North Texas Giving Day 2023 Matching Fund Heroes
Lori and Bill Elmer were touched by GALT’s decision to focus on the needs of Injured Reserve hounds for this year’s NTGD campaign. They waited patiently for many months to adopt Bernadette while she was on Injured Reserve dealing with significant health issues. Bill and Lori were overjoyed to foster this sweet girl in early December 2022, adopting her just a few weeks later. Bernadette was a happy hound who loved the four siblings in her Pack – Lana, Sage, Marcus and Donnie. Sadly, after just eight months with the Elmers, Bernadette suffered a serious medical emergency and traveled to the Rainbow Bridge on August 5, 2023. The Elmers, who were devastated by the loss of their special girl, are making their NTGD Matching Fund gift in memory of Bernadette, and also in honor of Sage., their first GALT grey. Sage, a former donor in residence at the Cherokee Blood Bank, is living in a “House Divided” – so in the photo below she is showing her loyalties for the Green Bay Packers AND the Dallas Cowboys!