National Greyhound Adoption Day success across Queensland

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On 28 April  Greyhound Adoption Programs in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, as well as Greyhounds as Pets in Western Australia and New South Wales, hosted a National  Adoption Day as part of a nation-wide push to boost awareness of greyhounds as pets.

This year, 207 greyhounds were adopted across the country.

Theatre star, radio host and TV personality Todd McKenney fronted the 2018 campaign and was so overwhelmed with the response that he signed on for 2019’s National Adoption Day to promote greyhounds as pets across the country.

“They really are the best dogs. They are playful, cheeky and fiercely loyal but it is their loving nature that I love the most.

“I just want to spread the word, I want greyhounds in every household I know of.” he said.

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission’s (QRIC) Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) proudly hosted two National Adoption Day (NAD) events, in South East Queensland and North Queensland.

The South East Queensland event held at the QRIC GAP facility at Churchable, included informative greyhound care talks and demonstrations, kennel tours, and fun activities for children.

More than 110 visitors toured the facility and 11 greyhounds were adopted to Queensland families on the day.

Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett said the highlight of the day was the double adoption of Boots and Renae, (now renamed Scoots).

“The adopting family were looking to adopt two greyhounds, so the GAP team matched Boots and Scoots to live together, as they got along so well during their time at GAP.”

In North Queensland, GAP NAD was held at Townsville Showgrounds, where more than 150 visitors enjoyed the best dressed greyhound competition and children’s activities, and 17 newly adopted greyhounds were taken home to new families on the day.

For photos from each event, follow GAP QLD on facebook.