Foundation Delivers Aid to Retired Racing Greyhounds
Thanks to The Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation, four “retired” Greyhounds have crossed the finish line to guaranteed shelter and care, until they can be adopted into loving, forever families.
Our charitable non-profit’s latest financial award was bestowed upon the Greyhound Adoption of Greater Cincinnati, which is dedicated to saving the lives of retired racing Greyhounds.
Greyhound racing takes place in 46 tracks in 15 states in America, much to the dismay of many people who find the practice unacceptable. Unfortunately, the life of a racing dog is often a hard one during their years on the track. And the dogs who experience injury on the track, or are not fast enough to consistently place well in races, quickly lose status as prized assets and become liabilities that must be eliminated.
Fortunately, not everyone feels that Greyhounds should be treated this way.
These exquisite creatures are known for grace, agility, speed and an enormous capacity for caring, making them wonderful companions. Generally, these sleek and muscular canines are great with kids, and rescued Greyhounds are known to bond very quickly with their adoptive families.
The Foundation’s award covered all expenses for four rescued Greyhounds to have veterinarian examinations and treatments, including: spaying or neutering, all vaccinations, heartworm testing, teeth cleaning, necessary worming and grooming. The four Greyhounds helped by our grant are Ripley, Gus, Amy and Foxy Lady, who we’d like to introduce to you now …
Currently fostered in a home in Cincinnati, gorgeous Gus sports a brindle coat and weighs in at 70 pounds. This five-year-old is friendly toward cats, very laid back and loves being petted. Tall, tan and handsome, he’s certain to be a wonderful first greyhound or a great addition to a Greyhound family. Everyone who meets him agrees that he’s an exceptionally sweet fella.
There’s nothing terrible about this two-year-old! Amy is utterly adorable, totally calm and keen for attention. She’ll be a great companion for anyone who enjoys exercise, and she’s completely fine around cats. Right now, Amy’s living in a foster home in Dayton, but she’s more than ready to find a family looking for a forever four-legged friend.
Well-tempered and obedient, Foxy Lady is a very sweet, three-year-old Greyhound. She gets gold stars for playing well with others, including children, cats and small dogs. Slender and sparky, Foxy Lady loves long walks and weighs in at only 58 pounds. The agency is actively searching for a family willing to open their hearts to this courageous, happy canine.
An enthusiastic eight-year-old, Ripley easily befriends everyone he meets. He enjoys learning new skills, and is a true “attention hound”. Ripley had been placed in a foster home in West Chester, after his first adoptive family had to give him up. But today, we’re extremely pleased to report, as of just a few days ago, Ripley has been placed in his forever home with a new family. Congratulations, Ripley!
And these are just four of the lovely dogs who have benefitted from or are currently enjoying the quality care offered by the Greyhound Adoption of Greater Cincinnati.
If you are interested in supporting the GAGC or if you live in the Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio tri-state area and wish to learn more about adopting one of these beautiful spirits, you can contact them at 513-624-7040.
Because a portion of every dollar spent on Trilogy products funds the good work of our foundation, tens of thousands of dollars have already been contributed to dozens of animal rescues. In fact, so far this year, The Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation has already awarded funds to thirteen small rescues.
For all of you who have purchased Trilogy products or made contributions directly to The Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation, you’ve aided our efforts to improve the lives of these Greyhounds, and many companion animals cared for by other agencies.