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Thursday, 10 July 2014

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Sad farewell to Barrow ‘greyhound lady’ who cared passionately for dogs

TRIBUTES have been paid to a “determined” Barrow woman who dedicated her life to rehoming hundreds of greyhounds.

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compassion Pauline Jackson, from Barrow, died at the age of 61. She was the South Lakes representative for Dumfriesshire and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue, and rehomed greyhounds across Furness JENNIFER HANSON

Pauline Jackson, who was the South Lakes representative for Dumfriesshire and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue, died at the age of 61 at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on December 17.

The grandmother of five was known locally as the “greyhound lady” and helped find homes for the dogs across Barrow, Ulverston and the Lake District.

Mrs Jackson, who lived in Barrow, cared for retired and homeless greyhounds. During her life she helped to raise vital funds for the charity.

Anita Green, of Animal Refuge Furness, worked alongside Mrs Jackson whenever a stray or abandoned greyhound was found in the area.

Mrs Green paid tribute to the community champion, describing her as a “passionate” carer of animals.

She said: “We worked together whenever a greyhound came in. It is a very sad loss. She was a very nice lady.

“She really looked after the dogs, and spent so much time and effort collecting money for them.

“She was so passionate about the greyhounds and finding new homes for them. She really did work 24/7.”

Mrs Jackson’s funeral was held at Thorncliffe Crematorium on Friday, with attendees paying their respect by forming a line of greyhounds in her honour.

Friends and family were asked to wear “everyday attire” and clothes that they would normally wear to visit her house.

A post by Dumfriesshire and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue on their Facebook page read: “Pauline’s contribution to the charity was immense.

“She was not only a tireless fundraiser, but also hugely successful at finding forever homes for a large number of dogs.

“Her compassion for greyhounds was boundless, matched only by her determination and dynamism to achieve the best for them.

“She will be hugely missed.”

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I loved Pauline Jackson she was such a caring and loving person I went to vist her for coffee a few times she was such a laugh I will miss her so much rip greyhound lady xxx

Posted by Anita fell on 16 February 2014 at 13:27

R.I.P Nana, we all miss you so much hope you are helping all the greyhounds up in heaven. Love you forever from zoe xxx

Posted by zoe jackson on 8 January 2014 at 23:28

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