Thursday, January 7, 2010

Charity of the Month: January

This month, all profits from our Etsy store go to...
Greyhound Pets of America - Arizona Chapter

"GPA-AZ is an all volunteer, tax exempt, 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization. All donations go directly to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of greyhounds.

The Phoenix track ran it's last live race on Dec. 19, 2009. Approximately 160 greyhounds are in need of homes. The operation of finding forever homes is lead by Arizona Adopt A Greyhound who works in conjunction with the track. At least a dozen rescue groups stepped up to the plate to find these greyhounds a forever home. At this time dogs are still being moved from kennels to other groups by truck, trailer, car and airplane heading to California, Washington, Oregon and New Mexico.

One such group is Greyhound Pets of America-Arizona whose efforts have been key in this process. GPA-AZ and Arizona Adopt A Greyhound continue to work non-stop on this. The economy has also played a role in that people are more reluctant to adopt and are sometimes returning the dogs they previously adopted."