It’s 1,000 up with a new home for Rick

Rick the greyhound was the 1,000th dog to be rehomed by the Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust. NA
Rick the greyhound was the 1,000th dog to be rehomed by the Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust. NA

DESPITE the sad face it was a happy ending for Rick the greyhound – after becoming the 1,000th dog to be rehomed by a Boston-based charity.

The Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust (LGT) has recently celebrated rehoming a thousand greyhounds since being formed in 1998 by Kevin and Mandy Stow.

Friendly dog Rick (pictured) has now found a home with Vicki and Dave Wells in Sudbrooke, near Lincoln.

Owner Vicki said “I am delighted that Rick is the 1,000th greyhound rehomed by LGT since it began. She joins my other greyhound Dolly who we rehomed from LGT in 2006. I look forward to having many happy years with Rick and feel happy knowing LGT provide such great back up if there are any problems.”

LGT was originally a branch of the national Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT), but in May 2004 became an independent charity – although they still liaise closely with the RGT.

Kevin said: “Every year since 2006 we have successfully rehomed at least 100 greyhounds and have been very fortunate to have many terrific helpers over the years.” 

He added: “Like all groups there have been ups and downs, but the bottom line is it is about the greyhounds and we can now say we have helped 1,000 different greyhounds to find homes.”

l For details call 01522 569825 or visit www.lincolnshiregreyhoundtrust.com.