We raise money for our chosen charity - Erin Hounds Sighthound Rescue
Early Paws fully supports the Erin Hounds Rescue charity.
Erin Hounds is a registered charity, wholly run by volunteers who know and love sighthounds. The charity was founded in 2008 to rescue sighthounds in the Republic of Ireland where thousands suffer due to massive over-breeding, irresponsible ownership, and failure to enforce animal welfare legislation.
Since the only hope for many of these Irish dogs is to find homes outside of Ireland, there is a close liaison between Victoria, our founder and rescuers on the front line near Galway (hence the name Erin meaning Ireland) and our team of dedicated UK volunteers, mainly based in Cheshire.
Hounds needing our help include young greyhounds deemed unsuitable for racing, ex racers and hare coursers surrendered to pounds to be euthanized usually around 4 years of age, bitches discarded after producing repeated litters and stray or abandoned lurchers.