Begun in 2001, Central Illinois Greyhound Adoption (ILLINOIS) serves to take injured greyhounds from the tracks throughout the country and provide the necessary medical/surgical treatment. Once the greyhounds have convalesced, they are spayed/neutered, evaluated for temperament, placed in foster care and then adopted to a great home.
CIGA is staffed entirely by volunteers and funded by donations, grants and sales, plus the volunteers who give up their time, energy and resources for the greyhounds. Volunteers receive no compensation for their work other than the true joy of seeing greyhounds united with their loving families.
CIGA is not a first-time TSF Grant recipient. In 2010, the organization received $5,000 and their stewardship of the donation was impeccable. The TSF board and staff enjoyed receiving photographs of the greyhounds sporting their casts plus a copy of the itemized medical/surgical bills.
How the Money Will Be Used
In 2016, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award was for $7,500.
In 2015, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $10,000 will be used to continue to rescue injured greyhounds through transport, medical attention, rehabilitation, spay-neuter, foster and placement into their forever homes. Some funds will also be used to transport healthy greyhounds to other adoption groups throughout the U.S.
In 2014, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $10,000 was used to help transition rescued reyhounds for adoption.