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Project information

Emergency Medical Appeal

To raise £15,000 to meet an increased demand for GRWE to take in and care for greyhounds and lurchers in need, many with severe physical and mental injuries. This includes routine care such as vaccinations and dentals, as well as vital emergency treatment including amputations and surgery.

This work is ongoing as we will always have dogs in our care who require medical treatment. This appeal aims to raise £15,000 in this calendar year.

Charity information: Forever Hounds Trust

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  • Need


    We have seen a dramatic increase in demand to take in and care for dogs, some with severe physical and mental injuries. An increasing number of greyhounds are coming to the charity after retiring from the racing tracks, whilst others are abandoned at the pound or with dog wardens – often because owners hit by recession are no longer able to care for them. About a quarter of GRWE’s dogs come from Ireland, where there are huge numbers of abandoned dogs but very few homes willing to care for them.


    We will provide vital veterinary care for dogs, from routine neutering and vaccination, to treatment and rehabilitation for injuries, both physical and mental. As well as providing care essential to dogs' survival and health, this will mean they are able to be re-homed to loving, permanent homes.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide vital veterinary care for greyhounds and lurchers in need


    » Continue our core work of providing vital veterinary treatment for greyhounds and lurchers.

    What success will look like

    Success will be providing vital veterinary care to dogs in our care within the resources available to the charity.

  • Impact


    As well as enabling us to provide treatment essential to dogs' health and well-being, the veterinary treatment provided in this project will enable dogs to be re-homed to loving homes. We know from our experience of re-homing 600+ dogs per year that this brings huge benefits to hounds and humans alike. We will tell these stories through all of GRWE's communication channels.


    There is a risk that demand for us to take in and care for more greyhounds and lurchers in need will continue to increase. We will address this through careful allocation of our always-limited resources, as well as additional fundraising efforts.


    Donors to this project will receive a report on expenditure on veterinary treatment, and the impact of that treatment on greyhounds and lurchers in our care.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £15,000 Vet costs Various veterinary treatments for GRWE dogs

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Public appeal £9,500 Guaranteed
  • Background


    GRWE operates across the country. Though our origins were in the West of England, we now have a nationwide network of volunteers and operate in nine regions across the country (Somerset and Wiltshire; Devon; Cornwall; Dorset; Hampshire & Isle of Wight; South East; Eastern; Herefordshire & Worcestershire; Midlands and the North West).


    Greyhounds and lurchers, and the people who re-home them, will benefit across the regions in which GRWE operates. We expect to re-home at least 600 dogs this year.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Greyhound Rescue West of England is the country’s leading independent charity dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of greyhounds and lurchers. We have nearly 20 years' experience of re-homing these special dogs; in our last financial year we found loving homes for 616 dogs. We were recently named 'Animal Charity Team of the Year' by Petplan and the Association of Cats & Dogs Homes.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    GRWE's Volunteer Team

    Volunteers assess and care for dogs, ensuring they receive the correct veterinary treatment, are taken to vet appointments and recover well

    Rachel Grocott

    Rachel Grocott, Chief Executive (GRWE’s only paid member of staff) will oversee this project and provide reporting to project donors.

Greyhound pup Zoe under GRWE care

Greyhound pup Zoe under GRWE care


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“Your support would be much appreciated and help to restore hope for dogs who are injured, sometimes abused, and simply looking for a loving home.”

Jan Lake, GRWE Chair of Trustees