Where the Money Goes
The dogs arriving at GAC receive quality veterinary care including vaccinations, flea/tick dips, tapeworm medicine (it is common for greyhounds to suffer tapeworms from ingesting the raw meat that is part of a track dog’s diet), blood tests, spaying/neutering, heartworm prevention and other specialty medications. Volunteers and staff care lovingly for the dogs, spending hours getting them used to walking on a leash, playing with toys, receiving countless hugs and just learning how to be a pet.
Permanent and Temporary Foster Program
Sometimes older greyhounds or medically comprised ones require more care than the average adopter can afford. That’s why we have a permanent foster home program where the dogs live happily with families of their own while we pay the costs of their care. At this time, we have 30 dogs in permanent foster homes.
Temporary foster families are especially valuable when GAC needs to make room for a sudden influx of dogs when a track closes or a trainer goes out of business.
Hard to Place Dogs
GAC accepts dogs from other rescue groups that cannot or will not accept them for a variety of reasons including age, medical issues, extreme shyness, size and aggression. We are a no-kill shelter and will allow dogs to live here until they find the perfect adoptive parents.
Specialty Medical Care
This fund provides surgery and extended treatment for dogs who have sustained serious injuries on the track or when released to fend for themselves. It’s a service few animal rescue groups can provide. The fund was started in honor of Fyvie, found by the side of a road abandoned, emaciated and unable to stand on broken legs. Tens of thousands of dollars have been donated by foundations and a public determined to care for these beautiful dogs who suffer at the hands of a cruel enterprise – greyhound racing. In recent years, we have seen a spike in broken legs among the dogs rescued from tracks. You can help our dogs now!
Being able to step up and provide emergency care to dogs in need has become a hallmark of our organization. GAC is highly regarded for its immediate response to desperate rescue situations no matter where the greyhounds are located. We can make room for emergency rescues thanks to our large facility and the continued supported of dedicated volunteers willing to foster current dogs to make room for new arrivals. Our expertise in providing emergency care was evident in the rescues of dozens of dogs from sudden track closures in Guam, Arizona and Kansas over the past three years. After rescuing 19 dogs from a Kansas greyhound trainer in the summer of 2013, GAC began placing them in new homes within weeks.