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2014 Year End Message.......
2014 has been a steady year for Greyhound adoptions for GPA Spfd MO. We've adopted 36 Greyhounds as of Dec. 10 and five of these are seniors getting a forever home for the first time.
We continue to strive to help as many Greyhounds as possible. And that costs money! We help pay for transporting Greyhounds to other groups, we have paid for medical problems for some Greyhounds with another group and we have paid for vet work for a few permanent fosters. These are Greyhounds that have been returned to our group and they are maybe 11+ years old. We'll place them in a home at that age and pay for their medical needs.
Our adoption fee has been $185 since 2007. Starting Jan. 1, 2015 we will be charging $200 for our adoption fee, which is still extremely inexpensive. Our expenses for each Greyhound we place are greater than our adoption fee. So financial support continues to be needed and we can't continue our mission without your help.
We also are successful in our efforts due to the generosity of Dr. Ted Betzen for our foster Greyhounds' medical needs. And in 2014 we were able to receive some food assistance from the Rescue Bank. It really helped on food expenses this past year. This is not a steady source for food. It's sporadic and comes and goes on what if anything is available.
Please consider making a donation to GPA Springfield MO before this year's end! We will put it to good use!
Best wishes for your Holiday Season and may 2015 be a healthy and prosperous year for you and your hounds!
Kiss and hug your Greyhound for me!
Forever committed to the Greyhounds waiting for homes,
Greyhound Pets of America-Springfield, MO is a volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing information about and promoting adoption of retired racing greyhounds. We also promote cooperation with other adoption programs nationwide to further the placement of greyhounds as pets into responsible loving homes.
Alane Shultz is the founder of the local GPA chapter and has had retired racing greyhounds as pets for 30 years. She has facilitated greyhound adoptions since 1992.
Greyhounds are clean, quiet and have no hereditary health problems. Their exercise requirements are surprisingly low - they prefer to curl up and have you pet them! Loving and loyal, your greyhound is your fast friend for life!
Pets of America by shopping at Amazon Smile!
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate o.5% of your purchase price to Greyhound Pets of America. It costs you nothing extra, but the greyhounds benefit greatly! Support us every time you shop!
The first time you sign in, fill in "Greyhound Pets of America" in the "Choose Your Charity" box. A list of GPA chapters will appear. Scroll down to choose "Springfield, MO" before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation to GPAMO.
Make plans to attend the 2015 HBA Home Show!
GPAMO will be present at the 2015 Home Builders Association of Springfield Home Show, downtown at the Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St. Come by our booth to see our beautiful greyhounds!
- Friday, Jan. 30 - 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Saturday, Jan. 31 - 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 1 - 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sancho will be 3 in December. He's very handsome and sweet, learns quickly,
GREYHOUND HOLIDAY SHIRT FUNDRAISER
Our T-shirt fund raiser is now closed, and we will receive a check for $759.85 to help care for our greyhounds. These profits will go to vet bills, transportation costs, and our senior adoptions. What a wonderful Christmas gift. Thank you to everyone who participated!
2014 GREYHOUND GATHERING – A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!
Read about this year's Greyhound Gathering and see photos of the event here.
100% of proceeds go to GPAMO!
"Steve & I wanted to see if we could raise a little bit of money for the greyhounds and GPAMO..." – Heidi Carlsen Rogers
Local artist Heidi Carlsen Rogers, one of our adopters in Bella Vista, Arkansas, has made a unique opportunity available for the benefit of GPAMO. Heidi writes, "Steve & I wanted to see if we could raise a little bit of money for the greyhounds and GPAMO for the holidays. We partnered on an art project and came up with shooting some black and white art prints called Studio Dogs. They are posted on my Etsy art site. Hoping our greyhound models can help their hound friends! We will donate 100% of proceeds to GPAMO."
Wouldn't these make wonderful gifts?
Check out this public service announcement from Adopt-A-Greyhound!
Greyhound Pets of America – Springfield, MO has been approved and is now listed on AdoptAShelter.com.
Every time you and all of your fellow supporters shop using adoptashelter.com you are financially supporting Greyhound Pets of America – Springfield, MO
Remember, it’s easy to use (no login or password needed), it’s free and every purchase helps animals…so tell every animal lover you know.
You can find a downloadable flyer and other free tools to help spread the word to friends, family and supporters in their Shelter Resources section
Heartguard Plus Supports GPA-Springfield MO
Dog Collars by M&M Designs will donate 25% of every collar or coat order
to GPA-Springfield. Just mention our group name or
tell them Alane Shultz referred you to them.
Thanks again to M & M Designs for attending the
2014 Greyhound Gathering!
$225 was donated to GPA-Springfield, MO from their sales!