HAPPY BIRTHDAY GISELA!
For your tireless fight,
For your commitment to animal welfare,
For your huge heart
And for having saved thousands and thousands of greyhounds.
Today, for being your day, you deserve this tribute
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! AND MAY YOU FULFILL MANY MANY MORE!!!
Here her story and our story…
Many of you do not know her, Gisela is the founder of the Benjamin Mehnert Foundation.
Benjamin was the name of one of her dogs rescued from her. He touched her heart and in her honor named our foundation after him. And no, Benjamin was not a greyhound.
Her story with the greyhounds begins after a trip to Spain with his sister. She volunteered at an animal shelter, where she came to the rescue of a greyhound. The greyhound, named Bianca, was positive for Leishmania, a little-known disease at the time, and her chances of being adopted were slim to none. Gisela adopted her, and it was then that she was fascinated by how incredible she was and surprised by the reality of the greyhound in our country, she wanted to do her bit. Together with the help of her mother, they bought a piece of land where little by little they gave more and more space to greyhounds and other animals…
Today the Foundation has grown a lot, and Gisela continues with her wonderful work in defense of these animals. Her grain of sand is now a mountain. And thanks to her, and her involvement, today we have 22 associations with which we collaborate to find a family for each of our greyhounds.
We can never thank you enough for everything you do for us and especially for them.
We wish you all the best on your day, in your life, and may you continue to celebrate many more years with us and your dear greyhounds!
VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!