They can't tell you what the problem is, but these two beautiful Greyhounds, rescued by GU three months ago, desperately need your help.
Major, a handsome two-year-old brindle, is a very sweet-natured boy who loves playing fetch, drinking out of the hose and splashing in the kiddie pool. Major would be thrilled to become the dog of your heart, but he's got a few obstacles.
Major runs sideways with his head tilted. He sometimes falls when being walked, or he falls into the person walking him. Inside his kennel, he paces in circles for hours on end.
According to GU's vet, Major needs an MRI ($4,000) to find out the cause of his lack of balance and directional awareness. The pacing in circles is particularly sad. This probably means Major can't understand what's happening to him, but he believes if only he keeps going, it will get better.
Ready to take this Angel into your life? Angelica is a nine-month old puppy who has already gotten her Greyhound supermodel good looks. Typically happy, she loves running and playing, especially with cell phones, shoes and remotes!
Angelica is white with brindle patches and a pair of bottomless brown eyes, but all is not heavenly for this sweetie. When she plays for about ten minutes, she begins limping on her right rear leg. Worse, when her tail is lifted up, she screams. If you've never heard one of these beautiful animals scream in pain, it's heart-wrenching.
After three sets of X-rays showing no abnormalities, the vet believes the problem is in the spine. Only an MRI ($4,000) can show what's wrong so it can be addressed. Previously, GU Greyhounds medically requiring MRIs have gotten well and gone on to live happily in their forever homes.
Our Greyhounds look to you to "just make it better, please." Please help us meet the expense of this important diagnostic test for Major and Angelica; donate whatever you can.
Rio is a 5 ½ week-old girl, given to GU by her breeder because of a broken (r/l, f/r) leg. The large bone above the knee is fractured involving both the tibia and fibula bones. Fortunately, the leg did not have to be amputated. GU took her to the Surgery Center in Dallas where she received a splint especially made for her tiny size. We will need to take her there every two weeks to check on her progress.
Rio is already proving that she is determined to get better. She loves to play and loves everyone she comes in contact with. However, if it does not heal properly, her leg may have to be rebroken and reset. This is not only difficult for Rio, but also extremely expensive. Rio will be with GU for several months, until she is healed and old enough to be spayed. As her expenses mount, we ask you to consider helping her as well. Please help Rio grow to run and play in her forever home.
— By M. Mathis
Update: The MRI was performed on Major and he was found to have an inoperable brain tumor. He is on medication to help reduce the size of the tumor – the medication is not a cure but should give him a little more time. The prognosis is not good – we are being told a few months. Life for a greyhound is short comparably speaking and for Major two years is way too short...it just doesn't seem fair. Major loves running around the yard and peeing on everything...he doesn't seem to know that he has a few short months to live...but we do and it stinks.
Thank you to those of you who have donated to Major, Angelica and Rio – as I am writing this we have raised $1350. This is a start but we need our GU family more than ever. We are in desperate need of donations for Major, Angelica, Rio and another 5 week old puppy we recently received, also with a broken leg, like Rio. We are grateful to all of you who have contributed and to all of you who will do so now in our time of greatest need. Please keep Major in your prayers and hug your hounds.
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In order for us to continue to carry out the vision of our founder, Hope Combest and the mission of Greyhounds Unlimited we are excited to launch the "$25 for 25" campaign to celebrate our 25th anniversary.
For 25 years Greyhounds Unlimited has been dedicated to finding caring and responsible homes for greyhounds from all situations including track racers who have retired (or in some cases, never began), sick, injured and abandoned. In the last 25 years over 3,200 greyhounds have come through our organization.
For as little as $25 you can show your support to continue to carry out our mission and have your name etched on the $25 for 25 Fundraising Drive wall.
Come join us as we celebrate 25 successful years of finding caring and responsible homes; rescuing sick, injured and abandoned greyhounds.
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: Noon to 3:00 PM
Place: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve · 6701 W Parker Road · Plano, TX 75093
Stay tuned for more details.
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Greyhounds Unlimited is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization with no paid staff. Your support is always needed and greytly appreciated, especially by the hounds. Cash donations are always welcome, and 100% of all donations support the ongoing needs of the greyhounds in GU's care.
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