Skip to content
General News

LOCAL MP AND COUNCILLOR EXPERIENCE GREYHOUND ADOPTION DAY

GAP 2 mins read
Local MP Robyn Preston, GAP's Jamie Palmer and Councillor Jill Reardon with Salmon at GAP's Adoption event last weekend.

Member for Hawkesbury Robyn Preston MP, and Hawkesbury City Councillor Jill Reardon were special guests at the Greyhounds As Pets (GAP) Valentine's Speed Dating event at Londonderry last Saturday.

The annual Valentine’s Day adoption event at GAP’s Western Sydney facility, was a resounding success with families, singles and couples not only enjoying the day, but learning more about what wonderful pets greyhounds make.

By the end of the day, there had been 13 greyhounds find their Valentine’s Day match and headed home with their new families, with several more adoptions scheduled this week as a result of the day.

“The Hawkesbury has a lot of greyhound owners,” explained local MP Robyn Preston. “It's great to see greyhounds go to that next step for adoptions, as well.

“I think it gives them a new lease of life and to see the number of people here today, I think it's indicative of the interest the locals have … and people coming (from) outside the area for greyhounds, because they've got a beautiful nature and they're great as pets.”

GAP’s Director of Rehoming and Adoption Programs Jamie Palmer was delighted with the day and particularly the way the community embraces these events.

“One of the things about greyhounds is that they're not just a dog breed, they create a community,” she said. “We give greyhounds to families, but we also bring families into our greyhound world.

“It's really great to see people coming as far Dee Why, from the Northern Beaches, as well as locally to experience how wonderful our greyhounds are.

“The impact and mentality of the greyhounds is something the public need to know about because they really bring something into people's lives, and we can also give them something back and give them that purpose of actually being a family member and that's really lovely to see.”

Only last month GAP celebrated their 500th greyhound being rehomed in the United States and they are on target to rehome a record 2,800 greyhound in 2023-24.

“I think they're wonderful therapeutic pets, and it's great to give them a second chance after their racing career,” said Councillor Reardon.

“I think it's wonderful that people have pets, they live longer and it's good for the pet and the person.”

The new event GAP will host is their Central Coast End of Summer Adoption event at their Wyee facility on February 24. Full details can be found on the GAP website: www.gapnsw.com.au.

 

Media

More from this category

  • General News, National News Current Affairs
  • 25/07/2024
  • 14:39
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

TRANSCRIPT

24 July 2024 TRANSCRIPT Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson interview with Oliver Peterson. Radio 6PR Perth Subject: 3G switch-off warning for small, family and farming businesses Oliver Peterson If you're using the 3G network, listen up because we know that Telstra is turning it off at the end of next month. Optus a day later on the 1st of September. Vodafone's already turned it off, but it's not just a simple about it affecting the mobile phone network. There's a bunch of other systems that may be using the 3G network, which particularly for small business…

  • Finance Investment, General News
  • 25/07/2024
  • 14:03
PayPal

Volunteer tech support: Three-in-five Australians help their parents avoid scams and stay safe online

Sydney: New research from PayPal shows 9-in-10 (86%) Australians are moonlighting as tech support volunteers, by helping their friends, family and people they know…

  • Contains:
  • Education Training, General News
  • 25/07/2024
  • 13:33
Stride Education

Melbourne Victory Football Club Champions Youth Wellbeing at Westgarth Primary School

Melbourne Victory Football Club, in partnership with Stride Education, is thrilled to announce the launch of a groundbreaking youth wellbeing program at Westgarth Primary School, Northcote. Set to commence in July 2024, this innovative initiative integrates social-emotional learning with sports, aiming to foster holistic development among grade 5 students. Leading the program for Stride Education is Jordan Schmidt, an Australian Survivorsuperfan and esteemed teen mentor. Following a successful pilot in 2023, the Supportive Friends in Action program will deliver a series of dynamic workshops focusing on social cohesion, emotional and behavioural management, decision-making, mindset, empathy, and conflict resolution. Benjamin Cunningham,…

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.