North Queensland trainer Joanne Wooler was named as the recipient for the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission Welfare Award at the 2020 TAB Queensland Greyhound of the Year Awards in March.
Joanne and her husband Andrew have rehomed 12 of their racing greyhounds through the North Queensland GAP program in the past two years.
Joanne has had great success with her dogs in socialising them and winding them-down prior to handing them over to GAP to rehome.
Joanne also desexes the dogs prior to the GAP pre-assessment which she believes gives them a better chance of success.
Acting Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Mr Mark Ainsworth congratulated Joanne and encouraged all trainers to consider retiring their greyhounds to GAP in South East Queensland and North Queensland.
“Last Financial Year GAP rehomed 240 retired racers and this Financial Year so far, our team has rehomed 158 greyhounds to retire with Queensland families,” he said.