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Week of July 30, 2012

  
IN THIS ISSUE
GALA COMMITTEE
TRAINING CLASS
2013 CALENDAR
FUNDRAISER
ANIMAL WHIMSEY
LOGAN'S SECRET
JULY ADOPTIONS
MEET & GREETS
FEATURED GREYHOUND
INCOMING DOGS
QUICK LINKS

 

Greetings!
  

 

This week we are celebrating the greyt news of Clooney being heartworm free! Clooney, as you may remember, came to GALT with 9 other greyhounds from an East Texas animal shelter where he was an owner surrender. In fact, all 10 dogs were slowly being turned in to the shelter and all 10 tested heartworm positive. They became known as the "Heartworm Ten", with Clooney and pal Charity having the worst cases as they also battled heavy intestinal parasites. 

 

Clooney
Clooney, now heartworm free!

 

 

Foster homes took forever to find as medical treatment was necessary for all. It has been a long haul for these 10 sweet, brave greyhounds. Clooney being the first to test heartworm negative gives us great hope that recovery for the other 9 is near. But it's not possible without your help. Stetson, Onyx, Blade, Cupcake, Harry, Carbon, Timex, Stewart and Charity are not out of the woods yet, and their costs are still incurring. On top of that, each of these dogs needs a huge amount of human socialization; we can mend the medical as best we can, but the psyche of the greys needs mending too..........which could take a LOT MORE time. Won't you consider donating to help the IR greys? Every little bit helps get them back in shape and ready for their future adoptions. Don't they all deserve the best? 

 

 

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.

 

2013 Greyt Gala Committee Now Forming!
 
The 2012 Greyt Gala - Faith, Hope and Charity was GALT's most successful gala fundraiser ever!  The monies raised from that event enabled us to continue to uphold our Mission and continue to live by "No Grey Turned Away".  We are committed to a repeat (and even better!) performance this year but cannot do it without the help of our volunteers.  We need your help to make this year's event a success for GALT and the greyhounds!
 
The committee needs help in all areas for planning and event day participation. For instance, Registration, Volunteers, Checkout, Securing Auction Items, Setup, Breakdown, GreytStore, and Decorations. If you have an interest in participating and can give a little of your time for any part of the Gala, let us know!
 
 
2013 Gala Committee Contacts -
Sara Ramadan sarajramadan@gmail.com , 
GREYT FUN TRAINING CLASS
 

This is a unique, game based class where greyhounds and their partners can learn and socialize in a fun atmosphere. Weekly class with trainer Cheryl Woolnough, mom to greyhounds Audie and Belle.

 

Thursday evenings from 7pm-8pm. Runs for five weeks from August 2 - August 30. Cost is $125

Email to Register!
 
2013 CALENDAR PICTURE DEADLINE IS TODAY! image of 2012 calendar
 
Send us your greyhound photos because today is the last day for submission! For more information on how to submit your photos, or sponsor a calendar page, follow the link below.
FUNDRAISER - POO B GONE

Our wonderful friends at Poo B Gone are offering a summer special to benefit GALT! The 30/30 special gets you 30% off poo removal service during the summer months, and they will also give $30 to GALT for each 30/30 redemption! Summer package prices are based on number of dogs in your household - call now to get more details! 972-247-6964  Hurry! Offer expires August 31st! 

ANIMAL WHIMSEY JEWELRY - HELPS GALT GREYHOUNDS!

 

Eternity Ring

The Greyhound Eternity Band comes in sterling silver, or 14k gold,  with your choice of a variety of semi-precious stones. 

 

pendant

The sterling silver Greyhound and Pal Pendant - a running greyhound with a bunny rider, ears flying in the wind and bordered in a heart is the latest addition! It comes on a black, round Greek leather cord of 16 inches or 18 inches - a wardrobe staple for sure! And check out this same designed pendant featuring a Schnauzer, Toy Poodle, Dachshund, Beagle, Terrier mix and "fat Cat".

 

 
Southwest Gallery logo 

If you live in the DFW area, stop by Southwest Gallery to see an assortment of Animal Whimsey Jewelry  now being featured and on display!  Southwest Gallery is located at 4500 Sigma Road, Dallas 75244. It is an outstanding collection of pendants, rings and other items featuring many different breeds, lovingly designed and hand created by Texas jewelry artist Donna Pizarro.  

Logan's Secret
LOGAN'S SECRET

Faced with the most crucial decision of his life during the middle of a race, Logan the lightning fast greyhound, makes a decision that launches him into a world of danger, uncertainty and challenge. Follow Logan, one of GALT's own greyhounds, on his adventurous journey leading him to learn survival techniques and uncover secrets to help him achieve his life dream! Based on actual events. Book now available!

 

Order your copy today!
 

 

CONGRATS JULY ADOPTIONS!
 
Cactus                      Christopher and Mollie Buttone
Raisin                       Robert and Sharon Chudnow
Gabriel                      Stephanie Colburn
Lauren                      Kelly Nitsche and Alan Levy
Ozzie                       Sue Ann Smith
Jet                            Christine Wagner-Powers and Kyle Taylor
Dimple                      Doug and Michelle Jackson
Sis                           Kelly Nitsche and Alan Levy
Buddy                       Cedric and Monica Cascio
Rain Dance               Sandra Lyman
Rosie                        JoAnn and Babu Welch
Autumn                     Roxane and Russell Jones
Jazzy                        Stew and Ellie Brenner

MEET & GREETS

 

Sammy
Sammy
Saturday, August 4, 2012
11:00am - 1:00pm
Orvis - Dallas
8300 Preston Rd.
Dallas, TX 

Five to six available greyhounds will be at this event

Map 

  

Saturday, August 4, 2012
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Petco - Carrollton
2722 N Josey Ln. 
Carrollton, TX

Three to four available greyhounds will be at this event

Map 

  

Sunday, August 5, 2012
1:00am - 3:00pm
Petco - West Plano
1601 Plano Rd
Plano, TX 

Five to six available greyhounds will be at this event. 

Map 

 

 

FEATURED GREYHOUND

Angel

 

Angel, aka CSL Wild Angel, is a 3-year-old brindle female born October 18, 2008. Her sire is Craigie Whistler and her dam is Y Knot Cady. Angel has 35 races to her credit on Greyhound-data.com, all at Gulf Greyhound Park - she was quite the racer, competing in the AA class! Her record of races starts on October 8, 2010 and ends on April 28, 2011. She broke her leg in November 2011, and it was repaired, however she is suffering from complications due to a bone infection and joined the GALT family to receive necessary treatment. In spite of aggressive treatment with antibiotics, Angel's infection weakened the bone to the point where the only option was to amputate her leg. She is all healed up from that surgery, and is ready to hop right into her forever home! Be sure to meet this little girl soon! Angel is not cat tolerant, and should not live with tiny dogs.

 

Angel, couch potato extraordinaire, is one relaxed, quiet greyhound. She is happy spending her day in tranquility mode sprawled out in the many dog beds she owns. She really is an Angel - thriving on attention and is friendly with other medium and large dogs. She is too attentive with small dogs and cats to live with them. Angel gets along fine on 3 legs. She would do well in a carpeted home. The carpet provides traction and makes mobility easier. Angel is perfectly house trained and crate trained.

 

Angel's foster parents

INCOMING DOGS    


There are no incoming dogs this week! 
  
GREYS IN BOARDING


If you have been considering fostering, or know someone who is considering fostering, now would be a great time to jump in! If anyone can help, even temporarily, please contact 
Jennifer Vilches at jennifer@vilches.orgGreys waiting on foster homes at BARK! and Top Paw Resort are Spinner, Gumbo, Ginger, Doc, Flash and Tara. Waiting to be medically processed is Selena.

 

          Gumbo  Tara Doc

                    Gumbo                            Tara                             Doc     

 

 

 

          Spinner  image of Flash  Ginger  

                    Spinner                          Flash                           Ginger

 

 

RAINBOW BRIDGE      

Alex, GALT #249,  
May 2000 - July 28, 2012

Beloved and cherished by Jonna and Mike Mayes
 

Dale, aka Cry Dale, GALT #1078,   

December 28, 2004 - July 27, 2012
Beloved and cherished by Suzanne Burke and Family

 

Dozer, aka Ed's Caterpillar, GALT #566,   

September 6, 2001 - July 22, 2012
Beloved and cherished by Jill and Adam Conway  

 

Tazz, aka DeeDee - A's Dusty Dog, GALT #771

July 28, 2004 - July 21, 2012

Beloved and Cherished by Dawn Lankford

 

 

If your greyhound has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, please let us know by sending a note to info@galtx.org
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