Ian Fortune

Yesterday’s news of the launch of the first dedicated Greyhound Care Centre came as a real shot in the arm for the sport.

While the news broke in the form of a press release, it was the accompanying video that really captured the imagination.

As I watched the almost three-minute-long video, it dawned on me that this should be seen by as many people as possible. As a sport, as greyhound people and enthusiasts, we have the responsibility to share it with as many people as we can, be it via Whatsapp groups, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin or whatever your chosen form of social media.

There are plenty of lies being told about our wonderful sport on social media with those that are anti-greyhound racing choosing to throw as much mud as possible with the hope that some will stick. Well, in this day and age, we as a sport have the ability to fight back.

So, get on-line, share the video as many times as you can and let’s spread the word that we love our dogs and will do anything we can to make sure they are looked after both on the track and in retirement. And while you’re at it, why not share the wonderful Pestana video too. It really was a good day for our sport.

 Visits to the centre will be by appointment only once the completion of necessary application forms and a home check has been carried out.   

 Further information on Greyhound Adoption or the Care Centre can be obtained from the IRGT on irgt@grireland.ie or phone 061-448089. 

With everyone behind him and wishing him well in his recovery, we wanted to catch up with the wonderful Pestana and see how his recovery is going.

We took a visit to Pestana, Owen and the McKenna family at home to see first hand and we were delighted to see him doing so well.