Jackie’s Fund - Helping the Injured to Heal
BREAKING NEWS – The 2014 Matching Challenge is on! Your donation is being matched dollar for dollar right now. Keep reading to find out how to double the impact of your support.
Jackie's Fund is an ongoing campaign to raise funds for greyhounds with serious injuries or illnesses. The Fund pays for veterinary bills and gives hounds the chance they deserve for a new life as a beloved pet.
In late July of 2013, we said “YES” when we were called and asked to take an injured dog from the track. Jackie came to SA Greys when her racing career ended with a serious injury, a badly broken leg that required extensive and expensive ($5,000) surgery. Today, Jackie is a happy, healthy pet in her forever home.
To help other severely injured dogs like Jackie, we needed to significantly increase our fundraising efforts. Fortunately we had generous donors who stepped up. With their support we launched the Matching Challenge. SA Greys raised over $30,000 in just two months, August and September of 2013!
From late July 2013, when Jackie’s Fund was created, to April of 2014, those funds 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).
We continued to say “YES” to injured or ill hounds, even after Jackie’s Fund was depleted.
As of August 15, 2014, we have helped a total of 21 injured or ill Greyhounds, with medical costs that have exceeded $65,000. These veterinary bills combined with our routine operating costs to move retired racers to forever homes have depleted our general fund as well. We are one of the few adoption groups able to take these seriously injured or ill greyhounds. We need your financial support now to continue our mission of helping every retired racer, regardless of age or health.
Meet the Jackie’s Fund hounds, see their photographs, and discover how each of their lives were changed with your dollars: Jackie’s Fund Gallery
You Can Help an Injured Greyhound In the 2014 Matching Challenge - $10,000 $15,000 has been pledged in the Matching Challenge. Every dollar you donate will be doubled right now.
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If you would prefer to mail in a check, please make it payable to Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption, and mail it to:Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption1517 N. Wilmot Road, Box 175Tucson, AZ 85712
Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption is an all volunteer, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding forever homes for greyhounds.
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helping these gentle hounds.