Those who follow us on Facebook will know the story of Lacey, a GRACE girl with a severely broken hind leg. Due to complications of the break, neither our’s or Julie and Iain’s vets were able to repair Lacey’s leg. The options we were given were: euthanasia (obviously not an option), amputation or surgery at a referral hospital. We chose surgery as desperately wanted to save Lacey’s leg.
The good news is that Lacey has had her surgery, which included attaching plates to her fibia and tibia, although she still has a long way to go. Unfortunately that surgery doesn’t come cheap. We are awaiting the final vet bill, but the estimate is £4,500-£5,000
To offset the cost of Lacey’s vet bill, our amazing volunteer Doreen has organised lots of virtual fundraising activities, including our first online auction, which finishes at 1pm on 15/06/20. See our fundraising page on Facebook for details (https://www.facebook.com/GRACE-Fundraising-Page-366323137129848/). We will continue to update you on Lacey’s progress, but want to say a huge thank you to Doreen and everyone who has taken part, made a donation or sent best wishes to Lacey.
As an independent rescue charity, run entirely by volunteers, we always welcome support and donations. If you would like to get involved, you can find details on the ‘How to Help’ section of our website. Thank you.
Happy Birthday to GRACE boy Sian, a big, bubbly greyhound boy. Sian is currently being fostered by one of our amazing GRACE volunteers, so he is still looking for his forever home. Sian is doing great and learning the ropes. If you would like to know more about Sian, please get in touch with us.
A ‘greyt’ big thank you to adopted GRACE boy Spud, who has saved his pocket money and asked his Mum and Dad to send it to us.
You are such a kind boy Spud for helping other GRACE hounds – don’t forget to take it easy during the lockdown!
Our talented artist friend and GRACE supporter Jo Brodie has created another piece of original artwork. What’s more, proceeds are kindly being donated to GRACE.
This piece of art will be available soon on Jo’s Etsy page under ‘jobrodieart.’ Thank you so much Jo!
Former GRACE boy Ted turned 8 years old this week. His Mum sent us these gorgeous photos of Ted enjoying his birthday treat (sardine, mash, broccoli and carrot cake).
Happy Birthday Ted, you have certainly landed on your paws!
We just want to say a special thank you to all the people who donate behind the scenes. Some give large cash donations; some send payments via our bank account or PayPal and others make regular donations. We know that you make these donations privately and don’t always want your names mentioning, but we would like to say a huge thank you to each and every one of you from the hounds and all of us at GRACE. Your amazing support is really, really appreciated!
Organisers of the Great Global Greyhound Walk (GGGW) 2020 have now opened their online shop which has goodies for hounds and humans. What’s more, all profits from merchandise – including bandanas, collars, bags, logos, wristbands, keyrings and the GGGW calendar* – will be split between rescue organisations who organised a walk in 2019, or have registered one for 2020. And that includes GRACE!
To find out more, or to order merchandise, visit the GGGW website (www.greatglobalgreyhoundwalk.co.uk) or Facebook page (G G Greyhound Walk).
*Please note: the order deadline for calendars is 28 May 2020 and delivery will be in June 2020 (COVID-19 allowing). Due to the Coronavirus situation, the date for the walk has been provisionally moved to Sunday 4 October 2020 (this is a change from 11 October as previously stated).
A big thank you to our friends Emily and Janet at Maddi’s Craft Box, who enjoy crafting and support local charities. They recently made this brilliant greyhound hanger to raise funds for GRACE!
Thank you to Debbie and Sean, who not only dropped off lots of lovely items to help us raise funds, but also brought three sacks of dog food for the kennel dogs who are waiting to come into GRACE or other rescues. Such an incredibly kind and thoughtful thing to do.
Pearl has been saving her pocket money and asked her dad Phil to send us this message: “I have just sent £30 through bank transfer to help towards looking after the greyhounds during this particularly difficult period. From Phil, Jac and Pearl.”
You might remember Pearl’s Dad Phil from an earlier news post. Phil will be running the London Marathon to raise funds for GRACE once the event has been re-scheduled. Thank you Phil, Jac and Pearl.