26th Oct, 2016

Rugby star takes homeless hounds under his wing

Evesham Editorial 5th Mar, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

DOGS Trust Evesham had a surprise visit when an England and Gloucester rugby star took to the field with two of the centre’s Greyhounds.

Winger Jonny May took a break from training this week to walk the ex-racing greyhounds named Jonny and May who are looking to be re-homed.

Mr May said: “As a huge dog lover it’s hard to believe how so many dogs can end up unwanted by their owners, I have met so many fantastic dogs at the centre, especially Jonny and May and I really hope they find the happy homes they deserve soon.”

Mr May was taken on a tour of the Wickhamford-based re-homing centre where he learned about the work of Dogs Trust and met hundreds of homeless hounds and terriers including Jonny and May.

Emma Bragginton, Dogs Trust Evesham assistant manager, said: “We were delighted to welcome Jonny to meet our homeless hounds, he was a huge hit with all the dogs and fortunately both Jonny and May are very well behaved, but if they didn’t come back to their names at least Jonny would be more likely to catch them than I would.

“Dogs Trust take in hundreds of ex-racing Greyhounds every year and they make affectionate, fun and loving family members and just like Jonny and May they are also generally excellent with children and make loving pets in the right homes.”

Anyone interested in giving a dog a new home can call the centre on 0300 303 0292 to find out more.