Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club

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First responders given priority adoption access

South Australian first responders will be given first priority to adopt greyhounds as pets through a new partnership between emergency services unions and peak greyhound racing bodies.

Dubbed “Greyhounds as Mates”, the initiative will provide South Australia’s police and firefighter union members with immediate access to Greyhound Racing SA’s leading Greyhounds as Pets (GAP SA) program.

Adoption fees will be taken care of, quickly and effectively matching them with a loyal new companion at no cost.

Alongside priority access and waiving of adoption fees for dogs which are already desexed, vaccinated and microchipped, union members will receive three months of quality dry dog food and veterinary support to allow for the best possible start to their new mateship.

It is hoped that the partnership between Greyhound Racing SA (GRSA), Greyhounds Australasia (GA) and the Police Association of South Australia (PASA), as well as the United Firefighters Union of South Australia (UFUSA) will provide tangible benefits for all concerned.

GRSA CEO Bodelle Francis said the Greyhounds as Pets program was one of the most successful in the nation given the understanding of the importance of matching the right dog with the right home.

“Last year we rehomed a record number of greyhounds. And we are always looking for ways to spread the word about these calm, gentle and affectionate animals.

“And it is a privilege to be able to share these benefits with South Australian first responders. This will ensure more retired and non-racing greyhounds find a loving home and our dedicated emergency workers receive a loyal and caring companion.”

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