GAA Furever Home

$9,501 of $30k goal

Raised by 127 people in 1 month
Lisa Weinstein  MILLVILLE, NJ
Greyhound Angels Adoption has a unique opportunity to finally have a true forever home of their own. Since its inception in 2004 we have rented different facilities to maintain an adoption and boarding kennel. We spent eight years in a 4200-square foot warehouse in Pennsauken, NJ and then spent the last three years on a 35-acre farm in Millville, NJ. It has been the rising cost of rent, repairs and maintenance that has been a struggle for the agency. It also limits the amount of senior, medically involved and broken leg greyhounds that we can welcome into Our Village.

In 2016 we were notified that Daisy Lundsten, a friend of an adopter, named Greyhound Angels Adoption as one of the beneficiaries in her will. Daisy’s friend adoption Laser, Arizona Laser, through GAA in October 2006. Laser went home and suddenly became very ill. We took him back to the kennel and worked with Dr. Heller, Maple Shade Animal Hospital, to make him healthy again. At his worst Laser was down to 60lbs. and was refusing to eat. He was diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder and started on medication. We cooked and hand fed him back to health. Daisy visited Laser with her friend and she was so appreciative of our work with him, that she named us in her will. Laser spent the rest of his life on a couch. He even helped his adopter get through cancer. He was an amazing greyhound.

Thanks to Daisy’s generosity, GAA received $20,000.00. When we were notified of the amount, we wanted to ensure that her generosity, Laser’s amazing legacy, would benefit any retired racing greyhound in the future. We could stay where we are, continue to pay high rent and be responsible for all repairs on the property, but we would go through the money within a matter of months. This was a wasteful idea and would not give the agency the longevity that The Village deserved. Lisa, Ira and Harry want to know that when they leave this world to join all the furfriends over The Bridge, that someone would be able to take over. That GAA would always have a home for those greyhounds that are hard to place, yes, they do exist, and those who need a place to heal before moving on to their couch.

We searched for the perfect place and we have found it. There is a 12-acre farm in Upper Deerfield, NJ that we would like to purchase. The 16-stall barn is only 7 years old. It has no leaks, has a drop ceiling so we can install insulation, hot and cold running water and electricity. The property is already fenced in and there is plenty of room for zoomies. We have spoken with the township and they have welcomed the opportunity to have Our Village there.  Millville Savings have committed to a $200,000 mortgage at 20% down.

We need your help. We have $20,000.00 towards our 20% down, but it is not enough. We need to raise approximately $30,000.00 to make this dream a reality. Our mortgage payment would be approximately $1,000.00 per month, almost 1/3 of our rent and as a 501c3 we are not required to pay property taxes. The farm has well water and septic, which alleviate a water or sewer bill.

This will change the agencies life and the life of so many retired racing greyhounds.

Please give what you can. Please share this with your friends and families. Together This Village Can Make A Difference For Future Retired Racing Greyhounds!!

IT TAKES A VILLAGE!!
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Update 3
Posted by Lisa Weinstein
8 days ago
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Hello Village!!

We are getting very close to our settlement date on April 14th. Please keep sharing with your friends and family.

We are now up to $21,000.00 and excited about moving to our new furever home!!

IT TAKES A VILLAGE!! Hug those hounds - Li
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Update 2
Posted by Lisa Weinstein
1 month ago
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Hello Village,

We are happy to report that our offer on the farm has been accepted. We will be signing the offer tomorrow and getting our settlement date. We have decided to name the farm after Daisy Lundsten and Our Boy Laser, the greyhound who brought us this opportunity. We will call it Lazy Days Farm, Lazy for Laser and Days for Daisy.

We are still taking anyone who is interested to see the farm on Saturday, February 25. We will be leaving our location in Millville at 2:00pm. All our welcome to come and see Our Furever Home.

Please share Our Gofundme with your family and friends.

Thank You!!

IT TAKES A VILLAGE!! Hug those hounds - Li
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Update 1
Posted by Lisa Weinstein
1 month ago
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We would like to invite everyone out to see the property. We will be taking anyone who would like to see the farm on Saturday, February 18th. We will be leaving our Millville location at 2:00 pm and welcome anyone who would like to go.
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$9,501 of $30k goal

Raised by 127 people in 1 month
Created February 12, 2017
DM
$25
Donna McGonagle
1 day ago

In honor of Elise's 3rd Gotcha Day

AS
$25
Amy Sprouse
1 day ago
LR
$20
Lora Radzieta
3 days ago
$25
Jann Renee Mouer
4 days ago

In honor of Ellen K and Taffy

MB
$50
Matthew Barker
5 days ago

For Arthur, and all the other greyhounds that bring so much happiness to so many people.

$25
Jann Renee Mouer
6 days ago

In honor of Kelly Finley-Volk

SS
$25
Sharon Sanborn
6 days ago

In memory of Mary Charlotte Lyman-Gruber.

$50
Dennis Flanagan
7 days ago
$100
Anonymous
7 days ago
NT
$50
Nancy Tomecko
8 days ago

Spartacus says thanks! for giving him his furever home with us!

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