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Week of February 13, 2012




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Gala preparations are in full swing and we are thrilled to announce two of our sponsors for 2012:




Diamond Sponsors

VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital


Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center




Platinum Sponsor

Grubbs Infinity





We are greatful for their consideration and support of our mission to assist all greyhounds in need.  Be sure to stop by their tables and thank them for their contributions to our cause.


Considering being a sponsor for the Gala?  We have included sponsor information in this week's eNews along with contact information should you have any questions. 






The Officers, Directors, and Committee Members of Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc.





GALT has earned the Guidestar Exchange Seal, demonstrating its commitment to transparency. 


GALT is a Top-Rated Animal Welfare Nonprofit for 2012.




Celebrities at the Gala!
Each year, GALT is fortunate to have in attendance celebrities that live in the area and support our mission.  This year is no exception.  Below is the list of celebrities scheduled to appear at this year's Gala:
Burton Gilliam
Cliff Harris
Charlie Waters
Michael Downs
Devin Wyman
Jack Lazorko
Don Stanhouse
Mike Bacsik
Mike Phillips
Jose Guzman
John Knox
Terry Drake
Won't you join us?

Faith, Hope & Charity

Sponsor Opportunities

Each year, the Gala provides an opportunity for individuals and businesses to 
 participate in the event above and beyond the price of the event ticket. 


Below are the sponsor levels for this years Gala.        



If you are interested in sponsoring the Greyhounds on their finest night of the year, please contact:


 John McQuade

Susie McQuade

Shannon Forrest 



 Auction Items & Wine Pull Donations Needed for the Gala!

Auction contact: Marjy LaGesse, Tel: 972-822-5076 or email

Wine Pull contact:  Shannon Forrest  email 

We would appreciate items being turned in by February 24th, 2012.


 GALT respectfully requests your presence at the...
11th Annual Greyt Gala & Auction

March 3, 2012
1400 Plaza Place, Southlake, TX 76092
Cocktails & Wine   6:00-7:00pm
 Gourmet Dinner   7:15 pm
 $125 for a single ticket purchase
                                                   $100 per ticket (when two or more are purchased at the same time)
For almost eleven years, the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT) has been not only the organization of choice for retired greyhounds requiring adoption services, but often the adoption organization of last resort for many injured, abused, and neglected Greyhounds.


GALT's mission of "No Grey Turned Away" has resulted in unconditional intake of greyhounds no matter what their medical needs are.  For some of these greyhounds, the journey to a forever home comes relatively quickly, Many others require vast amounts of medical care to treat broken legs, heartworm infestation, tick borne blood diseases, the ravages of near starvation plus  time to heal.  As a result of this dedication, GALT saw its annual operating budget increase from about $280,000 in our fiscal year 2009-2010 to nearly $400,000 in our last fiscal year 2010 -2011 due to increased medical and rehabilitation costs for these sick and injured greyhounds 


The monies raised from your ticket and auction purchases will provide the funds needed for GALT to continue to provide care and substance for the injured, sick, abused and neglected greyhounds. 


Your FAITH in GALT, your never-ending HOPE that every Greyhound has a loving home, and your CHARITY at this event will make that possible.


Valentine EarsWith the large number of heartworm positive dogs GALT has received over the last few weeks, won't you consider brightening one (or more) lucky dog's Valentine's Day with a special Candygram and help mend a "broken heart"? A $10 donation will put a candy heart with your name or an "in honor of" on the dog's webpage for the rest of the month of February.  
GALT has 15 dogs in its care being treated for heartworms - that's a record number! Angie, Blade, Carbon, Charity, Clooney, Cupcake, Dani, Harry, Jasper, Nutmeg, Onyx, Sophia, Stetson, Stewart and Timex could all use a little extra love this Valentine's Month.  Give them a little piece of your heart here. 

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Your membership dollars will support transition and adoption efforts! GALT supports, welcomes and encourages an active, organized membership base of greyhound lovers who share the passion and vision of finding loving, responsible forever homes for greyhounds.
Without your support, we cannot further our mission to rescue and adopt these wonderful dogs.
Don't forget!
Gold Memberships have the option to take 10% off event tickets.  Thinking about going to the Greyt Gala?  Use your discount and join us!  When ordering your tickets online, make sure to enter in your coupon code received in your Membership letter to get your 10%.
GALT thanks all its supporters for once again making us a Top Rated organization on Great Nonprofits! 
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On March 24th, GALT is partnering with the Texas Handgun Academy to offer a concealed handgun license class as a fundraiser benefiting GALT. Classes are $100 per person. For more details on what to bring or to register, click HERE.  Driver's license, U.S. passport, or state I.D. required. 


Concealed Handgun License Class
March 24, 2012 
Texas Handgun Academy
10201 Plano Road Ste. 107
Dallas, TX 75238





Irish Uma

The 30th Annual North Texas Irish Festival is March 2, 3 and 4th. It will be a busy weekend for GALT as it is the same weekend as the Greyt Gala, so we are looking for a few multitasking volunteers to bring their greys (and foster greys) to the GALT booth on the 3rd and 4th to talk to the public about the wonders of greyhounds as companion pets.  Shifts will be from 11am to 1:30pm and 1:30pm to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday!  You will have plenty of time to get home and change for the Gala on Saturday evening, so mark your calendars!   Greyhounds and humans alike really enjoy this event - just ask Uma!

North Texas Irish Festival
March 3 & 4th
Fair Park - Centennial Hall
Contact to volunteer - help is needed for the shifts on March 3 & March 4 as well as decorating on Friday afternoon, March 2 at 1:30pm!



Saturday, February 18, 2012        
11:00am - 1:00pm
Petco Garland MEET & GREET
3055 N President George Bush Hwy
Garland, TX
Three to four availabe GALT greyhounds will be at this event.

Saturday, February 18, 2012
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Petco Plano MEET & GREET
801 W. McDermott Dr.
Allen, TX
Five to six availabe GALT greyhounds will be at this event.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Petco Addison MEET & GREET
5301 Beltline Rd. 
Addison, TX
Five or six availabe GALT greyhounds will be at this event.



Cash aka Uhaul Cash, is a 3 1/2 year old brindle male born March 14, 2008. His sire is Kiowa Sweet Trey and his dam is Ozsum Flyby. Cash has 71 races to his credit on, all at the Palm Beach track. He started his career on January 3, 2010 and ended it on June 25, 2011. His tail has been recently docked due to injury. Cash is ready to "cash in" on a forever home! Cash has not yet been tested with cats or small animals. 

Chan aka WW's Jackie Chan, is a 3 1/2 year old black male born June 4, 2008. His sire is Trent Lee and his dam is WW's Royal Rose. Chan has 56 races to his credit on Between November 7, 2009 and May 7, 2011, he moved between four tracks: VictoryLand, Derby Lane, Wheeling Downs and Palm Beach. This handsome boy is ready for retirement - is he the zoomie acton hero to add to your home? Chan has not yet been tested with cats or small animals.  

Kyrie aka Flying Kyrie, is a 2 1/2 year old brindle male born July 25, 2009. His sire is Kiowa Sweet Trey and his dam is Flying Liturgy. Kyrie has 65 races to his credit on, starting at Naples-Ft. Myers and ending at Palm Beach in Florida. His first race was on December 19, 2010 and he retired on November 16, 2011, winning 15 races in his career. This happy boy is ready to meet you! Kyrie has not yet been tested with cats or small animals.  

Smoke aka CJC's Smoke, is a 4 1/2 year old white and black male born July 8, 2007. His sire is Dragon Fire and his dam is Greys Real Nifty. Smoke has 53 races to his credit on, all at Wheeling Downs. His first race was on February 6, 2009 and his last on June 27, 2010. This big boy was stressed by his trip, and is resting in a foster home after being treated for hypothermia. Smoke has not yet been tested with cats or small animals. 

Windy aka Wind Blow By, is a 5 1/2 year old white female with black ticking born June 26, 2006. Her sire is Flying Penske and her dam is Little Modoe. Windy has 15 races to her credit on Her brief career started on April 29, 2008 and ended on August 7, 2008 and included 6 wins. 

Gertie aka Gunpowder Gertie, is a 4 year old blue fawn female born October 16, 2007. Her sire is Maryville Rumble and her dam is Hoops Slamdunk. Gertie has no races to her credit on She was injured in an accident at the farm after returning from the track - her left front leg has been amputated. 

Ida aka Ina's Ace, is a 5 1/2 year old black female born April 17, 2006. Her sire is Oshkosh Slammer and her dam is Touche Baby. Ida has 22 races to her credit on starting on November 24, 2007 and ending on August 30, 2009. She raced at Orange Park in 2009 and at Derby Lane in 2007 and 2008. 

Felicia aka Craigie Felicia, is a 6 year old fawn female born October 22, 2005. Her sire is Kiowa Sweet Trey and her dam is Craigie Roan. Felicia has no races to her credit on, however she does show over 100 races on, so it's possible she had quite the career from 2007-2008. 

Darlin aka Rock N Darlin, is a 6 year old black female born July 26, 2005. Her sire is Late Late Show and her dam is ICU Darlin Dog. Darin has no race to her credit on, however she does show 86 races from 2007-2009 on Darlin went on to whelp a litter of four registered puppies on January 1, 2010 with sire Dragon Fire. 

Dedi aka RJ's Detriot, is an 8 1/2 year old white and black female born June 5, 2003. Her sire is Larking About and her dam is Wix Acclaim. Dedi has 28 races to her credit on, starting on January 12, 2006 at the Mardi Gras Racetrack, and ending on July 1, 2006 at the Flagler track. Dedi went on to have more offspring than races! Her first litter of eight puppies with Sire Gable Dodge was whelped on August 27, 2007. The rest of her litters were with sire Gable Oscar: another eight puppies on May 6, 2008, eight more on June 16, 2009, and a final five on March 13, 2010. 





Trudy is a brindle female who is approximately 5 years old. Her tattoos are very difficult to read, and are still being researched. Trudy and Milo were received from Fort Worth Animal Control as part of a cruelty seizure - they were thin and covered in ticks. They were found in a vacant lot in a makeshift holding pen in absolutely filthy conditions. Thankfully, Trudy tested  negative for heartworms when she arrived, but she suffered from low platelets and had a positive titer to Ehrlicihia Canis. She has been sucessfully treated for both and has completed her medical procedures. Trudy is ready to find her forever home! 

Trudy is not cat tolerant. 

Trudy is guaranteed to reduce eye-strain since she'll bump my elbow and put her head in my lap for some petting if I've been on the computer too long. She loves to be in the same room with me and is very affectionate. Trudy has great house manners, and continues to ask her foster brother to play even though he's a sedate soul and doesn't want to. She likes collecting her squeaky toys to shake and toss around. Sometimes she'll collect my slippers on her bed too, but just to have them near her - she doesn't chew on them. She jumps into action if she hears keys or leashes jangle, and keeps the rugs slightly askew in her haste to move from room to room. She's a "talker" and will definitely let you know what she's thinking from time to time. Trudy love activity and enjoys having children around - she's calmly curious about them. 
-Trudy's foster mom




Greys in Boarding at BARK! and Top Paw Resort are Kit, Chan, Marvin and Kyrie.  These dogs are being boarded at Houn House: Timex, Carbon & Stewart are all heartworm positive and foster homes are desperately needed so they can begin treatment. 
If you can help foster, please contact Jennifer Vilches at These dogs are being boarded at Houn House waiting to complete their medical procedures: Windy, Gertie, Ida, Felicia, Darlin & Dedi. 


   image of Kit   Timex   Carbon   Chan

                  Kit                              Timex                          Carbon                           Chan



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                Marvin                           Stewart                         Kyrie                             Windy



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                 Gertie                              Ida                              Felicia                             Darlin



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January 23, 2002 - February 12, 2012
Beloved and cherished by Lisa and David Hightower and family
Delilah, aka Cosey Tigress
November 23 2002 - February 10, 2012
Beloved and cherished by Jennifer and David Vilches


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Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc.
P.O. Box 680  Addison, Texas 75001-0680