Charity Internet Auction Raises Over $22,000 for Greyhound Adoption Efforts

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The 2005 GlobalGreyhounds.com Winter Auction scored a major victory for greyhound adoption efforts throughout North America. The charity auction designed as a fundraising effort, collected over $22,000 in donations for greyhound adoption efforts. The 2005 Winter Auction event, sponsored by Hevener Farms, was comprised of the charity auction as well as a full-service livestock auction.

A big thank you to all those involved in the charity auction--both those who donated and those who choose to bid. It is wonderful to see racing and adoption working together for the good of the dogs. These donations will go along way to helping our group with Vet bills. We pledge to do all in our power to continue with our mission to find loving, responsible homes for Greyhounds.

The 2005 annual GlobalGreyhounds.com Winter Auction scored a major victory for greyhound adoption efforts throughout North America. The charity auction designed as a fund raising effort, collected over $22,000 in donations for greyhound adoption efforts from February 4-8th. The 2005 Winter Auction event, sponsored by Hevener Farms, was comprised of the charity auction as well as a full-service livestock auction.

GlobalGreyhounds.com is the largest international online marketplace for the greyhound racing industry with over 5,500 active members and over 300,000 archived messages. The founders provide the opportunity for Internet users to connect with other greyhound owners, trainers, breeders, enthusiasts and greyhound adoption services worldwide.

GlobalGreyhounds LTD. American co-founder, Wendy Hamilton, said, "This event keeps growing at an exponential rate which I find absolutely amazing. The proceeds have doubled since last Summer's auction with vendors from around the world donating everything from computers to greyhound stud services. These auctions really show the overwhelming support for greyhound adoption and the popularity of the breed."

The donations were large for some groups including Candy Beck's group, a chapter of the nationally recognized Greyhound Pets of America. Candy's "New Mexico Greyhound Connection" was the recipient of over $2,000 in donations. She was grateful for the support. "A big thank you to all those involved in the charity auction--both those who donated and those who choose to bid. It is wonderful to see racing and adoption working together for the good of the dogs. These donations will go along way to helping our group with Vet bills. We pledge to do all in our power to continue with our mission to find loving, responsible homes for Greyhounds."

There was a large offering of gifts and greyhound supplies in the auction including: statues, artwork, clothing, jewelry, collars, leashes, computers, books, videos, newspaper and magazine subscriptions, and even all-expense paid dinners at several greyhound tracks across the country. The proceeds from the gifts totaled $5,428 and the proceeds from the donated stud services topped $16,803.

Skip Potter, a first-time vendor was very pleased with the results. "This was my first year donating to the Global Greyhounds Auction. It is wonderful to see that everyone involved in the life of a Greyhound coming together to raise money for Greyhound Adoption. Greyhounds love to race, and they love to get families after they retire. It warms my heart to see racing and adoption working together."

Auction access was free to the Internet public through the GlobalGreyhounds.com website. The lots are listed in a user-friendly format similar to other major online auction websites.

The GlobalGreyhounds Charity Auctions are scheduled as an annual event and can be found at http://www.GlobalGreyhounds.com.

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