There are private greyhound rescue and rehoming groups across Australia. These groups are run on donations and volunteer determination. They have a wealth of experience at matching the right people with the right greyhound. See contact details below.
If you can’t commit to a dog of your own, why not try fostering? Most rescue groups will pay for food, bedding, collars, leads, vet care and so on, all you need to supply is time, effort and love.
If your circumstances don’t allow you to adopt or foster a dog, why not contact your local greyhound rescue and ask them if they could use your special skills: photography, graphic design, copywriting, accounting, dog training, printing, or anything else you have to offer.
Rescuing dogs costs money. Consider making a donation.
Not everyone is in the position of being able to make a donation. If that applies to you, consider running your own mini fundraiser within your circle of friends, family and colleagues. This could be as easy as requesting donations to your chosen charity instead of gifts for your birthday or Christmas.
Always remember your power as a voter, a consumer and a member of the community. Write to or visit your local MP, your state premier or state racing minister and ask them to consider banning greyhound racing. View contact details below. Tell them you will only vote for political parties who will shut down the greyhound racing industry.
Spread the messages “End Greyhound Suffering” “Don’t Bet On It” and “You Bet They Die”. Every dollar that is wagered on a greyhound race legitimises this so-called sport. It increases the industry’s revenue and sends a message to others that gambling on greyhounds is socially acceptable. If your friends or colleagues are keen to have a night at the dogs, try to convince them not to go and don’t attend if they go ahead.
State Premiers and Government contacts for greyhound racing and welfare
Premier: Daniel Andrews Contact: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/contact-us/
Minister for Racing: Martin Pakula Contact: http://www.martinpakula.com.au/contact/
Minister for Agriculture (racing greyhound welfare): Jaclyn Symes Contact: http://www.jaclynsymes.com.au/contact/
Premier: Gladys Berejiklian Contact: https://www.nsw.gov.au/contact-us/contact-the-premier
Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation: Kevin Anderson Contact: https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/members/Pages/member-details.aspx?pk=81
Premier: Peter Gutwein Contact: http://www.premier.tas.gov.au/cabinet/peter_gutwein
Minister for Racing: Elise Archer Contact: https://elisearcher.com.au/contact/
General Manager and Director of Racing, Office of Racing Integrity: John King Contact: https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/racing/about-the-office-of-racing-integrity/contacts
Premier: Annastacia Palaszczuk MP Contact: https://www.thepremier.qld.gov.au/tools/contact.aspx
Minister for Racing: Stirling Hinchliffe Contact: https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/members/current/list/MemberDetails?ID=1236262867
Premier: Steven Marshall Contact: https://premier.sa.gov.au/contact
Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing: Corey Wingard Contact: https://www.coreywingard.com.au/contact?ref=minister
Premier: Mark McGowan Contact: https://www.premier.wa.gov.au/Ministers/Mark-McGowan/Pages/Contact.aspx
Minister for Racing and Gaming: Paul Papalia Contact: https://www.premier.wa.gov.au/Ministers/Paul-Papalia/Pages/default.aspx
Chief Minister: Michael Patrick Francis Gunner Contact: https://parliament.nt.gov.au/members/by-name/michael-gunner
Links to Australian Greyhound Rescue Groups
Currently, there are no rescues in South Australia