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GREYHOUND ADOPTION LEAGUE OF TEXAS INC

No Grey Turned Away®

aka GALT, GALT Central Texas, GALT New Mexico, GALTx   |   Dallas, TX   |  http://www.galtx.org/

Mission

Assist all greyhounds. Place greyhounds in loving, responsible, forever homes. Educate the public about the desirability of adopting greyhounds as family pets. Stress the importance of spay and neuter. Support, welcome & encourage an active, organized volunteer base of greyhound lovers who share the passion of finding loving, responsible, forever homes for them. Provide continuing educational support to the greyhound's family to ensure a successful adoption. Connect with other groups & people to promote greyhound adoption worldwide. Endeavor to also assist greyhound mixes, other large sighthounds & large sighthound mixes; and enjoy the spiritual connection we all share in loving & helping one of the most loving and loyal creatures on this earth.

Ruling year info

2001

Board Chairman & President

John P. McQuade J.D.

Main address

3400 Carlisle St Ste 310

Dallas, TX 75204 USA

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EIN

75-2930618

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Each year, hundreds of greyhounds retire from the greyhound racing industry and require homes as companions and pets. Additionally, greyhounds/sighthound mixes are used as hunting dogs and are often discarded or found as strays in bad condition needing medical attention and safe homes. Many people enjoy animal companionship as part of their family dynamic and seek to provide good homes.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Angel's Strays Fund

Angel's Strays Fund was created to provide care for stray greyhounds.  Over 25% of the greyhounds brought into GALT's program have been strays. 

Greyhound strays are a very common occurrence in the DFW area. These strays are the most neglected - being abandoned and left to fend for themselves by the irresponsible behavior of some when their racing days are over.  Often times greyhounds are used for coyote hunting and match racing, which is an illegal form of backyard greyhound racing. It is not unusual for these greyhounds to be extremely malnourished, heartworm positive, suffer for an array of tick borne diseases and other debilitating parasites.  These are the greys that need the most medical rehabilitation which translates into being the greys that require the most expensive treatment.  Their lives are at risk if they are not rescued and nursed back to health.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults
Budget
$45,000

This fund covers boarding costs for incoming greyhounds when foster homes are not readily available via GALT's foster program.  

Greyhound Adoption League of Texas receives its greyhounds from many sources - breeders, trainers, owner releases, shelters, and strays.  Providing quality care for the hounds-in-waiting simply requires a lot of money.  The average stay for an adoptable hound is approximately 4 weeks. GALT's daily cost to board and care for hounds not in foster homes is $12 per day per dog which includes the following:

 

Food (twice daily) 

Climate controlled kennel

Multiple daily kennel cleanings

Staff monitoring (4 times/day)

 

GALT provides each dog with the following items which are in addition to average daily expense per dog:

 

Kuranda Bed

Fleece Blanket (in winter)

Fleece Coat (in winter)

Tick, Flea, Heartworm and Internal Parasite treatments

Daily onsite health/behavior monitoring

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults
Budget
$30,000

GALT Champions pledge automatic monthly donations to ensure funds will always be available to care for the medical needs of our greyhounds. Medical expenses are the single biggest expense incurred each year. You can choose your level of support from the options below or write-in the amount that you wish to pledge on a monthly basis. $15 - provides a microchip for a greyhound $20 - provides monthly preventative medication for heartworms and ticks/fleas $36 - provides boarding for 3 days for a greyhound waiting to be medically processed

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Cher and Chip Imrie recently started this special new program for GALT in memory of their beloved first grey, Blazer, who traveled to the Rainbow Bridge on April 22, 2016. This sweet boy was born on Christmas Day in 2002, and he brought many years of joy to his forever parents and his grey sibling, Silvia. Chip and Cher were devastated by Blazer's passing but decided to do something in his memory to help another GALT grey in need. They decided that Blazer would become the "Guardian Angel" for sweet Victoria who had tremendous medical needs. You, too, can help by becoming a "Guardian Angel" for a specific Injured Reserve hound facing major health issues. If you would like to join Blazer's Guardian Angels and honor one of your Rainbow Bridge greys by sponsoring one of GALT's Injured Reserve hounds in this manner, please contact Susie McQuade (smcquade@galtx.org) or Barbara Christian (bchristian@galtx.org).

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Puppies were Madelyn’s love and specialty, as she truly had a gift and intuition with them. But Madelyn did so, so much more within the GALT family including passionate fundraising and dog adoption. She was a fierce advocate of greyhound/sighthound companions as family pets. GALT is honored to establish this fund in Madelyn’s memory – she would have wanted that, as her family knows. Funds generated from the Madelyn Martin Memorial Puppy Fund will be used for the care of puppies in our program as well as other greyhounds/sighthounds.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

The Amanda and Emmet Golden Years Fund was established in 2018 by Linda and Rick Vayo of Massachusetts in honor of their beloved senior greyhounds-AMANDA & EMMET. This Fund will aid in the medical expenses of senior greyhounds that enter into GALT’s care as well as subsidizing medical costs of eligible adopted senior greyhounds on an “as needed basis”. This fund enables GALT to continue to keep its promise of “No Grey Turned Away” regardless of a hound’s age.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

The VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic in Dallas, Texas, has recognized the retirement of Dr. E. Kelly Nitsche by establishing a medical care fund in his honor. GALT is extremely thankful to be the recipient of this benevolent gesture. The Miss Mesa Fund has been, by unanimous vote of the GALT Board of Directors, renamed, "The Dr. E. Kelly Nitsche Veterinary Care Fund" effective June 30, 2020. Just as before, contributions to this fund will be used to pay the cost of medical care for GALT greyhounds and other sighthounds in need as outlined in our Mission Statement.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$450,000

Where we work

Awards

Accelerator Charity 2011

The Tony Stewart Foundation

Spay/Neuter & Medical Program Award 2011

Ryan Newman Foundation

Top Rated Animal Welfare Organization 2012

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Greythound Guardian Angel Award 2012

Greythound Guardians

Top 5 Places to Volunteer in Dallas, TX 2012

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2015 Top Rated Nonprofit 2015

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2014 Top Rated Nonprofit 2014

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2013 Top Rated Nonprofit 2013

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2012 Top Rated Nonprofit 2012

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2016 Top Rated Nonprofit 2016

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2016 Grant Recipient 2016

Petfinder.com & Maddie's Fund

2017 Top Rated Nonprofit 2017

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Featured Agency 2017 Giving Guide 2017

Community Foundation

2018 Top Rated Nonprofit 2018

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2019 Top Rate Nonprofit 2019

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2019 Top 5 Places to Volunteer in Dallas 2019

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2020 Top Rated Nonprofit 2020

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Affiliations & memberships

Texas Greyhound 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults,Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Adoptions of greyhounds to loving, long-term homes is the core mission. We also adopt out greyhound mixes and other sighthounds as our budget permits.

Number of list subscribers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults,Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

GALT publishes a weekly e-newsletter. This metric is an indicator of our reach.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

GALT is dedicated to assisting all greyhounds, primarily those affiliated with the racing industry, in finding loving, responsible, forever homes and to educating the public about the desirability of greyhounds as companions and family pets. GALT will also assist greyhound/sighthound mixes as resources allow.

GALT accomplishes its mission by using the following strategies: support, welcome and encourage an active, organized volunteer base; participate in a wide range of community and organizational events that introduce the public to greyhounds and provide GALT with a forum to discuss their suitability as companion pets; provide continuing educational support to the greyhound's family after placement to ensure a successful adoption; stress the importance of spay and neuter as a means of controlling the number of unwanted animal; and connect with other groups and people that assist and adopt greyhounds to promote adoption worldwide.

GALT's strength is in its volunteers who bring a wide range of skills to bear for the benefit of the greyhounds (medical, legal, finance, project management, marketing, information technology, fundraising, retail, restaurant, non-profits, professional sports and the arts). GALT has a well-established veterinarian support network and collaborates with adoption and animal welfare groups worldwide and the Texas Greyhound Association and the National Greyhound Association to ensure the greyhounds' healthy and happy futures. With the addition of chapters in New Mexico and Central Texas, our reach has broadened even further. Our relationships and partnerships give GALT a powerful presence in the companion pet arena and in the communities that we serve.

For its 19 years in existence, GALT has achieved a year-upon-year increase in the number of greyhounds it has placed as companion pets. Over 3,400 hounds have found homes as a result of GALT's efforts. The GALT motto is “No Grey Turned Away(TM)."

Since GALT's inception in 2001, we have placed over 3,400 greyhounds and greyhound mixes into loving, long-term homes. It is GALT's intent to continue to increase this number each year by attracting and retaining additional volunteers, donors and sponsors; by broadening our educational and public outreach efforts; and by partnering with additional animal welfare agencies that support the placement and well-being of companion pets and service/therapy animals. We have also extended our program to include other types of sighthounds as resources permit.

Financials

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GREYHOUND ADOPTION LEAGUE OF TEXAS INC

Board of directors
as of 9/11/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John McQuade

No Affiliation

Term: 2001 -

John McQuade

Susie McQuade

RTH Foundation

Melody McLaughlin

No Affiliation

Fred Busche

No Affiliation

Rees Bowen

P.C.

Jeff Ellis

VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital

Rick Waller

No Affiliation

Scott Wickersham

No Affiliation

Valeri Wickersham

No Affiliation

Anne-Marie Cariotis

No Affiliation

Sarah Norton

VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

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