Todd McKenney to front inaugural GAP National Adoption Day
Apr 18, 2018
In a national first, every Australian state will combine this month for the GAP National Adoption Day with Sky Racing signing on as a naming rights sponsor.
The Greyhound Adoption Programs in South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania and Greyhounds as Pets in Western Australia and New South Wales, will each host an adoption day on Sunday April 29 as part of a nation-wide push to boost awareness of greyhounds as pets.
Theatre star, radio host and TV personality Todd McKenney has signed on to be the official ambassador for the National Adoption Day.
McKenney, who has two pet greyhounds of his own, said he had fallen in love with the breed since learning about greyhound adoption from a friend.
“They are such a beautiful breed and often misunderstood. People’s perception of a greyhound and the reality of what a greyhound is actually like as a pet can often be two different things,” McKenney said.
“They’re lazy, they’re loving and they run like the wind – it’s amazing to watch. But they are just really relaxed dogs. They are chilled out, I love that energy around me, and they’re just slow, lazy and gorgeous.”
South Australia’s event will be held at GAP SA’s headquarters at the Angle Park race track, 55 Cardigan Street, Angle Park from 11am to 3pm.
GRSA CEO Matt Corby said the Sky Racing National Adoption Day was another great initiative that will assist in the promotion of the adoption and foster care opportunities.
“Greyhound Racing SA is extremely proud of our adoption program being recognised as one of the strongest in the nation.
Over the past few years in particular, we have experienced record numbers of adoptions and we look to build on this further,” Mr Corby said.
“It is wonderful to unite with the greyhound racing governing bodies of every other state in Australia to present what will be a momentous day for greyhound adoption in this country.”
With a number of amusements and attractions also organised for the day including an appearance by GAP SA’s Ambassador Ollie Wines, the day will surely be one not to miss for any greyhound enthusiast.
For more information, go to nationalgreyhoundadoptionday.com.au