Hi! My name is Freeway. Freeway Petey “D” to be exact. I was born April 18, 2010, in Sarasota, Florida, son to TK Quick Strike and Winning Beauty, thirty-one generations of royalty greyhounds. I managed to escape my transport on Interstate I-75 early in the morning of May 9th, 2012. I was rescued from traffic thirteen hours later by a kind couple who telephoned Gold Coast Greyhound Adoption (GCGA). I was immediately taken to the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital where I was dubbed "the miracle dog" surviving the night against all odds. I had four major surgeries over the next five weeks to repair the injuries sustained to over 80% of my body. All 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.
Freeway's Greyt Escape, Inc. works hand-in-hand with non-profit greyhound rescue and adoption organizations. Relying on the generosity of individual donations, grants, bequeaths and special events for funding, Freeway's Greyt Escape, Inc. provides the funding for the initial emergency medical attention administered to an injured racing (surrendered) greyhound. The alliance between Freeway's Greyt escape and non-profit greyhound rescue/adoption organizations will help injured greyhounds receive immediate medical attention, surgery, therapy and ultimately, a forever home.
Freeway's Greyt Escape, Inc. it's officers, directors and volunteers take a neutral position with respect to the controversy associated with greyhound racing. Our efforts and energy focus on the well being, medical and adoptive requirements of the greyhound itself.
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Freeways Greyt Escape Inc. 12290 Old Rodeo Drive Alva, Florida 33920 Phone: 239-470-6429 firstname.lastname@example.org
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*Our Mission:Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Florida corporation not-for-profit was established with its sole purpose to help with the initial emergency medical assistance to injured racing greyhounds, surrendered to non profit rescue/adoption organizations. By doing so, a greyhound that would have otherwise been euthanized now has a chance at full recovery from his/her injuries and can be adopted by a loving family..
Freeway's Greyt Escape, Inc. is a non profit organization whose Articles of Incorporation were filed with the State of Florida on April 16, 2013, being effective May 1, 2013, N12000003640, and amendment by Amendments duly filed. Letter of Determination was granted on August 4, 2014. Our Federal Tax Identification Number is 90-0981982. Florida Consumer’s Certificate of Exemption Number 85-8017484024C-1 effective through March 31, 2023.
Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., its officers, directors and volunteers takes a neutral position with respect to the controversy associated with greyhound racing. Our efforts and energy focus on the well being, medical and adoptive requirements of the Greyhound itself. Our Board of Directors receives no compensation for their services, nor do any volunteer receive compensation for their good deeds of service, volunteer efforts and support. Our Board Members are Diana DiLoreto, President/Treasurer, Thomas DiLoreto, Vice-President and Joyce Layne, Secretary.