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Hollywood star backs canine campaign

Vinnie Jones is helping the Retired Greyhound Trust promote the welfare of retired racing dogs

Actor and former footballer, Vinnie Jones is lending his support to the Retired Greyhound Trust to promote their latest campaign to help re-home retired racing Greyhounds.

A big fan of Greyhound racing, Vinnie is backing the trust’s Grace 2002 campaign to help rehome former racing Greyhounds as pets.

“Vinnie is delighted to be involved with the Retired Greyhound Trust as Greyhound racing is one of his favourite pastimes,” said his spokesman.

Since its launch in 1975, the trust has rehomed more than 25,000 dogs. Typically retiring from racing at around three-years-old, Greyhounds can live to be 13.

The Grace 2002 campaign also aims to clear up some misconceptions about the breed. According to experts, Greyhounds take no more effort to look after an average dog, they are friendly, docile animals and are happy with two 20-minute walks each day.

Ivor Stocker, director at the Retired Greyhound Trust, said: “It is a coup for us to have obtained Vinnie’s support. We hope that his support will make people realise just what great pets these dogs can make.”

Anyone wishing to find out more about adopting a Greyhound should contact The Retired Greyhound Trust (tel: 0870 444 0673) or click here to visit www.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk

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