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Grey2k Usa

Rating: 4.06 stars   310 reviews 5,422

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

P.O. Box F Arlington MA 02476 USA

Mission:

Formed in March of 2001, GREY2K USA Worldwide is the largest greyhound protection organization in the United States and now works internationally. As a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, we work to pass stronger greyhound protection laws and to end the cruelty of dog racing on both national and international levels. We also promote the rescue and adoption of ex-racers across the globe.

Results:

We have written and passed bills making dog racing illegal in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Colorado. When we first began our campaign, there were 49 tracks in 15 states and now there are just 21 in seven states. Additionally, we have worked to block the expansion of dog racing to countries such as Jamaica, the Philippines and South Africa. Our research has led to the exposure of hundreds of media documented cases of greyhound cruelty and neglect, including dogs testing positive for cocaine, dogs suffering terrible injuries and dogs experiencing severe neglect at racing kennels both here and abroad. See more at http://www.grey2kusa.org/action/states.html and http://www.grey2kusa.org/who/victories.html

Direct beneficiaries per year:

by passing a bill to make Colorado the 39th state to ban dog racing

Programs:

We document the cruelty of dog racing and use our research to pass greyhound protection laws with the goal of ending dog racing worldwide. We also promote the adoption of ex-racers worldwide. Read more at http://www.grey2kusa.org/who/index.html

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

7 people found this review helpful

GREY2K USA is a very professionally managed organization with an unprecedented track record for saving dogs from a miserable life in the dog racing industry. Its strategic campaigns have played a vital role in the closure of many dog tracks in the US and in achieving state bans on greyhound racing. It has also been successful in stopping the spread of this industry to other nations, including South Africa, India, the Philippines and Jamaica. I can highly recommend supporting this effective organisation.

 
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christine (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you Jeroen for your encouragement and commitment to helping greyhounds across the globe. Christine Dorchak, President GREY2K USA

Rating: 5 stars  

You will not find a more hard working and dedicated group as the GREY2K USA. Their records are transparent and they actually are SUCCESSFUL in saving living beings from torture and cruelty.

I not only support them as an individual, I also have a dedicated site on my online store and ALL profits are donated to the GREY2K USA foundation. Charity section on www.deleuse.com

Please support GREY2K USA in any capacity you can....we adopted a greyhound and she is not only our best friend, but she goes to work with us and has many people who love her. Greyhounds are sweet and calm dogs.

Janet Deleuse
Deleuse.com

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Grey2k is tirelessly working on closing down the barbaric Greyhound racetracks around the world. They are passionate and committed to ending cruelty

 
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2 people found this review helpful

My husband and I have gladly supported Grey2k's efforts since they began. Carey and Christine work so hard to end the cruelty of greyhound dog racing. They are very committed to the cause and are great about educating the public of what goes on behind the scenes for these gentle dogs. Highly recommend!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Having helped place retired greyhounds many years ago I feel so attached to the work this organization does

 
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2 people found this review helpful

As someone who has rescued greyhounds for almost two decades now, I can't begin to tell you how important the work of Grey2K really is. Making changes legislatively is the only way things will ever get done to stop the abuse and exploitation of the most gentle breed of dog there is. They don't deserve to live a life where their life is put in danger every time the step on a track. That's the reality. No matter how clean one kennel may be, or how well maintained one breeding farm is, there are too many others that would make the average person sick to their stomach. But even if they were all as good as the misinformed like to believe, their will never be any way to justify the deaths that can and do occur at the tracks, the kennels, and the breeding farms, just so someone can place a cheap bet. It's time for all to get with the program and understand that in the year 2015 all lives matter and greyhound racing should become a barbaric part of our past.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I followed Grey2k on Facebook for a few years, and bought into the whole "greyhound racing is cruel" deal. That is until I began following a few other groups, and began conversing with people in greyhound racing. Through that association I was able to visit a greyhound breeding farm in north Florida, and visit four different racing kennels. I realize now that Grey2k is all about lies and propaganda. These animals are loved and treated very well by their breeders, owners and trainers. Grey2k is all about generating donations from people who don't do the research on their own.

 
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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

This is yet another "comment" that is part of an organized campaign by greyhound breeders to (unsuccessfully) drive down our review score here. Our research is based on credible data such as state records, mainstream news reports, or the industry itself. People can look at the data and make up their own mind about whether greyhound is cruel and inhumane. Based on the last decade, it's pretty clear that the standard practices used in the commercial dog racing industry go against our mainstream values.

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

As a member of a greyhound adoption group in Florida, I can say that we here in Florida are at the epicenter of the battle to end greyhound racing. Grey2K USA is working to make this happen. And they work on every front...public relations, education, legislatively and importantly, by involving grassroots activists. Best of all, we are seeing real progress because of their initiatives. We will see the end of greyhound racing and Grey2K USA will be the largest part of the reason. I am proud to be affiliated with them and to support their efforts.

 
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6 people found this review helpful

From being a state-wide organization, to a national activist organization and now to a worldwide greyhound advocacy and protection organization, this remarkable group and these intensively dedicated people have never lost sight of their (and my) ultimate goal: to see an END to greyhound racing internationally. I am proud to support them. I will continue to support them and want to be on hand to celebrate with them when the ultimate goal is achieved.

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for your review Joyce!

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4 people found this review helpful

I have supported this organization with both effort and donations for many years and personally know the two principals. What has always impressed me is that every position Grey2K USA has taken and every statement they release is 100% grounded in provable fact. I live in FL, belong to a greyhound rescue & adoption organization and have owned greyhounds for almost 20 years...and I will say this: Grey2K USA has been fearless in exposing the underbelly of greed and abuse that marks the dog racing "industry." They have made real progress in speeding the demise of this inhumane activity. They are making real progress in helping to better the lives of those dogs still used and used up as the commodities upon which this industry depends. I am proud to share their values and, most especially, their many victories.

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for this review Joyce!

Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Grey2K does nothing for the greyhounds. Grey2K is against the Smith Greyhound Safety Bill in Florida. This bill would require injury reporting, have the tracks install a breakaway lure and cover the live rail to help stop greyhounds from getting electrocuted.

Now grey2K will come on here tell you that the track at Palm Beach has installed the covering on the rail and a dog still got electrocuted there and that is true. However, instead of donating money to try and find a way to cover the rail in a spot that was still exposed, Grey2K wants to leave the whole rail exposed so anywhere on the track that a dog or person might come in contact with the rail will get electrocuted.

When I said person I wasn't kidding. A worker at the Woodlands track in Kansas dropped a tool on the other side of the rail and as he reached over he touched the live part of the rail and was electrocuted.

Grey2K may tell you they didn't know about the worker, but they do because I have mentioned it before on forums they read.

So don't you have to wonder why a group that tells you they are all about protecting the greyhounds, doesn't?

As a follow up to Carey's post

Carey that isn't what you said in this article.

http://wlrn.org/post/competing-greyhound-racing-bills-filed-tallahassee

But executive director Carey Theil of the Boston-based non-profit Grey2K USA, promoting greyhound protection, says the Greyhound Safety Act Cory is backing is not the way to go. Theil's organization supports Senate Bill 2 and greyhound injury reporting in general.

It's like you supported Rep. Young's bill that was for expanded gambling and casinos in Florida, but in Massachusetts you are aligned with Repeal the Casino Deal.

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Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

This "review" was posted by a well-known greyhound breeder, as part of an organized campaign to lower our review score on GreatNonprofits. His claim that oppose the Florida "Greyhound Safety Act" is nonsense. This measure was filed this year by Senator Chris Smith and Representative Kevin Rader. Here is the thank you note that Representative Rader sent GREY2K USA a few weeks ago, thanking us for our support of his bill: http://grey2kusa.org/pdf/Rep.%20Rader%20Version1.pdf

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8 people found this review helpful

Grey2k takes the bad and makes it the norm. While bad people exist in every segment of society they are not the norm.

Grey2K preys on your emotions to get donations, donations that do nothing to help greyhound adoption.

Don't be fooled by them, check them out and you will see.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

This is one of several fake "reviews" that were posted shortly after September 20, 2013, as part of an organized campaign by greyhound breeders to drive down our review score on this website. Proof of this can be found at http://www.grey2kusa.org/pdf/Greyhound_Breeders_Post_Phony_Reviews.pdf.

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3 people found this review helpful

Grey2K USA works both domestically and internationally to protect these wonderful creatures! If you love greys, this is the right org for you.

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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