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Email Sent to Our Subscribers on July 29, 2014

new kennel enclosure

Dear Friends of Friends –

I think most of you know by now that we are no longer working from the Hialeah location because the track felt having an adoption group was too much trouble and expense. While they did donate use of facilities, they did not bear the lion’s share of the expenses of our adoption group and as you are WELL aware, we are always broke. But they felt we were a drain on their casino earnings and we are no longer there. (Sorry – that was more than I meant to say but I have a lot pent up!)

There is, however, still a need for these retired racing dogs to be vetted and adopted, as much now as ever. Friends of Greyhounds, Jerry, myself and our loyal supporters which I hope includes you, can carry on the work we have started if we band together.

Over the years we have moved 1900 dogs from the local tracks to get them into homes. I have been a good dog-mom and doggy chauffeur but a not so good “secretary” and I need you to pull me out of the fire! We sent out letters to almost 900 adopters asking for their help and financial support so that we can buy a property to have a kennel for FoG. But our mailing list is woefully inadequate. People who adopted years ago have moved and the mail was returned.

We are truly going to need to reach deep to get a home for the dogs that are coming off the tracks right now. My house can only hold so many and it is a difficult place to show people adoption dogs. Please help our dogs get a new home.

Your gifts are critical to their lives. Some of you only know us by email or internet and some of you have practically lived at the kennel on the weekends. Most of you are somewhere in between. But if you love your greyhound, if you love the greyhounds as a breed, or if you can find it in your heart and in your checkbook to support a group that is helping put these wonderful dogs into safe, loving homes instead of the alternative, we need your support. We need it now. And we need you to reach deeply.

We mailed a letter to adopters. I know some of you already received it and I am sorry to bother you again, but I don’t have the email and snail-mail lists coordinated. (I actually don’t have an email list, I am pretty much winging this.) And I’m praying it doesn’t get caught in the spam traps.

Please donate through the website using the paypal button or send a check, payable to Friends of Greyhounds (or FoG) to 2621 NW 105 Lane, Sunrise, FL 33322. Bake sales, collections at work, yard sales, every penny gets us a tiny bit closer.

The dogs send their love! And look for more fundraisers and gatherings soon. Kiss the dogs for me. I do so miss our weekends at the kennel. Can’t wait for you to see the new location. Keep in touch!

Love, Peace & Greyhounds,
Michelle & Jerry
Michelle – 954-937-9663
Jerry – 954-937-3647

Problems or questions, you can call me anytime. We live for these dogs and we really need your support. And feel free to share this with your co-workers, neighbors, friends and family.