News from American Greyhound recapping May and looking forward to June.
May by the Numbers
In May we had 8 adoptions and brought in 5.
That makes our year-to-date totals 29 adoptions and 34 brought in.
Spring Online Auction
Thank you to all who participated in our online auction May 25th through May 31st. Our Winning Hearts Benefit Gala at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, IN has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 1st. Please save the date!
At the end of March, American Greyhound sent a contingency to Jacksonville, Florida to pick up 23 retired racing greyhounds. These greyhounds are in the process of being vetted and adopted into loving homes. Simply put, American Greyhound cannot operate without your generous financial support. Our spring online auction raised $4,743.00. Another $2,165.00 was graciously donated during that week for a total of $7,025.00. This money will go directly toward paying down part of our VISA bill for the dogs vetting costs.
If by chance you somehow missed the spring auction, we are planning to hold another online auction later this summer. Our beloved American Greyhound calendar pages will be up for bid along with other items. If you have items you would like to donate for the summer auction please send a picture, description of the item, and fair market value to
Again, thank you for helping us Help the Hounds!
Heat Exhaustion in Pets
As the temperature starts to increase it's a good time to remind ourselves of the signs of heat stroke in our pets. Several years ago we had an incident where one of our greyhounds became overheated after going too hard in the backyard. It was a scary event as we were unsure of what to do in the situation. Our friends at McAfee Animal Hospital shared with us their hot weather precautions, below of which is the piece about heat stroke.
The following are typical signs:
Refusal to obey commands
Warm, dry skin
And here are the ways to avoid heat stroke:
Never leave your pet in the car unattended. Even if the car is running it can stop at any time.
Provide access to fresh water. Remember to bring water with you if traveling.
Take it easy on hot days and don't overdo it.
Keep them inside if possible. If left outside provide a shaded area and check on them regularly.
If your pet displays the signs of heat stroke call your vet immediately. At the same time apply towels soaked in cold water over their body. Your Vet will be able to walk you through further steps required to stabilize the dog.