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Tucson Greyhounds Accident – 1 year anniversary 2009/10/20

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Greyhounds Rule/News, Greyhounds: Opal and Rider.
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Rider & Opal, happy & well

Rider & Opal, happy & well



Last year – October 20, 2008 was that horrible day when Lizzie Mead and her two greyhounds Opal & Rider almost became a statistic in a 5-car hit-and-run accident.

This blog was started as a way to help Lizzie pay the horrendous $14,300 vet bill incurred by Opal and Rider.

Lizzie had physical therapy and the dogs recovered just fine.

It was a miracle of miracles.

Beading divas to the rescue helped Lizzie raise $11,300 by telling her story, asking for donations, receiving media coverage, and selling bracelets (her insurance kicked in and she paid $3,000).

The beading divas — Angy, Cynthia, Glenda, Karyn (I’m the wordsmith), Lizzie, Loren, and Michelle have stayed together, bonded, beaded, and sold around 400-450 bracelets  to give back and raise funds for greyhounds and other animal groups in need.

Read the story and donation history.

Thanks to all for your support. Buy a bracelet. Hug your hound or cat or whoever in life is precious to you.


1. Michelle - 2009/10/20

Lizzie, I am so honored to have been asked to help and thrilled at the progress and level of healing you all have made. Hug your hounds extra today for all of us at Greyt Escape!

2. Lizzie - 2009/10/20

This has been an emotional day- I am very thankful to have my dogs with me and that they are in perfect health is a miracle I can’t even begin to understand.so I can just accept it and say “yay!” I got up and hung out in the back yard with the dogs and played ball with them. the time of the accident came and went as they played in the kiddie pool with foster-dog “Charm”. Looking at all three of the dogs playing, I realized without this accident this foster dog would have been put to sleep at the pound.Our bracelets funded her rescue. So three little miracles ran around my backyard today. I am thankful. SOOO thankful to good friends and good times I have had this year. Thank you beading Divas 🙂

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