Welcome to Halfpint^^Haven Borzoi and Greyhound Adoptions, Inc
Let me introduce myself and what I do.
My name is Lisa. I am President of Halfpint^^Haven Borzoi and Greyhound Adoptions, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida.
I have done rescue all my life, but went 24/7, serious, and reg. non profit in 99' when I saw a desperate need to do more to help the thousands of racing Greyhounds that had no where to go after their racing career was over. Many were only valued for the races they could win, and when they became too old, too slow or too sick, they were tossed like garbage.
Being a racing state, Florida has many many thousands of breeding farms, and the most race tracks in the country.
Borzoi are a much rarer breed, but still occasionally are in need of help or rescue.
I have helped many many cats, dogs, birds, squirrels, farm animals, ( I currently have 2 goats that were headed to the slaugherhouse) thru the years, but decided to pick my battles and concentrate on the Greyhounds and Borzoi.
I also help staghounds, lurchers,mixes and other breeds . I also do TNR and rescue of cats, and have 14 of my own, all but one a rescue.
Example: I currently have a beautiful smooth tri collie girl looking for that perfect home!
I also have just recently gotten a beautiful older greyhound girl back that the owner is very sick and unable to care for her, and she is sick and in need of some intensive vetting.
I hope she will be alright, but we could sure use a bit of help. We ALWAYS take our animals back for any reason, should there be any problem with the home, or the match.
But it sure can make a crowd and a bigger bill. Sometimes I feel like the Little Old Lady that lived in a Shoe!
Come in and meet a few who have past thru the doors of Halfpint^^Haven or have stayed.
Of course we can always use the help of people. Vet bills, medications and food of course are our biggest expenses.
I do this mostly out of my pocket. Halfpint^^Haven doesn't have a large volunteer base, or fundraising, so we just use the old fashion method of begging :-)
If you have one animal, you know how expensive the vet bills and medicines can be. Now multiply that by 40 and that is my approximate current expenses!
Please come visit, enjoy the beautiful dogs, cats and critters, and leave a bit of hope and a chance for so many that didn't ask for what they were dealt.
If you would like to make a donation, please just email me for the address.
I will be setting up a Google account for donations also ( similar to PayPal without all the extra fees). Update: appears that Google Pay will not be ready for this time, so if you will just email me, or phone for my addy I will get that to you! Also, IF you have a problem with the email, or phone try these: Shirazois@yahoo.com and phone: 407-590-7822. (cell)
If you have ANY questions, simply email and I'll get right back to you.