Items Needed for Thrift Store
Second Chances has had a successful season and many people have purchased items.........So now the store is in need of new donations, such as unique jewelry, kitchen items, home décor, artwork, clothes/shoes and vintage/antique pieces of small furniture. Glass and dishware items are also gratefully accepted.
Donations can be dropped off at the kennel or at Second Chances at 6 W. Central Street in Natick...........The intersection of Rts. 135 and 27. Thank you!!!
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Honor a Special Pet with a Memorial Garden Brick
The Boston Boy Memorial Garden at Greyhound Friends currently contains 194 engraved bricks commemorating greyhounds, other dogs, pets, and people. We will be placing a Memorial Brick order by the end of February, and you can order one to honor a special pet or person. The new bricks will be installed this spring and will be dedicated at Spring Open House, May 17th and 18th.
If you would like to order a brick, please e-mail Stoddard@greyhound.org for an order form and engraving details. The cost is $200 per brick, all-inclusive.
From the Director
Greyhound Friends is continually in need of donations -- whether in the form of money, time or materials (blankets, dog food, kennel supplies, etc.) -- because our commitment never ends. Though we rely on volunteer efforts and in-kind donations to reduce costs, we are able to continue our adoption and advocacy work only through the ongoing support of our many individual donors.
Greyhound Friends' operating costs run to $1,300/day. This includes the mortgage, maintenance, and utility costs of our kennel facility, staff time, and the costs of transportation, isolation, veterinary treatment and medication, food, and all other expenses necessary to care for the dogs and move them into adoption. Our successful $15/30K matching grant challenge helped substantially with January's expenses - but the current challenge is to fund February - and then March, etc.
Every gift, in any amount, helps to defray the costs of running the kennel and providing for the dogs. We appreciate and look forward to your ongoing support and generosity.
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