Forever Hounds Trust

Beat the odds - finding homes for retired racers

Forever Hounds Trust rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for greyhounds abandoned by the racing industry. Our Beat the odds project will help more ex-racers get across the most important finish line of their career – a safe and loving forever home.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1131399)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£7,500

Amount raised

£14,687

Donations

187

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • Beautiful fawn greyhound Angel finished her race career earlier this year and is now chasing after a forever home. Having raced over 120 times, she's hoping for a restful retirement and that she'll be one of the lucky ones to beat the odds and find a home of her own.

    — Forever Hounds Trust Rehoming volunteer

  • Beautiful fawn greyhound Angel finished her race career earlier this year and is now chasing after a forever home. Having raced over 120 times, she's hoping for a restful retirement and that she'll be one of the lucky ones to beat the odds and find a home of her own.

    — Forever Hounds Trust Rehoming volunteer

Situation

Over 2,000 greyhound litters are registered to race each year in the UK and Ireland. That is over 10,000 dogs entering the racing industry annually. Over 1,000 greyhounds last year alone were euthanised on economic or behavioural grounds. The vast number of dogs who do make it to make it to the end of their race career at around 3-5 years old means thousands of retired greyhounds face a very uncertain future. Many are abandoned, killed or exported to countries with poor welfare standards.

Solution

Forever Hounds Trust offers a crucial lifeline to retired greyhounds. This project will fund the rescue, rehabilitation and homing of ex-racers and give them the second chance at life they deserve. Many come to us with injuries, or behavioural problems caused by lack of socialisation. Our teams work extra hard to provide the special care they need to adjust to life beyond the track and prepare them for their forever homes.