(photo Galgos del Sol) It was with great sadness that I recently learnt of the death of Anne Finch, Founder of Greyhounds In Need and an incredible champion for greyhounds and galgos. Here is the press release from GIN.
'Dear Friends It is with profound regret that we have to inform you of the death of our founder, Anne Finch, which occurred on the 5th August 2018.
Anne passed away peacefully at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice Isle of Wight at the age of seventy-five.
Anne was loved and respected by all those concerned in Greyhound welfare and by a host of people in the wider animal rescue and protection field. It was she who brought the appalling abuse of Spanish hunting greyhounds (galgos) to the attention of the caring public in Europe and worldwide.
After some years of untiring work and self-sacrifice Anne, together with her husband Arthur, founded the charity Greyhounds in Need (GIN) twenty years ago, with the principal aim of rescuing, treating and homing ex-racing greyhounds and Spanish galgos. GIN is proud to say that this vital work continues to grow and we now make possible the rescue and rehoming of around 700 of these beautiful dogs every year as well as providing funding to improve rescue centres in Spain and now pushing forward with an expanding education programme in Spanish schools.
Here at GIN we are very conscious that we do this work in the name of Anne Finch who will always be remembered by a host of supporters to whom she was such an inspiration.
We know that we will be joined by countless friends and colleagues in remembering with pride the life achievements of a remarkable lady.
Details of Anne's funeral will be put on our site etc as soon as possible.'