Going Home, Greyhounds Leaving Tucson Dog Track
For the month of December 2012, Beading Divas to the Rescue is raising funds for Going Home, a project of the Greyhound Protection League. Project Going Home provides safe transport for dogs leaving Tucson Greyhound Park as well as veterinary services when required, tick & flea medications, supplies, and food. So far dozens of dogs have been transported to a few adoption groups in the West. The goal is to get more dogs, many more dogs off the track. If you’re a TGP kennel operator or a breeder/dog owner with dogs racing at Tucson Greyhound Park, please contact GPL directly. Confidentiality assured.
You can buy bracelets this weekend at the 4th Avenue Fair under the Silver Sea booth which is directly across from 330 N. 4th Avenue; look for the mermaid in the window and then look directly to the booth. Bracelets are always for sale at this store.
Every one of a kind beautiful handmade bracelet is made from donated beads. Bracelets cost $20 and are made from memory wire for easy on/off. Each bracelet comes with a paw charm. Bracelets make great gifts for animal lovers and women with a penchant for bling. The entire $20 goes to the charity. Cash or checks made payable to GPL (earmark Going Home) are accepted. (Sorry no credit cards)
Greyhound Protection League has been in existence since 1991 and spent many of its early years exposing the widespread use of greyhounds in research and obtaining the dogs’ release to adoption groups. You can read more about their efforts here.
Recently GPL was contacted when someone found greyhound puppies that were thrown in a sealed trash bag in Texas. Puppies were cared for by a Texas adoption group and then flown to a California adoption group where they have since found loving homes. Greyhound Protection League was the organization that busted Tucson Greyhound Park for the heinous 140+ missing greyhounds in 2005-2006. GPL also was responsible for flying more than 250 Guam racing greyhounds to the United States in 2008-2010 when that track closed in Guam and gave the dogs away like kittens on a corner.
Beading Divas to the Rescue is honored to be selling bracelets to help Tucson racing greyhounds leave the track safely and find forever homes far and wide through suitable adoption groups.
If you cannot make it to the 4th Avenue Fair this weekend (the fence is down!), you can still buy bracelets at:
–Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4280 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 212, 529-2775
And you can buy bracelets online via Etsy – add $5.50 (S&H). Orders are usually shipped within 2-3 days.
Thank you in advance for helping the greyhounds.
Disclosure: Karyn Zoldan is one of the original seven Beading Divas to the Rescue. You can learn about the Divas’ good deeds here.