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NEWSLETTER 32 – October 2020
Continuing to Home Greyhounds through lockdown
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A message from our Chair

Another amazing few months in very strange times and still all the volunteers are working so hard to help the Branch home the Greyhounds in our care.

The biggest difficulty over the last few months has actually been being able to find enough Greyhounds to sustain the homing enquiries to the Branch. Whilst you would think there are many out there, we have actually found that Branches and Rescues have struggled to find hounds to home.

Greyhounds are certainly a popular breed at the moment, but also with the closure of tracks, retirement of Trainers and the lack of funds, it has meant a shortage.

I have therefore looked “outside the box” and have established a relationship with the Irish Greyhound Board where 12 hounds were delieved to our Watford Gap kennels last week all very healthy and in amazing condition.

NEWSLETTER ISSUE 31
Summer Update – Failed Fosters
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A message from our Chair

Well once again the months have flown by and we still find ourselves in the strangest of times, where we are not sure whether we can go out, meet friends, join in groups, walk socially, etc… one thing is certain, we all have to have masks at hand…something I have to keep reminding myself of every time I step out the door.
Though it has, and remains challenging times, the one thing I know is that the Committee and volunteers were not going to let these strange times affect the greyhounds in our care, and through vigilance and down right hard work, the Branch was able to foster out and eventually home, as we came to the end of June over 40 greyhounds… and as we approached the end of July that had risen to over 50.

NEWSLETTER ISSUE 30
Lockdown Special April – May
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A message from our Chair

There are so many people to mention and to thank; I am truly humbled by the support we have received throughout these troubled times. As you know our income streams from taking in dogs from trainers, homing donations, and events dried up overnight. But Hall Green volunteers are a clever bunch and came up with innovative ways to raise funds.

People donated to our virtual walks and raffles, supported our online auction, sponsored a dog or kennel, nominated us for birthday fundraisers, held charity events like shaving their hair , and made individual contributions.

Thank you to everyone who came to our aid when we know you may be on a reduced income yourselves.

NEWSLETTER ISSUE 29
April 2020
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A message from our Chair

First of all, from everyone at Greyhound Trust Hall Green we hope you are safe and well whilst we all remain cocooned in our homes to ensure we defeat this dreadful virus that has taken hold. One thing is for sure, we will all be a lot more appreciative of our surroundings and freedom when this is over.

As you may have seen from our media postings, we have lost all forms of income at the moment, from the Trainers/Owners who pay us a donation for their greyhounds coming in, from homing donations when we find a greyhound a “Forever” home, donations from events etc which helps us to cover the £4000.00 plus of costs we need to keep the Volunteer led Branch running every month.

To assist the Branch as we move forwards I have taken the opportunity to increase the Committee of Hall Green to enable us to face the challenges that lie ahead with a strong base who can support the rest of the volunteers who make up this amazing family… and would like to introduce you to the members of the New Committee as we move forwards.

NEWSLETTER ISSUE 28
January 2020

First of all, everyone at Hall Green hopes that you had a lovely Christmas and your New Year and New Decade will be an amazing one.

With the volunteers help and all the Branches supporters we have homed 25 greyhounds so far, but with it has come the return of 8 greyhounds who were in a home at the end of 2019.
You may or may not know that when we home a greyhound we ensure the adopter knows that if their circumstances change to such a degree that they can no longer keep their pet, we will do everything to home them before they come back to kennels however, if we have to, we will bring them back into kennels to home, but it is never our favourite route.
As you know we never give up on a greyhound and Dave (Flash) and Bear are testimonial to the efforts the volunteers go to, to find the right home for the hounds.
We hope that through 2020 we will once again home as many greyhounds as we can… This takes patience, time, effort, events and of course donations so if you can help in any way we would be very grateful.

**Remember, we want and NEED contributions for our newsletters, whether it’s a happy homing story, tips and advice, poems, jokes, etc. Just send them to us via the “contact us” with subject “newsletter” and we’ll make sure that Claire receives your stories

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 27
December 2019

Season’s Greetings to all our supporters. Welcome to our latest newsletter and we hope you enjoy the review of 2019.

We know the newsletter is enjoyed by many and a way for people to find out what’s happening at the Trust, especially those who prefer not to follow us on social media.

Going forward we plan to get a “greyt read” to you every quarter and the baton has been passed to our new editor, Claire White. We are very grateful to Claire for taking on this important role for us.

**Remember, we want and NEED contributions for our newsletters, whether it’s a happy homing story, tips and advice, poems, jokes, etc. Just send them to us via the “contact us” with subject “newsletter” and we’ll make sure that Claire receives your stories

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 26
December 2018

We hope you all had a good Christmas and will have a GREYT 2019. The nights are long and the skies are grey so what better way to spend an evening or two reading the WINTER edition of our newsletter.

Read about what we’ve been up to over the last quarter including the good news about our poorly dog Bear.

Learn about resource guarding, and how to bake Adam Elsdon’s famous Sardine Flapjacks and much much more

**Remember, we want and need YOUR contributions for our newsletters, whether it’s a happy homing story, tips and advice, poems, jokes, etc. Just send them with subject “newsletter”.

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 25
25 August 2018

We hope you enjoy reading our latest newsletter.

Read all about the efforts to find Sal and the happy ending. Catch up on poorly hound Bear’s progress and the sterling fundraising efforts to pay for is treatment.

There are happy homings and stories on settling in new greyhounds and some of the challenges.

Meet featured homeless hounds Lulu and Scooby.

Our “health matters” section looks at sleep aggression, ticks, and training tips.

Find out what our head office have been up to

…and much more!

Remember, we want and need YOUR contributions for our newsletters, whether it’s a happy homing story, tips and advice, poems, jokes, etc. Just send them with subject “newsletter”.

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 24
4 June 2018

We hope you enjoy reading our latest newsletter.

I’ts chock full of pictures from the successful Open Day at our Broadmarsh Kennels on Spring Bank Holiday Monday and from the Pet Blessing at Worcester Cathedral in April.

Hear how we are looking for a very special home for a special hound, Hansel, who is slowly losing his sight.

Read the informative articles about Greyhounds and Children – we’d like to thank our homers for their contributions and words of advice. and some important do’s and don’t’s

As the summer school holidays are approaching we’ve got the A-Z of top tips when travelling with you greyhound.

We introduce our fairy greymother who has helped us home 3 of our longstayers, Looby, Paddy, and Bob and ask people to consider our now longest residents, Jimmy, Power, Asset, and Dynamo.

Find out what our head office have been up to

…and much more!

Remember, we want and need YOUR contributions for our newsletters, whether it’s a happy homing story, tips and advice, poems, jokes, etc. Just send them with subject “newsletter”.

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 23
6 April 2018

**Please note – there is a typo on the awareness page (last page). The date of the Midlands Ball is SUNDAY MAY 20TH, not Sunday April 29th as stated. We apologise for this mistake.

Stop Press! March’s newsletter is now out, a little late we know, but we wanted to publish the fantastic results of our online dog show which ended on March 30th.

This month also features articles on separation anxiety as well our regular features on greyhound health, dogs looking for homes, happy homings, fun pages, and upcoming awarenesses.

Read about Doggy Boho’s online auction starting Monday April 9th with all funds going to help Greyhound Trust Hall Green.

Enjoy

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 22
12 february 2018

READ ALL ABOUT IT – Our latest newsletter is out now. Hope you enjoy the read. This month’s theme is the love of an older dog. Many of our adopters come looking for a young dog to grow up with their young families, which is understandable, but please remember that older dogs are in kennels looking for homes too.

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 21
22 June 2017

Some of the features in this issue are… Hound health and three things you should know about ticks, Lichfield festival awareness, Astwood Bank carnival, a guide to looking after your dogs teeth, Pet Blessing at Worcester Cathedral, Lauren’s legacy and much more!

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 20
20 April 2017

Some of the features in this issue are… forever homed pictures, fun at Pets at Home, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, The problem with age, Alabama Rot – your questions answered, Trimming nails – a necessary evil and much more!

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 19
19 March 2017

Some of the features in this issue are… your forever homed stories, Ben’s blog, Crufts 2017, Arthur’s mind benders, Adam’s day at School, Knitting for charity, Pet Plan nominations and much more!

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