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Week of February 20, 2012

  
IN THIS ISSUE
WINE PULL
GALA CELEBRITIES
SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES
AUCTION REQUEST
GREYT GALA TICKETS
TIA UPDATE
BOWLING FOR THE HOUNDS
CANDYGRAM
2012 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
NORTH TEXAS IRISH FESTIVAL
FUNDRAISERS
MEET & GREETS
FEATURED GREYHOUND
INCOMING DOGS
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The 11th Annual Fundraiser Dinner and Gala is less than two weeks away and the deadline for online ticket sales is fast approaching!  You can still order your tickets online if you submit your request through the GreytStore by 2:00pm CST on Tuesday, February 28th.  Please order your tickets TODAY as only a few tickets will be available at the door on the night of the event.

 

We have secured a discounted room rate of $143.00 and rooms must be booked by Friday, February 24.  Please call Hilton Dallas directly at 817-442-9900 and request a room for the Greyhound Adoption event on Saturday, March 3.

  

 

GALT welcomes our sponsors for this year's event!

  

Diamond Sponsors

  Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center

DVSC 

VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital 

VCAPP 

 

Platinum Sponsor

LaGesse Auctioneers

                        lagesseauctions 
 Grubbs Infinity
                                   Grubbsinfinity 

 

Bronze Sponsor

Dixie & Mark Laney

 

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. 

 

 

Sincerely, 

 

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.

  

  

 

Wine Pull
 
Not familiar with the wine pull?  This is a lottery where you have a 1 in 100 chance of winning a really nice bottle of wine.  Purchase a cork for $20 at registration.  Each cork has been given a number and once drawn, will be matched to the wine bottle bearing the same number.  Will you get the most expense bottle or the cheapest?  Only the cork knows! 
 
We still need a few more bottles of wine.  Please contact Shannon Forrest shannon.forrest@flightsafety.com if you have a bottle to donate.
Celebrities at the Gala!
 
It's going to be a star-studded evening at this year's Gala.  Don't miss your opportunity to rub elbows with all of the celebrities scheduled to appear:

 

John Rhadigan - Emcee

 

Charlie Waters - Dallas Cowboys
Cliff Harris - Dallas Cowboys
Burton Gilliam - Actor (remember Blazing Saddles?)
Jack Lazorko - Major League Baseball Pitcher
Don Stanhouse -  Major League Baseball Pitcher
Mike Bacsik - Major League Baseball Pitcher
Mike Phillips - Major League Baseball Player
Michael Downs -  NFL Football Player
John Knox - Major League Baseball Player
Jose Guzman -  Major League Baseball Player
Devin Wyman - NFL/Arena Football Player
Terry Drake - Canadian Football League/Arms of Hope

 

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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  jmcquade@swflandhome.com

Susie McQuade  susie.mcquade@gmail.com

Shannon Forrest  shannon.forrest@flightsafety.com 

 

   


 Auction Items Needed for the Gala!
 

Auction contact: Marjy LaGesse, Tel: 972-822-5076 or email Marjy@LagesseAuctions.com

 

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

 

 GALT respectfully requests your presence at the...
 
11th Annual Greyt Gala & Auction
"FAITH, HOPE & CHARITY"

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March 3, 2012
 
HILTON DALLAS IN SOUTHLAKE TOWN SQUARE
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.

 


TIA UPDATE

Thanks to all who have responded in helping for the search for Tia. A professional tracker has been enlisted and feeding stations along with a surveillance camera have been secured in the area  she is believed to be. Please keep positive thoughts flowing for this special girl's safe capture. 


Bowling for the Hounds - 9 Pin No Tap Fundraiser
    
 

usabowlJoin GALT for an afternoon of bowling for the hounds!

 
Sunday, February 26, 2012
12:00pm - 3:00pm


USA Bowl
10920 Composite Dr
Dallas, TX

Entry Fee is $25 per bowler (pay cash at USA Bowl)

Event Specifics
Check in at 12 noon - Tournament starts at 1:00 PM

$10 to prize money/$15 to Linage and GALT
300 game side pot for $3
Silent Auction

Prize payout will be a 1:5 ratio

Bowl 3 games and top series will determine place.
Handicap is 90% of 220
Average is based on 2010-2011 Book Average
If none, average will be based on 2009-2010 Book Average
If none, average will be league average of at least 21 games from current league.
If you do not have a current average, you will bowl on a 150 average with a handicap of 63 pins.
All decisions by Tournament Director will be final.


To reserve your lane, please register online or contact:
**No cash paid online - registration fee is paid in Cash at USA Bowl**

Brian White- (469) 450-2199
or Kevin Carbo- (469) 585-3835

 

 

 

 

 


MEND A BROKEN HEART WITH A CANDYGRAM! - Ends Feb. 29th!
    
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. 
 
2012 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE    

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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%.

NORTH TEXAS IRISH FESTIVAL

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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
www.ntif.org
Contact susie.mcquade@gmail.com 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!

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

 

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 
8:00am-7:00pm
Texas Handgun Academy
10201 Plano Road Ste. 107
Dallas, TX 75238

 

 

  

MEET & GREETS

 

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Saturday, February 25, 2012        
11:00am - 1:00pm
Petco Frisco MEET & GREET
15942 El Dorado Pkwy 
Frisco, TX
Three to four availabe GALT greyhounds will be at this event.


Saturday, February 25, 2012
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Petco Grapevine MEET & GREET
1250 William D. Tate Ave. 
Grapevine, TX
Three to four availabe GALT greyhounds will be at this event.
 
 
Saturday, February 25, 2012
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Canine Commissary Plano MEET & GREET
1301 Custer Rd. 
Plano, TX
Five or six availabe GALT greyhounds will be at this event.
 

  

FEATURED GREYHOUND 
 

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Yogi, aka Sparring Partner, is a 2-year-old black male born January 2, 2010. His sire is Joe Hearns, and his dam is Mesa Onset. Yogi has no races to his credit on Greyhonud-data.com - he took early retirement! This handsome boy is ready to sneak into your heart. Yogi is being treated for corns, and is responding well. 

Yogi is not cat tolerant. 

Yogi is AWESOME! He gets along with all of my other dogs and is playing more and more with them. He absolutely loves toys and treats. Yogi is food motivated and should be easy to train - he is confident in new situations. He is a good boy who is happy going for a walk or car ride, zooming around the backyard, or just hanging out in the living room on a nice comfy dog bed. Yogi is usually pretty calm but will have his moments of absolute goofiness! He will be a wonderful addition to any family! 
-Yogi's foster mom

  

 

 
INCOMING DOGS    


Amber aka LRC Adios Amber, is a 10-year-old red fawn female born November 28, 2001. Her sire is Gable Dodge and her dam is CY's Paula (GALT's Paula). Amber has a whopping 140 races to her credit on Greyhound-data.com, starting at Gulf Greyhound Park on July 15, 2003, moving to Derby Lane at the end of 2004, and finishing up in Tampa on July 20, 2005. Amber went on to have two litters of puppies. The first, on March 7, 2006 with Ben Awhile, resulted in one registered pup named LRC Bad Lil Girl who is now GALT's MillieThe second, on June 29, 2007 with Lonesome Cry, resulted in two registered males. Amber has been in a home since retiring from her busy career as a racer and a mother, and has sadly joined the GALT family due to owner illness along with Angela and MillieAmber has not yet been tested with cats or small animals.

  

Millie aka LRC Bad Lil Girl, is an almost 6-year-old red fawn female born March 7, 2006. Her sire is Ben Awhile and her dam is LRC Adios Amber (GALT's Amber). Millie has 21 races to her credit on Greyhound-data.com, all at the Naples-Ft. Myers track. She started on March 2, 2008 and raced her last race on June 5, 2008. Millie has been in a home since the end of her short career, but has been surrendered to GALT due to owner illness along with Amber and AngelaPay no attention to her racing name - this little girl isn't bad at all! Millie is not cat tolerant.

 

Angela  is a 4-year-old dark brindle female born May 12, 2007. She was not individually registered, but her sire is Late Late Show and her dam is Mollie Sullivan. Angela never raced, as she had surgery on her right rear leg as a puppy. The muscle is atrophied, but she gets around just fine. Angela has been in a home for most of her years, but has been surrendered to GALT due to owner illness along with Amber and Millie. This pretty girl would love to meet you! Angela is cat trainable.

 

Wyatt is a 2 year old white and brindle male who wandered into a Venus, Texas middle school as a stray. Wyatt is double tattooed, so we do not know his history. He is suffering from a tail injury and several puncture wounds. 

 

GREYS IN BOARDING


Greys in Boarding at BARK! and Top Paw Resort are Kit, Flash, 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 jennifer@vilches.org. These dogs are being boarded at Houn House waiting to complete their medical procedures: Windy, 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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                 Flash                              Ida                              Felicia                             Darlin

 

 

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                  Dedi 

 

RAINBOW BRIDGE 
 

Baileyaka Basil
July 19, 2007 - February 17, 2012
Beloved and Cherished since a puppy by Kathy Henry 
 

  

If your greyhound has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, please let us know by sending a note to info@galtx.org
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If you have moved or need to update your contact information since you adopted your GALT greyhound, please email info@greyhoundadoptiontx.org.
Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc.
P.O. Box 680  Addison, Texas 75001-0680
972.503.GALT
info@greyhoundadoptiontx.org