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End of Year Update

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A message from Jason Hilt, Brave Tide President:

As we move closer to the new year, I wanted to send a note of thanks from the Brave Tide family for your support throughout 2016 and provide an update on one of our Brave Tide ambassadors. Transporting animals over great distances by air is a complex undertaking that is made much easier with the support of so many caring individuals, families, and animal welfare groups. From words of encouragement to flight sponsorships, every contribution is appreciated!

Our family adopted London the greyhound in 2009 after she was bounced from her first adoptive home. A change of scenery seemed to do the trick as London quickly became part of our family. She was joined a year later by Lily the greyhound. Our two retired racing greyhounds enjoyed running around the fenced-in yard, family walks, playing in the snow, snuggling on their dog beds, and trips to the beach for many years. As London got closer to her 11th birthday, she began to slow down just a bit. In late October there was a sudden limp and signs of discomfort. X-rays revealed cancer, and we are sad to share that London passed away a few weeks ago. London is sorely missed, but she is a big reason Brave Tide exists today. Having her in our lives for so many years was truly a blessing.

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, and we look forward to big things to come in 2017. Thank you!

Sponsor

Donation

Via Check:
Brave Tide Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 735
Boyertown, PA 19512

August 2016 Flight

Kenny

Six greyhounds flew with Brave Tide to forever homes in August. The retired racers traveled from Florida to Pennsylvania in the cool cabin and slept most of the way. Flight photos are posted on our website and Facebook page.

Travel by air is safe, fast, efficient, and slightly more expensive than ground transportation. We believe the many benefits outweigh the increased cost. Please consider donating $5, $10, or more to the Foundation via PayPal using the links below or by check to the mailing address below. Every dollar donated goes toward the direct transport costs. For $100, donors can sponsor the transport of a specific greyhound and receive a boarding pass and sponsorship certificate with the dog’s photo, bio, and travel information! To sponsor a specific greyhound: choose a greyhound, click the sponsor button below, and add the greyhound’s name at checkout. Your generosity is appreciated!

Sponsor

Donation

Via Check:
Brave Tide Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 735
Boyertown, PA 19512


~~ Florida to Pennsylvania ~~

Seat 1A: Kenny – Sponsor needed


Seat 1B: Octavian – Sponsor needed


Seat 2A: Trevor – Sponsor needed

Trevor


Seat 2B: Cross – Sponsor needed


Seat 3A: Ted – Sponsor needed


Seat 3B: Arizona – Sponsor needed

August Puppy Flight

Three_Puppies

The puppy flight was a tremendous success. Brave Tide has transported over 130 greyhounds but this was the first greyhound puppy flight. After enduring a tough start to their lives, the three puppies flew to their forever homes in early August. Spunky, Fenway, and Billy were born 8 weeks ago and experienced health issues that required hospitalization. Luckily they had caring humans to help nurse them back to health. They continue to get stronger each day, and we were fortunate to be able to help them travel from Kansas to Connecticut. Below is a time lapse video of the flight. The puppies spent most of the trip sleeping. They arrived happy and excited to join their new families.

 



 

Travel by air is safe, fast, efficient, and slightly more expensive than ground transportation. We believe the many benefits outweigh the increased cost. Please consider donating $5, $10, or more to the Foundation via PayPal using the links below or by check to the mailing address below. Every dollar donated goes toward the direct transport costs. For $100, donors can sponsor the transport of a specific greyhound and receive a boarding pass and sponsorship certificate with the dog’s photo, bio, and travel information! To sponsor a specific greyhound: choose a greyhound, click the sponsor button below, and add the greyhound’s name at checkout. Your generosity is appreciated!

 

Sponsor

Donation

Via Check:
Brave Tide Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 735
Boyertown, PA 19512


~~ Kansas to Connecticut ~~

Seat 1A: Billy – Sponsored by Rocco Ferrajina


Seat 1B: Spunky – Sponsor needed


Seat 2A: Fenway – Sponsored by Ray Wong

Early July Flight

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Our July transport flight was beautiful. We transported 4 retired racing greyhounds from West Virginia to Connecticut. 3 of the greyhounds are recovering from fractures suffered at the race track. With the help of Greyhound Rescue and Rehabilitation in New York, the dogs will be ready to join their forever homes very soon. Flight updates were posted to our Facebook page and website.

Travel by air is safe, fast, efficient, and slightly more expensive than ground transportation. We believe the many benefits outweigh the increased cost. Please consider donating $5, $10, or more to the Foundation via PayPal using the links below or by check to the mailing address below. Every dollar donated goes toward the direct transport costs. For $100, donors can sponsor the transport of a specific greyhound and receive a boarding pass and sponsorship certificate with the dog’s photo, bio, and travel information! To sponsor a specific greyhound: choose a greyhound, click the sponsor button below, and add the greyhound’s name at checkout. Your generosity is appreciated!

Sponsor

Donation

Via Check:
Brave Tide Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 735
Boyertown, PA 19512

~~West Virginia to Connecticut~~

Seat 1A: Layla – Sponsored by Lisa Roitman

Layla

 


 

Seat 1B: Rainmaker – Sponsored by Helga LaCava and Karen Baker

Rainmaker

 


 

Seat 2A: Bandit – Sponsored by Hanako Mathias

Bandit

 


 

Seat 2B: Tanner – Sponsored by Phyllis Coven

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May Flight

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Brave Tide transported 6 greyhounds from Florida to Pennsylvania on May 15. The retired racing greyhounds are looking forward to joining their forever families. The dogs traveled from Tampa, FL to Pittsburgh, PA. Photos from the flight are posted on our Facebook page and website.

Travel by air is safe, fast, efficient, and slightly more expensive than ground transportation. We believe the many benefits outweigh the increased cost. Please consider donating $5, $10, or more to the Foundation via PayPal using the links below or by check to the mailing address below. Every dollar donated goes toward the direct transport costs. For $100, donors can sponsor the transport of a specific greyhound and receive a boarding pass and sponsorship certificate with the dog’s photo, bio, and travel information! To sponsor a specific greyhound: choose a greyhound, click the sponsor button below, and add the greyhound’s name at checkout. Your generosity is appreciated!

Sponsor

Donation

Via Check:
Brave Tide Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 735
Boyertown, PA 19512


~~ Florida to Pennsylvania ~~

Seat 1A: Brady – sponsored by Kara Cornett

Brady

Seat 1B: Simba – sponsored by Amy Carr-Trexler

Simba

Seat 2A: Jash – sponsored by Cathy Coggins

Jash

Seat 2B: Frank – sponsor needed

Frank

Seat 3A: Ohio – sponsor needed

Ohio

Seat 3B: Danny – sponsor needed

Danny

March Flight

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Brave Tide transported 6 more greyhounds from Florida to Pennsylvania in late March. The greyhounds are retired racers and looking forward to joining their forever families. Photos from the flight are posted on our Facebook page and website.

Travel by air is safe, fast, efficient, and slightly more expensive than ground transportation. We believe the many benefits outweigh the increased cost. Please consider donating $5, $10, or more to the Foundation via PayPal using the links below or by check to the mailing address below. Every dollar donated goes toward the direct transport costs. For $100, donors can sponsor the transport of a specific greyhound and receive a boarding pass and sponsorship certificate with the dog’s photo, bio, and travel information! To sponsor a specific greyhound: choose a greyhound, click the sponsor button below, and add the greyhound’s name at checkout. Your generosity is appreciated!

Sponsor

Donation

Via Check:
Brave Tide Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 735
Boyertown, PA 19512


~~ Florida to Pennsylvania ~~

Seat 1A: Tess – Sponsored by Linda Lowrie

Tess


Seat 1B: Dragon – Sponsored by Elaine Oleksa in memory of her fawn greyhounds

Dragon

 


Seat 2A: Theo – Sponsored by Patty and Bob Tonkin in memory of Annie

Theo


Seat 2B: Kaycee – Sponsored by Christine Anderson

Kaycee

 


Seat 3A: Ben – Sponsored by Cathy Coggins

Ben


Seat 3B: Virginia – Sponsored by Mary Gawenda in honor of Alice in Wooferland

Virginia


Mid-November Flight

Rangler

After a brief October break, we are back in the air to transport 6 retired racing greyhounds in mid-November. Brave Tide will be flying from Tampa, FL to Akron, OH. Flight updates will be posted to our Facebook page and website. Donors and sponsors are needed! Please consider donating a few dollars to help defray flight costs, or become a sponsor by contributing $100 and help a dog reach his/her forever home!

Travel by air is safe, fast, efficient, and slightly more expensive than ground transportation. We believe the many benefits outweigh the increased cost. Please consider donating $5, $10, or more to the Foundation via PayPal using the links below or by check to the mailing address below. Every dollar donated goes toward the direct transport costs. For $100, donors can sponsor the transport of a specific greyhound and receive a boarding pass and sponsorship certificate with the dog’s photo, bio, and travel information! To sponsor a specific greyhound: choose a greyhound, click the sponsor button below, and add the greyhound’s name at checkout. Your generosity is appreciated!

Sponsor

Donation

Via Check:
Brave Tide Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 735
Boyertown, PA 19512

~~~ Tampa to Akron ~~~

Seat 1A: Cosco, sponsored by Greyhound Greetings (greyhoundgreetings.com)

CoscoSeat 1B: Rangler, sponsored by Menta Spigner and Steven Durr

Rangler

 

Seat 2A: Hayden, sponsored by Beverly DeFabio

Hayden

 

Seat 2B: Hearty, sponsored by Christine Anderson, in memory of Trixie

Hearty

 

Seat 3A: Ford, sponsored by Menta Spigner

Ford

 

Seat 3B: Sissy, sponsored by Menta Spigner

Sissy

 

100th Greyhound Flight

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Brave Tide Foundation reached an exciting milestone at the end of August as we transported our 100th greyhound! We flew 6 retired racing greyhounds from Tampa, FL to Wilmington, DE. This milestone would not have been possible without the generosity and support from the Petco Foundation, ASPCA, greyhound groups, animal welfare organizations, donors, sponsors, and animal lovers across the country. We truly appreciate the support! Additional photos from the flight can be found on our FB page: Brave Tide Facebook Page.

Travel by air is safe, fast, efficient, and slightly more expensive than ground transportation. We believe the many benefits outweigh the increased cost. Please consider donating $5, $10, or more to the Foundation via PayPal using the links below or by check to the mailing address below. Every dollar donated goes toward the direct transport costs. For $100, donors can sponsor the transport of a specific greyhound and receive a boarding pass and sponsorship certificate with the dog’s photo, bio, and travel information! To sponsor a specific greyhound: choose a greyhound, click the sponsor button below, and add the greyhound’s name at checkout. Your generosity is appreciated!

Sponsor

Donation

Via Check:
Brave Tide Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 735
Boyertown, PA 19512

~~~ Tampa to Wilmington ~~~

Seat 1A: Bob – sponsored by Mary Jane Warren

Bob

 

Seat 1B: Sandbox – sponsor needed

Sandbox

 

Seat 2A: Dimitry – sponsor needed

Dimitry

 

Seat 2B: Krissy – sponsor needed

Krissy

Seat 3A: Rojo – sponsor needed

Rojo

Seat 3B: Sally – sponsor needed

Sally

End of August Flight

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Next up for Brave Tide is a flight from Tampa, FL to Akron, OH. The end of August flight will have 7 retired racing greyhounds headed to forever homes in Ohio and Canada. Flight updates will be posted to our Facebook page and website. Donors and sponsors are needed! Please consider donating a few dollars to help defray flight costs, or become a sponsor by contributing $100 and help a dog reach his/her forever home!

Travel by air is safe, fast, efficient, and slightly more expensive than ground transportation. We believe the many benefits outweigh the increased cost. Please consider donating $5, $10, or more to the Foundation via PayPal using the links below or by check to the mailing address below. Every dollar donated goes toward the direct transport costs. For $100, donors can sponsor the transport of a specific greyhound and receive a boarding pass and sponsorship certificate with the dog’s photo, bio, and travel information! To sponsor a specific greyhound: choose a greyhound, click the sponsor button below, and add the greyhound’s name at checkout. Your generosity is appreciated!

Sponsor

Donation

Via Check:
Brave Tide Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 735
Boyertown, PA 19512

~~~ Tampa to Akron ~~~

Seat 1A: June Bug – sponsored by Mary Jane Warren

June Bug

Seat 1B: Dove – sponsor needed

Dove

Seat 2A: Rico – sponsor needed

Rico

Seat 2B: Play – sponsor needed

Play

Seat 3A: Latin – sponsored by Linda Lowrie

Latin

Seat 3B: Diva – sponsor needed

Diva

Seat 3C: Lota – sponsor needed

Lota

Tampa to Baltimore Video

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The six greyhound passengers arrived safely in Maryland on August 1, 2015. The flight from Tampa, FL to Baltimore, MD was sunny and stress free. Here is a short video with highlights from the transport flight. We are looking forward to transporting another group of greyhounds in a few weeks. Thanks for watching and for supporting Brave Tide!


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