2013 IN RETROSPECTFor CGA, 2013 was a very good year. It was a good year for those things that are core to CGA --- bringing in dogs, and adopting them out. In 2013, 184 dogs found their forever families! We brought in 142 dogs from kennels and hauls. Forty-nine of these dogs came from Colorado kennels, and the remaining 93 came in on hauls. In 2013, Greyhounds were in high demand, and the dogs were "flying off the shelves!" As quickly as we could get them in and vetted, they were getting adopted.
In addition to these core successes, we have also had a great year in many other areas. We did so many things that help us to be able to do our core functions.
We exceeded many of our goals for fundraising. We had a very successful Greyhound Bowling event, where many CGAers and their dogs either rolled or chased bowling balls down the lanes. The Golf Tournament, which is a unique and long-standing CGA tradition, was a big hit too. We all spent a wonderful day in the park at the CGA Picnic, eating pizza and bidding on auction items. The Volunteer Appreciation and Fundraising dinner was a fun evening out, with a great speaker Sue Brown, a "lively" auction, and great food! In addition to fundraising events, we brought in CGA record donations in our Colorado Gives campaign. Now, we are looking forward to our second 2Hounds Online Auction coming up in late January. These type of activities not only fund our veterinary and other needs, but they also build a strong social community in CGA, which is a key ingredient in our success.