Greyhound Friends of NJ, Inc.
PO BOX 4416
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 -0669
(732) 356-4370
info@greyhoundfriendsnj.org
Dogs: 22

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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 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.




Jesse


His professional race name was Raiders Majestic. He liked to be called Jesse. He was an absolute gentle giant. Jesse loved everyone he met. He gave great Greyhound hugs. On adoption day, most people shied away from him. We think they were intimidated by his size and strength. But one look into those eyes and Larry knew what a wonderful boy he was. He joined our family and brought us such joy and gave so much love. For four years we were blessed to have him in our lives. On Monday, July 20 we had to say goodbye and let him run free. Cancer took him from us. I know he's with his sister Dazz and pain free. We will never forget the happiness he brought into our lives.

Love you Jesse, forever.




GRACIE


We lost our beloved Gracie (age 10) after a very short battle with metastatic liver cancer. She was the kindest, sweetest, most patient creature that ever lived, and we were lucky to have her for 8 short years. Gracie was part of our family and loved by everyone who met her. We miss her greatly.




BILLY


We lost our beloved Billy after 8 wonderful years with our dear friend. His loving personality was like a magnet. He brought so much joy to all who met him (including those who were generally not fans of dogs due to his calm and gentle demeanor). What a blessing he was to all our lives. His absence leaves a hole in our hearts. Billy is tremendously missed.




EMMY


This is Emmy. We got her from NJ greyhound friends in 2001. She was just 3. She lived until 13 1/2 and was beyond the sweetest dog ever. We still miss her everyday.



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