Changes to the Greyhound Adoption Programme Trust Board

The Board of Trustees advises that Sean Hannan (Independent) and Phil Holden (GRNZ Appointee) have both resigned from the GAP Board. 

The Board is pleased to announce the following new Trustee appointments, effective 8 November 2017: ​Dave Macauley (GRNZ Appointee), Pam Madgwick & Julia Thomas.

To find out more about our new board members click here.


Regional Co-ordinator - South Island Opportunity

The Regional Co-ordinator (RC) is a leadership role within GAP that requires effective communication, organisation and the ability to work with a wide range of people, primarily our wonderful volunteers.   They must help source, train and support the Area Co-ordinators who organise the many events GAP runs to encourage new adopters.

The RC liaises with the Area Co-ordinators, contacts new adopters and introduces them to the local GAP community.  Encouraging new adopters to participate in GAP community and promotional events is an important aspect of this role.

2000th Adoption!

Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) announced the successful placement of their 2,000th retired racing greyhound on Saturday, 7 October 2017. GAP reached this milestone within ten years of their first adoption processed in 2007.

Freda (Sedgebrook Freda), was the landmark 2,000th dog.   Freda has been welcomed into the family of Alison, Neil and Ben from Napier. “We had such a good time with this adoption, and it was perfectly evident that this was Freda’s forever family,” says GAP Rehoming Manager, Danielle Valentic.

Farewell Kieran & Kelly

It is with regret that we advise Kieran and Kelly MacDonald have resigned the National Application and Home Check Co-ordinator service contract, effective 31 October 2017. 

As both Kieran and Kelly have increased responsibilities and demands on their time in their full-time roles, they can no longer give the Co-ordinator role the level of commitment needed.

I am sure everyone in the GAP community joins me in thanking both Kieran and Kelly for their contribution to rehoming retired greyhounds.

Adventures in the Chatham's - Settling in

Hi all

We are now into July and settling into our new home and have met lots of new friends. Offering free pats and cuddles when required is a big job but we are coping. This is readily taken up by our neighbouring units as they miss their own dogs and we make a pretty good substitute and are happy to share the love.

The Chatham is a funny place to us greyhounds as there are no rabbits and hares on the islands so we are not sure what the do for entertainment when they want something to chase here.


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