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Bart Simpson April Greyhound Adoption month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From OGGA Board Member, Pat Middleton:

This video is about the program OGGA is part of.   I have met the most loving and caring people through this track and the Ohio state team is the one who removed my Ashley’s leg and Pam who runs the adoption kennel (GPA Wheeling Kennel) at the track nursed her back to health for me.

I still take Ashley back to visit and she still is happy to see Pam and the girls at the track.   There are so many recently-retired greyhounds ready for adoption.  So please friends if you want a loving and loyal companion who doesn’t require much grooming and no more care than any other dog ADOPT A GREYHOUND. You will never be sorry!

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BENTLEY HAS BEEN FOUND!!!

Skinny after his time on the run but otherwise fine.

Skinny after his time on the run but otherwise fine.

 

 

Bentley Lost Greyhound 2014

 

 

 


Hi Everyone,

We had all hoped that this wouldn’t be necessary and that Bentley would be home, by now. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. This poor baby must be terrified. In response to the suggestion that someone may have him, by now, his owner (who knows him) and I (who’s been involved in dozens of searches for greyhounds) doubt that Bentley would allow a stranger to catch him. He’s a timid boy and, if he follows the normal greyhound pattern, being lost has been traumatizing, making it even more likely that he’s hiding out in a place that’s become familiar to him.

We once had a lost greyhound (Pete Moss) who was hiding under a pine tree in a hole he’d dug in the snow. The police had directed me to the farm where he’d been spotted. I walked back and forth, at least a half a dozen times, passing within a few feet of where he was hiding. When I finally saw his head sticking out of the hole in the snow, I got down and crawled under the tree. It wasn’t until I was only inches away and he realized it was a friend who’d found him that he dared to come out. He then went berserk, jumping and wagging, ran to the car and begged to get in. My point is that Bentley could well be in an area not far from home and has just not been spotted. He is likely terrified at being alone and that, with the rain, thunder and lightning, this week, makes it even more urgent to get a big group out, tomorrow. Thinking about poor Bentley is heartbreaking.

Tomorrow morning, Bentley’s dad, Paul, will be meeting anyone who can help, about 10AM, at the CVS drug store, on the corner of Frost Rd, and Rt. 43, in Streetsboro. We’re SO hoping we can get a big group to help get Bentley back home. If you can spare any amount of time, PLEASE help! Paul will have coffee and doughnuts to wake you up! He’ll also have map grids printed out to coordinate the search as efficiently as possible.

I’m going to stencil some yard signs, tonight, to add to those Kelly Connelly and I put out on Wednesday. Writing each sign by hand is terribly time-consuming and the writing is not as clear as big stenciled letters will be, for cars driving by. Because we have 20 dogs arriving from Florida, between 8 & 9AM, tomorrow, I won’t be able to go to the meeting place. If you are going in the morning and can stop by the kennel to pick up the signs, please let me know.

Also, if you can help with faxing flyers, either from home, if you have a fax machine, or from the kennel, if you don’t, we want to expand the area in which we’re notifying the police departments, veterinarians, public facilities, etc. While greyhounds are often found close to home, it’s also possible that Bentley has done some traveling and, with so many small towns in such close proximity, we want to be sure we don’t leave out a place where someone may see him but not realize he’s a lost dog. When Pete Moss was missing, we initially searched Bainbridge, where he lived, and only those areas of the other towns that bordered Bainbridge. However, we found Pete because we had faxed flyers to all the police departments in an expanded area and it turned out to be the key that brought him home. A patrolman in a nearby town spotted him and, because she had seen the flyer, called us immediately and took us to where she had seen him.

Finally, I want to say that I’m in awe of the way Paul is working to get this little boy back home. In 20 years, I’ve never known anyone to work harder or longer to locate a missing greyhound. Please, let’s pull out all the stops and get Bentley back home.

 

 

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WHEN:
Friday, April 29,
Saturday, April 30,
Sunday,  April 31,
Monday, May 1, 2011
TIME:
During Store Hours
LOCATION:
PetSmart #523
5465 Dressler Rd. NW
North Canton OH 44720

 

PETSMART along with more than 2,000 animal welfare organizations across North America, the three-day event will be held in the more than 1,187 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to find lifelong, loving homes for more than 16,800 dogs, cats and small animals.

Since 1994, PetSmart Charities has led pet-adoption efforts across North America, helping more than 4.4 million pets find homes through the PetSmart Charities adoption centers. PetSmart Charities is also the leading funder of animal-welfare efforts and has provided $110 million in grants and funding. One pet’s life is saved every 39 seconds that the PetSmart Charities’ adoption centers are open.

Meet and Greeting visitors at PetSmart

PetSmart Charities will provide increased adoption-reward grants to all participating shelters and rescue agencies; in fact, all agencies can receive $35 from PetSmart Charities for every pet they adopt in stores between April 25 and May 1.  This money helps OGGA continue to get retired-racing greyhounds off the track, get medical treatment, adapted to life off the track and finding that forever home for the hound.

 

OGGA will have a table with information on our organization, how to adopt a greyhound and information on our hounds currently in search of their forever homes set up at PetSmart #523 during this event.
If you have questions concerning a greyhound, however no one at the store when you stop by please do not hesitate to contact the phone numbers listed on the information papers.  Or email to:  myogga@att.net

 

 

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