Dogs Homed – Greyhounds

BEX


Colour/sex: Brindle Male

Date of birth: 10.12.2001

Last rec. owner: Mr Jubb

Races contended: 20 (34 inc trials)

Last rec. race: A1 17.03.2004

BEX – (named for racing as) Becks In Time

Bex came to the attention of AFG in January 2005, and luckily a foster carer was able to pick him up to take him straight to her home.

In November 2004 Bex was handed over to a young couple stationed at R.A.F. Lakenheath in Suffolk by his racing owner Mr Jubb. He was handed over at the fiveways roundabout, near the airbase, so no home check etc was carried out by Jubb, and no measures taken to secure the future welfare and security of this young 3 year old greyhound with a short racing history – Jubb had informed the new owners that Bex was about 1 year to 18 months old and had never raced.

The couple contacted AFG in January 2005, when they grew tired of him.

It is absolutely not recommended to home any animal on to military bases, whereby people can be transferred to a base anywhere in the world at short notice, usually animals will be left behind. Jubb would obviously not have been bothered by this.

Luckily Bex spent the rest of his life full of love and respect in his foster home which became his forever home

Now R.I.P Dear Bex 10.12.2001 to 31.08.2010

Sadly, on August 31st 2010, after developing an aggressive and incurable form of bone cancer in his shoulder, his devoted carer Jean had to make the unbearable decision to let him go.
He was a wonderful gentle friendly boy who never put a foot wrong and helped settle in many of Jeans fostered hounds. He is very desperately missed by Jean and her other rescued hounds.

LANCE

Colour / Sex : White and brindle Male

Date of birth : 08.10.1999

Last rec. trainer : Bryan Everett

Races contended : No racing history found

Last rec.race : None

LANCE – (named for racing as) Bryanvale Senor

Lance came into the care of AFG January 2005. He was no longer wanted by the family who had acquired him free 1 year earlier by the owner/ breeder and trainer.
After a short time in foster care where he was neutered and inoculated, de-flead and wormed. Lance found his forever home March 2005 but was returned to us through no fault of his own after being branded a killer as he held a baby bird in his mouth, which sadly died
Happily back in foster care Lance then found a wonderful home in October 2005, sadly to be returned to us in February 2009 Lance had to be returned to us as a result of a marriage break up.
Luckily for Lance, we had a vacant foster home where lance stayed in permanent foster care never needing to be re-homed, with the company of a beautiful female greyhound “Annie”

Sadly in May 2010, Lance became ill suddenly, he had developed an aggressive tumour between his stomach and spine which had blown up in a matter of hours….Lance could not be treated, and his devoted carers Cathy and Michael had to let him go.
Throughout his time in foster care and homes Lance remained loving and loyal to all his carers and is very sadly missed.

R.I.P Dear Lance 8.10.99- 13.5.10

RILEY

Colour / Sex :   Black Male

Date of Birth :  1.12.2003

Last rec. trainer :  K.D.Cull

Races contended :  7  ( inc trials )

Last race :  Peterborough  15.10.2005

RILEY – (named for racing as) Meenala Boss

Riley came into the care of AFG on 18.11.2011 after we were informed by another rescue that a man was trying to get rid of a greyhound a.s.a.p.

When we went to see the dog we discovered he had been acquired 5 months earlier from a rescue who we were familiar with. After contacting the rescue, it was agreed that Riley could be signed over to AFG as we had a foster home available for him.

After 2 weeks in foster care Riley found his wonderful forever home with 4 other rescue dogs and 6 cats. He was a wonderful boy who could not be faulted. We dread to think where Riley would have ended up had he not been brought to our attention and the original rescue may never have known.

R.I.P Dear Riley 1.12.03-9.10.10

BIG MILLY

Colour / Sex : White and brindle Female

Date of birth : 18.08.1996

Last rec. trainer : Peter Debenham

Races contended :

Last rec. race :

BIG MILLY – (named for racing as) Turnthelightoff

Big Milly came into the care of AFG in June 2005 at 9 years of age.
We were contacted by the people who had acquired her from Peter and June Debenham’s Racing Greyhound Retirement Home (R.G.R.H.) 4 years previously. The couple had 3 young children and stated “they hadn’t got time for Milly – how much time does a 9 year old quiet gentle greyhound take up?!!!

When signed over, Milly had no veterinary records and when the couple were asked why she had not been spayed they said “The trainer, P Debenham, said ” it was not necessary” and she’d only came in season twice with a teaspoonful of blood (even more worrying). We were told Milly had pain when she arose from a lying position. A vet check showed no neurological problems but would check further when spayed.

After 1 week in foster care Milly found her forever home and after a few days settling in, she was spayed. Just in the nick of time as the vet found tumours on her ovaries and after a complicated hysterectomy, she made a full recovery.

The previous owners had never taken her to the vet and by the time she would have shown signs of discomfort, it would have been too late, luckily we got her just in time.

Milly lived a contented happy healthy life and reached the great age of 14 years

 R.I.P Dear Big Milly    18.8.96-2010

Facebook Pagelike Widget
Facebook Pagelike Widget

AfG Cinema Awareness Campaign 2
“The Race For Life”

Please like on YouTube and share

AfG Cinema Awareness Campaign 3
“Greyhounds – Dying to Entertain You”

Please like on YouTube and share

ADVANCED CAMPAIGN INFORMATION

Our two main Campaign Events for 2019 are:

  • “REMEMBER RUSTY” WEEKEND April - Sat. 27th and Sun. 28th ( Remember Rusty Day May 2nd)
  • “GREYHOUND REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND” July - Sat. 20th and Sun. 21st

Please see the our ‘How you can help’ section for more details and contact AFG if you would like some of our awareness leaflets for distribution or display.

Please help with the WWW (Winning Words in the Workplace) campaign.