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SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!!!!!

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Back by popular demand! It’s the We Adopt Greyhounds Tag Sale on May 31, 2014. Please think of us while you’re doing your Spring cleaning. Items for donation can be knick-knacks, books, baby clothes, electronic items in working condition, old china, furniture, or whatever is cluttering your house, attic, or garage. The Tag Sale is a major fundraiser for WAG and we hope that you’ll spread the word to your friends and relatives to donate or attend. Tag Sale hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 15 Old Wolcott Road, Bristol. Those who are donating items can drop them off starting at 7:00 a.m.

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Prison Update 3/30/14

Yesterday was a bittersweet day at CRCC; the 3rd class of CT Prison Greyhounds graduated!  Mia, Bella, Godfrey and Linus and their handlers did a superb job of demonstrating what they have learned.  One of the handlers, Karriem, did a great demonstration on how dogs learn and the proper use of treats, “reward versus bribery”.  He taught Annie, a visiting greyhound the “go to place” command, and narrated the steps and methodology.  In addition to the usual obedience commands, the greys had an impressive repertoire of tricks; speak, pray and bow among them.

Each of the handlers had family and friends in attendance, all of whom were moved, some to tears, when the handlers spoke and did their demos.  Several of the handlers had children in attendance.  It is very special to see the children witnessing their fathers’ getting recognition in a positive manner, and the pride the handlers have in showing their accomplishments to their children.
We had many guests yesterday, DOC Staff and WAG volunteers.  Some had been to graduation before, some had not.  All were equally moved and proud of what this program is accomplishing.
CO Rathbun was in attendance for the first time!  He does so much for the program, as Chris said “he’s the backbone”, and he was appropriately recognized.
Thanks to all who support this wonderful program, we could not do it without you.
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 As you’ve read in recent posts, WAG’s expenses are steadily increasing for the greyhounds that we take in. But, you can help us! Do you have a talent for Fundraising? Whether you can fundraise on a large scale for us or even a little bit, you’re a person we need. Can you plan, organize, and carry out an activity such as a walk-a-thon or golf-a-thon-for-greyhounds, host a wine and cheese party, have a tag-sale, rake leaves with a monetary portion donated to WAG, or designate Holiday gifts as ‘donations to WAG’?  I’m sure you can think of many ways to help us. Interested? Contact Linda at Linda@weadoptgreyhounds.org. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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‘Themed’ April  Hound Walk
 
Sunday 4/27 “April showers bring may flowers” walk Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, Southington, Ct 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Well, it’ll almost be May when we have our walk, so let’s dress the hounds and yourself up in Spring colors, flowers on the hound collars, or whatever makes you think ‘Spring’.
The walk will be along a trail that follows the path of the former Farmington Canal and the New Haven & Northampton Railroad.
Our History Lesson:
‘In 1828, the Farmington Canal opened for excursion boats to take passengers from New Haven to as far as Northampton, MA. The canal was 86 miles long, 4 feet deep, and 36 feet wide. Twenty-eight locks were built in CT to accommodate a 292 foot total drop in elevation along the canal. The canal was never profitable and by 1848 railroad tracks were being laid along the old canal route. The New Haven & Northampton RR/Canal Line was born, changing ownership over the years until the Boston & Maine Railroad discontinued service along this line.’ www.bikeitorhikeit.org/farmington_canal_heritage_trail_central).
The trail difficulty is easy, flat, and paved. You can turn back at anytime.
Meeting place is the Parking Lot using these directions:
From I-84 Eastbound, take exit 30 to Atwater Street, and turn right. Atwater becomes Canal Street. Parking Lot is on your left just after crossing Route 322.
From I-84 Westbound, take exit 30 to Marion Avenue and head left underneath the highway. Turn right on Atwater Street which turns into Canal Street. Parking Lot is on your left just after crossing Route 322.
Interested in attending or have questions? If so, please contact Linda at Linda@WeAdoptGreyhounds.org.
Meet and Greets  from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for all locations below:
Saturday 4/5            Petco/Glastonbury, 13 Welles Street, Glastonbury, CT
Sunday 4/13            Petsmart/East Hartford, 5 Main Street, East Hartford, CT
Would you like to volunteer for a Meet and Greet event by holding or walking the greyhounds while we speak to potential adopters? If so, please contact Linda at Linda@WeAdoptGreyhounds.org.
WAG Annual Membership Meeting
 
 
Saturday 4/26     The We Adopt Greyhounds Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Welles Turner Memorial Library, 2407 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT. The meeting will be held in the Friends Meeting Room which is located in the back of the building. Please go to the back entrance and before the second set of automatic doors, turn left, and proceed through the door. The Friends Meeting Room is on the left.
You’ll be receiving your Invitation in the postal mail within a few days. For planning purposes, please respond to Becky at Becky@WeAdoptGreyhounds.org or by phone at 860-845-7196 by April 18th.
Best,
Linda Anthes
Administrative Director
We Adopt Greyhounds, Inc.

 

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WAG HOUND NEWS

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Hound Information

4/15/14

We currently have 13 hounds looking for a home:  Linus, Blue, Hot Shot, Daffodil, Godfrey, Bella, Grand Lee, Mia, Karma, Trix, Sweetie, Mason and Jimmy.

Donnie is adoption pending!

Burt is adoption pending!

Brody is adoption pending!

Daisy Mae is adoption pending!

Calvin has been adopted!

Tuesday has been adopted!

Abby has been adopted!

Congratulations!

 

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 Updated 3/30/14

SPECIAL THANKS

To all who participated in the graduation on 3/29 at the Corrigan Radgowski prison, for of our third round of prison greyhounds.
 

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Past events pictures

Pictures from the 2013 Haloween walk on 10/13/13 here.

Pictures from the MDC walk on 7/22/13 here.

Pictures from our MDC walk on 5/18/13 here.

Pictures from our Collinsville walk on 4/28/13 here.

St. Patrick’s Day Walk, MDC Reservoir, West Hartford, CT March 17 2013 here.

Pictures from January 20th Farmington rails to trails walk in Southington here.

Pictures from our Halloween walk!  Sunday, October 28th 2012 here.

2012 Bristol Mum parade here.

2012 WAG Games and Gathering here and here.

Vernon/ Rockville volunteer appreciation picnic 6/9/2012 here.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

This is a fun group to be a part of!

There are many different ways to help WAG!

We always need foster homes If interested in fostering please contact Johanna (Johanna@WeAdoptGreyhounds.org)

We need volunteers for tasks like driving foster dogs to/from vet appointments, events, for picking up new dogs from a hauler or transport, for helping to hold foster dogs and talk to potential adopters at events, etc. If you would like to help with foster dogs or adoptions, please contact Linda (Linda@WeAdoptGreyhounds.org).

We also need volunteers to help plan, organize, and help at adoption events, fundraisers, awareness events, etc. To help promote and publicize WAG and greyhounds as pets, or to raise money for WAG and the Yogi Medical Fund. If you would like to help with events, public awareness, or fundraising, please contact Linda (Linda@WeAdoptGreyhounds.org).

All of WAG’s upcoming events are also listed here: WAG Events Calendar

A Plea For Donations

Dear Friends of WAG:

Those of you who follow WAG on Facebook and check our web site regularly know that WAG takes in many dogs in need of “extra help”, such as seniors, brood mamas and dogs with broken legs, and that recently we have had greyhounds in our program that have had unexpected extraordinary medical expenses. In addition, we have been adopting out many more dogs than we have historically; 65 in 2012, and we are on track to exceed that in 2013. Our adoption fees do not cover our medical expenses even on “healthy” dogs; therefore, our increased volume in adoptions has caused WAG to operate at an increased loss. As supporters of WAG, we know that all of you take a great deal of pride and interest in the good work being done. Unfortunately, these good works have caused WAG’s bank balances to steadily decline. If you can help one of the dogs below by making a donation or adopting one of them.

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Kitara.

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It was brought to WAG’s attention that this beautiful girl was in a Humane Society Shelter in MA. She had originally been placed by that organization at the age of 3, and was being relinquished at the age of 10 due to a decline in her owner’s circumstances. You can only imagine how traumatic it was for this couch potato to find herself back in the shelter. The Humane Society agreed to transfer her to us, and she is now in foster care. Although she is up to date on her vaccines and already spayed, Kitara is in need of extensive dental work. Can you help offset some of this expense? Kitara is a sweet spunky girl. She has the softest silky coat you will ever touch!

Jimmy and Blue

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They are 12.5 and 9.5 years old respectively. They were originally placed by a Rhode Island adoption group which no longer exists. Their owner could no longer care for them but could not return them to the original group. She was referred to several greyhound groups and contacted them to see if they could help her. None of these groups had the space or the resources to take these boys; their next step was to be dropped off at a shelter. At their age and with their medical needs, it is doubtful that they would have found forever homes. Both boys were sadly neglected; flea infested, long toe nails, and underlying medical issues. Blue had a mass growing in his mouth that had to be removed and biopsied (it was benign). He was limping; after much diagnostics, it was determined he has arthritis and an abcess. He has been treated and is doing well. Jimmy had a weak back end due to his age. Both boys are cherished in foster homes. Blue is a happy, spunky guy. Jimmy is sweet and quiet and loves to be petted. Both are cat and small dog friendly.

Sweetie.

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After a career in racing, Sweetie was used as a brood mama; can you think of a dog more deserving of a forever home. She came to WAG at 10.5 years old (she will be 11 in February.) When she arrived, she had some pain issues, which have been resolved. Like most broodies, her teeth were terrible, and we had a large dental expense for her. She is a lover, gives kisses, and a velcro dog.

Jenna.

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Jenna recently broke her leg during a race. It required surgery and she is recuperating in WV. She will be ready for adoption in November.

Hard Drive.

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We almost lost Hard Drive to complications from her spay surgery. She has “greyhound bleeding disorder”, and required transfusions, expensive medication and an extensive hospital stay. WAG is happy to report that she has made a full recovery and will be ready for adoption at the end of the month. She is a happy affectionate girl.

Quirky Boomerang.

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Now Emmett, has been adopted. Earlier this year Emmett nearly died from vasculitis caused by a spider bite. We are happy to report that he has made a full recovery. He, too, had an extensive hospitalization and recovery. His medical bills were well in excess of $10,000.

Thank you for your support of WAG. Please consider making a tax deductible donation.

The WAG Board of Directors.

Use the PayPal link below

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Coming Soon

Coming Soon!

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UMR Chuck

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SE’s Stream

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Racing name: SE’s Stream

Meet SE’s Stream, born 9/24/2011.  This little girl broke her left rear leg while racing yesterday.  The break will require surgery, which is estimated to cost $1,300.  Donations to offset this cutie’s medical expenses would be greatly appreciated.

 

Lickety Split

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Racing name: CTW Lickety Split

Just one year old in June. He broke his front leg in his schooling, because it is a front leg he will have a lengthy rehab.

He will be available in January.


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You need to sign up with Facebook (it’s free) with your name and a password. Once you are signed in to the site, you can find the group and join at this link:

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You can now donate to WAG on Facebook! Check out WAG’s Causes page. The cause has 99 members and so far we have raised $90!