Sunday, November 28, 2010

Charity of the Month: November

This month all proceeds, minus fees, will be donated to: Halfway Home Greyhound Adoption

About the charity:
"HWH is a unique adoption team formed in the spring of 2002 to help dogs that do not have access to greyhound track adoption programs in finding their adoptive homes. We are a small group of dedicated volunteers motivated by our love of the breed and respect for the farms' commitment to the dogs.

In the eight years since our inception we have built relationships with breeders, owners and trainers. Due to their positive support, greyhounds are being held by the farms until their turn to race into a loving home. Since our inception, we have worked with different greyhound adoption groups to send many Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, and Kansas greyhounds through out the United States and Canada.

We have been asked to step up and assist more and more farms in these tough economic times. Farmers are retiring and being foreclosed on and the number of greyhounds being given to us for placement has been increasing. The veterinary bills and transport costs is over $50,000 per year. So far in 2010 we have moved 494 dogs more than halfway home"