Local greyhound rescue workers have expressed shock and outrage after a trainer who races dogs at the Henlow track had four healthy greyhounds “put to sleep” by a Hitchin vet.

Joanne Page, who trains greyhounds at kennels near Sandy, took the ex-racers to be “put down” at Berry House Vets in Hitchin on Wednesday January 7th.

The loosely termed Rule 18 allows for healthy greyhounds to be euthanased if no retirement home can be found.

It appears, Joanne Page did very little to find homes for her retired dogs – not even a call to her local RGT branch – and proceeded to save herself the time and expense, opting to have them ruthlessly and by definition – killed.

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Rest in Peace innocent ones……….