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
Date of birth: 09.05.1998
Last rec. trainer: Mr B Creckenden
Races contended: No racing history known
Last rec. race: N/A
ABBY – (named for racing as) Canalside Willow
Abby came into the care of AFG in 2003 when the then owners had a new baby and couldnt cope with Abby as she was clumsy and boisterous, (although they also had another black female of the same age who was very docile).
Abby quickly settled into her foster home with Fran and Tim who had years of experience caring for unwanted racing greyhounds.
As is often the case with our foster carers, Abby’s foster home quickly became her forever home, she was soon after joined by an AFG lurcher ” Scooby”.
Colour/sex: Fawn female
Date of birth: 22.07.1998
Last rec. trainer: Mr Carl Appleton
Races contended: 47
Last rec. race: Great Yarmouth 06.04.2001
ZENA – (named for racing as) Purple Pixie
Zena was raced at Great Yarmouth and came into the care of AFG 03.06.2001. What a state this poor girl was in.
We had been alerted to her by neighbours of the 1 bedroom upstairs council flat she was being kept in. Reports of her screaming and howling when left alone there (for sometimes up to 14 hours) whilst the then so called carer, went out clubbing etc. There were many disturbing reports of her screaming and howling upon the owners return (possibly being beaten for soiling the flat).
An AFG rep visited the property on 2 occasions and knew the poor greyhound was inside. Needless to say, there was no sign of anyone in the property. A note was left asking about the dogs welfare and as a result we were contacted by the boyfriend who, luckily, arranged for Zena to be signed over to AFG.