What We Do
Gumtree Greys rescues and rehome greyhounds, predominantly from the racing industry on the East coast of Australia.
We have a network of dedicated foster carers who open their homes and hearts to these beautiful dogs. Foster carers teach greyhounds how to be pets — after years of living in small enclosures, they need to learn how to live as a family dog. Skills they need to acquire include learning to climb stairs, riding in cars and how to behave when meeting other breeds of dogs while out walking.
Gumtree Greys covers all the vet costs for these dogs while they’re in foster care. The majority of dogs that come to us are neither de-sexed nor immunised, and they often have pre-existing injuries and/or bad teeth. These issues are tended to by a network of veterinary practices that kindly offer us reduced fees. However, even with reduced fees, our vet bills are significant and make up most of our annual expenditure. Other expenses include dog transport, temporary kennelling, medications, equipment and rehabilitation training.
We do organise fundraising activities to help cover our costs, but funds raised are not enough, and our time for fundraising is limited because we concentrate on rescuing and rehoming dogs.
How Can You Help?
As we are registered charity, donations are tax deductable. There are a variety of ways supporters can help us cover the costs involved in helping these beautiful dogs.
Alternatively, donations can be made directly to our Heritage Bank Account:
Account Name: Gumtree Greys
Account No.: 13434772
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