The Southeastern Greyhound Club's (SEGC's) by-laws declare that our purpose is two-fold: to provide Greyhound owners with a variety of ways to have fun with their Greyhounds, and to promote the breed by spreading the word about what wonderful pets Greyhounds make. Our members take these purposes quite seriously, and find more ways to fulfill both each year.
SEGA is a 100% volunteer operated organization with no paid staff or significant sponsor. All of your donations in time and money go straight to helping the Greyhounds and our mission.
We currently have 14 Greyhounds available for adoption. It costs approximately $70 dollars per week to feed and care for each dog in our kennel, which does not include the spay/neuter and dental vet expenses spent on each hound as soon as they enter our program. When you sponsor one of our adoptable Greyhounds, your donation helps that hound while it waits for a forever home. SEGA will recognize your support by listing your name with the Greyhound — even after it is adopted!
Southeastern Greyhound Adoption (SEGA), a program of the Southeastern Greyhound Club and a chapter of Greyhound Pets of America, is pleased to announce that it has received a grant in the amount of $100,000 from the Georgia Compassion Project. This generous gift is the largest single donation SEGA has received in its 18-year history. The grant is earmarked for the provision of veterinary services to and boarding of former racing Greyhounds in the care of SEGA while they await rehoming as pets.
Timothy R. Vojta, the founder and CEO of the Georgia Compassion Project, had adopted two former racers and found that his life was greatly enriched by the companionship provided by his Greyhounds. "By providing SEGA with this grant," said Mr. Vojta, "the Georgia Compassion Project wants to help further its mission in bringing these wonderful dogs into the homes and lives of Georgia families."
Former racing Greyhounds benefit not only the families who adopt them; they also serve as registered therapy dogs in childrens' hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and to travelers in airports throughout the country. Greyhounds are a popular breed for participation in school reading programs, in which students with reading challenges read stories to a dog to help them build confidence in their reading abilities.
Founded in 1998, SEGA has rehomed more than 2,000 former racing Greyhounds in to loving homes. It is manned entirely by unpaid volunteers, and all donations to it go directly to the fulfillment of its mission to place former racers as pets and companions when their athletic careers at racetracks have concluded.
The Georgia Compassion Project is a private, non-operating foundation that awards grants to organizations that provide services for individuals and animals in distressed or disadvantaged situations.
Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Athletes Helping Athletes 5k Run/Walk. Read More
Tired of always having to get up and let your Greyhound in and out? If you have a fenced yard or turn out area, consider purchasing a Hale Pet Door and give your hound the freedom to go in and out on their own. Hale Pet Door also has a Rescue Rewards Program. When you shop at Hale Pet Door and specify SEGA as your shelter, you save 10% and SEGA receives proceeds equal to 10% of your purchase. We even have testimonials available from satisfied SEGA adopters. Read More
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