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.

Adventures in the Chatham's

In June, Petal and Blue started a new adventure with a move to the Chatham Islands - we look forward to following them in their new part of the world.

We were off on our new adventure in early June. Our home was packed up around us, then we were bundled into a car a taken into Wellington. We were then taken to a very busy Wellington airport - quite a change from our quiet lifestyle block in Martinborough!

Angels Come in Black Lilo – Racing to the Podium

Every now and then in life, a day happens that you never see coming, but one that will stay with you forever. This day with Lilo was Sunday 19th March 2017 at the Cambridge Raceway.

Lilo’s owner and trainer, Max Mathews of Litchfield Kennels was celebrating his 90th birthday at the Cambridge Raceway, as the Tokoroa Greyhound Racing Club hosted an afternoon of racing. Howard (my partner), and I were invited to join Max and his family, as Lilo was a rather special hound to this family, to say the least.

Memo from the Board

The Board has appointed John Telfer as National Coordinator for one year on a fixed term contract. The Greyhound Adoption Programme Trust is undertaking a reconfiguration of its goals and procedures. The Board considers a year is sufficient time to achieve these goals. 

John will lead that process, also temporarily adopting the authorities and responsibilities of the Programme Director.

He is committed to ensuring our wonderful team have the resources necessary to increase our annual adoptions whilst maintaining the Trust’s financial stability.

 

Lilo – Angels Come in Black - All I want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

Well, ‘twas the week before Christmas and all through the house……………there was the fragrance of sardines. Lilo is partial to them – one oily one with each meal gives her a glossy coat and a sea-shanty breath.

Being fussy about teeth, I thought that the breath might be due to teeth needing attention. We have a regular dental each year and it was due.  

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