Clark’s Farm Rehoming Kennels near Maldon are giving retired greyhounds from Crayford Stadium the five star treatment via their hydrotherapy spa. The bath massages the dogs with targeted jets of warm water, with the treatment supporting such ailments as aches, pains, arthritis and complications following surgery. These treatments also increase blood flow which can have a positive affect on a greyhound’s mobility. Crayford Greyhound Stadium have themselves donated over £6,000 to Clark’s to help purchase specialist equipment to assist with treatments, including a greyhound hoist.
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Friends of Crayford Retired Greyhounds (FOCRG) work closely with Crayford Greyhound Stadium to try and identify homes for ex racing greyhounds. The organisation has access to two kennels, one of which is located at Clark’s Farm.
Diana Illingworth of the FOCRG was quoted as saying: “The support for this project means the care for Crayford’s ex-racing greyhounds continues on long after retirement and rehoming.
“It’s fantastic that welfare continues to be a priority after the greyhounds have left the track.
“New owners are excited at using these facilities giving their new pets the best care possible.”Crayford Greyhound Stadium manager Peter Broadbridge said: “We work closely with the FOCRG who do an incredible job finding new homes for our retired racers.
“We are delighted that this new facility is up and running – it is a great bit of kit I am sure it will be a real benefit to their greyhounds for many years to come.
“We want every greyhound that races at our track to receive the very best treatment during every stage of their lives.
“We’re pleased, therefore, that our trainers will have access to this facility by appointment and I am sure that they will make good use of it.”
More details on this project can be obtained by contacting Friends of Crayford Retired Greyhounds directly on 07549 826 240.