasant Court, and collected £284.80 in total. Barbara Postion, from Cat Call, said: “We would like to thank the residents and staff, especially Gwen and Lynn, for their attendance and valued support at our coffee mornings. Thank you from all the volunteers and feline friends of Cat Call.”