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2005 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual
Pages 302 through 325
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A record-tying 16 Continental Whippet Alliance (CWA) race meets were conducted in the United States and Canada in 2005. There are now almost 900 whippets registered in the CWA.
The 3rd Annual CWA National, sponsored by the CU-Racing Group, was held on September 3, 2005 in Rochester, Illinois. The winner of the 3rd Annual CWA National race meet was Miss Darcy of Wyndsor. The 11th annual CWA Fun Match was held in Rochester, Illinois the day before the CWA National with Christal McNulty judging. Best in Match was Surrey Hill’s Glenmorangie.
Earning top CWA racing honors for 2005 was Marial’s Wistwind Cinderfela, TRP, ARX, DPCX, SRA. The top scoring Whippet in 2005 CWA Conformation Competition was Marial’s Pepperjack of Wegner, TRP, ARX, DPCX.
In 2006, the fourth CWA National and the 12th Annual CWA Fun match will be hosted by the Gopher State Racing Club in Farmington, Minnesota on July 1-3, 2006.
The following CWA titles were awarded in 2005:
Subscriptions to the official CWA publication, Line & Lure, are available for $12 per year from Patience Renzulli, Editor, 803 Madison St, Paducah, Kentucky 42001. The CWA Web Page is maintained by Lisa Ochoa and is located at: www.continentalwhippetalliance.org.
Whippets are very fortunate to have one of the best organized and best run national breed rescues in the world of purebred dogs. Whippet Rescue and Placement (WRAP) was started by the American Whippet Club (AWC) and has had a long association with that organization.
Since our re-organization as an independent entity in September, 2004, WRAP volunteers and the Board of Directors have been very busy making changes for the betterment of rescuing Whippets in need.
We currently stand at 100 volunteers strong, but there are still areas of the country where we could use help. Please see the list of regional advisors at our website: www.whippet-rescue.com. If you think you might like to help in any capacity with rescue, talk to the advisor for your area. We can always use volunteers that are willing to help us transport dogs around the country to their rescue volunteer home, or maybe even their forever home.
In 2005 WRAP placed 78 dogs through our program, along with many dogs that came from Whippet breeders. When we don’t have a dog in rescue in a particular area of the country, or it might not be the right dog for a family, we try not to make that possible Whippet lover wait for a rescue. We ask if they would like to be put in contact with a local Whippet breeder and then send them to a breeder in their area. Hopefully by taking this approach we keep them from purchasing from a pet shop.
Right now WRAP is working a little over break-even between what we put into a rescue when it comes in and what we get for its adoption. All dogs are up-to-date on vaccines, spayed/neutered, microchipped and provided a Whippet leash and collar. We have had a few dogs this last year that WRAP has had to put through heartworm treatment and even one with Lymes disease. We are so very lucky that so many breeders take care of their dogs for their whole lives in all situations, but we want all Whippet lovers to know WRAP will always be there for any Whippet no matter where it came from, good, bad, or ugly.
Over the last few years WRAP has seen a large number of older Whippets in rescue and we are proud to say in years past these dogs would remain in the rescuer’s home to live out their lives, but nowadays there are many people who are seeking out these oldsters to grace their couches for their remaining years. Although these dogs are sometimes an emotional experience for our volunteers, we many times are being rewarded with finding them a wonderful home for their last years. Because of this situation, with so many old dogs gracing our volunteers’ doors, the Board of Directors, at our 2005 Board meeting at the National in Arizona, voted to start supporting the Veteran Sweepstakes, beginning at the AWC 2006 National Specialty in Boston. At future Nationals we are hoping to offer both microchip and tattoos at a reasonable fee.
WRAP is constantly seeking ways that we can help Whippets that fall under our guidelines. In 2005 WRAP offered its assistance when two longtime Whippet fanciers passed away. Our volunteers, through the direction of the Board and regional advisors, were right there to help in the placement and care of these dogs. Anyone who has seen us in action has been amazed at the speed with which we can work; it still awes many of us involved too.
WRAP was also there for a backyard breeder that needed to get down on dogs. Through the generosity of Whippet fanciers and local clubs, we were also able to spay the dogs remaining in their home. Efforts like these can only benefit Whippets in the long run.
Whippet Rescue and Placement is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization. As such, all donations are fully tax deductible.
WRAP Board of Directors:
Barbara Henderson, VMD, President
David Howton, Vice-President
Jean Schroeder, Treasurer
Marilyn Standerford, Secretary
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