WHILE a parliamentary committee is examining why an estimated 3,000 greyhounds are put down in NSW every year, Orange woman Jodie Geach is leading a crusade to save the lives of the animals by adoption and sponsorship.
Two weeks ago she rescued the third addition to her family, a lovely dog named Davey.
“He’s an absolutely beautiful boy,” she said.
“All my dogs have such beautiful natures and I don’t think people realise what fantastic pets they make.”
Ms Geach hosted a Greyhound Rescue stand at Petbarn’s pet fun day in Orange on Saturday and hopes to make a difference.
“It is just so sad that so many greyhounds are put down. I have had pet greyhounds for nine years and they are so gentle,” she said.
Ms Geach said while some greyhounds who come into the care of Greyhound Rescue are deemed ‘lacking in ability’ to race, some are neglected and need rehabilitation.
“They just need loving homes,” she said.
“We do understand not everyone can take on a new pet, so what is a great help is if people can sponsor, even for just a few dollars a week, to help keep these beautiful animals in care until a home is found.
“I’m happy to talk anyone through it who has never considered a greyhound for a pet before because they respond so well to any affection you give them.”
For details of how to help re-home or sponsor a greyhound, or to see the dogs awaiting adoption go to www.greyhoundrescue.com.au or call Jodie Geach on 0410 699 478.