Don’t Resist the Lure: Get a Greyhound to Help Little Heroes

Jun 30, 2021

Adopting a retired greyhound will now help seriously ill children such as Alex Tann, thanks to Greyhound Racing SA.

The 11-year-old, from Redwood Park, was diagnosed with a brain tumour aged three. He has since lost his sight and his hearing has been impaired.

The Little Heroes Foundation has helped support Alex and his family during many long hospital visits. 

Now the foundation is receiving some help through retired racing greyhounds.

Greyhound Racing SA will donate proceeds from its Greyhounds As Pets program, which helps to rehome the 400 greyhounds that retire each year.

It plans to donate $52,000 to the Little Heroes Foundation.

Greyhounds cost $150 to adopt, or $10 to take part in the foster to adopt program, where retired dogs are cared for as they transition from racing into domestic life.

Alex's mother, Jo Tann is encouraging South Australians thinking of adopting a pet to consider making a retired greyhound their next fur family addition.

"They will get an amazing, loyal pet, and will support seriously ill children. It's a win-win," she said.

Greyhound Racing SA chief executive Matt Corby said past donations to the foundation have helped support the mental health of children.

"By adopting a greyhound, you get a beautiful, affectionate greyhound and you will also be helping seriously ill children via the Little Heroes Foundation," Mr Corby said.

Little Hero, Alex Tann, 11, with his sister, Jenny, 8 and greyhound Millie. 

Source: The Advertiser
Written By: Dixie Sulda

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