Mission: Assist all greyhounds, primarily those that are retired from or affiliated with the racing industry;
Facilitate placing greyhounds in loving, responsible, forever homes;
Educate the public about the desirability of adopting greyhounds as companions and family pets in the home;
Stress the importance of spay and neuter as a means of controlling the number of unwanted animals;
Support, welcome and encourage an active, organized volunteer base of greyhound lovers who share the passion and vision of finding loving, responsible, forever homes for greyhounds to live out their natural lives;
Provide continuing educational support to the greyhound's family after placement to ensure a successful adoption;
Connect with other groups and people that assist and adopt greyhounds to promote adoption worldwide; Endeavor to also assist greyhound mixes, other large sighthounds and large sighthound mixes; and most of all,
Enjoy the spiritual connection we all share with greyhounds and each other in loving and helping one of the most loving and loyal creatures put on this earth.
Results: Since its inception in 2001, GALT has placed over 2,700 greyhounds into loving forever homes.
Target demographics: Adults & Families
Direct beneficiaries per year: 124 greyhounds find their homes and families
Geographic areas served: United States of America and adjacent countries
Programs: Miss Mesa Fund - Contributions to this fund are used to pay the cost of medical care for those GALT greyhounds with special medical needs. http://galtx.org/help/mesafund.shtml
House a Hound - Help GALT's hounds waiting for their forever homes by sponsoring their boarding at a kennel. The average stay for an adoptable hound is approx. 4 weeks which allows time to complete vetting and general health/personality assessment before placement in a foster home. http://galtx.org/help/houseahound.shtml
Angel's Strays Fund - Please help GALT save the lives of STRAY or injured greyhounds.
GALT is a world-class canine adoption program. With an average of over fifty greyhounds at any one time, GALT does a splendid job of keeping them in foster homes and matching them with adoptive families. GALT supports it's adopters after the adoption, and does a wonderful job hosting fun events to raise money for the cause. What a group of volunteers! I've adopted from them more than once, and will again and again. No grey turned away!
I've been involved with GALT for eight of it's ten years as a foster and have watched the organization grow both in membership and professionalism. Many of the greyhounds in our care require considerable medical treatment ranging from parasitic, bacterial and viral diseases to broken bones. We never turn away a greyhound in need.
GALT, along with six other groups, took the lead in accepting 9 of the 28 hounds confiscated by Fort Worth Animal Control this past summer. GALT is currently working with FWAC to arrange for greyhounds and other canines in dire need of medical help to be released during the required 72 hours of holding.