The successful Greyhound Adoption Program explained.LYN HADFIELD July 11, 2014 3:16am
A visit from Jenny Layton and greyhound Paddy from The Greyhound Adoption Program Seymour was the highlight of the recent Seymour Probus Club meeting.
We were enlightened as to how GAP operates. It is a not-for-profit organisation and the only one of its kind in Victoria dedicated to finding good homes for greyhounds no longer able to race.
They have 60 dogs at any one time awaiting adoption, and have passed the 6000 mark for dogs through their care.
Dogs are fostered out for three weeks training in homes, to get used to being inside, with children, cats and other animals.
They are gentle, loving couch potatoes, sleeping up to 22 hours a day. The other two hours they can go at full speed. They don’t bark and make great companions.
Volunteers are welcome to visit the centre and walk the dogs. If you would like to help, phone Jenny on 5799
A fun morning was had at ten-pin bowling. It seems the older you are the more competitive you get. A new bloke to the team was the winner of the amateurs — well done Jim Hadfield.
A lovely lunch was enjoyed at the Highland Hotel in Craigieburn, followed by a visit to the new shopping precinct nearby — quite impressive.
Tuesday is our next Probus meeting: guest speaker John Phoenix will speak on the Vietnam War. Following this is our Christmas in July luncheon at the Seymour Club — 40 members are attending.
On August 20, members and friends are invited to lunch at Shearers restaurant. Cost from $10.
September 15, Morning Melodies — tribute to Bing Crosby. More people needed for this event.
Probus members and guests wishing to attend an event, phone Moira on 5799
We wish all members who are unwell a speedy recovery, and keep warm.
— Lyn Hadfield
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