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#PawsToGive this #GivingTuesday

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#GivingTuesday

Next Tuesday December 1st is #GivingTuesday.  But you don’t have to wait until then to make your charitable gift to support Paws on the Mountain Greyhound Adoption!

Since 1989, our mission has been to find responsible and loving forever homes for retired racing greyhounds. We are an 100% all volunteer 501c3 charitable organization, with no paid staff. Your entire donation literally goes to the transportation, vetting, feeding, and placement of the greys.

You CAN make a difference!  There are several ways you can donate this giving season — won’t you please take a moment and “Paws to Give”?

— While you’re out and about this weekend, stop by one of our public meet and greets and leave cash or a check in the donation jar. And get some greyhound love in return! Check out our schedule Here.

— While you’re shopping online for #BlackFriday #SmallBusinessSaturday and #CyberMonday, be sure to first register with AmazonSmile, select Paws on the Mountain/Greyhound Rescue Inc. as the charitable organization of your choice, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to us!

— Also while you’re online, help us with our kennel supplies at #AmazonWish.  Check out our wish list Here.

— We Give because We Care!
If you’re active or retired Military or a Federal employee or annuitant, CFC open season is here! Now through January 15, 2021 you can donate to Paws on the Mountain Greyhound Adoption under our former name Greyhound Rescue Inc. Select CFC# 59278 to give a lump sum or payroll deduction.  Show Some Love! You can make a difference! Donate Today! Join the CFC 2020 Giving Campaign Here.

— You can also make a one time donation to PotM via the #PayPalGivingFund or via the #GuideStar #NetworkForGood.

Thank you for your support!

Fundraiser

"Dark Donnie"

"Boomin"

"Arroyo Bentley"

"Moe"

Greetings:
Having been involved with adoptions of thousands of retired racing greyhounds for 30
years, sadly there have been occasions where dogs arrive at our kennel a bit knocked
about from travel, and sometimes injured. Recently, 3 arrived requiring after hours
emergency vet treatment. These surprises certainly take its toll on us, especially our
“Emergency Funds.” As we nurse them back to healthy condition; and many trips for
follow up vet checks, yes, and various medications, we are swamped with exorbitant out
of pocket expenses and desperately need your help!

*Donnie: He was one sick little boy when he arrived at our kennel. High fever, swollen
face, and was urinating blood. He was taken to Emergency Vet. After
thorough testing they discovered he had 0 blood platelets, (i.e. no blood
clotting ability.) Diagnosis: Anaplasmosis Positive (Tick-borne disease.)
Poor Donnie spent 2 days in around the clock Intensive Care. It was so
touch and go; we received a call asking, “if he crashes, should they
resuscitate him!” Thank goodness he’s responding well to treatment, and
will be fine with rest, and meds. He is comfortable, resting, and
recuperating in our kennel.

*Boomin: This handsome guy arrived in pretty bad shape, with a lot of trauma to his
front right foot, where tendons are exposed, and puncture wounds from an
ill-fitting muzzle. He too required an Emergency Vet visit. He was given IV
fluids, antibiotics, and pain meds. This poor boy has some necrotic skin
around the area, which will need additional vet treatments. He too is
resting comfortably at our kennel.

*Bentley: Arrived injured, only using 3 legs. Emergency Vet visit, x-rays were taken,
luckily no broken bones, only badly bruised, and just needs rest. He’s
comfortable and recuperating here at our kennel.

*Moe: A 10-week old Brindle puppy, (DOB: 01-SEP-2020) came to us with a bad
leg. After a vet visit, x-rays were taken; they discovered his entire knee
bone was infected, leaving a hole. We were told there is a chance he may
lose his leg. Moe has been on high doses of antibiotics, and pain meds (when
necessary.) He’s using the leg and acting like a puppy, but trying to contain
his activity. He too is recuperating at our kennel.

Life at Paws on the Mountain has been a “bit” crazy busy. Unfortunately these
unexpected expenses we are incurring are astronomical, and these guys really need your
help. Whatever you can give, we truly appreciate any support you can offer. Below is a
link to donate via PayPal and our address if you prefer to send a check.
As these race tracks close, their goal is to get as many retired racers they can on the
road to adoption. Paws on the Mountain will continue doing our best to find forever
homes for these amazing pets we all know and love.
Thank you for your continued support!
Regards,
Denise Davis
President
Paws on the Mountain – Greyhound Adoption

Paws on the Mountain
862 Cressen Drive
Gerrardstown, WV 25420

Winter Tips for Your Greyhound

Winter is here! Already, this winter, we have experienced much lower low temperatures and the next few months will see snow, ice and cold winds. While most of us who have greyhounds know that they need special care in the winter, we still want to send along some advice for keeping your hounds safe, warm and healthy.

Since most of our greyhounds (or at least we hope ALL) greyhounds are indoors most of the time, they are not used to going outside in frigid temperatures and their thin skin and lack of thick fur makes them more vulnerable to the frigid temperatures that winter brings.

Frostbite – Even though greyhounds have a fur coat, it is extremely thin and will not protect them from extreme elements. Most greyhounds cannot endure temperatures below freezing for more than 10 to 15 minutes. Greyhounds left outdoors can get frostbite and even freeze to death much sooner than other breeds of dogs that have heavier coats. Signs of frostbite include pale skin that is cool tothe touch, with decreased sensation in the affected area. If you suspect frostbite, gently warm the area with warm – not hot – water and then take your greyhound to your veterinarian. Once an area has been frozen it becomes more susceptible to cold and frostbite. The bottom line is: do not allow your greyhound to stay outside long enough to put it in to any jeopardy!

If you have to go out for any length of time, please put a coat on your greyhound. Our rule of thumb is that, if we need a coat, our greyhound needs a coat. There are many coat makers around and it’s very easy to find them on the internet. If you cannot afford a coat but need one, please contact us immediately. We keep a stack of donated coats that we’d be happy to share with you!

Antifreeze: Although most people are aware of the fact that antifreeze is toxic to dogs, veterinarians still report that it continues to be a wide spread problem. We are sending along a reminder to keep garage floors and driveways clear of antifreeze spills and do not allow open containers of antifreeze anywhere near where your greyhound travels. If you suspect that your greyhound has been exposed to antifreeze, contact the ASPCA Poison Control Center or your veterinarian immediately

Snow and Ice: Everyone who has adopted a greyhound knows that they LOVE

to run in the snow! They can run with abandon and sometimes can get hurt badly if they skid, fall and/or run into objects. Make sure that your yard is clear of items that cannot be seen in the snow but tripped over when a greyhound runs fast. Remember, a greyhound can reach up to 40 miles per hour in a few steps. It takes much more for them to slow down than it takes for them to get up to speed.

Because a greyhound has such thin skin, everyone knows how easily they can cut themselves. One hazard that we run into a lot involves snow that melts and re-freezes. When the greyhound walks on this type of surface, they can get cut easily when their weight causes them to fall through the coating of ice that’s formed over the snow. If they run, the cuts can even be bad enough to warrant stitches. Watch for these types of surfaces and keep greyhounds from running. Or better yet, leash walk your greyhound when these types of surfaces exist.

Ice/Snow Melting Products – If you don’t have a fenced in yard and you leash walk your greyhound, you already know that they can step in a lot of stuff outside, from salt to sleet and snow to mud. There is not much you can do except to avoid areas where there is a lot of salt. If you use salt to melt your own driveways and sidewalks, check to make sure that you are buying products that are safe for dogs. Once you bring your greyhound inside, take the extra time to clean and dry off paws. At that time look for cuts or abrasions and treat them.

Check fences and gates – More greyhounds are lost in winter than any other season because it’s so easy for them to lose their sense and perspective during a snowstorm if they get loose. Check gates more often to make sure the wind hasn’t blown them open; it is a good idea to walk your fence line to check for openings or areas where sections could be blown down. Losing a greyhound in the dead of winter is a recipe for disaster.

Be cautious when outside in the dark – Since there are fewer daylight hours in the dead of winter, many people have no choice than to be out with their greyhound in the dark of the morning or at night. Keep your hound closer than usual and make sure all leashes are in good condition and collars are properly adjusted. Be careful when crossing streets and alleys that your greyhound is close to your side and easier to see. Use reflective gear so both you and your hound are easier to spot.

We hope that all of our adopted hounds stay safe and warm!

Article courtesy of Greyhound Ranch Adoptions.  SnowHound image Courtesy TC7.