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    Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    National Greyhound Adoption Day promotes greyhounds as pets

    Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Sunday, April 29, 2018

    National Greyhound Adoption Day promotes greyhounds as pets

    Queenslanders are being urged to consider adopting a greyhound on the inaugural National Greyhound Adoption Day, this Sunday 29 April.

    Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said National Greyhound Adoption Day was a great opportunity to connect former racing dogs with new owners in a caring family environment.

    “Greyhounds can be great pets, once their career on the track is over,” he said.

    “So I’m encouraging anyone who is considering getting a new pet to have a think about adopting a greyhound.

    “The Palaszczuk Government’s highly successful Greyhound Adoption Program, GAP, has re-homed almost 500 former racing dogs over the last two years.

    “This great program administered by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) sees all dogs thoroughly vetted before being put up for adoption.

    “Every dog that enters GAP is temperament tested, de-sexed, wormed, microchipped and vaccinated by a vet.

    “So if you want a new pet, we can connect you with a greyhound that’s been professionally cared for and fully vetted.

    “QRIC is internationally recognised as a world-leader in racing integrity and it’s building a strong reputation for excellence in animal welfare through initiatives such as GAP.”

    National Adoption Day will be held at the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club, Albion and in Townsville at Yapper Valley Pet Resort, Woodstock.

    “National Greyhound Adoption Day is part of a nationwide push to raise awareness of greyhounds as pets,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

    “If you’re looking for a new family pet, National Greyhound Adoption Day is a great way to get the ball rolling.”

    For more information on GAP, visit http://www.gapqld.com.au

    Media contact: Martin Philip 0427 919 548