Greyhound Friends of NJ, Inc.
PO BOX 4416
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 -0669
(732) 356-4370
info@greyhoundfriendsnj.org
Dogs: 29

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Information can be sent to Patty at patty.comerford@gmail.com

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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.

There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor;

those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again,

just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing;

they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.

His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers.

Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet,

you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.

The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head,

and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown

 These Greyhounds have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and will be remembered fondly by their families...

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DENNIS


Dennis was a beautiful, sweet-natured greyhound whose untimely death can serve as a reminder to all of our adopters and, we hope, prevent future needless tragedies. Dennis' adopter - who claims to be a "dog trainer" - refused to heed the advice of Greyhound Friends and allowed his two greys to run in the yard unmuzzled. Even after an initial incident in which his other grey was bitten, the dogs continued running together while muzzles were in the mail to him. It's not clear if it was the other greyhound or another dog who attacked Dennis but he was badly - not fatally - bitten. The bill to repair the damage at the Arco Veterinary Hospital was estimated at $500. The adopter, without consulting GFNJ, decided this was more than Dennis' life was worth and he instructed the vet to kill this excellent dog less than a month after adopting him.

So that the unnecessary and cruel death of this 4-year-old greyhound should not be in vain, we are reminding our adopters that our interest in the greyhounds does not end with their adoption. In many instances we have loaned adopters money - interest free - to help with exorbitant veterinary bills. In too many cases we have taken dogs back in need of routine, sometimes extraordinary, veterinary care which we then have provided at our expense prior to re-homing the dog. In Dennis' case we would have taken care of his medical needs and reclaimed him since this adopter was either too negligent or too stubborn to admit that we are more familiar with greyhound behavior than he is.

We mourn the unnecessary loss of Dennis, but we hope his death can save the lives of other greyhounds whose adopters are unwilling or unable to provide the needed care they committed to when they signed their adoption contracts.




Frannie


With deep sadness we announce the passing of our wonderful grey Frannie on August 2nd 2014 after a short battle with stomach cancer. Our hearts are broken but we are grateful to have had 5 great years with her. Frannie put a smile on the face of everyone she came across. Our entire neighborhood and all of our family will miss her dearly. My wife and I have so many great memories that Frannie gave us that she will live on in our hearts forever. Frannie we love you and now you can run free.




Chucky


Chucky, our precious 10 1/2 year old champion passed Tuesday August 19, 2014 at 6:00pm due to Osteosarcoma bone cancer. Chucky, racing name aka... "ICU Seedofchucky", had a great life. The last 7 1/2 wonderful years with our family was really special for all of us. We are so sorry and sad to see him go.

"Love ya big boy" - Larry, Lisa, Justin, Erin, Scott, and Amber






DiEugenio Greyhounds


Sparkie, FiFi, Macho (pictured) and Trooper

We started our love affair with greyhounds in 2000 when we met them at a Saturday morning outing a Pet Smart. We adopted our first in 2002, Sparkie Bytar. He was 4 when he came to us and was a large fawn. In our area mistaking him for a deer would have been easy so we kept him very close. We moved to a bigger home in 2004 and soon after adopted a very alpha female named FiFi. She ruled the roost at her very feminine 65 lbs. Sparkie was diagnosed with osteosarcoma which had metastasized to his lungs. FiFi became his nurse and caretaker. She did not leave his side and made sure the rest of us knew when he needed something. Sparkie left us 3 weeks before Christmas which made it a very sad one. FiFi soon feeling separation anxiety began chewing on the rungs of the chairs and anything else she could. We quickly got on the website to find her a sibling. We placed a request for a choice and received a call to take a large male who was about to graduate from the prison program. We said sure. Macho arrived at 80 lbs missing all but 6 inches of his tail. Happy tail had been to blame. FiFi quickly put him in his place, he didn't seem to mind. I have always wanted a blue and received a call 2 months after Macho arrived that a Blue was available.Of course we said sure. B.C. Trooper Blue arrived with the diagnosis of Lupus. Sloughing nose and ears, and enrmous amount of scar tissue on his pads but nonetheless beautiful. The three of them were easier to raise than my human children and loved just as much. In 2012, fighting with her brothers til the end, FiFi succumbed to renal failure at the age of 10. The boys truly missed her. In the spring of 2014 Trooper, now 10, began to lose weight quickly and was suffering as FiFi did from advanced renal disease. He was in alot of pain and was put down in July. Macho began to become very depressed about the loss of his sibling and became lethargic. Within two weeks he was diagnosed with hookworm. Despite treatment he began to lose weight and became very ill. He was rushed on a Sunday to the emergency department. He was put down that day. These dogs have been my heart for over 12 years and after a bit of healing I will adopt again. They are the most graceful, regal and loveable animals. Their beautiful faces suck you in and their personalities steal your heart. My furry children are together again and peace to all of them.

Annette,Scott, Amanda and Andrew




Gina and Isis Barrett


JP's Prime Danger came to live with us one week after we lost our first greyhound Gina Shannon to bone cancer. Gina was a survivor and continued to volunteer as a therapy dog even after she lost her left rear leg. "Danger" was not dangerous at all and didn't really respond to her name. One day we were walking and I was singing the song Isis and her ears perked up so we called her Isis. She was as sweet and gentle as Gina and only 2 when we adopted her.

Bear is a sheltie rescue that came to us in October 2010 at 15 years old. He outlived his family and did not get along with any other dogs. He was in a kill shelter when he was rescued. It took a month of working with him before he and Isis could be together safely and soon they were fast friends. Everyone loved Isis, even the unlovable Bear who is lame now and cannot get up on his own until he sees another dog and the adrenaline starts flowing.

In April of 2014, just before her 10th birthday, Isis started to exhibit strange symptoms that ultimately was diagnosed as lymphoma of the central nervous system. We miss her terribly and know she loves playing with Gina at the rainbow bridge.

Gina 12/12/96 - 2/9/07 Isis 6/22/04 - 4/29/14





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