Jackie’s Fund - Helping the Injured to Heal
Jackie's Fund is an ongoing campaign to raise funds for greyhounds in our care; dogs with extraordinary injuries and illnesses often needing specialized veterinary services. This Fund gives hounds the chance they deserve for a new life as a beloved pet. As of November 15, 2014, through Jackie’s Fund, we helped a total of 28 injured or ill greyhounds, with medical costs that have exceeded $85,000!
These veterinary bills combined with our routine operating costs to move retired racers to forever homes mean our financial resources are constantly under pressure. We are one of the few adoption groups able to take these seriously injured or ill greyhounds. We need your ongoing financial support to continue our mission of helping every retired racer, regardless of age or health.
It all began in July 2013, when the track called and asked us to take an injured dog. Of course, SA Greys said “YES.” Jackie’s racing career ended with a badly broken leg that required extensive and expensive ($5,000) surgery. Today, Jackie is a happy, healthy pet in her forever home.
Meet the Jackie’s Fund hounds, view photographs, and discover how each of their lives changed because you cared: Jackie’s Fund Gallery
To help other severely injured dogs like Jackie, we needed to greatly increase our fundraising efforts. Fortunately generous donors stepped up. With your support we launched the Matching Challenge. SA Greys raised more than $30,000 in August and September 2013 and also in August and September 2014.
Since the 2014 Campaign, we have helped 7 new special needs dogs, whose veterinary costs have totaled nearly $20,000. We continue to say “YES” to injured or ill hounds, even after Jackie’s Fund was depleted. We are still saying “YES” every day.
From July 2013 when Jackie’s Fund was created, to April 2014, your donations helped 16 dogs recover from serious injuries. Jackie’s Fund paid for dogs with broken legs such as Storm ($2,408), Flint ($4,783), Indiana ($3,174), and Frosty ($3,659).
Jackie’s Fund donations also helped dogs like Shirley who had an eye injury requiring removal ($1,818), and Parker, a stray who was emaciated and near death ($1,380).
Meet the Jackie’s Fund hounds and discover how their lives were changed for the better because of your generosity: Jackie’s Fund Gallery
Please Donate Today. Your donations are tax deductible.
Donating is easy to do. This button will take you to PayPal, where you can make your contributions quickly and easily or you can send a check to:Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption1517 N. Wilmot Road, Box 175Tucson, AZ 85712