Tribute to “LAST HOPE”
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.
Last Hope raced at all three of the independent tracks that were operating in Wales at the time and was also known as "Rusty" and "Score
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 holds a number of fundraisers for the fund. This money has been used to rescue, treat and re-home especially desperate greyhounds or lurchers for whom the only other option would have been euthanasia.
However, with huge growing demand, the annual walks simply aren’t enough. Greyhounds are typically destroyed due to a racing injury or unwanted behaviour. You can appreciate these delightful creatures are still young and playful. Each operation may cost thousands and then you have to factor in the cost of rehabilitation, homing, dressings & follow up consultations and food.
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)
Here are some of the Last Hope Dogs we have helped:
More Last Hope Legacies who are happy in their forever homes!