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Sad news about Anne Finch

It is with profound regret that we have to inform you of the death of our founder, Anne Finch, which occurred on the 5th August 2018.

Anne passed away peacefully at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice IOW at the age of seventy-five.


Greyhounds in Need Summer Raffle Results

We would like to thank all involved for once again supporting our summer raffle which, with tickets and linked donations, brought in around £4,840.00

Tracey and Geraldine, at HQ, week after week, meticulously logged all the responses, and John Butters of Butters Associates, Egham, kindly drew the winning tickets —

First Prize — £500 - Mrs R. Littlehales, Suffolk.
Second Prize – £250 – Mrs D.Reid, Kent.
Third Prize — £ 50 – Mrs J.Andrew, Norfolk.

There were also runner up prizes to entries from Co.Down,East Sussex, Middlesex, Devon and Surrey

March to May transportations

The last three months have been busy with many greyhounds and galgos being transported to homes.

Campi, Sortija, Harper, Megan and Cleyton travelled from Vic to France with Therese and will be homed by her group Association Aide aux Levriers Martyrs.

More galgos left Arca de Noe, Albacete for homes in Italy, please watch their arrival here:

Forty eight greyhounds from Ireland also travelled to Italy and you can see their arrival here: 


Ginny's Galgo competition

Our May winners are announced ! See


Please also visit to see the latest education news

20th Anniversary

GIN celebrates 20 years as a registered charity helping greyhounds and galgos
Message from Anne Finch, Founder

Orion: Can you Offer me a Home? ADOPTED


Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter

GIN Merchandise Catalogue Spring/Summer 2018

Spring/Summer 2018 Merchandise

Please visit our on-line shop at and you will find plenty of "greyt" gift ideas for you and your four legged friends.

New products have recently been added.

We also have a merchandise catalogue showing a large selection of our current products.

Every merchandise purchase generates additional and much needed funds for our work in rescuing greyhounds and galgos

Greyhounds in Need Summer Raffle

Tickets are available now for our Summer Raffle to be drawn on the 27th July, 2018.

Vet’s Corner - Pet Insurance


Without a doubt the UK has long been known as a nation of animal lovers. For many of us, our pets are a big part of our lives and are considered one of the family. Therefore, when they fall ill or are involved in an accident, it can be a very stressful time for all involved. Not only do we have to worry about the well-being of our pets, but also the cost of veterinary bills. Therefore, in recent years, many people have chosen to insure their pets to help lessen the burden of unexpected veterinary bills and ensure that cost is not a limiting factor in treating their pets.


Visit to Spain- March 2018

Leaving a very snowy UK behind, I joined our trustee, Leigh, on a trip to Southern Spain to visit three shelters that GIN support and meet the dedicated staff and volunteers that run them.

Our first stop was in Albacete where we met Sole and Jisseth from Arca de Noe and were very fortunate to join Jisseth on one of her many school visits that she attends using GIN’s education programme. Sitting at the back of the class did take me back a few years but it was so fulfilling to see the concentration on the children’s faces and lovely to see how many were eager to answer, when questioned, about the galgos and their needs. We were rewarded at the end of class with pictures the children were asked to do for us which showed their thanks for our visit and for rescuing the galgos.


Knit for the Galgos

Did you know that knitting has many social, emotional and developmental benefits for young people?

We have created a new ‘Knit for the galgos’ resource which encourages young people and schools to get knitting. You don’t have to be a school to take part, we welcome anyone that wants to have a go at knitting to try out our simple patterns.

You could knit blanket squares, have a go at knitting a whole blanket or, for the more experienced, knit a coat for a galgo.

The resource is free to download from -

Can you offer a Home to Orion? ADOPTED

Can you offer a Home to Pantera? ADOPTED

New Year Transportations

The year has started well with transportations taking place to Italy, Slovenia and the UK. The Arca de Noe shelter in Albacete have been busy preparing the galgos for homes. Nina from SASIN in Slovenia travelled to Albacete to collect Caddy, Fantino, Febo, Linda, Grace, Manel, Milo, Nieve, Benjamina and Denzel.

Nina from SASIN at Arca de Noe, Albacete