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The Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue was set up in 1989 by Pip Singleton who started bringing Greyhounds and Lurchers into her home in an attempt to stop them being destroyed.
The rescue grew and is now run by about 10 volunteers and has foster homes that look after and raise funds for the 70+ dogs being cared for at any one time. Hundreds of Greyhounds and Lurchers need good homes every year, some are ex-racers, rejects from breeders, but the majority arrive with little or no background. All of them need love and attention. However, far too many need to be nursed back to health or be rehabilitated to help them overcome physical or mental scars.
Some of them never fully recover and those dogs are given homes for life with some of our volunteers as EGLR Sponsor Dogs. As a rescue we adhere strictly to a non-destruction policy. Up to 1000 dogs are brought in every year. Ranging from new born pups, pregnant bitches to elderly dogs. Many of the dogs get together once a year at our annual fundraising dog show which is great fun.
Evesham Greyhounds and Lurchers live all over the country, there may be one near you. So no matter where you live if you can offer a loving home to a Greyhound or Lurcher please read on...
All dogs brought into the rescue are carefully assessed and if need be, rehabilitated, primarily in Pip's home and the rest of the foster homes. The dogs are neutered where possible and given full veterinary treatment.
As both Lurchers and Greyhounds are predominately working dogs they are often victims of cruelty, neglect and abandonment. EGLR frequently has a list of dogs waiting to come into foster care with priority being given to any dog whose life is threatened. Many of the dogs are not used to living indoors as they have spent their whole lives in sheds and kennels. We believe it is essential to introduce them to home life before they can be adopted as pets. By taking the time to learn each dog’s characteristics, temperament, solve existing problems and begin basic training, there is a good chance the dog will stay with its new family. Also by making sure each dog is housetrained, fit and healthy it greatly reduces the number of dogs returned and means that the new family have as much information about their new pets as needed.