Pat came to greyhounds rather late in her “dog life” but embraced them with a passion that retired racers often inspire those involved in their rescue. With her passing in 2012, Pat left KSGA the resources needed to continue helping greyhounds in need. Here are some of the hounds that have been helped in Pat’s memory:
The first recipient of a donation from Pat’s “pay it forward” fund is a dog from Florida named Secret aka CiCi. CiCi is a 4 1/2 year old fostered by GPA’s Senior Sanctuary in Florida. While running in the yard with another foster she ran into a part of the metal fence that the yard guys left sticking out and ripped open her side and back. She is now recovering at her foster home and doing fine.
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William & Chester
In June 2005 William L. Inman II fulfilled his dream of serving his country by enlisting in the US Army Light Infantry. As part of Operation Enduring Freedom he took part in three tours in the Zabul Province of Afghanistan in 2007-2009. Throughout his deployment he was exposed to numerous blasts that ranged from IEDs, RPGs, rockets and mortars that left him with a traumatic brain injury.
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White Lies aka Liza is a young female retired racer who suffered a compound fracture of her front leg while racing. As she was a kennel favorite, her trainer reached out to Carol Becker of God’s Greyts to save her. Carol reached out to Kindred Spirits and through a donation from the Pat Steer Memorial Fund Liza got the surgery she needed to repair the damage to her shattered leg. Once she is well enough to travel she will come to NY to find her forever home.
Miller is a yellow lab who picture came across my facebook page during the summer of 2013. I couldn’t get his defeated hopeless look out of my head and thanks to a lot of people pledging to help, we rushed to SC and brought him home before the shelter could euthanize him. Miller was suffering from several severe, but treatable, chronic conditions and severe allergies. One year later many of his chronic conditions are under control and he is a happy much valued family pet. We are still struggling with the allergy issues but hope that future treatments can bring those under control as well and further improve his quality of life.