On Sunday, September 25, a group of local greyhounds gathered at Gilmour Reserve in Tauranga, for a walk to mark the Great Global Greyhound Walk. The event is held every year throughout the world, NZ Herald reports, and this year a record 29 countries took part. The walk endeavours to raise awareness of life after racing for greyhounds, noting that they are available for adoption and make wonderful family pets. Greyhounds are the oldest breed of dog in the world, and are known to be “loyal, affectionate and gentle-natured”.