Celebrating Greyhounds - Spring/Summer 2017 - 17
A Greyhound faces challenges after five years of
By Mary McCormick
gainst all odds, brindle Greyhound Cassie survived on her
own for five years in middle Tennessee, where winters are
cold and summers are hot. Now, following her miraculous
recapture on Feb. 9, 2017, a battle is being waged for her survival.
Cassie's journey began at the end of March 2012, when she
arrived on a racetrack hauler, destined for a foster home in Smyrna,
Tennessee, near Nashville. While on a walk the next day, something
spooked Cassie. She broke free and ran off. As Greyhounds can get up
to 45 miles per hour in about three strides, there was no catching her.
Reward posters were plastered everywhere and a television station
reported on the lost Greyhound, but she remained on the loose.
For the next few months, search parties were out daily looking for
Cassie. People from miles around came together, trying to find this
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Cassie ran loose for five years before a Good Samaritan called and Music City
Greyhound Adoption was able to trap the brindle female. Her first stop was the
veterinarian's office. Photo courtesy of Music City Greyhound Adoption.