Last Hope was a racing greyhound who was found left for dead, badly injured and with both ears cut off on a mountainside in the Rhymney Valley in South Wales. He was discovered lying on rubbish with a hole in his forehead on 2 May 2004 by a walker, and was later humanely destroyed.
But out of such immense cruelty can come some good. Greyhound Rescue Wales set up the ‘Last Hope Fund’ to help and protect other greyhounds from this awful fate.
Each year GRW hold an annual sponsored walk to raise money for the fund. This money has been used to rescue, treat and rehome especially desperate greyhounds or lurchers for whom the only other option would have been euthenasia.
However with huge growing demand, the annual walks simply aren’t enough. Greyhounds are typically destroyed due to a racing injury or unwanted behaviour. However you can appreciate these delightful creatures are still young and playful. Each operation costs thousands and then you have to then factor the cost of rehabilitation, homing, dressings & follow up consultations and food.
Greyhound Rescue Wales are making a special appeal this winter, as we have been inundated more than ever before. If you would like to read details of the original incident which started this special cause please read the incident from the BBC by clicking here-> (warning the article contains descriptions and an image that some people may find distressing)