Jackie’s Fund - Helping the Injured to Heal
Jackie's Fund is an ongoing campaign to raise funds for greyhounds in our care with extraordinary injuries and illnesses. Jackie's Fund gives hounds the chance they deserve for a new life as a beloved pet. Between July 2013 and November 2016, Jackie’s Fund has paid veterinary costs for 105 injured or ill greyhounds, with costs exceeding $300,000! We are one of the few adoption groups able to take in these seriously injured or ill greyhounds. We need your ongoing financial support to continue our mission of helping every retired racer, regardless of age or health.
It all began in July 2013, when the track called and asked us to take an injured dog. Of course, SA Greys said “YES.” Jackie’s racing career ended with a badly broken leg that required extensive and expensive ($5,000) surgery. Today, Jackie is a happy, healthy pet in her forever home.
To help other injured dogs like Jackie, we needed to greatly increase our fundraising efforts. Fortunately generous donors stepped up. In 2013 & 2014, Jackie's Fund paid extraordinary veterinary expenses of over $99,000 to heal 29 seriously ill or injured hounds.
In 2015, we took in 128 hounds, 49 with special needs. Their veterinary costs exceeded $131,000. We continue to say “YES” to injured or ill hounds, because generous donors made that possible.
Greyhounds with broken legs, distemper, ruptured spleens, thyroid disorders, heart worms and a variety of other illnesses or injuries received appropriate veterinary care and went on to live happy pet lives, because Jackie's Fund was there to help them in their time of need.
So far in 2016, we have taken in 127 hounds. Twenty-six of those hounds had serious injuries or illnesses, and amassed over $66,000 in veterinary expenses. Since Tucson Greyhound Park closured in June, we have taken in 49 hounds from race tracks or farms in Alabama, Oklahoma and Kansas. Jackie's Fund paid to treat two puppies for babesia and ehrlichia, three former brood hounds for dental disease requiring multiple extractions, and a young hound with previously broken toes and a accessed wound near the breaks.
Your donations will ensure SA Greys and Jackie's Fund can continue the mission of welcoming sick and injured hounds, young and old, into the SA GREYS family... "No Hound Left Behind."
Meet the Jackie’s Fund hounds, view photographs, and discover how each of their lives changed because you cared: Jackie’s Fund Gallery
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