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Melbourne's Great Global Greyhound Walk

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Bring your sighthound and walk with greyhounds
Greyhounds - these are the most delightful dogs and generally they have the loveliest nature. They are laid back and no trouble and need little exercise. They do come in the colour blue (which is grey) and in very many other colours.

I used to own one but had a problem with my whippets, which are about half the size of a greyhound, so I had to find him another home. This was an extremely sad thing I had to do as his nature was just incredible.

My greyhound whom I named Horse

Anyway, back to the greyhound walk, which is the reason for this article!

This global walk is to raise the understanding of the plight of this breed of dog. Many are euthanised for no reason. They do not run fast enough; they have outlived their usefulness on the track; they do not run correctly or win races. There are more reasons, however, none of them are legitimate reasons to put a dog down.

In the last decade, there have been groups formed around Australia who take in many of these pets and re-home them. The public, however, needs to be made aware of the vast number of greyhounds that are no longer wanted. When I lived in the country, I even heard of such horror stories of men shooting their dogs when they no longer needed them to race. This is a disgrace and it is for reasons such as this that the Melbourne Great Global Greyhound Walk is on! It is hoped it will help to raise the awareness of greyhounds as pets.

This year is the 10 year anniversary and the organisers are aiming for a huge turnout for this Melbourne walk!

The walks actually take place right across the world on the same day. Each event then reports back the numbers to the team in the UK.

The walk will be held on Sunday 9th June at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Birdwood Avenue from 10.00 am to 11.00 am. The meeting place is inside Gate D (Birdwood Avenue, near the corner of Domain Road and Anderson Street, South Yarra).

Organisers hope there will be a lot of sighthounds and their owners attending and they are therefore requesting that you register your presence at this Eventbrite site.

All walks are free to attend and everyone is invited, whether you own a sighthound or not. The event is for greyhounds, lurchers, sighthounds, and other dogs. There is also an alternate shorter walk should you wish to take this.

This particular walk will be hosted by Gumtree Greys who re-home, foster and adopt greyhounds.

There are some walk rules as follows:

1) All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times during the walk

2) You must pick up your dog's poop.

3) Be considerate of other people in the park.

4) If necessary, use a muzzle on your dog.

Parking: There is some street parking, which is metered parking and timed parking - please check the signs!

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Why? For a greyound global walk
When: 9th June 2019
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens Birdwood Avenue South Yarra, VIC 3141
Cost: FREE
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