Wednesday 24 January 2018

Dog lovers to descend on Merrion Square in support of Greyhound welfare

SOME famous faces will be joining dog lovers from around the country as they take to the streets of Dublin next weekend.

The walk, which will take place on Merrion Square,is aimed at raising awareness and support for the welfare of Irish greyhounds.

The event has been organised by Greyhound Rescue Association Ireland (GRAI), an organisation dedicated to promoting retired racing greyhounds as pets.

The walk will  begin on September 21st  at 1.00pm, and will last about an hour and a half. 

Una Phelan, spokesperson for GRAI, said:  “We are calling on the people of Dublin and all over Ireland, to open their hearts and homes to greyhounds and ask that they join us on the walk to see for themselves what wonderful pets greyhounds make.”  

The walk has the support of Sharon Shannon, Lenny Abrahamson, Cathy Davey, and Neil Hannon.

English comedian and actor Ricky Gervais said: “It is my hope that Irish dog lovers everywhere, along with their pets, will turn out in large numbers to walk in unity alongside the greyhounds to make the point that greyhounds are for life and companionship. 

“I wish the Walk for Greyhounds every success!”

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