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Week of July 6, 2015




GALT's Second Quarter 2015 results are in - and, wow, what a second quarter!  The biggest challenge


of the quarter turned out to be unusually high medical costs of nearly $54,000.  These medical costs included caring for three gorgeous, black broken leg dogs (Clever, Crush, and Evian) that required external fixators running an average of $3,600 each.  Rosa also came to GALT with a broken leg needing a cast.  Both Sloan (now adopted) and Kirk needed continuing care, including surgeries.  And adding to expenses, several of GALT's new arrivals came with heartworm or tick borne diseases that are expensive to treat.  All of these hounds have joined GALT's Injured Reserve and are well on the road to recovery. 



Because of these expenses, the success of GALT's 2015 Summer Challenge Grant is critical and GALT's current focus.  An anonymous foundation will match $5,000 in donations if GALT can raise them by July 31.  And, if GALT can raise $10,000 in donations, the foundation will match all $10,000 for a total of $20,000!  We thank all those who have donated already.  Because of them, we are approaching our first goal of $5,000.  If you have not already donated to the Challenge, please consider doing so today by clicking here.  GALT's Injured Reserve hounds will thank you and, in appreciation, send you this cute slide show featuring each of them. 


Including the Injured Reserve pups, GALT took in 37 hounds in the second quarter.  Seven came in as


strays, four came from shelters, 13 were surrendered by owners (four from GALT adopters), and 13 came from breeders, farms or kennels.  Austin authorities seized four of these hounds including Atlas and Zeppelin (twin brothers), Mystic and Batman. Cute puppy Gatsby joined GALT from a family that could no longer keep him, along with Odin who is already a foster failure.  Ridiculously cute Dobby came in as a stray and has become the star of GALT's social media.  His big silly ears always draw lots of attention.  Gorgeous General surrendered himself to a loving volunteer at a Dollar General Store in Oklahoma. 



GALT helped 31 hounds find their forever homes last quarter.  Just to name a few, puppy Avi went home to Arizona.  Puppies Kris and King are home forever.  Latte is now a foster failure.  Al went home to live with two sheep dogs.  The infamous Dammit Smokey found his forever home with his foster parents where he destroys furniture and footballs to this day.  Brady went home to live with Sophie, with whom he originally came to GALT in 2011.  Scooby went home to live with Iowa (now Takoda).  GALT now has about 30 hounds available for adoption, ten hounds on Injured Reserve and seven hounds in Training Camp. 


Thanks to all who have contributed to GALT's success!  We treasure each of our donors, volunteers and adopters.  Stay tuned for more news and wonderful success stories!   




Five years ago this week, GALT participated in the rescue of 28 dogs seized by 

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control (FWACC).  These 28 dogs became known internationally as the "FWACC 28."  A concerned utility worker had called FWACC after seeing the dogs in their horrific living conditions and FWACC promptly seized them.  A few days after the seizure, a 29th hound (named Braden) was found wandering deliriously within a few miles of the house. The dogs were mostly greyhounds, salukis, hound mixes, lurchers and deerhounds.  


All 29 dogs were emaciated and covered with ticks.  Unsurprisingly, all of the dogs had tick borne diseases and a few also had heartworm.  They had numerous other health issues including open wounds and sores.  Braden was the worst off, needing extensive and immediate veterinary care including transfusions. 

GALT took in 9 of the hounds plus Braden.  Within a few days, some of the hounds began showing signs of what later was presumed to be distemper.  Despite the best medical care available, GALT lost four of the nine hounds in its care, including Rachael, Pudge, Martin and Braden.  The other hounds all survived.  Please enjoy this wonderful video made in loving memory of the FWACC 28, +1.  Sadly, the following year, FWACC seized Faith and the Greyt Eight from the same house as the original FWACC 28. 
JUNE ADOPTIONS - Congratulations! 

BusterTanya & Joseph C.
AviSusan V.
AlexMichael L.
Miss JiffySuzanne W.
LatteMillie R.
ToddyTimothy S.
BradyGail B. & Brian S.
KrisJuliet & Jamie K.




The Summer T sale is still going!  It's the perfect time to stock up on tees for the summer! Many designs to choose from, but the earlier you shop, the better the size selection! Marked down to $10.00 at the link.



Greyhound Slumber Party: July 18 ~ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ~ Fast Friends Veterinary Hospital,  Frisco


Cooking for the Hounds: August 9 ~ 1:00 - 4:00 pm ~ The Mercury, Dallas  

For the 10th year, The Mercury's Executive Chef, Chris Ward, is opening his kitchen for a cooking demonstration and sampling of some of his favorite dishes. Tickets include a full course tasting of gourmet dishes; one drink ticket, with additional drinks available for purchase; and entrance to our special Silent Auction!  Get your tickets now; they're going fast!


Greyt Non-Event: September 7 ~ 12:00 am - September 8, 12:00 am ~ Anywhere/everywhere


North Texas Giving Day: September 17 ~ 6:00 am - Midnight ~ Online


Strut Your Mutt: September 19 ~ 8:00 am - Noon ~ Mueller Lake Park, Austin/Online


GREYT Golf Tournament: Sept. 22nd ~ 8:30 am ~ Canyon Creek Country Club, Richardson 

Join GALT for a fun day of golf and fun all to benefit the hounds! The format includes a shotgun start and 4 player scramble. Cost is $125 for an individual/$500 for a team of four. The entry fee includes: Breakfast & Lunch, Goodie Bag, Range Balls, Greens Fee, Cart Fee, Team Photos, Raffle Prizes and Contests. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd Place; Longest Drive; Closest to the Pin and for a Hole-in-One - a BMW! Register today!


Beer Tasting Contest: October 17 ~ 6:30 - 9:30 pm ~ Club Room, Dallas 
Stay tuned for details!


Dash, 2.5 yrs, surrender
Pacer, 2.5 yrs, surrender
   Hershey, 1.5 yrs, fawn female, breeder
   Lyndon, 10 yrs, blue female, breeder
   Reba, 9 yrs, brindle female, breeder


If you have been considering fostering, or know someone who is considering fostering, now would be a great time to jump in! If you can help, please contact Jennifer Vilches at


Saturday, July 11, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Three Dog Bakery Southlake

1251 E. Southlake Blvd, #323 
Southlake, TX

In attendance: Lil and Dana 


Saturday, July 11, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Woof...Cool Stuff for Dogs

2001 Coit Rd, Ste. 160
Plano, TX

In attendance:  Wick, Greg, Shelton 


Saturday, July 11, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Three Dog Bakery Plano

5960 West Parker Rd, #228
Plano, TX

In attendance: Marian, Ivana, Batman


Thankfully, no GALT hounds received their wings this week. 

If your hound has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, please let us know by sending a note to


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