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Dara Smiles Fund

Dara Smiles Fund

The 4Legs 4Hounds (4L4H) Program Needs Your Help!

When a racing greyhound at the Wheeling Island Racetrack sustains a fractured leg requiring medical intervention, the dog is evaluated and placed into the 4L4H Program for appropriate treatment. This treatment may be a cast for a less serious fracture at a Wheeling veterinary practice, or an extensive surgical procedure at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Although their racing careers are over, these greyhounds will have an opportunity to find a forever home through the Wheeling Island Greyhound Adoption Center (WIGAC).

The 4L4H Program receives much appreciated, but limited, financial assistance from the Wheeling Island Racetrack and the greyhound racing kennel owners. The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine receives donations to offset the costs of the surgeries and has many committed volunteers who provide post-surgical care. To further support this important program, the volunteers of Three Rivers Greyhounds are continually involved in fundraising activities to help cover critical veterinary care for leg fractures.

Due to a higher than normal number of injuries to racing greyhounds requiring surgery during the first six months of 2017, the funds available to repair leg fractures have been seriously depleted.  The Injured Greyhounds Need Your Help!

A donation in ANY amount is greatly needed and appreciated! All monies donated will be used solely for the veterinary care of greyhounds in the 4L4H Program.

Click on the Donate icon and give to the Dara Smiles Fund today!

The Three Rivers Greyhounds Board of Directors, Volunteers and the Staff at WIGAC extend our sincere thanks!

Volunteer to Help!

We are always grateful for volunteers. There are a lot of ways you can help, including fundraising, public relations, transporting dogs, placement follow-ups, home visits, etc. Email us if you are interested in volunteering. Tell your friends about our organization and our wonderful Greyhounds. Give us your ideas. We welcome new ideas to help us promote our program and improve operations.

Sponsor a Greyhound

GPA/TRG is offering an opportunity to individuals or businesses to ‘sponsor a greyhound’.  For a $25 donation to TRG, your name will be listed on the hound’s profile as his/her sponsor.  There can be more than one sponsor per hound.  Sponsor donations will be used for the care of the hound while it is being fostered in a home or in the kennel.

If you would like to sponsor a Greyhound, please contact us at or via our web form.