Ex-racing greyhound found dumped – Video

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A FORMER racing greyhound that was no longer ‘fit for purpose’ was found dumped at a borough retail park last week.

The five-year-old dog was dangerously emmaciated when she was found in the Silverlink car park in Wallsend, by Greyhound Rescue North East rehoming coordinator Sharon Morgan.

Minnie, the rescued greyhound with her foster carer Sylvia Martin in West Allotment.

Minnie, the rescued greyhound with her foster carer Sylvia Martin in West Allotment.

“She was so thin, she was desperately trying to get food off people,” she said.

“We know she was a former racing dog as her ears are marked, but she has been sold on so many times we cannot trace the owner.

“It’s so sad that when these dogs are not fit for purpose any more, owners just dump them.

“She is such a loving dog, it’s such a shame.”

The dog has since been put with foster carer Sylvia Martin, of West Allotment, who already has another greyhound Micky, and she has named her Minnie.

But Sharon is now looking for someone to take Minnie on permanently.

“She is a really friendly dog, and like most greyhounds she just wants to see out the rest of her years somewhere where she can be loved, so we are looking for anyone who would like to adopt her to get in touch with us.”

For more details visit www.grehoundrescuenortheast.com