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Donate to the Miss Mesa Fund

Help greyhounds with special medical needs

Miss Mesa, aka Mesa Red Babe, is the first greyhound adopted from GALT to make the journey to the Rainbow Bridge. It is in her memory that this fund was created.

Mesa was brought into the GALT family on October 14, 2001, at the age of 6 years, 9 months. She had only known life on the greyhound farm as a brood matron. From the beginning she was very, very special - a truly beautiful girl inside and out. Cindy and Ron Nichols fostered Mesa, and within a few weeks they knew she must join their family. On November 10, 2001, at "Paws for Posterity" Mesa was adopted into her forever home joining Cobbler, a 3-year-old male greyhound, Sam the cat, Cindy and Ron. She settled right in and enjoyed the life she so richly deserved.

However, there was a dark cloud hovering. Occasionally Mesa would have a limp, which was hoped to be just a sprain, but eventually was diagnosed as osteosarcoma. Mesa went to the Rainbow Bridge on February 1, 2002, just a few weeks after her seventh birthday. Miss Mesa spent only three months in her forever home in the loving care of the Nichols - three months in human time, but to her it was almost two canine years.....the best two years of her all-too-short life.

Cindy and Ron generously made a contribution to GALT to start the Miss Mesa Fund. Contributions to this fund will be used to pay the cost of medical care for those GALT greyhounds with special medical needs.

Read about our Injured Reserve greyhounds to learn how your donation to the Miss Mesa Fund can help these graceful greyhounds.

Help GALT's hounds with special medical needs by donating either online in the GreytStore, through PayPal, or by sending your check to 3400 Carlisle St #310, Dallas, TX 75204-1265. Please note Miss Mesa Fund on the check comment line. Donations to this fund may be used to assist other Greyhounds in need as outlined in our Mission Statement.

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Donate to the Angel's Strays Fund

Help with special needs of stray or injured greyhounds

Greyhound strays are a very common occurrence in the DFW area. Over 25% of the greyhounds brought into GALT's program have been strays. These strays are the most neglected - being abandoned and left to fend for themselves by the irresponsible behavior of some when their racing days are over. Often times greyhounds are used for coyote hunting and match racing, which is an illegal form of backyard greyhound racing.

It is not unusual for these greyhounds to be extremely malnourished, heartworm positive, suffer from an array of tick borne diseases and other debilitating parasites. These are the greys that need the most medical rehabilitation which translates into being the greys that require the most expensive treatment. Their lives are at risk if they are not rescued and nursed back to health.

Angel's Strays has been created in memory of Angel, beloved 14-year-old greyhound of Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc. founding members, Susie and John McQuade. Angel was their first greyhound and became the driving force in their passion for this magnificent breed. Her spirit and their love for her will live on in their work with GALT. Angel's history, like many of GALT's strays, was never known because her right ear tattoo was illegible, so it is fitting that she is watching over them.

Please help GALT save the lives of stray or injured greyhounds by making a tax deductible donation, either online through the GreytStore, through PayPal, or by sending your check to 3400 Carlisle St #310, Dallas, TX 75204-1265. Please note Angel's Strays Fund on the check comment line. Donations to this fund may be used to assist other Greyhounds in need as outlined in our Mission Statement.

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Donate to the House a Hound Fund

Help pay for boarding costs for greyhounds waiting for foster homes

Have you reached your limit on household paws but would still like to help our hounds?

Greyhound Adoption League of Texas receives its greyhounds from many sources - breeders, trainers, owner releases, shelters, and strays. In addition to these sources, GALT operated for seven years as the exclusive adoption outlet for greyhounds retiring, grading out, and hurt at Valley Race Park in Harlingen, TX, a seasonal track that closed in April 2009.

Providing quality care for the hounds-in-waiting simply requires a lot of money. The average boarding stay for an adoptable hound is approximately 4 weeks. GALT's daily cost to board and care for hounds not in foster homes is $10 per day per dog which includes the following:

  • Food (two meals a day)
  • Climate controlled kennel
  • Multiple daily kennel cleanings
  • Staff monitoring (4 times/day)

GALT provides each dog with the following items which are in addition to average daily expense per dog:

  • Kuranda Bed
  • Fleece Blanket (in winter)
  • Fleece Coat (in winter)
  • Tick, Flea, Heartworm and Internal Parasite treatments
  • Daily onsite health/behavior monitoring

Even a donation for one day of boarding ($10) will help us help the hounds! Help GALT's hounds who are waiting patiently in our boarding facilities by donating online through the GreytStore, through PayPal, or by sending your check to 3400 Carlisle St #310, Dallas, TX 75204-1265. Please note House a Hound Fund on the check comment line. Donations to this fund may be used to assist other Greyhounds in need as outlined in our Mission Statement.

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Donate to the General-Use Fund

Help our mission to help greyhounds

Our General-Use Fund is used to help greyhounds as specified in our mission statement. Donate to our general-use fund directly via PayPal using the button below, or by check to

Greyhound Adoption League of Texas
3400 Carlisle St #310
Dallas, TX 75204-1265

If you wish to honor or memorialize a special person or pet with your donation, please include those details. If you are making a donation as a gift to someone else, please specify where the acknowledgment letter should be sent.

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Donate to the GALT Champions Monthly Fund

BECOME A GALT CHAMPION TODAY!

It has never been easier to support the GALT greyhounds! GALT CHAMPIONS are dedicated GALT supporters who pledge automatic monthly donations to ensure funds will always be available to care for the medical needs of our precious greyhounds. The GALT champions make "no grey turned away" a reality each and every day.

You can choose your level of support from the options below or write-in the amount that you wish to pledge each month to help the hounds. It's that simple!

  • $15 - provides a microchip for a greyhound to add that extra layer of protection
  • $20 - provides monthly preventative medication for heartworms and ticks/fleas
  • $36 - provides boarding for 3 days for a greyhound waiting to be medically processed
  • Other - (write-in your own amount per month)

If you prefer to make a lump sum payment for your pledge to help the hounds, we are most happy to accept that through one of our other funds.

On behalf of all the greyhounds in GALT's care, at present and in the future, GALT sincerely thanks you for your ongoing support and the difference that YOU make in these loving hounds' lives. Donations to this fund may be used to assist greyhounds in need as outlined in our Mission Statement.

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Blazer's Guardian Angels

Consider joining Blazer's Guardian Angels and honor one of your Rainbow Bridge greys by sponsoring one of GALT's Injured Reserve hounds

Cher and Chip Imrie recently started this special new program for GALT in memory of their beloved first grey, Blazer, who traveled to the Rainbow Bridge on April 22, 2016. This sweet boy was born on Christmas Day in 2002, and he brought many years of joy to his forever parents and his grey sibling, Silvia. Chip and Cher were devastated by Blazer's passing but decided to do something in his memory to help another GALT grey in need. They decided that Blazer would become the "Guardian Angel" for sweet Victoria, a very small fawn female grey in critical condition who was surrendered by a coyote hunter in Tulia, Texas. Victoria has come a long way after several months in GALT's care, and she is finally through with all of her treatments and medical procedures. Victoria is now ready to hit the Meet and Greet circuit so she can find her forever home! Significant medical expenses have been incurred by GALT to treat her open wound, eye and skin infections, Ehrlichia Canis and severe parasite infections. Read more about Victoria's story here.

Cher and Chip have generously donated the funds to cover the medical expenses required to get Victoria fully healthy and available for adoption. The back of Victoria's permanent GALT tag will be inscribed with the following notation:

IN MEMORY OF

Angel Blazer

RIP 4/22/16

If you would like to join Blazer's Guardian Angels and honor one of your Rainbow Bridge greys by sponsoring one of GALT's Injured Reserve hounds in this manner, please contact Susie McQuade (smcquade@galtx.org) or Barbara Christian (bchristian@galtx.org).




Legacy Giving

Consider Creating a Legacy for the Greyhounds Through Your Will

Nobody likes to think about the need for a will, but having a will brings peace of mind that your assets will be dispersed in accordance with your wishes. When you make a will, please consider a gift to GALT to create a lasting legacy for the future of the greyhounds. By naming GALT as a beneficiary, you may specify how you would like your gift to be used. Include a sentence in your will such as "I give __ (specify the amount or percentage of residue) to the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, a tax exempt organization for the purpose of assisting greyhounds in need." GALT will make sure your legacy gift will be applied towards our mission in accordance with your wishes.