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This fundraiser ended on 02/01/11

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This is a fund to offset the cost of rehabbing Zoom and freeing up funds for the next group of dogs coming in February.

Zoom made the long trip from Birmingham Alabama to Portland Oregon a few months ago.
A greyhounds life can take many paths. Lily, Zoom's sister, retired from the track at age two while Zoom stuck it out and ran all over Florida before landing in Birmingham where she finished her career at 4 1/2 years of age. We decided she should come to Portland for her retirement knowing that sometimes the dogs left down south don't have the best chances of finding homes.
Her trainer was happy to send her and a local greyhound advocacy group that we often foster for offered to sponsor her.
We all got more than we had bargained for with Zoom. Zoom was seriously underweight when she arrived and had numerous deep and infected kennel sores on her body. She required surgery on her elbow and had a foot in a splint for two months. We made the trip to the vet at least twice a week for that time period.
Zooms rehabbing cost have been over $1000 compared to the expected $300 or so to get a healthy track dog transitioned to a home.
The lovely group that sponsored Zoom has a new group of dogs arriving next month. We are fund-raising for them this weekend to offset the cost of Zoom's rehab and contribute more funds to help with the veterinary needs of the new greyhounds coming in.
If you can give even just a little to this effort all of the dogs will thank you!
Greyhound Pet Adoption NW is a 501 -c3 and all donations are tax deductible.
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