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For the Love of Daisy – Lost Hound Fund

One of our greatest fears as Greyhound owners is having our Greyhound get lost.   In many cases, the Greyhound is located quickly with the help of reported sightings, the distribution of flyers, and volunteer search parties. In some cases, a Greyhound may remain missing for an extended period of time. In these circumstances, other methods may be employed to help locate and return the Greyhound to its home. These methods often involve financial cost that may exceed the budget of the owner. Examples are paid ads, professional trackers, phone call services, or equipment such as outdoor cameras.

For the Love of Daisy

For the Love of Daisy

In appreciation for Southeastern Greyhound Adoption (SEGA) volunteer efforts to find Daisy, her owners, Chris and Lauren Whalen, established a lost hound fund in Daisy’s honor. They started the fund with a generous donation to allow SEGA to purchase some additional equipment to help locate Daisy and for use in helping find other lost Greyhounds in the future.

Donations made to the “For the Love of Daisy” Lost Hound Fund will be designated for expenses to help locate lost Greyhounds when extended time frames call for measures above and beyond the normal costs such as flyers and signs. Any funds remaining from the search for Daisy will be held until needed for another lost hound.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Lost Hound Fund, please click here to learn more about how you can help.

Help Us Compile “Lessons Learned” for Finding Lost Greyhounds

Miss Daisy

Miss Daisy

Southeastern Greyhound Adoption (SEGA) has developed a “lessons learned” survey for the recent SUCCESSFUL search and recovery of SEGA greyhound, Daisy. Even if you did not physically search for Daisy, please participate in this survey as the data will be used to complete new operational procedures for lost greyhounds. The operational procedures will be shared with all greyhound organizations that would like to use them.

All the results will be compiled anonymously for the committee who will be putting together the new operational procedures.

If you have any questions regarding the survey or its purpose, contact Kathy at ksrakestraw@windstream.net.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Kathy

There are two options for completing the survey:

  • If you do not use Facebook, copy and paste the questions into an email, type your responses, and email them to ksrakestraw@windstream.net.

Survey Questions

  1. Are you a member of Southeastern Greyhound Club or a volunteer with Southeastern Greyhound Adoption? (Yes, No, I don’t know)
  2. How did you hear about the search for Daisy, the lost greyhound?
  3. What ideas did you have or suggest in the search for Daisy? (even if you posted them somewhere during the search, please put them down here)
  4. Did you post/cross post about the search for Daisy?
  5. If you posted/cross posted about the search for Daisy, where did you post/cross post about the search?
  6. Did you use the Finding Miss Daisy blog (FindingMissDaisy.wordpress.com)? (Yes or No)
  7. If you used the FindingMissDaisy blog, what did you think of it?
  8. If you used the FindingMissDaisy blog, what would you have liked to see on the blog that was not?
  9. If you helped in any way with the search for Daisy, what tools or services did you use in the search for Daisy?
  10. If you helped in any way with the search for Daisy, who did you coordinate your search activities with/through?
  11. What did you think worked well during the search for Daisy?
  12. What did not work well during the search for Daisy?
  13. What suggestions do you have for future lost hound searches?
  14. What role, if any, would you like to have in future lost hound searches?
  15. Did you go to Athens/Watkinsville and actually help search for Daisy?
  16. If you went to Athens/Watkinsville to search for Daisy, how many times?
  17. If you went to Athens/Watkinsville to search for Daisy, what times of the day did you go?
  18. If you went to Athens/Watkinsville to search for Daisy, on average how long did you search each time you went?
  19. If you went to Athens/Watkinsville to search for Daisy, what tools or resources did you use during your actual search for Daisy?
  20. If you went to Athens/Watkinsville to search for Daisy what tool or resources (if any) did you use while on the ground walking?
  21. If you went to Athens/Watkinsville to search for Daisy what tool or resources (if any) did you use while distributing flyers?
  22. If you went to Athens/Watkinsville to search for Daisy what tool or resources (if any) did you use while speaking with neighbors and or local businesses?
  23. If you went to Athens/Watkinsville to search for Daisy what tool or resources (if any) did you use in getting in touch with local vets and or community outreach groups?
  24. If you went to Athens/Watkinsville to search for Daisy what tool or resources (if any) did you use in contacting local schools & universities?

Need for Searchers Today

Update from Lauren:

There are more pink flyers in the plastic box along with a more targeted map and a list of street names that need flyers.

We are putting a feeding station at 120 Greyfriars where she has been seen twice by Tom. Chris has talked to Tom in detail about the sightings and we feel confident it is Daisy.

My heartfelt thanks to all who searched and handed out flyers and prayed today!

Lauren

Lauren’s home address: 1501 Hickory Hill Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677

How to Contact Green Hills Country Club Owner?

There’s a country club (Green Hills Country Club) near Daisy’s latest sighting.  We called their phone, and it appears that they are out of business.

Does anyone know how to get in touch with the property owner or manager for the Green Hills Country Club? We understand it is overgrown now, and it might be a really good place for a greyhound on the run to hide.

Daisy Sighting Yesterday and Monday!

Location: Click here for map – Greyfriars Road off of Barnett Shoals

If you are available to help search the area, please mobilize.

Sightings map is also updated with location of latest marker!

Update from Chris and Lauren, Wednesday night:

Today we received a call from a resident of Greyfriars Road (120 Greyfriars). We spoke with him to clarify some details. He saw Daisy the mornings of July 16 and 17 on Greyfriars, walking toward Barnett Shoals. He grew up near a greyhound race track in FL and is certain that it was a greyhound and not a neighborhood dog who resembles Daisy. After talking with him, we think this is a high probability sighting.

He is very agreeable to setting up a feeding station on his property. His house is near Barnett Shoals and he is worried about Daisy crossing the road.

This evening we placed 100+ flyers on: Greyfriars, Hickory Pointe (to power lines), Barnett Ridge, Barnet Road, Barnet Place, Golf Course Lane.

We will go to look for Daisy tomorrow morning and hope to sight her.

Search Activities for This Week

This method of organizing the search activities has worked well so Lauren will continue to use it…thanks to everyone who has participated in the search!

Lauren will have a clear plastic box by the mailbox that contains a map of Oconee County and suggested places to search. The search areas are divided and labeled 1-8. If anyone wants to take a search area, if you could please put your names on the attached form so that we can spread our force of volunteers out as wide as possible.

Lauren’s home address: 1501 Hickory Hill Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Search Plan for Sunday

Lauren suggested the following plan for Saturday’s search activities, and I am assuming that it also applies to Sunday:

Lauren will have a clear plastic box by the mailbox that contains a map of Oconee County and suggested places to search. The search areas are divided and labeled 1-8. If anyone wants to take a search area, if you could please put your names on the attached form so that we can spread our force of volunteers out as wide as possible.

Lauren’s home address: 1501 Hickory Hill Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677