G.R.I.N. PRESENTS AT SOLVANG GREYHOUND GATHERING
Feb 25, 2012
G.R.I.N. wants to thank Teri Rogo who again gave us the opportunity to do a presentation at the 8th annual West Coast Greyhound Gathering in Solvang California. We are happy to report we had a great group of hound lovers turn out! Telma Shaw, board member of G.R.I.N. did a power point presentation of a review of G.R.I.N.’s work in 2011 which encompassed a history of the situation in Spain and the plight of the Galgos and Podencos as well as the work done here in the U.S. to help the shelters G.R.I.N. supports in Spain. Many happy endings were shown of the dogs G.R.I.N. has helped through our fundraising. The second segment was a presentation done by volunteer Mora Gorzani who put together a photo essay with music of the shelter, Fundacion Benjamin Mehnert in Sevilla, that she visited in December 2011. Mora had heard about the need for volunteers at these shelters at last year’s presentation and had stayed in contact with Telma about going to help out. After months of thinking about it, Mora said she just had to go, and she did just that and took suitcases filled with coats, collars and leashes to the shelter. Since then she has also helped the shelter by sending blankets for the dog beds which were very needed. We thank Mora for her zeal and initiative to take on a trip to Spain to help the Galgos!
Also G.R.I.N. wants to thank Laura White who attended again this year with her friend Claudia Hayner. Since last year’s Solvang these two gals have been very busy making hundreds of coats for the galgos at the shelters and have also coordinated booths with G.R.I.N. information at dog events in Central California. This year they both helped man our G.R.I.N information table. We also thank Marci Jones who although in a wheelchair recovering from a broken ankle, made the effort to also vend and raise funds for GRIN at the event!
Also thank you to the attendees of the gathering who brought their contributions of coats, collars, leashes and dog toys for the Galgos. These donations will be greatly appreciated by our friends in Spain and also we thank our donors who without your help we could not continue our work. Thank You all for your support!
Hope to see you next year in Solvang and we have word that a few Podencos will be making next year’s West Coast Greyhound Gathering! See you then…
Telma Shaw for G.R.I.N.