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Abergavenny Easter Event Raises Funds for Greyhound Rescue Wales
Abergavenny Choirs For Good performed. Source: Greyhound Rescue Wales

Abergavenny Easter Event Raises Funds for Greyhound Rescue Wales

Over the Easter weekend, the town of Abergavenny in Monmouthshire played host to a special fundraising event.

Greyhound Rescue Wales organised a street collection and choir performance in the lively town, drawing in numerous supporters.

The successful event aimed to raise funds for greyhounds and lurchers in need of assistance.

Greyhound Rescue Wales is well-known for its boutique-style charity shops, with the Abergavenny branch on Cross St gaining a devoted following of shoppers and animal welfare advocates since its establishment two years ago.

During this fundraising day, attendees enjoyed performances by Abergavenny Choirs for Good and had the chance to meet two greyhounds from the charity's Hillcrest rehoming centre near Ammanford.

Staff and volunteers from Greyhound Rescue Wales were on hand to discuss greyhound adoption and dispel common myths about the breed.

The charity has made significant efforts to rescue dogs, particularly greyhounds, retired from the once-popular sport of greyhound racing.

Greyhound Rescue Wales provides these dogs with essential medical care, rehabilitates them for life as pets, and assists in finding them forever homes.

Despite only one greyhound track remaining in Wales, the Valley Greyhound Stadium in Ystrad Mynach, Greyhound Rescue Wales welcomes dogs from various tracks across the UK.

With over 30 years of experience in helping dogs, the charity currently cares for approximately 25 dogs and has a waiting list of around 30 dogs in need of homes.

Tim Doyle, the charity's CEO, expressed gratitude for the town's support, stating, “We are proud to play an active part in the high street in Abergavenny. The support for greyhounds and lurchers locally is excellent, and it was great to see so many people outside our shop, chatting to our staff and volunteers and meeting our amazing dogs. Greyhounds are often their own best advocates, and people always come away from our events with a newfound love for this gentle and affectionate breed.”

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