The recipients for the Greyhound Welfare Awards at the RCÉ/GRI National Greyhound Racing Awards 2022 have been announced by RCÉ.
There are two worthy recipients for 2022.
Ms Lisa Dail on behalf of Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions
Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions (GCGA) is based in the Tampa Bay, Florida (USA) area and has been in operation since 2003. This all-volunteer organisation is dedicated to finding loving qualified forever homes for retired racing greyhounds and other related sighthounds.
Lisa Dail is the President of GCGA resides in Florida with her 11 hounds, 2 tortoises and 2 macaws. After several years educating others on both greyhounds and racing, Lisa now heads up this fully volunteer organisation, helping to co-ordinate all aspects of greyhound adoption. Lisa has partnered with the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust since 2021 as part of the Greyhound Pets of America Adoption Programme.
Ms Janet Diehl on behalf of Adoptable Greyhounds of Florida
Adoptable Greyhounds of Florida was founded in 2017 by Janet Diehl, Bob Diehl and Diane Melvin. There are a non-profit completely operated with the support of their fantastic volunteers. Their mission is to rehome ex-racing greyhounds while educating the public on the care they received as racers, and what wonderful pets they make on retirement. Janet and her husband Bob adopted their first greyhound in 2001 and they currently have 4 greyhounds sharing their couch – Dougie, Mimosa, Smoochie and Max.
Janet has also been a partner with the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust since 2021 as part of the Greyhound Pets of America Adoption Programme.
Both ladies and their organisations will be honoured at the National Greyhound Racing Awards 2022 ceremony on Friday 5th May which will be hosted in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium, Cork.