A GREYHOUND charity in Tyldesley has got off the mark to a speedy start this year.

Five dogs were rehomed by Makants Greyhound Rescue North West in January.

They are all ex racing greyhounds and are named Star, Ginny, Biffo, Ripley and Lotto.

A spokesman for Makants said: "These dogs, contrary to popular belief, do not need a great deal of exercise and are happy with two short walks a day as well as spending a lot of their time asleep."

The Mort Lane centre has a constant supply of greyhounds who need rehoming, and are also looking for people to join their fundraising team or walking the greyhounds.

For more information about Makants Greyhound Rescue North West, visit makantsgreyhoundrescue.co.uk.