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The Greyhound Supporters of the National Capital Region (Canada) - GSNCR undertake the following initiatives.

A)     Ongoing Initiatives

  1. 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. 

  2. S.O.S. Galgos

    This 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.  GSNCR 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

  3. "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.


  4. 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.

  5.  Hope for Hounds

    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.

B)     Direct Donation

  1.  GSNCR 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.

  2.  In the Spring of 2006, GSNCR sent funds to Greyhound Pets of America (GPA)-Texas to assist with the medical expenses of a hound in their care.

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