This week we celebrate Thanksgiving. That one day a year dedicated to giving thanks for all the blessings in our lives. For me, one of those blessings is working with all the volunteers, supporters, and adopters involved with Greyhound Friends of North Carolina.
- Our volunteers have kept our books and records in order, and kept GFNC top of mind with adopters, past, current, and future through our website and social media. They’ve transported, fostered, cared for, and in some cases nursed during illness and injury over 80 greyhounds so far this year, with another 18 in process. They’ve held events and fundraisers across the state and made our 18th Annual Mountain Hounds an incredible success. Together we have celebrated every adoption and grieved every one that crossed the bridge.
- Our supporters have helped fund our efforts, helping us cover some unexpected and substantial medical expenses this year. Their contributions continue to keep GFNC a financially strong and viable organization.
- Our adopters have opened their hearts and given forever homes to each of the greyhounds we’ve received.
2023 will be a year of transition for GFNC. Patrick McMillon—the owner we get most of our greyhounds from—will be retiring in December 2023. We will be working to adopt the last of his dogs and those of his partners, but overall, the number of greyhounds available to us from West Virginia will continue to decline. We are actively looking at other sources of retired racers, including Irish Greys, and will keep you posted on our future plans.
Thank you to all that have been involved with GFNC. Your work and support are greatly appreciated, and I couldn’t be prouder of all of you and what we’ve accomplished.
President, Greyhound Friends of North Carolina