Happy Endings

Happy Endings Website Links

A supplement to the story published in the April/May 2017 issue of Decatur Magazine.


Humane Society of Decatur and Macon County: http://hsdmc.org/home.aspx

Macon County Animal Control and Care Center: http://www.sheriff-macon-il.us/animal_control.html

Decatur & Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation: http://www.dmcasf.org/adoptable-pets/

Adopt a Greyhound: http://www.adopt-a-greyhound.org/

REGAP of Illinois: http://regapgreyhounds.org/

AKC Breed-Specific Rescue Groups Network: http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/rescue-network/

Love a Golden Rescue, St. Louis: http://www.loveagolden.com/index.htm

Adopt a Golden Atlanta (started Turkey rescue movement): http://adoptagoldenatlanta.com/

Fox 2 Now St. Louis (video on Turkey dogs)


Hudson Halfway Home: https://hudsonhalfway.wordpress.com/


  • Animal anthropologists believe the greyhound is one of the seminal canine breeds from which virtually all domestic dogs descend, appearing in cave drawings over 8,000 years ago.
  • Turkish shelter workers make beaded necklaces for each dog with special “evil eye” beads to ward away bad spirits and ensure a safe journey.
  • Breed-specific rescues require veterinarian or personal references and adoption fees, and some require a home check.  Rescue volunteers assess individual dogs and interview applicants to match personalities and lifestyles.