Hounds for Heroes
Greyhound Racing South Australia (GRSA) have announced an innovative partnership with the Little Heroes Foundation (LHF) launching a significant fundraising initiative to raise much needed funds for essential equipment and services for children battling serious illness.
Until 31 December 31 2019, people and families who are interested in helping foster a greyhound for 6 weeks that register through the Little Heroes Application Form will see a GAPSA make a $500 donation to Little Heroes Foundation when their greyhound passes their Green Collar Assessment. That’s right! All you have to do is help a greyhound find their forever home and at the same time, you will be making a difference to the lives of seriously ill children and their families right here in SA!
The CEO of Greyhound Racing SA, Mr Matt Corby, said “this is an exciting and progressive initiative with tangible benefits for us both. To work with such a worthwhile cause by harnessing the power of community means that we can expand our foster caring network and support sick children and their families through their fundraising efforts”.
So why become a foster carer? Will it work for me and my family?
Foster caring is a great option for those who cannot or do not wish to have a dog full time, or who just love extra canine company. As part of the fostering process, once registered through their form, the team at GAPSA will match you with a greyhound that suits your current circumstances. This includes whether you have existing pets or small children in the home.
What is provided?
All essentials are provided as part of the fostering program, such as food, their bed, a coat for the winter months, a collar, and a lead. Everything you need to be a successful foster carer is provided to you free of charge.
What do I need to do?
Greyhounds thrive in a loving home during their foster period, as it helps them make the adjustment during their transition into domestic life. Depending on your circumstances, a greyhound is usually placed with you within approximately 2 weeks of your successful application. Once your greyhound has passed their Green Collar Assessment, it generally takes about 1-2 weeks of matching to find your new canine ‘graduate’ their forever home.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Hounds for Heroes website here.
What: Hounds for Heroes
When: Until 31 December 2019
Where: South Australia
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
Image Source: Little Heroes website
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