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16th April 2009

Retired greyhounds reap £500

Wimbledon charity wins Petplan prize draw

The Retired Greyhound Trust, the UK charity dedicated to rehoming ex-racers, has been awarded a donation of £500 from the UK's leading pet insurance provider Petplan.

The money donated by Petplan will go towards looking after the greyhounds in the care of the charity, helping to ensure they are in full health and ready to start their new life as pets.

Director of the RGT Ivor Stocker said: "The RGT is delighted to receive this generous donation from Petplan. It will greatly assist the volunteers in caring for the retired greyhounds we currently look after.

Petplan works with more rehoming charities than any other insurer to help fund the care of thousands of homeless cats and dogs. The company offers a cover note for four weeks free insurance to every owner adopting pets through the shelters it supports and also donates four weeks free insurance vouchers to visitors and supporters of the charities. Each month a prize draw is held from all the vouchers and cover notes issued and one charity benefits from the prize fund.

Head of Petplan, Simon Wheeler said: "We are committed to aiding the valuable work carried out by rehoming shelters. Charities such as Battersea, Cats Protection, Blue Cross and the Dogs Trust are just a handful of those that have recently benefited from our monthly prize draw."

Notes to editors

Petplan is the largest pet insurance provider in the world, offering comprehensive lifetime pet insurance cover for dogs, cats and rabbits.

Established more than 30 years ago, it is part of Allianz Insurance, one of the largest general insurers in the UK.

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