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Week of August 5, 2013

  
IN THIS ISSUE
GOLF TOURNAMENT
GREYTSTORE
JULY ADOPTIONS
MEET & GREETS
INCOMING DOGS
GREYS IN BOARDING

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Have you seen Tiny Tim? Timmers, aka Tiny Tim, is an approximately 5-month-old dark brindle male. He arrived at GALT via Paws of Paradise Orphanage on June 1, 2013.  His complete story can be seen on his bio page on the website.  Timmers had a previously broken left tibia  that was x-rayed by Dr. Jeff Ellis of  VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital. Timmers' injury is old, most likely occurring when he was only weeks old as it is healed completely now. His tibia had been completely broken-in-half. He was referred to Dr. Bob Radasch of the  Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center for further evaluation.    Timmers' surgery was performed on August 8.

 

 A full circular external fixator with four rings, constructed & designed by Dr. Radasch, was implanted. Timmers will be staying at DVSC for the next 4-5 days so he can be closely observed. The device will be adjusted slightly three to four times a day for these first few days and possibly weeks. Dr. Radasch is optimistic that Timmers' leg will be able to be put back in a straight position with a normal quality of life as he has good growth plates at the top and bottom of the his tibia. The staff at DVSC has fallen in love with this little guy! 

 

Timmers' story is true to GALT's mission of "No Grey Turned Away".  The estimated cost at this time for his surgery and post surgical care is $4000-$4500.  Please help however you can by making a donation.  Truly, no amount is too small as every dollar will help!

 

The special medical treatment cost needed by Timmers is why the Miss Mesa Fund was established. If you would like to help with Timmers' care, please take a moment to make a donation to the fund. You can use a credit card, check or PayPal by making the donation through the GALT GreytStore. You can also write a check (Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, 3400 Carlisle St., #310, Dallas, TX 75204) and note Miss Mesa Fund/Timmers on your check. You WILL and CAN make a difference in Timmers' life and the lives of other greyhounds in need of special medical care. 

 

CALENDAR SPONSORS!

calendars While the deadline has passed for photo submissions for the GALT 2014 calendar, we are still accepting Calendar Sponsors until September 1st. This is your chance to make your greyhound infamous! So pull out those pictures of runaway tongues, bad costumes, and yakking in the yard and send them to Melody with "Sponsor" in the subject line. Then, go buy the sponsorship online and pick out your month (the sooner you buy, the more likely to get the month you want)!

GREYT GOLF TOURNAMENT

 

Don't forget to tell your friends, relatives and co-workers about the GREYT GOLF TOURNAMENT on September 24! Forward this eNews to them and see if they'd like to participate in GALT's first ever golf fundraiser! Teams of 4 are being formed, so don't wait! Everybody knows somebody who golfs - get them involved! Or, for entertainment's sake, form a team of amateurs and make it interesting - who knows? Maybe someone will go pro!
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Golf Ways You Can Help: 

  • playing in the shamble can be the most exciting way to help - no you don't need a single digit handicap    to have a great time or win a prize. Donation for an individual player is $125, a team of four is $500. 
  • volunteering the day of the shamble is great fun for those that chose not to play
  • becoming a sponsor
  • making a direct cash donation
  • making a donation for the raffle and/or auction
  • contact your family, friends and co-workers who might want to participate or be a sponsor.
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    golf  

    Tuesday, September 24

    Canyon Creek Country Club

    Richardson

    Start Time: 10:00am 

    Register

    NEW IN THE GREYTSTORE

      

    catwithglass Calling all feline friends! Check out the new home decor Cat with Magnifying Glass in the GreytstoreThis adorable little Kitty Cat is standing by to furnish a magnifying glass when that pesky little print shows up. Actually he wants to help when anything needs magnification! The perfect gift for a Kitty Cat lover! Purchase Cat with Magnifying Glass

     
     
     
     
    Over the next few months we will be adding more new items to the store, including other dog breeds and more cat items. So check back often because you can look forward to seeing items for the overall Pet Lover coming soon!
    JULY ADOPTIONS

                               

    Rambler       Starr & Kevin Phillips

    Quinn            Brian Kane & Maria Nunes

    Daniel           Billy Owens & Mike Cipolla

    Phoebe         Mike & Joanne Bast

    Rita                Mickey Amos & Tory Gras

    Tina               Patrick Oliver

    Sammy         Sandra Lyman

    Dutch            Kelly Mears

    Ascot             Tracey Burns

    Chevron        Tracey Burns

    Ernie              Marian & Lonnie Jones

    Mike               Marian & Lonnie Jones

    Ralph            Marian & Lonnie Jones 

     

    MEET & GREETS

     

    Saturday, August 10 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

    Three Dog Bakery - Southlake

    1251 E. Southlake Blvd. #323

    GALT greyhound attendees: Peggy, Frito

    Map

      

    Saturday, August 10 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Petco - Plano

    801 W. 15th St. 

    GALT greyhound attendees: Edward, Indy, Damon

    Map

     

    Saturday, August 10 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Three Dog Bakery - Plano

    5960 W. Parker Rd.

    GALT greyhound attendees: Celia, Crusher

    Map

     

     

    More Future Meet & Greets

    INCOMING DOGS

     

    Indy is a 6-year-old fawn male born February 2007 and is the J pup. His registration ear is not legible. His coloring is striking with the fawn and a darker face and tail. Indy was found running down Highway 259 near Idabell, OK, with a nylon rope tied around his neck that he had obviously chewed in half. An animal loving woman and her son braved the traffic dodging many semi trucks to save Indy. Her son finally captured him, and they took him to their home in east Texas. He was thin and had many cuts and scrapes, especially on his pads. They nursed him until his wounds had healed, and he had gained some weight. This kind lady then contacted GALT, and he joined the GALT family on August 2, 2013.

    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 GQ, Crusher, Slippy, Leo, Indy, Miles and Midnight.

     

      GQ  midnight  Crusher  Slippy

                    GQ                            Midnight                       Crusher                       Slippy

     

     

      Indy  Leo  Miles

                  Indy                               Leo                            Miles

     RAINBOW BRIDGE 

                               

     

    Walt, aka GLB's Walky Talky, GALT #322, March 28, 2001 - August 5, 2013
    Beloved and cherished by John Rocha and Family

     

    Onyx, GALT #1869, April 2004 - August 5, 2013
    Beloved and Cherished by Marian & Lonnie Jones

     

    Toby 1995 - August 4, 2013
    Beloved cat of Marian & Lonnie Jones, cat tester to many a GALT greyhound

     

     

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

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