Erin Hounds is a small registered charity based in the North of England where we rehome and rehabilitate Irish sighthounds (mainly greyhounds and lurchers) saved from danger in Ireland where our founder lives. We educate the public about the problems associated with the over-breeding of sighthounds for racing/field sports and promote sighthounds as pets.
Erin Hounds was founded in 2009 by Victoria Lyon. Victoria had many years experience of greyhound rescue in the UK but moved to Ireland hoping for a quieter life. Sadly, on arriving in Ireland she became aware of the massive over-breeding of greyhounds and lurchers there and the consequent abandonment and destruction of thousands of young dogs. (more…)