RGT is also a member of the ADCH (Association of Cats and Dogs Homes)
and was a founder member of the Greyhound Forum working jointly
with other members such as the Dogs Trust, RSPCA, Dogs Home Battersea,
The Blue Cross etc.
All the branches throughout the
country are run by an army of volunteers. Many branches are attached
to NGRC licensed race tracks who provide support for the retired
greyhounds waiting for homing in terms of kennelling, veterinary
expenses, office support and venues for fund raising. Some independent
greyhound homing charities are also involved in this work and work
alongside the RGT.
raising carried out by local branches usually concentrates on activities
which involve the greyhounds i.e. Sponsored walks, Fun Dog Shows
and 'Meet and Greets'.
year the RGT aims to home over 4,000 greyhounds. The NGRC
(the National Greyhound Racing Club) who hold a database of all
greyhounds who are, or have raced on licensed tracks) has appointed
a co-ordinator to monitor more closely the whereabouts of other
greyhounds as they retire from racing and to ensure that changes
of ownership are correctly registered. It is estimated some 3 -
4,000 greyhounds are kept in retirement by their trainers or taken
home as pets by their existing owners but not everyone, until now,
has followed the procedure for retiring such greyhounds.
to enter the Main RGT Site and the links to other RGT Branches and
associated groups or sites of interest.