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GREY2K USA Education Fund

Rating: 4.11 stars   95 reviews 3,880

Address:

P.O. Box 122 Arlington MA 02476 USA

Mission:

The GREY2K USA Education Fund is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping greyhounds. We work to educate the public about the history and lives of greyhounds, from their origins as royal companions to their exploitation today at commercial racetracks. Our mission is to spread the word about these gentle dogs and promote adoption efforts worldwide.

Results:

The GREY2K USA Education Fund has conducted groundbreaking research into the dog racing industry. This research has helped close 28 dog tracks in the US and helped to prevent the expansion of dog racing to countries such as Jamaica, the Philippines and South Africa. Our work has been reported by mainstream news organizations all over the world. We directly support greyhound adoption groups and promote adoption generally through the international rescue page on our web site.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

by offering free programs to kids all across the United States, focusing in the state of Florida, this nation's biggest dog racing state. 8,000 greyhounds are used for racing there every year, and many discarded once they slow down. Our programs encourage and show kids how to help save these dogs.

Geographic areas served:

worldwide

Programs:

We offer free presentations on adoption and advocacy to schools through our signature Greyhounds in the Classroom and Greyhounds in the Library programs, and perform ongoing research into the dog racing industry to promote an understanding of the cruelty of dog racing. Participating children are given free age-appropriate materials including a coloring book for younger kids, a hard cover book for older kids to read, "Save the Greyhounds" wristbands, adoption posters to hang, greyhound magnets and more.

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781-488-3526
www.grey2kusaedu.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

4 people found this review helpful

Thank God for the GREY2K USA Education Fund; I can't think of another group that is so dedicated to its mission within the greyhound welfare world. The group has grown in size and scope since I first became involved as an advocate, donor and volunteer. They are still relatively small, but I am impressed by the level of professionalism, quality of resources and dedication to the mission of educating the public about the rampant abuses within the greyhound racing industry.

The racing industry has some very outspoken supporters, but they do not have the data to back up their claims. GREY2K Education Fund has performed and acquired huge amounts of data, reports, studies, and public records, as well as anecdotal evidence from people who have now turned their backs on the industry.

I trust their information completely and have used it in presentations and letter-writing campaigns to lawmakers around the world.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for your emphatic support, Danielle! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Christine and Carey (and their volunteers) are the most dedicated people I know. I have been adopting greyhounds as pets for most of my life, and absolutely love these beautiful animals. I hate that the racing industry creates greyhounds and then destroys them when they can no longer race and therefore stop earning money for their owners. While the public like to see the dogs, they are mostly unaware of what happens to the dogs and what conditions exist (including injuries, drug use, and animal abuse). GREY2K USA Education Fund uncovers the truth and does not let the industry brush the situation under the rug anymore. Like journalists, they see a story from beginning to end and do not shy away from taking on some powerful, outspoken racing supporters. They are tireless, focused, and really care about their work. If the Fund did not exist, greyhounds would have a very bleak future.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for this review Danielle.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The lived lives of greyhounds in the racing industry is far removed from the public gaze. Shrouded in secrecy not least as a result of the active use of deceptive practices by the industry, public knowledge of the nature of the greyhound and their fate within the closed world of racing is at best superficial and at worse utterly distorted. The GREY2K USA Education Fund has been and is fundamental to a more complete, humane and accurate public understanding of the cruelty of dog racing, the nature of these dogs and what their lives are like within the industry and what their lives could be like when rescued and adopted by caring individuals and families. Not only a five star, but an absolutely essential service.

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you Rob for your thoughtful review.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I find Grey2KUSA Worldwide to be a focused, reliable, responsible group of advocates who care about the welfare of the dogs they are trying to protect. They have to put up with unrelenting abuse and falsehoods levied against them by those who make money from the dog racing industry and those who have been sadly convinced that there is nothing wrong with making money from the dog racing business. Yet through all of the abuse they must tolerate, they continue to turn the other cheek and just keep doing their good works, never ever letting themselves be tempted to drop to the level of those who try to tear them down. They have my greatest respect and gratitude.

 
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We really appreciate your review, thank you!

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1 person found this review helpful

This organization has lead the fight for greyhounds and to stop the cruel world of racing!

 
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Thank you for your commitment to this cause.

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1 person found this review helpful

5 stars for this one!!! Thanks for speaking up for greyhounds :-)

 
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Great cause, caring people. Please help if you can.....Thanks!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

STOPING THE SUFFERING OF THOSE DOGS IS A VERY NOBLE THING

 
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They work hard for their cause!
They go all over the world to try to stop greyhound racing/abuse.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

you are doing a great job thank you . I rate you a five star for sure

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have followed/ volunteered for this group for years and seen them grow and accomplish so very much. Amazing people with boundless compassion for the Greyhounds. The Greyhounds still need their help and ours.

 
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