LIEUTENANT COLONAL Duncan Green, a trustee of national canine charity the Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT) and former Director General of Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, was rewarded with a CBE for his life-long dedication to animal welfare at the Queen’s Birthday Honours last week.
Mr Green has been a trustee of the RGT for six years. He explains: ‘I have always had a great interest in greyhounds.
They are one of the most misunderstood breed of dogs you can imagine -once their racing careers are over they need very little exercise and make extremely affectionate and loyal pets. The RGT is working tirelessly to find homes for these wonderful animals.’
The RGT now has 70 branches across the UK from the Isle of Skye to Jersey, with an army of volunteers dedicated to spreading the word that greyhounds make wonderful pets.
Director of the RGT, Ivor Stocker, said: ‘Duncan is a very worthy recipient of this honour and it is excellent that animal welfare should be recognised in this way.
We are thankful to him for all of his hard work for the RGT and his efforts in spreading the word about this wonderful breed.’