Facebook Auction for Vet Bills
Greyhound Friends is running an auction on Facebook through Sunday, July 20, to help raise funds toward emergency veterinary care for Elvis, a young hound in residence at our shelter. Elvis was suddenly unable to walk, and it was discovered that he had injured a vertebra in his neck. He has now undergone two surgeries to correct the problem. He is doing much better, but his vet bill is in excess of $5,000.
Please consider bidding in the auction. If you are a Red Sox or Yankees fan, you'll definitely want to bid on Item 7 - tickets to see the rivals square off at Fenway Park on August 2!
If you prefer, you can simply make a donation to help cover Elvis's care. Please write "Elvis" in the comment field while processing your payment, so we will know how to direct your gifts. Thank you!
International Update July 19 & 20, 2014
Greyhound Friends is again sponsoring an International Update on the status of greyhounds and sighthounds on July 19 and 20. Representatives from Spain, Ireland, Argentina, Florida, the Midwest, & New England will speak on Saturday 7/19 at the Greyhound Friends Kennel. Dr. Rod Poling and Dr. Guillemo Couto will discuss updates on health issues for greyhounds, galgos, hounds, and lurchers. A $20.00 donation is requested. Lunch is provided and the event is open to the public.
An after conference dinner is scheduled at John Mottern's house in Sherborn.
Dr. Couto will also be speaking on Sunday, July 20, at a brunch at the Sherborn Inn. A $40.00 donation will cover the brunch cost and also contribute toward airfare for the international guests and dogs shipped from overseas.
RSVP to Louise Coleman, Greyhound Friends, firstname.lastname@example.org
Click "read more" for conference poster & complete details.
Just In - New Greyhounds!
We just received six new greyhounds - five females and one male. They will be spayed/neutered by Wednesday, 7/16, and ready for adoption shortly thereafter. Their photos & descriptions have now been added to our "Available Dogs" list. Check them out!
Greyhound Friends in the News
A Message from the Director
This summer our main focus - aside from moving dogs into our shelter and then out to good homes - is on fundraising. Greyhound Friends is facing a serious financial deficit this year, as the economy has continually pushed operating costs up and donations down. We continue to cut costs where we can, but ultimately we have to keep going because the dogs' needs are urgent and unrelenting. If you've been thinking about sending a contribution - in any amount - NOW is the time.
Please write out that check, or click the green box at the top right of this page to make a quick, secure donation via our PayPal account. You can make a one-time gift or sign up for automatic monthly contributions.
We're grateful for all gifts, which help save the lives of dogs like little lurcher Doris. She was with us for several months, since she is a very smart girl and an escape artist; she needed a special home with a very high & secure fence. This week Doris went to a wonderful home well suited to her needs. Though her trip here from Ireland was paid for by her Irish rescuers, she needed time and TLC at the shelter to finally go home. And that time costs money.
Most of Greyhound Friends' funding comes from individual donors. We cannot do our lifesaving work without you. THANK YOU for your friendship and support.
Our Amazon Wish List
The Greyhound Friends kennel now has a Wish List on Amazon.com. If you're an Amazon.com user - especially if you have a Prime account - please consider donating some Wish List items to keep our operating costs as low as possible.
In addition, if you sign up for the new "Amazon Smile" program and select Greyhound Friends as your charity of choice, Amazon will send us 0.5% of any eligible purchase you make! Eligible products are marked "Eligible for Amazon Smile Donation" so you can select them as you shop using your existing Amazon account.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
Items Needed for Thrift Store
Greyhound Friends operates a thrift store - Second Chances
- in Natick Center. Donated items are sold and all profits go to support our kennel operations. (Please click the link for store hours, news, etc.)
The shop is in need of new donations, such as unique jewelry, kitchen items, home décor, books, artwork, clothes/shoes and vintage/antique pieces of small furniture. Glass and dishware items are also gratefully accepted. Spring items are selling especially well right now.
Donations can be dropped off at the Greyhound Friends kennel or at Second Chances - located at 6 W. Central Street in Natick (right at the intersection of Rts. 135 and 27). Thank you!!!