Homeless hounds Mo and Farah celebrate namesake's Olympic success

Battersea's Greyhounds Mo and Farah were named after the Olympic athlete, who achieved double gold medal victory at the Rio Olympics. Now they're hoping for similar success in finding their forever home.

Five-year-old Mo and his four-year-old friend Farah had their noses to the kennel screens as they watched the Men's 5000m Final in the early hours of Sunday morning. The pair did a victory lap round the kennels as the athlete took gold, becoming the most successful Olympic track athlete in British history.

Battersea’s Rehoming and Welfare Manager, Becky Fisher says, "When they arrived at our kennels it was easy to spot Mo and Farah’s Olympic potential. But unlike their famous namesake, these lovable racers prefer short distance events to long-distance running. Like most Greyhounds, after a burst of energy, they’ll happily spend the rest of the day sitting on the sofa! We’re hoping they both strike gold soon and find a loving new home."

Mo and Farah arrived at Battersea together, and could be rehomed as a pair or separately. To find out more contact 0843 509 4444 or visit battersea.org.uk.