Free Pet First Aid Class

For Greyhound Pets of America

2971 Sidco Drive, Nashville, 37204

Sunday, October 5
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The class is free to attend, but you must register since seating is limited. To register or for more information, please call 615-386-0107 or email

Would you know what to do if your pet stopped breathing and had no heartbeat? If your pet was choking, suffered from severe bleeding or was in shock, would you be able to care for him or her?

Animal Emergency at Nashville Veterinary Specialists is offering a free Pet First Aid Class. You do not need any previous medical training to attend.

You will learn basic CPR, mouth-to-snout rescue breathing, how to treat for shock, control severe bleeding and what to do if your pet is poisoned. You will receive handouts on the items you need for a special first aid kit for your pet, and on common hazards facing our four-legged family members.

Please do NOT bring pets to the class.

Thanks Everyone!

Fall Picnic Raises $4,000

Kathy and Mike Hoersting (Cricket and Netta) won the drawing for the giant greyhound throne. (Photos by Kelly Hall)

The final numbers are in! After costs were deducted, last Sunday's picnic raised $4,024.32 which will go to the fund from which GPAN pays for the care of broken-legged hounds. Many thanks to volunteers who fulfilled jobs large and small to make this event possible and a rousing success.

We had an awesome crowd, including many folks who moved to the area with their hounds as well as folks interested in greyhound adoption. There was food, music, games, shopping, foster dogs and nail trims. More importantly, it was a wonderful afternoon for greyhound folks to get together and celebrate their common love of the breed.

Hazel, the partially blind greyhound pup adopted earlier this month by Adriana & Graham Gerdeman, made her GPAN event debut.

Some of the fundraising highlights of the afternoon included:

  • More than 200 hot dogs sold.
  • 62 greyhounds got nail trims, netting $314.
  • Foster bag sales alone raised $680.
  • The throne bed raised $383.
  • Food sales brought in $602.
  • Silent auction netted $1,013.85.
  • Collars, coats, hats and other GPAN table merchandise raised $2,769.04.
  • We received a $75 donation.

Joey, (Lisa Gordon and Nathan Wahl) took first place in the hotdog-eating contest for the second year running.

Expenses for the event totaled $2,111.42. This includes rental of the pavilion - $450; hot dogs and fixings, $181.84; soda - $85.62; as well as fees and cost of goods sold. Ironically, this is just $300 less than last year. Since Metro Parks raised its rental fee from $150 in 2013 to $450 in 2014, that balances out.