President - Pat Ricia Leenerts

Greyhound Adoption Louisville KY

Pat Ricia Leenerts, President. Pat and her husband Bill were first introduced to greyhounds in 1982 when they found one in Fort Worth, TX. Unable to find her owner, Lady was part of their family until she crossed the bridge in May 1991. The Leenerts’ were devastated. A few months later they wandered into a pet supply store and immediately saw greyhounds everywhere. A newly formed Greyhounds Unlimited (The Greyhound Rescue Society of Texas, Inc) was having a Meet & Greet. Pat and Bill had not heard of greyhound placement groups to that point. They were introduced to a 3 month old female spit-fire of a pup they came to name Cheetarah (nickname Tar-a). Because of Lady, then Tara…Pat and Bill’s lives have never been the same as Lady and Tara were followed by more greyhounds: Nemo, Fuzzy, Win, Jack and Suzie (so far!!). Pat and Bill have also been a volunteer caregiver family for many greyhounds. Pat has been at the early stages of several greyhound groups. She now has felt the call to lead Kentucky Greyhound Placement. Pat and Bill's most recent adoption, March 2011, were a pair that were at the same volunteer caregiver home. They were Suzie (Sunbeam Susie), who turned 9 in Jan 2018 and with Jack (Hilo Jack), who turned 13 in July 2018. Suzie crossed the bridge in Feb 2018. Jack joined her in Sept 2018. 

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Secretary - Lindsay Frost

Greyhound Adoption Louisville KYLindsay Frost, Secretary. Lindsay’s prior life included horses. We are happy that she found greyhounds too and her cat Dillon who is one of KyGs greyhound cat testers. Lindsay shared many years with her greyhound Ron, (JA’s Cool Ron). Ron turned 13 in Aug 2017 and crossed the Rainbow Bridge Dec 4, 2017. Ron was well loved by Lindsay and Ron gave that love back freely. 

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Treasurer - Michelle Patton

Greyhound Adoption Louisville KYMichelle Patton, Treasurer. Michelle shares her home with another of our cat-tester cats, an orange tabby named Cheeto. Michelle was raised in a cat-family, but was a life-long dog lover.  In April 2011, Michelle got her very first dog, a greyhound, she renamed Bella (formerly Cruising Cruella). Michelle, and all of KyG, is heart-broken after the passing of Bella, a perfect first dog and an amazing Meet & Greet hound. An empty hand was an invitation for Bella to place her head there and she was not a bit shy to do that. Bella made everyone who knew her smile and saw her antics of getting attention and kerflunking on the floor, the kerflunk was always at the extreme very end of her leash giving Michelle a workout holding it up. Bella was lovingly sent to the Bridge after a diagnosis of a degenerative disc in her back for which the treatments were no longer helping. We will see you at the Bridge, Bella, April 4, 2006 – Nov 5, 2017.

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