Oregon Greyhound Adoption (OGA) (OREGON) is a 100% volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for ex-racing greyhounds, providing pre- and post-adoption support as well as educating the public about the joys of adoption. Oregon Greyhound Adoption volunteers enthusiastically pour countless hours into the care and nurturing of these wonderful animals servicing Oregon and Southern Washington.
Oregon Greyhound Adoption (OGA) participates in a very unique “LIFESAVERS” blood donor program thru VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialist Critical Care Blood Bank Program. This programs sets OGA apart from thousands of pet adoption organizations by ensuring that a safe and reliable blood supply is maintained for the critical canines in need due to injury or illness. Many greyhounds are valuable blood donors because of their universal blood type and rich plasma and one greyhound donation may help up to four dogs in need. Our program promotes our adopters to enroll their greyhounds in this local blood donation program and continues to be most successful. OGA kennel greyhounds have been participating in the blood donor program since 2011. Our dedicated volunteers transport greyhounds in our adoption kennel to and from donor appointments quarterly.
OGA can “accelerate” the number of greyhounds we can transport to Oregon and “accelerate” the number of “Lifesavers” we can screen and add to our blood donor program thus serving an even larger population.
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You can find more information about this organization at OREGONGREYHOUND.COM
HOW THE MONEY WILL BE USED
In 2016, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award was for $4,000.
In 2015, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of 5,000 will help fund the transportation and medical costs for greyhounds transported from the southern states to Oregon where our volunteer staff insures proper placement into a forever home. Our “Gift of Life” Program is essential to the TSF grant as the adopted greyhounds become blood donors to the VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialist Critical Care Blood Bank.
In 2014, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $5,000 was used towards transporting and caring for rescued greyhounds.