Jackie's Fund for Injured Greyhounds
Because of a generous anonymous donor who pledged $10,000 in matching funds, SA Greys was able to raise $10,000 during the month of August for Jackie’s Fund and for that we thank everyone who donated to help the hounds.
Now the same generous donor is sweetening the pot with another $5,000 in matching funds during September!
Since starting Jackie’s Fund, SA Greys has been able to help 4 dogs by fixing 3 complex career-ending broken legs and one lost, emaciated senior dog found wandering in Oro Valley who spent multiple nights in the ICU. This never could’ve happened without your generous donations.
If you have not already donated to this worthy Fund, please consider doing so. Thank You
Jackie’s Fund for Injured Greyhounds
Because of Jackie’s Fund for Injured Greyhounds, SA Greys can now take on extraordinary veterinary costs in order to give retired ex-racers the chance they deserve -- to be beloved pets.
Jackie’s Fund for Injured Greyhounds is actively accepting donations because at any given moment, a broken leg dog or another emergency might appear and it’s our mission - if a greyhound needs help – we help.
In two months, three broken leg dogs are now on the road to recovery as well as a “stray” emaciated greyhound found on the desert.
Jackie is a petite, happy, face kisser. Her injury is a Tarsal Arthrodesis/Partial (top leg bone not connected to the bottom leg bone) which will be repaired with plates and screws. Medical cost: $3,089.
Kia is a sweet, two year old, little girl. She suffered a broken hock. Medical cost: $2,800.
Flame is a gorgeous red girl who suffered an ACL tear (anterior cruciate ligament injury of the knee). Medical cost: $3,300.
Parker is a 10-year-old greyhound recently found wandering in Oro Valley. Parker weighs 44 pounds when he should weigh 75 pounds. Parker spent multiple nights in the ICU, where he was stabilized and received the vital care he needed. He has shown an amazing amount of courage. He is on what will be a long, slow path to recovery, thanks to Jackie's Fund.
Previously, there was Basco and Casey...
Basco is a handsome, happy brindle boy who suffered a broken hock. Medical cost: $3,000.
Casey is a sweet, white with brindle boy who suffered a broken hock. Medical cost: $2,800.
Basco and Casey have both been adopted and are living the good life in forever homes. Jackie, Kia and Flame are receiving loving care in foster homes. Parker is with a wonderful family pending adoption.
As you can see Jackie’s Fund for Injured Greyhounds must be ongoing. SA Greys thanks everyone who donated to our matching funds campaign during August 2013. Our hearts and paws are touched by your generosity.
Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to care of greyhounds and finding them loving forever homes.
Jackie is 5 years old and ran 200+ races. Her racing career ended with a complex broken leg. And, now Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption (SA Greys) is giving Jackie a whole new life as a beloved pet.
The cost to do so is not cheap.
Jackie’s first consultation was with Dr. Beth Neuman at Twin Peaks Veterinary Center; she was referred to Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson and was diagnosed with a tarsal arthrodesis/partial. There will be plates and screws holding her leg together. The estimated cost for this particular surgery not including consultation, medication, and follow-up ranges from $2,500 to $3,000.
In the past 18 months, SA Greys gave injured Basco and Casey the chance to become what they so deserve – much-loved pets.
How Jackie’s Fund works
A generous philanthropic donor will match up to $10,000 from August 1 through September 30. Can you step up and help? Your $10 donation turns into $20. Your $50 equals $100. We want to turn that $10,000 into $20,000 and can only do this with your help.
Your donation allows us to provide Jackie with the treatment she needs but also other greyhounds with racing injuries. With treatment and healing, their retirement will lead to a loving family.
Give retired athletes a second chance. Please donate now!
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Or send a check to:Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption1517 N. Wilmot Road, Box 175Tucson, AZ 85712
Specify the check is for Jackie’s Fund along with your email address.