Addressing Officer Wellness with Help from Down Under: How Retired Aussie Greyhounds Are Helping Law Enforcement
Episode #53 | 24 May 2023
In a groundbreaking stride towards enhanced welfare for both retired racing greyhounds and former U.S. law enforcement officers, a unique partnership has been established. Forged by Greyhounds Australasia (GA) and Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) in tandem with the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the agreement promises to carve out a new life for these retired Australian racing dogs as therapeutic companions for first responders in the United States.
On this episode of the Blue View Podcast, National President Patrick Yoes sits down with Rob Vellar, Chairman of GA, and Robert Macaulay, CEO GRNSW, to discuss how this innovative initiative will establish a supply channel, dedicated to transporting these greyhounds from Australia to the U.S., ensuring their smooth transition to their new homes of FOP members in the United States.
About the First Responders Priority Program
Greyhounds Australasia (GA) with the controlling bodies are committed to encouraging and facilitating greyhound pet ownership through the provision of safe, healthy greyhounds when a greyhound retires from the racing industry.
The Greyhounds as Pets and Greyhound Adoption Programs in each state are focused on making sure as many racing greyhounds (as well as those greyhounds that don’t race) find their forever homes.
First responders in South Australia and Police in New South Wales have priority adoption access to Greyhounds as Pets.
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