Freeway's Greyt Escape, Inc.
Managing to escape my transport on Interstate I-75 early in the morning of May 9th, 2012, I ran along the interstate for over thirteen hours. I was rescued from the traffic by a kind couple who telephoned Gold Coast Greyhound Association (GCGA) and I was immediately taken to the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital, undergoing four surgeries to repair the injuries I sustained to over 80% of my body. All of my friends there called me Freeway.
On June 11th after five weeks in the hospital, I arrived at my foster home to Jody and Lee and their three happy greyhounds. Life was the best – lots of toys and food and midnight walks under the stars. Life was good.
Then it got even better. I met my forever parents! And my forever sisters, a Golden named Maggie and a white Shepherd named Callie. And my forever home with a fenced acre to run! Life is good.
Regardless of how I managed to escape my transport, I knew there was more up that road, around that curve, so I kept running. Not that I was running away from anything, but more that I was running toward something better. I told myself so many times during those thirteen hours to keep going, find my dreams and NEVER LOOK BACK.
The Freeway Fund, initially established by GCGA, received donations from virtually around the world to help pay for my medical expenses. With my heart full of gratitude, I wish to continue this funding to provide the initial emergency medical attention that is needed following a serious injury to racing greyhounds while running a race. Freeway’s Greyt Escape relies solely on the generosity of individual donations, grants, bequeaths and special events for funding to provide the initial emergency medical attention to injured racing greyhounds. Please go to Freeway Fund and make a contribution to help my dreams come true by helping my brother greyhounds get the immediate medical attention they need.
You can read more about my escape in the articles below:
Greyhound Miraculously Found on the Freeway