Dog Lovers and Irish Celebrities to Descend on Merrion Square in Support of Greyhounds
Ricky Gervais Supports the 2014 Walk for Greyhounds AT NOON on Sunday, June 15, 2014 dog lovers from across Ireland will descend on Merrion Square for a peaceful walk through the streets of Dublin as a tribute aimed at raising awareness and support for the welfare of Irish greyhounds. This event has been organized by Greyhound Rescue Association Ireland (GRAI), an organization dedicated to promoting retired racing greyhounds as pets. The walk will formally begin at 1.00pm and all are welcome to attend. Those with dogs (any breed) are welcome to bring their pets to the walk which will last approximately one and a half hours.
Una Phelan spokesperson for GRAI said, “We are calling on the people of Dublin and Ireland to open their hearts and homes to greyhounds and ask that they join us on the walk to see for themselves what wonderful pets greyhounds make.”
Many of Ireland and the UK’s most well-known celebrities have also pledged their support of GRAI and the Walk for Greyhounds, such as musician Sharon Shannon and English comedian and actor Ricky Gervais who has also declared,
“I am delighted that Greyhound Rescue Association Ireland are holding their 4th peaceful Walk for Greyhounds in support of Greyhound Welfare on Sunday June 15, 2014 in Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland. Greyhound Rescue Association Ireland and their 16 member rescues are working tirelessly to save, support and rehome unwanted Greyhounds, and promoting Greyhounds as the fabulous family pets that they are. It is my hope that Irish dog lovers everywhere, along with their pets, will turn out in large numbers to walk in unity alongside the greyhounds to help reinforce the point that greyhounds are for life and for companionship and not for racing, betting and human entertainment. I wish the Walk for Greyhounds 2014 every success!”
For more information please contact:
GRAI PR Officer
+353 (87) 112 9868