Maggie McCurry and Lanky Lance
Wind Beneath My Wings
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to
but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
George Bernard Shaw (1901)
WHO THEY ARE:
In 1996, using a small private plane and with the help of volunteer
pilots and co-pilots, Maggie McCurry began flying retired racing Greyhounds
between Greyhound rescue organizations working at the Arizona racetracks and the
outlying Greyhound adoption centers in the Los Angeles, Northern, and Central
The requests for Greyhound flights grew, and Wings For Greyhounds
was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so that they could
better assist the various Greyhound rescue and adoption agencies asking for
their help with a more reliable and dependable transportation service. Their
air service is faster than road travel, they fly "on demand," and the
journey by air is much shorter and less stressful on the animals.
Greyhound rescue and adoption organizations that Wings For
Greyhounds, Inc. has been privileged to assist include:
- Greyhound Adoption League, Inc.
- Arizona Adopt-A-Greyhound, Inc.
- Retired Racers Greyhound Rescue And Adoption, Inc.
- Greyhound Friends For Life.
- The Retired Greyhound Adoption Service, Inc.
WHAT THEY DO:
Fly retired racing Greyhounds between the Greyhound rescue
organizations at the race tracks and the outlying Greyhound adoption centers.
Work to generate media interest in their project and help to
promote the image of the retired racing Greyhound as an adoptable family pet.
Raise public awareness of the acute problems faced by an
estimated 40,000 retired racing Greyhounds each year when their racing days are
Present a positive image of General Aviation and show how it can
be, and is being used for good in the community.
Maggie McCurry, initiator of Wings For Greyhounds, Inc. is a
commercial pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings. She is a member of
the 99s, the International Organization of Women Pilots, a
member of Women In Aviation and AOPA, and has been a licensed pilot
for over 10 years.
If you would like more information about the Wings For Greyhounds project, please give them a call at: 1-888-4WE-FLY'M (1-888-493-3596). If they are out of the office flying Greyhounds, please leave a message and they will call you right back!
Visit the new Wings For Greyhounds web page for information on their latest activities.
Or, send e-mail to Daisy Mae for a copy of their latest brochure.
Last Modified: February 20, 1998
Photo Copyright © 1997 by Wings For Greyhounds, Inc.
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