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Week of August 3, 2015


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A Tarrant County Sheriff Deputy recently found a stray fawn male and took him to the Humane Society of North Texas.  The Humane Society called him Trooper in recognition of the Deputy's role in getting Trooper to safety.  Poor Trooper was emaciated and presented with a severe skin infection.  The Humane Society got him a flea and tick treatment and vaccinations.  Then, on Thursday, July 30th, the Humane Society contacted GALT.  GALT arranged to pick Trooper up on the following Monday, when he was available for release.  But Trooper's health suddenly took a serious turn for the worse.  By Sunday, he could not even lift his head.  The Humane Society's vet suspected an advance case of tick borne disease, with organ failure, and recommended euthanasia.  When the Humane Society shared the sad news with GALT, we pleaded for just a little more time for Trooper to rally.  We didn't know what would happen as weekend communications with the Humane Society were intermittent.



But Monday morning came with a miracle!  Trooper got up to eat and wagged his tail!  With this amazing improvement, the Humane Society cleared him to be released to GALT. He is now in GALT's care, undergoing further medical evaluation and getting lots of TLC.  We suspect that, in his weak condition, the vaccines and flea/tick medications were a bit too much for his body to handle, resulting in his severe set back. 



Trooper's right ear tattoo reads 91E, meaning he was born in September 2011.  His left ear is double tattooed and may never prove to be legible. Trooper tested positive for Ehrlichia Canis at a high titer but thankfully, negative for heartworm.  Poor Trooper is anemic and weighs only 65 pounds.  His blood work indicates that he might have some additional issues requiring further investigation.  His skin condition appears to be a yeast infection.  Trooper has already started treatment with Doxycycline and is getting medicated shampoo baths frequently.  We will continue to medically evaluate him and get him the care he needs. 


Our little Trooper has the entire GALT team behind him now, and we hope he will make a full recovery.  If you would like to join Team Trooper by making a contribution to cover his medical costs, please click here.  He will also need a very special foster home to get him strong.  Stay tuned for more on this precious little boy's progress.  Thanks to everyone on Team Trooper who has helped get him this far!



Each week, space permitting, we hope to bring you our pick of the great hound photos shared on GALT's social media.  This week we have selected this little sad faced pup.  Bunnies are scary, even for greyhounds.  They carry parasites and diseases and have teeth that never stop growing.  Their big back feet kick like they are possessed.  Some of them are literally giant.  They sometimes even  try to infiltrate the pack by pretending to be dogs.  And on top of it all, they hop as a normal mode of locomotion.  Stay safe from the bunnies, everyone!

Styx's charity, Rock the Rescue, selected GALT to be the beneficiary for their upcoming Dallas concert. The concert is on Friday, August 21st at GEXA Energy Pavilion in Dallas. In addition to Styx, Def Leppard and Tesla will be performing!  GALT needs several volunteers to sell raffle tickets for a guitar autographed by Styx!  We will also need help managing the GALT info table.


Volunteers get FREE standing room access to the concert!  (Sorry, parking not included.)  Volunteers need to have a cohesive look though - so please plan to purchase the official GALT volunteer t-shirt prior to the event. This shirt will be the on-going "uniform" for all upcoming events of this type and is available in the Greyt StoreUse coupon code "Alliance" to save $5! 


We are overwhelmed at the outpouring of support for our 2015 Summer Challenge Grant!  We more than met the challenge goal of $10,000.  At the end of July, donations received in support of the challenge totaled $45,745!  The matching $10,000 brings the grand total to $55,745
These much needed funds will help cover the ongoing medical expenses of our most needy family members such as Delly and Trooper as well as the numerous other greyhounds in our care.   Your generous support ensures GALT can continue its mission of No Grey Turned Away.  Our sincerest thanks to all! 

The deadline for 2016 Calendar photo submissions is August 16, 2015. The deadline for sponsoring is August 30, 2015.  We still have three months available for sponsoring at $100 each. Visit our website  for all the details on both sponsoring and submitting photos! 



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. 



Greyt Non-Event: September 7 ~ 12:00 am - September 8, 12:00am  ~ 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!
SierraBrittany D.
IcyHilary C.
ArrowJim & Tiffany T.
GalenKevin & Jennifer C.
DiabloBritany & Jason B.
OdinSuzanne B.
GatsbyChristopher F.
NaomiBonnie B. & Rachel G.
GeneralSusan W.


Trooper, 4-yr-old fawn male, stray



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 8, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Three Dog Bakery, Southlake

251 E. Southlake Blvd, #323, Southlake, TX 

In attendance: Lil, Dana, Blu


Saturday, August 8, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

WOOF, Plano

Coit Road, Plano, TX 


In attendance: Shelton, Evian, Hershey, Kirk, 

Saturday, August 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Three Dog Bakery, Plano

5960 W. Parker Road, Plano, TX


In attendance: Marian, Ivana, Greg, Batman


Posh Spice, aka C's Shake Loose, GALT #929, November 19, 2000 - August 3, 2015
Beloved and cherished by Elissa, family and friends

Dulcinea, fka Dottie, aka Turbo Dot Net, GALT #182, July 22, 2001 - August 4, 2015 
Beloved and cherished by Johanna and Rogers Tomenson

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


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