Over 60 Greyhound adoption groups oppose proposed Amendment 13

Updated: Aug 9, 2018


Greyhound Adoption Groups in Florida and Around the U.S. and Canada Urge the Public to Vote NO on Amendment 13

August 1, 2018​ — Sixty-one Greyhound adoption groups from around the U.S. and Canada, including 14 in Florida, have publicly come out against the proposed ban on Florida Greyhound racing, the coalition Greyhound Adopters for Racing announced today. All 61 groups are urging Florida voters to vote NO on proposed Amendment 13, which would effectively ban professional Greyhound racing in Florida, when they go to the polls in November.

“The misnamed anti-racing group ‘Protect Dogs’ is well-funded, largely by extremist national animal rights organizations, and most of its endorsements come from politicians, political organizations and general animal rescue groups, none of whom have contact with racing Greyhounds,” said Dr. Jennifer Ng, the South Carolina veterinarian who is president of the coalition. “They were just given a lot of money by the Doris Day Animal League, which operates under the direction of the poorly rated Humane Society of the United States. But no amount of money can buy the Greyhound expertise of Greyhound adoption groups, which are on the frontlines of Greyhound welfare. That so many Greyhound adoption groups from around the country, who know racing Greyhounds and deal with them every day of the year, would come out in support of Greyhound racing, speaks volumes about whether racing is ‘cruel’ or ‘inhumane’ to the dogs as the animal rights activists claim,” she said. “Many of these groups rehome Florida racing Greyhounds right off the track, and they know from seeing, touching and working with the Greyhounds that they are well cared for while racing.”

This large number of Greyhound adoption groups, representing hundreds of grassroots adoption volunteers in the U.S. and Canada, reflects the breadth and depth of support for Greyhound racing in the adoption community. Greyhound Adopters for Racing now has over 1,600 members.

Here are the 61 Greyhound adoption groups that are urging Florida voters to vote NO on proposed Amendment 13 at the time of this press release; additional adoption groups are expected to add their positions against the proposed ban in the near future.

ACT Greyhounds

Adopt A Greyhound Atlanta

Adoptable Greyhounds of Florida

Alabama Greyhound Rescue and Adoption Center

Allies for Greyhounds

Arizona Adopt A Greyhound

Awesome Greyhound Adoptions

Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions

Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption

Box to the Wire Greyhound Adoptions

California Greyhound Adoption Promotion

Camp Greyhound

Crazy for Greyhounds Adoptions

Everything Grey Greyhound Haven

Everything Greyt

Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption Sarasota

FastK9’s Greyhound Adoption

Forever Home Greyhound Adoption

Gemini's Pampered Greyhounds

God’s Greyts Greyhound Group

Greyed A Greyhound Assistance and Placement Services

Greyhound Action League of Buffalo

Greyhound Adoption of Ohio

Greyhound Angels Adoption of New Jersey

Greyhound Crossroads

Greyhound Pet Adoption of Florida Southeast

GPA Massachusetts Adoption Center

GPA Tampa Bay Greyhound Pets of Arizona

Greyhound Placement Service of New Hampshire

Greyhound Rescue Foundation of Tennessee

Greyhound Rescue of New York

Greyhound Support Transport

Greyhounds As Pets of Northeast Florida

Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada

Greytful Hearts Greyhound Rescue

GST’s Sun State Greyhound Adoption

Halfway Home Greyhound Adoption

Hounds of the Heartland

Iowa Greyhound Park Adoption Program

It’s a Grey Area Greyhound Adoption

Keystone Greyhounds

Northern Greyhound Adoptions

Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption

Northern Sky Greyhound League

Northwest Canadian Greyhound League

Paws on the Mountain Greyhound Adoption

Personalized Greyhounds

PRO Greyhound

Project Racing Home Greyhound Adoptions

Pups Without Partners Greyhound Adoption

Pure Michigan Greyhound Adoption - GPA

Racing Home Greyhound Adoption

Rainbow's End Greyhound Adoption

Running the Rail Greyhound Adoption

Southern California Greyhound Adoption Legion

Star City Greyhound Adoptions

The League of Extraordinary Greyhounds

Triangle Greyhound Society

Wheeling Island Greyhound Adoption Center

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