Northwest Canadian Greyhound League (NCGL) became a Registered Charity in the year 2000. Our mandate is to rescue and rehome retired racing Greyhounds, owner-surrendered Greyhounds and Greyhound mixes as well as other Sight Hound breeds. Our Board of Directors are all volunteers and a large percentage of our Greyhound owners assist in offering their homes to foster incoming hounds as well as participate in our fundraising activities, such as Meet and Greets in PetSmart stores, picnics, Animal Expos and other events as they arise.
On Saturday, February 10th, 2018 we are holding a major fundraiser “For the Love of Dogs” to raise funds that will go towards our major expense, Veterinary fees. All of the hounds that come into our organization are completely vetted before being adopted out to their approved forever homes. During our 2016 fiscal year NCGL’s veterinary expenses amounted to $17,019.40 and donations received were $13,426.70. This year-to-date veterinary expenses have already cost NCGL $14,258.65 and donations are down considerably at $5,181.63. Our entire operation depends on donations because the adoption fees seldom cover the veterinary fees paid, so we have decided to hold this first gala fundraiser.
The venue for our event has been donated (to pay only for cost of food) and we have a 19-piece jazz band who has also donated their time (NCGL will pay for their meals only). NCGL is asking for your help with items for our Silent Auction. All proceeds from the Silent Auction will go to NCGL and ultimately directly to the care of the hounds.
We hope you will consider our request and help us make this first major fundraising event a success not only for NCGL – but for all those hounds looking for their forever homes! Your brand will be prominently displayed for recognition of your generosity.
Thanking you in advance for your generous support.
Watch this post for further details!