Join us here each Monday as Regional Vice President Kathy Kreyling shares stories from the Adoption Center. Check out our Available Dogs to see who’s still waiting for their forever home.
Cassi’s adoption day
Today, it is with great joy that we share the wonderful news that our special girl Cassi has been adopted.
Thank you so much for all your generous donations for Cassi’s care as your support has made a tremendous difference. Her journey has been a difficult one but with your help she has come a long way!
Injured and abandoned
In August 2019, GPI received an emergency call to help a severely injured Greyhound. She was abandoned at the emergency vet, in pain with two broken legs and severe bruising. For the next five days she was heavily sedated while the vet tried to locate her owner, who relinquished Cassi. As soon as GPI took custody, we rushed to get her the surgery she needed.
On the road to recovery
Over the next months her wounds started healing and she was able to start swim therapy. Although the bones in her legs were still healing, we expected her to make a full recovery. We knew that in time, it was possible she would need additional surgery on her front leg.
When Cassi’s surgeon took more X-rays of both legs and examined her front leg wound closely, was pleased with how her bones were healing. The front leg wound was very slowly closing/healing. Meanwhile, we increased her walk times to stimulate bone growth and are treating her with additional therapy.
Cleared for adoption
January 2020, the surgeon reported that Cassi is off exercise restrictions, with the goal of building her stamina. There are no current signs of infections as she continues to heal well. He is very pleased with her progress and cleared her for being adopted! Thank you Dr. Crawford and the staff at Boundary Bay Veterinary Hospital for taking such good care of Cassi!
Cassi’s forever home adoption announcement
Please enjoy Cassi’s very own adoption announcement by our wonderful Kathy Kreyling.
This is the story of a dog that had some awful luck (we’ll call this before GPI) and then had some wonderful luck (from the time she came to GPI). Her whole story is well publicized on the internet so I will leave the details of her injury and her journey back to wonderful health for you to see online. I am going to tell you about the woman who learned about this dog around the time she came to GPI and has been following her progress and waiting an eternity (in her mind) for her chance to take this dog home. About 6 months ago the dog had made enough progress that the woman was able to start fostering her and today she was finally able to adopt her. Hopefully, she and Cassi, nka Bess, have a long healthy life together in their future.