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Longboat Key Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2010 5 years ago

Christ Church women welcome rescue group

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by: Dora Walters Senior Editor

Craig Cerrata, a Racing Dog Rescue Project volunteer, was the guest speaker at the March 1 meeting of the Women’s Club of Christ Church of Longboat Key, Presbyterian.

“Despite their size and aggressive running, greyhounds are very gentle and definitely a people’s dog,” Cerrata said. “They like to be where you are.”

Cerrata said most of the greyhounds race only two or three seasons and then are retired. It takes about $275 in veterinarian services to prepare a dog for adoption.

The local rescue organization was formed 15 years ago and adopts out about 75 dogs a year.

Last year, the organization purchased a horse stable with some acreage, and, with volunteer help and donations of materials, it has been renovated and can accommodate 30 dogs.

For more information on the program, call 379-3278 or visit www.rdrp-greyhound.org.

Contact Robin Hartill at rhartill@yourobserver.com
 

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