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Sad news about Mason

A few weeks ago Emma contacted us as her beautiful G.R.A.C.E boy Mason was limping and had been to the vets and given pain relief. Unfortunately, after some hope that amputation may be possible, our vet looked at Mason’s x-rays but immediately saw an aggressive osteosarcoma.

As you may know this extremely quick and aggressive cancer rarely has a positive outcome, so unfortunately Emma and the rest of the family had to make the devastating decision to let Mason go.

Mason was a much loved member of the family who will always be remembered. Sending love from all of us at G.R.A.C.E Nothing can make the pain any easier. Sleep gently Mason,

Sad farewell to Winnie

Sadly Linda and Philip had to say goodbye by Winnie recently. Winnie has lived with Phil, Linda and Taylor for three years and has enjoyed lots of holidays in the motorhome.

Winnie became unwell and was in considerable pain and was finding it difficult to walk around and be comfortable.

The vet came out and felt the best for Winnie was to let him go peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Winnie is now at peace with Phil and Linda’s other hounds. Rest easy big lad.

Heskey crosses the rainbow bridge

Sadly much-loved GRACE boy Heskey crossed the rainbow bridge this month.

First adopted in the UK via GRACE, Heskey moved with is family to Lanzarote where he was known as ‘el guapo.’

His Mum Deidre described him as a unique character – so placid and calm, he loved humans, all animals (especially cats) and even flowers.

He loved to run for fun on the beach and chilling out in the lagoon.

A huge thank you to Deidre and family for giving Heskey such an amazing life. Sleep tight beautiful boy.

G.R.A.C.E Christmas Pawty is a ‘greyt’ success!

Thank you to St Hilda’s Church for hosting our G.R.A.C.E Christmas Pawty and to everyone who made it happen, plus all the hounds and humans who came along.

An extra big thank you goes to Ali, Julie and friends too who worked so hard to make this event a ‘greyt’ success!

Thank you to Jollyes

A big thank you to ‘Jollyes – the Pet People’ on Portrack Lane, Stockton for allowing a collecting tin in their store. We made £35.86 .

Please help G.R.A.C.E when doing your online shopping

Please help G.R.A.C.E when doing your online shopping. All you need to do is access the web page you want via the ‘easyfundraising’ app or webpage. It’s just a few extra clicks and costs you nothing!

Over 7,500 brands, including eBay, John Lewis, Argos and M&S will donate to G.R.A.C.E for FREE when you use ‘easyfundraising’ to shop with them. This means you can raise donations for us when you buy anything from decorations and festive food to gifts like toys, jewellery, technology, experiences and much more.

These donations really help us and all you have to do is use ‘easyfundraising’ when you’re ordering the things you were buying anyway.

Please see the link below for more information and how to sign up:

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/gracegreyhoundrescue/

Rosie loses her fight for life

Sadly after a long hard fight, Rosie passed away this week. She enjoyed the months she was with us along with her brother Johnny.

A huge thank you to Harriet who cared for Rosie and Johnny and provided the best care. We didn’t get to the reason behind Rosie’s anaemia, but we know she wasn’t in pain at the end.

Johnny is managing without Rosie as has the company of two other hounds from GRACE and continues to be cared for by Harriet.

Thank you to our G.R.A.C.E volunteers and supporters

As G.R.A.C.E is run entirely by volunteers – plus every single penny we raise goes towards hounds welfare – we rely on kind and compassionate people who give their time freely and support our cause.

This weekend we had a stall in Newton Aycliffe town centre, as part of a ‘Petting Zoo’ event organised by Acorn Community Association. Events such as this are so important to raise funds and awareness of G.R.A.C.E, so thank you to all involved.

As well as giving people the opportunity to find out more about G.R.A.C.E and meet some of our gorgeous hounds, we raised over £120.