A greyhound rescue charity is calling on more than 1,000 greyhounds and their owners to join a sponsored walk and hopefully break a world record in the process.
A greyhound rescue charity is calling on 1,000 greyhounds and their owners to join a sponsored walk and hopefully break a world record in the process.
The 1,000 Greyhounds event, organised by The Greyhound Sanctuary, will take place at Escot Park in Devon on September 9, 2012 and will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the “largest single breed dog walk”, while raising money for greyhound charities across the UK.
According to Sally Slater, founder of The Greyhound Sanctuary, the current world record was set in 2010 when Andrex organised a walk with 700 Labradors in Poland.
She said: “We only hope that the greyhound owners from all over the country can get behind this event and help us to break this record at Escot.
“We need to raise public awareness of the thousands of greyhounds that end up abused and abandoned in the UK every year, and what better way to do that than with a 1,000 greyhound world record.”
Entry is £5 for each greyhound entered and the event will feature trade stands, refreshments and a grand prize draw. All money raised will go towards rescuing abused, abandoned and retired greyhounds and lurchers.
Dawn Hawkins from pet supplier Scissal said: “ We are totally committed to helping this amazing event as much as possible and are donating our stylish diners to their luxury raffle.
“We couldn’t think of a better event to support in 2012”.
- Visit 1,000 Greyhounds event site for more details