Veterinary group CVS has named the Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT) as its chosen charity of 2014.

The partnership will see CVS’ 255 centres around the UK support the national charity by raising awareness of its work, fund-raising and attending RGT events throughout the year.

CVS and the charity will also work to educate greyhound owners about CVS’ Health Pet Club preventive pet health scheme.

CVS marketing and commercial director Barry Brackner said: “Not only are the hundreds of professionals working with CVS dedicated to the care and welfare of animals, they are eager to help support charities that share these values. We feel the RGT does a fantastic job homing thousands of greyhounds every year and we wanted to do our part to help its mission.”
“Our teams will not only be supporting the RGT at local levels through fund-raising but the charity will be the featured guest at our annual conference, so our employees can get a chance to learn more about greyhounds and how the charity operates.”

RGT chief executive Peter Laurie said the charity was honoured to receive CVS’ support.

“We have 70 branches from the Isle of Skye to Jersey and almost every county in between that. Collectively have 850 greyhounds in their care, so we are always looking for new ways to share our messages and find more homes for greyhounds,” he added. 

“A good number of our kennels regularly take greyhounds for treatment at CVS practices, and we are grateful for their expertise.”

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