£25k donation funds new kennel block for greyhound charity

The Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary
The Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary

A £25,000 donation to a greyhound charity is set to help build a new kennel block and home six extra greyhounds.

The Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary, in Friskney, has been given the grant by animal charity Support Adoption For Pets.

Vice chairman of Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary Paul Bryan said: “This grant means the world to us here, and will make the world of difference to dogs entering the centre.

“Greyhounds are often abandoned once they are considered too old to race anymore, and the money donated will give these animals a second chance.”

The money will help fund the construction of a new kennel block onsite, which will provide a home for a further six greyhounds in the Boston area.

Charity manager at Support Adoption For Pets Amy Wilson said: “Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary is such an important cause for the local area and offers a lifeline to abandoned greyhounds in the region, and we are thrilled to award the money to the team.”

The sanctuary’s purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home ex-racing greyhounds.

Since being established in 2006, Support Adoption For Pets has helped over 1,000 rehoming centres and animal welfare organisations across the UK by awarding grants and running fundraising campaigns with Pets at Home.

In addition to its fundraising work it also runs dedicated adoption centres in over 375 Pets at Home stores.

To find out more about Support Adoption For Pets or to support the charity visit www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk.