Monday, March 7, 2011

Charity of the Month: March

This month, all proceeds minus Etsy and PayPal fees go to:
Gold Coast Greyhound Adoption - Orlando

Gold Coast Greyhounds Orlando is a branch of the Clearwater, Florida based Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions, Inc. GCGA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit all volunteer organization, that is racing neutral and dedicated to the placement of retired racing greyhounds into qualified, caring and loving homes. It is our mission to educate the public regarding the gentle nature and wonderful temperament of the greyhound breed.

As a non-profit organization, we operate on a very limited budget. Our largest expenditures are for veterinary care and transportation of dogs to adoption groups in non-racing states. All donations directly benefit homeless racing greyhounds and are both welcomed and acknowledged.

Our mission is to prepare retired greyhounds for homes by providing excellent foster care by families who have been trained by Barkbusters Home Dog Training. The dogs are a step ahead in their education from track to home and are wanted by several adoption groups throughout the country.

We placed 265 greyhounds in 2010 in adoptive homes or with out-of-state adoption groups. So far this year we have taken in 42 greyhounds.