Hundreds of greyhound adoption groups have formed across the county to find homes for dogs discarded by the racing industry. As part of our continuing series, today we would like to spotlight the wonderful work of Kansas City Retired Greyhounds as Pets
Kansas City Retired Greyhounds as Pets (KCREGAP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue organization dedicated to finding homes for greyhounds from the racing industry. Since its formation in 1990, KCREGAP has placed over 5,000 dogs.
President Robyn Stone wrote:
Oftentimes, the greyhounds who come to KCREGAP from the racing industry are in need of quite a bit of veterinary care, in addition to the spay/neuter, vaccinations and dental cleaning normally provided. This veterinary care has included treatment for intestinal parasites, tickborne diseases, untreated fractures.
KCREGAP's adoption fee is $200, but our cost for getting each dog healthy enough to place in a forever home averaged over $700 in 2012. Therefore, donations and fundraisers are crucial in order to continue our mission. Several events, including a bowl-a-thon, are held each year to raise awareness and needed funds.
In fact, June 2013 marks the sixth year that dedicated greyhound lovers will be participating in the Hospital Hill Run in honor of the greyhounds. In 2012, we were able to raise over $7,000, and we hope to raise even more this year! Please consider signing up to support this team effort.
Not only is this fun run a greyt time for the participants, but it also gives us a chance to introduce the greyhounds to more than 10,000 visitors at the pre-race health and fitness expo and at our public outreach booth during and after the race. Our ambassadogs always draw a big crowd--what's better than wet, sloppy kisses after a long run?!
Let's all support this wonderful group! Check out the beautiful hounds now available through KCREGAP and submit an application today. Please also consider making a direct donation to KCREGAP. Big or small, every dollar you give is a dollar that will be effectively spent to save needy greyhounds.
If you have any questions about KCREGAP, the Happy Hill Run or to volunteer, please contact Robyn directly at Robyn.Stone@kcregap.org.
Thanks for caring about greyhounds like me.
Resident Greyhound, GREY2K USA
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