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Week of December 24, 2012



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As 2012 draws to a close, it is time to pause and reflect on the year at GALT. We are so very grateful for you and your ongoing support of the greyhounds, not only in GALT's program, but in similar programs across the nation and around the globe.  It takes each and every one of us to accomplish what we do - find wonderful, committed homes for these deserving companions and give love and comfort to the seriously ill ones in their final days.  We are sure you agree that all our lives are richer for having them in our homes and hearts.

GALT is very careful with your donations and likes to be transparent in how these dollars are used. Through November 2012, we spent over $232,400 to care for the hounds. Here's an overview of those expenses.
  • Boarding - $34,500
  • Routine medications and vaccines - $30,300
  • Vet care (including surgery for broken legs) - $150,300
  • Protatek testing for tick-borne diseases - $9,500
  • Transportation/Kennel Supplies - $7,850
GALT depends solely on donations to provide this standard of care to each and every greyhound who comes into our care and to achieve our goal of "No Grey Turned Away."

Won't you please consider a donation to GALT today? 



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


Kids and dogs can be a match made in heaven when everything works right, but it does take work. Not just work to make sure your dog is "kid friendly" but also work to make sure your kids are "dog friendly." The best dog in the world around kids can snap if subjected to too much abuse. It's important to make sure your dog is respected as a member of the family, as this excellent Crates and Cribs blog post points out.  



Southlake Hilton, Southlake, Texas
The Greyt Gala
Saturday, February 23, 2013
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Returning Emcee, John Rhadigan, and Celebrity Guest, Janine Turner
Sponsor, Donate or Purchase Tickets
 before December 31st!
There are many ways you can participate in the Gala and receive a tax deduction!
  • Become a  Gala Sponsor!  We have several levels available to suit your needs from $100 up to $5,000
  • Sponsor a table of 10 for $1,000 and receive $25 off per ticket
  • Donate an item to be used in the silent or live auctions - contact Marjy LaGesse at 972-449-3544
  • Donate a Premium bottle of wine to famous Wine Pull - contact Shannon Forrest at 817-449-3544
  • Purchase your event tickets now - seating is limited so reserve your seats before the end of the year!
For additional information on these items or questions, go to the Gala Event Page
or please contact:
Shannon Forrest  817-449-3544  or  Sara Ramadan 214-395-8649

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 Cracker, Flash, Timex, and Wyatt. Greys waiting to be medically processed are: Flower, Madison, and Panther.


     image of Flash    cracker  Timex

                 Flash                            Cracker                        Wyatt                          Timex



  • Sissy, GALT #967,   2000 - December 27, 2012
    Beloved and Cherished by Sandy Parks and Dick Kantrud
  • Isaac, aka Fanatic Eyes,   February 12, 1999 - December 27, 2012
    Loved and sorely missed by Diane Jackson
  • Oreo, aka C'mon Get a Grip,   May 7 2001 - December 21, 2012
    Beloved and cherished by Leslie Mammele

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