Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary Update For Coronavirus Restrictions

These are unprecedented and worrying times for all of us. And in line with Government advice we have had to make some difficult decisions in recent days which you may not be fully aware of.

Both of our charity shops are now closed and will not reopen until the current crisis has passed. These shops, thanks to the generosity of our supporters and the hard work of the managers and volunteers provided the main funding stream for the work of the Sanctuary.

We have also had to close the Sanctuary to all volunteers, visitors and put a stop to any further rehoming. However the dogs still need to be cared for and our fantastic team have all confirmed that they will continue to work and look after the wellbeing of the greyhounds at Fen Bank.

It is understandable that our owners are concerned about the possible effect on their dogs should they themselves have to be hospitalised.

 Now is the time to have a conversation with either family or friends to ensure that somebody is willing and able to care for your dog should your house become empty. If that is not possible then we understand that many commercial kennels are still open to accept dogs should the owners be temporarily absent. We would also advise, particularly if you live alone, that you leave our contact details in a prominent position so that they would be seen in an emergency.

The Sanctuary has limited spare kennel capacity and we must keep that available for the dogs who tragically may lose their owners during this pandemic. It is for that rather sobering reason that we cannot offer to look after dogs for a period of time whilst their owners recuperate. Only cases in extremis can this be considered.

To end on a more cheerful note we will endeavour to place either photos or a short video on our Facebook page weekly so you can see how the greyhounds are, and if you would like to share any of your photos of how your greyhounds are coping with social distancing we would love you to add them to our page.

Thank you

From the F.B.G.S. Board of Trustees