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INTERNATIONAL GREYHOUND PLANET DAY
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The Greyhound Supporters
of the National Capital Region (Canada) - GSNCR undertake the following
International Greyhound Planet Day
This is an annual event organized by
greyhound related organizations throughout North America and around the
world. It generally takes place in the Fall of each year.
is an non-profit organization in Spain that rescues and administers to the
health of abandoned Spanish Greyhounds (Galgos) that are no longer useful
for racing.. The hounds are then transferred to adopted homes.
collects nearly new collars, leashes, coats, etc., that are revitalized
and sent to S.O.S. Galgos for the greyhounds in their care. GSNCR
also had a number of fleece coats made especially for the galgos to
protect them during the colder months
"Find A Greyhound"
This program is intended to provide a
centralized data resource and command center for reporting lost and
missing greyhounds, and to coordinate a concerted approach to ensuring
their retrieval and return to their homes. As part of the program,
database entries on each of the participating greyhounds in the
National Capital Region (NCR) are maintained, and identification
posters generated for lost or missing greyhounds.
Greyhound Blood Donor Clinics
GSNCR coordinates a greyhound
blood donor program in cooperation with The LifeStream Animal Blood
Bank, of Hill Valley Farms in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The
purpose of this program is to ensure the availability of blood products
for use in life saving surgical procedures for canines of all kinds. The
blood donor clinic in Ottawa was launched in January 2006. In the summer
of 2006, a second location was launched in Oakville, Ontario.
Blood products from our clinics have gone to emergency vet clinics all
across Ontario, to such places as Barrie, Burlington, Mississauga,
Oakville, Ottawa and Toronto. Our donor hounds have helped dogs in the
United States and as far away as Bermuda in the Caribbean.
This initiative is to increase awareness of canine cancer, and to help
raise funds for the Greyhound Health and Welfare Program established by
Dr. C. Guillermo Couto of the Ohio State University.
collected nearly new and brand new winter coats that were sent to the
Northwest Canadian Greyhound League (NCGL), an adoption group
based in Western Canada, to ensure their fostered greyhounds were
protected from the harsh Alberta winter. Headquartered in
Calgary, Alberta, NCGL's mission includes not only retired racing
greyhounds from the Calida Greyhound Race Track in Alberta, but any
retired racing greyhounds that need their help, as well as any sighthound
or sighthound cross. The NCGL also rescues strays and takes in pet
greyhounds no longer wanted by their owners.
the Spring of 2006, GSNCR sent funds to
Greyhound Pets of
to assist with the medical expenses of a hound in their care.