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  • Christmas Concerts for Dogs!

    News story | 6 Dec 2018

    Dogs of all breeds are invited to attend Forever Hounds Trust’s Christmas Concerts for dogs, which this year are being held in both Bath and Dunstable. The concerts are designed to be a celebration of our canine companions and feature choirs, carols and readings from special guests. Tickets are available in advance here priced at […]

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    Forever Hounds Trust releases Position Statement on the Greyhound Racing Industry in the UK

    News story | 11 Nov 2018

    Forever Hounds Trust is often asked what our position is on the greyhound racing industry in the UK. We have always maintained that we are not ‘anti racing’, but that we are ‘pro-welfare’. We have been considering this position as the two sides of that statement do not sit comfortably together. We were recently invited […]

  • Forever Hounds Trust attends the All-Party Parliamentary Dog Advisory Welfare Group meeting in Westminster

    | 1 Nov 2018

    On Tuesday 30th October, representatives from Forever Hounds Trust attended the  All-Party Parliamentary Dog Advisory Welfare Group (APDAWG) meeting in London. The meeting focused on “Greyhound Racing in the UK – An Update on Welfare” and had a panel of speakers, including Mark Bird from the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB), Clarissa Baldwin, chair […]

  • Chris Packham supports Forever Hounds Trust on Black Dog Day

    | 26 Sep 2018

    October 1st is National Black Dog Day – a day when we celebrate the black dogs in our lives and call for home offers for the many black dogs that are currently spending their days in rescue shelters, overlooking in favour of their lighter-coloured canine pals. This year, well known wildlife TV presenter Chris Packham […]

  • Forever Hounds Trust attend Pupaid

    | 5 Sep 2018

    Some of the South East regional volunteer team enjoyed raising awareness about sighthounds at an event held in London recently, organised to celebrate the recent success of campaign work to ban the third party sale of puppies and kittens in England. Pup Aid, an initiative of activist and celebrity vet, Marc Abraham, was held in […]

  • Buy these hounds to help these hounds!

    News story | 22 Aug 2018

      The fabulous Rollerdog are donating 20% from every item in their Greyhound and Whippet range until 16th September! Head over there now for cushions, bags and more featuring graceful greyhound and wonderful whippets. Franny the greyhound is already enjoying her new hounds of love cushion!  

  • A tribute to Anne Finch

    | 8 Aug 2018

    Everyone at Forever Hounds Trust has been deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Anne Finch. Anne was a true sighthound saviour and was instrumental in highlighting the abuse of Spanish dogs, both galgos and greyhounds. Together with her husband, Arthur, Anne founded the charity Greyhounds in Need twenty years ago. Many of those […]

  • Maximum sentence in animal cruelty cases to be increased

    | 7 Aug 2018

    The maximum sentence someone can face for animal cruelty will be increased following a Government consultation. The UK Government has today confirmed that animal abusers who commit the most heinous crimes will face up to five year in prison – in increase from the current maximum sentence of just six months. The draft Animal Welfare […]

  • WATCH! Big Hound Chill Out video

    | 16 Jul 2018

    The Big Hound Chill Out is coming this August Bank Holiday weekend and we can’t wait to see what our supporters come up with to celebrate the wonderful world of dozing sighthounds – and what our grand total will be! Want to get involved? We have launched a new video to give you more information […]

  • Forever Hounds Trust out and about in the community!

    | 6 Jul 2018

    Did you know that Forever Hounds Trust deliver talks about our work locally? Most recently, Karen and Eric (the hound) – volunteers from our Fundraising North team – spent time with Ness W.I. Due to their generosity, over £100 was raised for the dogs in our care, which is a fantastic total! Anna Claxton, Project […]

  • ‘Wing Walk’ raises funds for Forever Hounds Trust

    | 22 Jun 2018

    A daring Herefordshire woman has taken to the skies to help a dog rescue charity – by flying through the air on the wings of an aeroplane. Mary Roberts, from Ledbury, celebrated her birthday by taking part in a ‘wing walk’, raising nearly £300 for Forever Hounds Trust, an organisation which rescues and finds homes […]

  • TV Vet Scott Miller shares his thoughts on what makes greyhounds and lurchers so special

    | 8 Jun 2018

    Vet Dr Scott Miller will be a familiar face to many thanks to his regular appearances on our TV screens. Born in Brisbane, Australia, Scott began his veterinary career working at the largest animal hospital in Australia, the RSPCA clinic in Sydney, which at the time was the home of TV series ‘Animal Hospital’. After […]

  • Doing and Dozing with the Hounds

    | 8 Jun 2018

    Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, colours and personality types. The team at Forever Hounds Trust know this well as a wide variety of dogs come to them for rehabilitation and rehoming every year. The charity works with greyhounds and lurchers, and while greyhounds are a particular breed of dog, lurchers are a cross between […]

  • Do you shop at Pets at Home?

    | 23 May 2018

    Do you shop at Pets at Home? Please vote for the chance for Forever Hounds Trust to win with Pets at Home VIP Lifelines! We have the chance to win up to £7,500 in cash and additional Lifeline awards – all to go towards the hounds in our care!The VIP scheme really does work and […]

  • Take time to relax… and help our hounds!

    | 23 May 2018

    To celebrate all of our incredible dozing hounds at Forever Hounds Trust, we are pleased to announce that August Bank Holiday Weekend 2018 will see the return of the Big Hound Chill Out! After last year’s success, which saw hounds and their humans being lazy up and down the country, we can’t wait to get […]

  • Grant awarded for isolation kennels

    | 15 May 2018

    Forever Hounds Trust is thrilled to have been awarded £6,000 by the Feeding Brighter Futures grant scheme towards our project ‘Isolation Kennels for Rescued Hounds with Specific Needs’. This grant will pay for the purchase, erection and fitting out of two greatly needed isolation kennels at our kennels in Somerset. The ability to effectively isolate […]

  • 2019 Calendar Competition

    | 3 May 2018

    Your chance to see your photo, and your hound, in print and help Forever Hounds Trust to raise funds and awareness – yes, it’s our annual calendar competition! We are looking for pawfect images to best represent various categories and make our 2019 calendar a best seller. Will you be our Star Photographer?! Please read […]

  • Forever Hounds Trust volunteer named finalist in 2018 Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards

    | 18 Apr 2018

    Jan Lake, Chair of Trustees for Forever Hounds Trust and also the Somerset and Wiltshire Regional Homing Officer for the charity has been shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year in the Perplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2018. Now in their sixth year, the awards celebrate the amazing work carried out by animal charities and […]

  • EFRA calls for statutory levy on bookmakers

    | 15 Mar 2018

    The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has called for a statutory levy to be placed on bookmakers (including online bookmakers) profiting from greyhound racing in the UK. The statutory levy has been called for in a letter from the Committee’s Chair, Neil Parish MP, to Tracey Crouch MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for […]

  • GREYHOUND FIGURES RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT THE RACING INDUSTRY

    | 15 Mar 2018

    The Greyhound Board of Great Britain, of which Forever Hounds Trust is a member, has announced the long awaited statistics on both injuries sustained by Greyhounds on the track and the fates of Greyhounds on retirement. The data reveals that over 1,000 greyhounds were put to sleep in 2017, for reasons including the cost of […]

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