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Updated: 7/2/03


Roxy came to GALT via a Borzoi rescue group. Roxy and her Borzoi buddy, Chance, were surrendered to the group after being kept in a fenced field for the past five years with only a single dog house to share. Their only source of nutrition was an occasional bag of dog food thrown over the fence. Both dogs were in poor condition when surrendered, and sadly, Chance, the Borzoi, could not be saved.

Roxy is a real sweetheart, but has a long road of recovery ahead of her. Her tattoos are difficult to read and she is either 10 or 13 years old. When surrendered, she was covered with fleas and ticks, and has tested positive for both heartworms and Babesia. Her teeth are in bad shape, her nails are very long and she is underweight. She is currently in a foster home so that her condition can stabilized before the extensive medical treatment is started. Roxy is settling in and seems very grateful to have a soft bed and regular meals.

The special medical treatment cost needed by Roxy is why the Miss Mesa Fund was established. If you would like to help with Roxy's care, please take a moment to write a check (Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, P. O. Box 680, Addison, TX 75001) and note Miss Mesa Fund/Roxy on your check.

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Miss Mesa Fund

You WILL and CAN make a difference in Roxy's life and the lives of other greyhounds in need of special medical care. Your help and support will make a greyhound at a time.

Update on Roxy: 5/12/03
Roxy has completed her heartworm treatment and tolerated it. Now it is just a matter of keeping her quiet, which is harder all the time because she is feeling so much better.

Update on Roxy: 7/2/03
There were times in the first month she was with us that we wondered if we were doing the right thing for Roxy. After the life she was forced to live, we questioned at times if putting her through this extensive medical treatment was the humane way to treat her. Would she be better off if given a painless journey to the Bridge? Could she withstand the powerful drugs to kill the heartworms? We didn't know the answer, but decided to trust in Dr. Ellis and the wisdom of GALT.

I am thrilled to be able to share this video link with you. After three months, Roxy has made it through heartworms, Babesia, a horrible UTI and the extraction of five teeth. It's been a long road, but I believe that Roxy has shown the true spirit of everything Greyhound. Click on the icon after going to the link and watch Miss Roxy romp around like a pup half her age. She has given us so much more than we could ever give her.


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