As we enter our 19th year, the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas has, with our dedicated team of volunteers, found loving forever homes for over 3500 Greyhounds, Sighthounds and Sighthound mixes. With our expansion into Central Texas and New Mexico we continue to further our mission of educating the public about the joys of Greyhound adoption.
So much is changing in the racing world. In addition to Florida ending greyhound racing at the end of 2020, Southland Greyhound Park in West Memphis, AR has announced they will be closing at the end of 2022. West Virginia is now contemplating the termination of state subsidies for the tracks there, which will most likely result in their closing as well. Our supporters have always stepped up to every challenge presented to our group – whether it be the closing of a racetrack, a blood bank, or a cruelty seizure – and we hope this time is no different. Right now, we are seeing a tremendous intake number of dogs from farms - brood momma’s, middleage hounds, and simply those that have been deemed not racing material.
GALT Membership dues fund in coming hounds throughout the year by assisting with the costs of medical care and boarding. We currently are averaging 25+ hounds being housed at our kennel facility at any one time with an intake waiting list. As your membership renewal date is this month, we hope you will continue your much-needed support. We need it now more than ever.
The costs of caring for GALT hounds and preparing them for adoption averages more than $1000 a day and with the addition of our kennel, our costs continue to rise. 2020 Memberships start at $50.00. Depending on the level you choose, members will receive a 10 percent discount at GreytStore.com, event admissions, as well as many other valuable benefits (please see the membership listings for more details).
Your membership will allow us to meet the challenges of the coming year, to further our mission of assisting all Greyhounds, Sighthounds and Sighthound mixes in finding loving and responsible forever homes.