Occasionally at GAP we're asked to help with greyhounds who haven't been as lucky as our normal rehoming clientele. Emmet is one such case.
In March we were contacted by the Taupo pound keeper asking if we could help with a greyhound they had picked up. The dog had been given to a hunter and was now in a sorry state.
Of course, we were only to keen to help. A swift phone call to Greyhound Racing revealed that he had come from Marton and had raced as Trinity Boy. GAP's agreement with Greyhound Racing means we work together on welfare cases so while GRNZ were looking to see what action they could take against his owner, we were busy organising his travel to the kennels. Fortunately Waikato trainer, Karen Walsh, volunteered to help with that part!
After a few worrying weeks, Trinity Boy, now named Emmet, started to gain weight and his skin which had been red and raw also started to improve. Once he was well enough he underwent his temperament assessment and passed his small dog test with flying colours.
He's now at the Greylands kennels in Levin and Danielle is busy working out where to place him. He is absolutely adorable - a soft, waggy, happy chap who will be a devoted pet. (I'd adopt him in heartbeat if I wasn't planning to travel! - Jacqui)