Nasa's Wish - MoKan Greyhound Adoption

For: MoKan Greyhound Adoption
Independence, MO
Organizer: Shannon Henson
Nasa's Wish - MoKan Greyhound Adoption (MoKan Greyhound Adoption)
$3,295
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 26 donors
65% Complete

The Story

On November 28, 2016, Nasa the Greyhound got loose from his foster home.  After an exhaustive 6 day search, Nasa's body was recovered from the median of the nearby highway.  He had only been in our adoption program for two days when this tragedy happened.  Nasa's Wish is that no other adoptable Greyhound go through what he went through.  

When a Greyhound gets loose they can become so focused on the thing they are chasing that they don't hear their name being called AND, they can run up to 40 miles an hour.  Often though, like in Nasa's case, they find a wooded area to take refuge in and it becomes very difficult to locate them.  We were able to get a live trap into the area where he was last spotted but, we had no way of knowing if he was still there just hours later.  Many of them are so afraid that they are difficult to catch but, if we know better where to place the live trap, it will give us an advantage in locating and hopefully trapping the dog.  In other cases where the gate has been unknowingly left open, the foster home may not know for several minutes that the dog is loose.  

This fundraiser is to purchase enough Whistle GPS units for every adoptable dog in our program and to support the monthly fees for six years.  The Whistle GPS tracks the dog both when it is at its home base and when it is not.  When the dog leaves home base, it alerts all owners of the device both through e-mail and an app alert and includes mapping that will give directions to reach the device.  Knowing the location of the device should give us a much more accurate idea of where to place a live trap and will enable us to mobilize our search much more quickly.  

Please help us make Nasa's Wish come true.  MoKan Greyhound Adoption is a 501(c)3 non-profit.  All donations are tax deductible.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 25, 2017

Posted on April 25, 2017

When we purchased the 8 new devices we went with the newer model instead of the past model that we have been testing.  Rae and Rosie are now sporting new Whistle GPS devices.  The accuracy of locating them seems to be even better than the original two devices.

We continue to thank you for your generosity.

Posted on April 14, 2017

Posted on April 14, 2017

Hey everyone!  We want to thank you so much for continuing to think about this program as our attention has been pointed in some other areas.  We are excited to say that we have finally ordered 8 devices which, with the two older models that Whistle originally donated to us, brings us to a total of 10 devices.  Once they arrive, all of our dogs will be covered.  We have been so impressed with the Whistle during the months that we've been testing them.  Even when Forbes went missing in my own house, the Whistle knew exactly where he was.  Again we thank you and we are excited to post more updates as we get more dogs online.

Posted on February 23, 2017

Posted on February 23, 2017

We have been so incredibly impressed by the Whistle GPS devices that two days ago we announced that we are now a Whistle GPS affiliate.  That means, if you purchase a Whistle device through our website, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our program.  Know where your dog is at all times, purchase your Whistle today

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