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Week of July 27, 2015


 Dear (Contact First Name),   



Summers are typically a busy time for GALT.  This summer is no exception.  A couple of weeks ago, we brought you Delly's rescue story.  We are pleased to report that she has already gained 7.7 pounds.  The opacity and edema in both her eyes has mostly resolved and her gums are pinking up. Her x-rays reveal an old fracture to her left hip joint.  Our vets will look at this injury further when she is in better health.


Since Delly's arrival, GALT has welcomed nine additional hounds.  Sally and Jenny joined us from the track last week.  Jenny suffered a career ending injury in her final race.  Dr. Robert Barstad of Dallas Veterinary Surgery Center evaluated her x-rays and CT scan which reflect a fracture to her sinus area.  The fractured bone appears to have a good blood supply with no indication of trauma to her nasal passages.  Although we initially expected Jenny to require surgery, Dr. Barstad now feels that Jenny will heal with restricted activity over the next 8 to 10 weeks.  He will review additional X-rays around October 1st to check her progress. 



Additionally, four hounds joined us this week from the Humane Society of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  You might have seen the headlines about this cruelty seizure.  Although initial reports said the Humane Society seized 24 greyhounds, the dogs turned out to be a mix of a few greyhounds, greyhound mixes, deerhound mixes and other large breeds.  They were no less in need of rescuing though as the Humane Society described their living conditions as among the worst they had seen.  A concerned neighbor tipped off authorities who found many deceased dogs along with the 24 survivors at a single residence in Grant County.  The dogs had no access to clean water or food and were emaciated.  



As the story broke, our followers let us know through social media.  We promptly contacted the Humane Society and local greyhound groups to see how we could help.  GALT originally asked to take custody of the nine dogs that appeared to be greyhound, greyhound mixes or deerhound mixes.  However, thanks to the outpouring of support, only four of these dogs remained available.  Volunteers helped transport these four (now known as Bowie, Crockett, Houston, and Travis) to the DFW area where they got baths and vet check ups.  Bowie, Houston and Travis are all about 25 pounds underweight and will get two extra feedings a day for a while.  Travis, about two years old, wagged so much upon his arrival at GALT's vet that he now has a bit of happy tail.  Crockett's weight is about right and we are in the process of determining his genetic background. He is about 4 years old. 



The next day, GALT welcomed two retired racers, Clancy and Griffen from Halfway Home Greyhound Adoption.  Both are young boys racing to their forever homes.  Angelo, a non-tattooed three year old male greyhound, joined the transport. Angelo is so very shy for now.   


GALT has a lot of work to do to get these nine hounds all
healthy and to forever homes.  Are you interested in helping?  You can fill out an adoption application on-line or learn more about fostering here.  Please also consider making a monetary donation on-line or by mailing a check to:  Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc., 3400 Carlisle St., #310, Dallas, TX 75204-1265.  This is an excellent time to take the next step.  Thanks to you all for your continued support!



Each week, space permitting, we will bring you our pick of the best photos from social media.  This week, we have selected Serafina for you.  Serafina says: "I've been stalking and repeatedly killing this piece of lettuce. Because health food is stupid."  Follow Serafina on Facebook!




The deadline for 2016 Calendar photo submissions is August 16, 2015. The deadline for sponsoring is August 30, 2015.  The months of January, February, April, June, September and October are still available for sponsoring at $100 each and the cover is available at $300.  Visit our website  for all the details on both sponsoring and submitting photos! 




Introducing the 2015 GALT Tee Shirts, V-Neck for her and Crew Neck unisex. Perfect for Meet & Greets or just showing your GALT Pride. One hundred percent soft cotton in navy.



No problem!  For $10 you can buy a chance for a $1,000 Visa Gift Card in a Golf Ball Drop that will kick off the tournament!  Numbered golf balls will be dropped out of a helicopter onto a hole on the golf course. If the closest ball to the hole has your number, you win! Need not be present to win.  Purchase golf balls here for $10 each. 



Styx Concert at Gexa Energy Pavilion:  August 21, 2015 ~ Fair Park, Dallas

GALT will be featured as a beneficiary of Styx' Rock to the Rescue Fund. We will need 10 to 20 volunteers for the evening to sell raffle tickets for the autographed guitar raffle. Watch social media for the link to the sign-up sheet! 


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

No volunteer shifts to fill, no having to wish you were here, and no driving in the end-of-summer heat! This event is all about what greyhounds do best - being couch potatoes extraordinaire! Your $25 ticket gets you the following: a guilt-free day of relaxation and an event shirt. 


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

This is an online giving event that provides folks in North Texas the opportunityto come together to raise money for local nonprofits. Every gift made on September 17th helps our chances of winning prizes ranging from $500 to $10,000!


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

You can strut anywhere and don't need a dog!  The GALT representatives will be stepping out this year in Austin on September 19th in the Best Friends Strut Your Mutt. Please support (or join) our team here.


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

Join GALT for a fun day of golf 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 
Food at 6:30 pm, first pour is at 7:00 pm. $30/ticket. Raffle tickets are $10 a ticket or 6 tickets for $50. Live auction!


Angelo, young brindle male, surrender
Clancy, 4-yr-old blue male, breeder
Griffen, 3-yr-old white/brindle male, breeder
Bowie, young fawn greyhound/deerhound mix, cruelty seizure
Crockett, young spotted brindle greyhound mix, cruelty seizure
Houston, young fawn greyhound/deerhound mix, cruelty seizure
Travis, young fawn greyhound mix, cruelty seizure


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


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

Orvis, Dallas

8300 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX  
Sunday, August 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Petco, Plano

1601 PRESTON ROAD, Plano TX 


In attendance: Hershey



Myer, aka Kiowa Mysticmyer, GALT #645, April 16, 2002 - July 27, 2015
Beloved and cherished by Jonna & Michael Mayes

Zinnia, matriach of GALTs 3rd Family, GALT #934, May 5, 2005 to July 27, 2015
Forever beloved and cherished by Patti & Peter Burns

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