Colour/sex: Black female
Date of birth: 05.08.2002
Last rec. trainer: M Bailey
Races contended: 92
Last rec. race: Yarmouth/A8/28.11.2007
Racing info above acquired from G.B.G.B records
However I.D. Book shows raced from October 2003 to August 2007 Total races 101 (including trials) -all at Yarmouth
JANI – (named for racing as) Rum Gal
When of no further use or value as a racing dog, Jani was not placed with a rescue but rather homed independently and seemingly off-loaded without any concern given for the animal’s future welfare and security. Months later Jani was picked up as a stray on the streets of Norwich.
After a short period of time in foster care Jani was found a loving and forever home.
Date of birth: 20.03.2000
Last rec. trainer: No record
Races contended: 6
Last rec. race: Crayford/A8/25.03.2002
GEMMA – (named for racing as) Slieve Gallen
At the end of Gemma’s brief racing career she was given away without any regard shown for her future welfare. The new owner soon tired of the greyhound and passed her on with similar disregard. Over the following 8 months Gemma suffered appalling treatment at the hands of Claire Colby who was later banned from owning dogs for 5 years. When rescued the beautiful white and black female was emaciated, infested with fleas and suffering numerous pressure sores.
After making a full recovery Gem was found a loving and forever home.
Date of birth: 25.04.2006
Last rec. trainer: I H Brown
Races contended: 17
Last rec. race: Yarmouth/A7/05.05.2008
ZULU – (named for racing as) Tasmanian Diego
Zulu was given away just 2 days after her career on the track was terminated due to injury. Trainer Ian Brown was likely elated when the prospective owner, Angela Laver, agreed also to adopt Burgoyne Bunny who had retired through injury 4 days previously. Unable to cope, Laver off-loaded both greyhounds within a couple of weeks of signing the adoption forms. Burgoyne Bunny was later found abandoned in a flat and Zulu spent just 3 months in her next ‘forever’ home.
After a short period of time in foster care Zulu was found a loving and forever home.
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.
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
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
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”.