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IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP INFO!

Annual Membership to WAG now runs January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. If you’re a current Member your Membership is extended through December 31, 2014. If you have already sent in your Membership dues, WAG will be contact with you by October 15th to discuss your early Membership payment. Please do not send in any 2015 Membership dues until we have posted something on our website or mailed correspondence to you.

 

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Our Autumn 2104 newsletter is here!

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Kayden needs a home/foster home!

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Kayden is a tall, elegant white and brindle boy who had a long and successful racing career.  He is a recent graduate of the CT Prison Greyhounds 8 week training class and knows many commands, such as sit, down, wait, watch me, go to place just to name a few.  He also does tricks, such as paw and speak.  This beautiful boy’s ideal home would have no other dogs or cats, as he is high prey and a bit dominant with other dogs.  He is fine in a “social” situation with other dogs of his size, such as on greyhound walks or events, but likes all the attention from his humans for himself.  Kayden can be strong willed, so we would prefer that he be placed with a dog knowledgeable person/family who will remind Kayden that the humans are in charge, and will reinforce all of his excellent training.  We think Kayden would be fine with older kids.   Won’t you consider giving this handsome and deserving guy a chance?

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Hi Everyone:

We are in need, desperate need, of foster homes.

Can anyone help? Please Email  fostering@ weadoptgreyhounds.org

Thanks!

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Latest News

Four WAG hounds were delivered to their handlers at Corrigan Radgowski Correctional Center, and were promptly renamed.  RWC June, the blue brindle girl will go by the name “June”; RWC January will be called Tyson; UMR Nosey Bill will be known as Leo; and by executive order of Warden Scott Erfe, DKC What will now be tagged as Holyfield (I will leave it to all of you to examine “What’s” pictures to understand the propriety of this moniker.)  This is a confident group of dogs; all happily entered the prison tails a’ wagging, not afraid of the new sights and sounds.  The hounds seemed to bond quickly to their handlers, which was a wonderful sight to behold. On hand to assist the dog’s on this first leg of their journey were volunteers Joyce Augello, Sandy Callanan, Nick Sweeting, Rori Friedman, Marc Stiller, Sean Embleton, Chris Fanelli, Rick Lukas, Baby Annie and Johanna Lewis.   Thanks to Cathy Esposito, the Rogers Family and the Miller Family for fostering Holyfield, June and Leo!   Nick has kindly volunteered to visit again tomorrow and will give us a “first night” report  after his visit.   We can’t wait!

 Johanna

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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. 

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WAG HOUND NEWS

9/28/14

We currently have 11 hounds looking for a home:  Tyson, Leo, Flash,  Dora, Slick, Caden, Holyfield, Linus, Trix, Mason, Sweetie.

Bingo is adoption pending!

Boo-Boo is adoption pending!

Jumbo is adopted!

Jimmy is adopted!

Brody is adopted!

June is adopted!

Samson is adopted!

Zoe has been adopted!

Britches is adopted!

Dave is adopted!

Buffalo is adopted!

Latto is adopted!

Francie is adopted!

 Congratulations!

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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 OCTOBER

Hello Friends of WAG,
The October 4th Volunteer Appreciation Day Get-Together is canceled and will be re-scheduled to mid-Summer 2015. The weather will be warmer and you’ll be able to spend a bit more time with us.
But, do plan to join us for our …..
Sunday 10/19  Halloween Walk   ‘Scarecrows Along Main Street’  Old Wethersfield, CT   2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
What’s spooky, creepy, icky, and just plain funny? Your hound dressed up in his/her best Halloween attire!  1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be awarded to Mr./Miss All-Around-Halloween 2014. Please wear orange, black, and other Fall/Halloween colors yourself!
The walk is an easy 1 mile round trip on sidewalks.
Our meeting place is the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main Street, Old Wethersfield, CT. Look for the fountain in front of the building. The public parking lot is in the rear.
Bring your human friends too for a very special walk and our ‘group picture’.
Board of Directors Meeting
The We Adopt Greyhounds Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 8 from 6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Simsbury Library, 725 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT. There is always the possibility that at any Board of Directors Meeting that the meeting will go into Executive Session. If this happens, you will be asked to leave the room but then will be able to re-join us for the regular Board meeting upon the end of the Executive Session. If you have a topic which you would like placed on the Agenda, please contact Becky at mailto:Becky@weadoptgreyhounds.org%20.
Meet and Greets
None during the month of October.
Best,
Linda Anthes
Administrative Director
We Adopt Greyhounds, Inc.
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Past events pictures

For those without a Facebook profile, our page can be viewed here.

Bristol mum parade 9/28/14 here.

Southington walk, group picture 4/27/2014 here.

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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Warrior

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Trickle

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Tease

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Saturday

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Flawless

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 Alex

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Quirk

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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 soon.


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WAG has a fan page on Facebook! We currently have 1411! fans. Tell your friends, help us grow!

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 also view our page here if you are not signed up to Facebook.

 

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!