GAP greyhounds great global day out

\"\"Caption: The Great Global Greyhound Walk attracted more than 30 hounds to the walk at Decker Park, Brighton, in Brisbane.

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) took part in an international event on Sunday, September 19, when it held its second Great Global Greyhound Walk.

The Great Global Greyhound Walk is a free annual sighthound walking event that aims to raise awareness of the sighthound breeds, which includes greyhounds, whippets, salukis and Irish wolfhounds.

The walk brings together thousands of fans of retired greyhounds across the globe.

Originating in the UK, the world-wide event is now in its 11th year.

Acting Racing Integrity Commissioner Paul Brown said the walk, which attracted more than 30 locals and their hounds, was a great opportunity to further promote the benefits of retired racing greyhounds as pets.

Greyhound owners and those interested in adopting or fostering a greyhound were invited to join the GAP team in Townsville or at Brighton (Brisbane).

The Townsville walk also attracted about 20 local hounds and their owners.

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