A CHARITY in Renfrewshire dedicated to the rescue of greyhounds has issued an urgent appeal for donations.

RoyalHeart Greyhound Rescue, based in Langbank, was founded by Eddie Cassie and Rachel Anderson in 2009 to saves dogs from uncertain futures.

While the charity is no longer accepting new canines, volunteers are still caring for greyhounds Scooby and Harris who are yet to be rehomed.

Lesley Roberts, fundraiser at RoyalHeart Greyhound Rescue, said the charity had now run out of cash to pay for vet fees and dog food.

She told The Gazette: "Due to illness, the woman who ran the rescue had to retire last year and we still have a number of dogs that we are still trying to rehome.

"As we are no longer rescuing dogs, we can't do fundraising events but we are really desperate for funds to care for the dogs we already have.
"If anyone is able to donate money or dog food, it would be greatly appreciated. Anything at all would help."

Customers and staff at the Morrisons supermarkets in Johnstone, Erskine and Paisley are among those who have helped the charity stay afloat in recent years.

Lesley added: "Morrisons have been brilliant and every few months are supplying the rescue with food for the dogs.

"It's been a godsend and much appreciated given that the funds are now non-existent. 

"If anyone wants to hand in dog food to one of these stores, we can pick it up from there."

If you would like to donate money to the dog rescue, visit royalheartgreyhoundrescue.com/donations/.