GREY2K USA Education Fund

Rating: 3.9 stars   77 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

There is no doubt that when animals are used for exploitation to make money for humans there is ALWAYS abuse. Whether it be dog racing, horse racing, dog fighting, etc., etc. As far as the greyhounds, you have to be pretty stupid not to believe they are abused. From the time they are born to the time they stop making money at the track they are abused. Where do all the slow puppies go and where do all the losers go??? There are not enough rescue groups to save them all. However, with the help of Rescue groups that adopt out dogs and save them from the track to organizations like Grey2K who educate and try to abolish the tracks, both have different ways of helping the dogs. Grey2K is no in the business of finding homes for the greyhounds, like the groups who do find homes for the ones that can be saved. Grey2K is a tremendous help in educating the public on how badly these dogs endure a horrible life and most of all they try to get the tracks closed down. They do one part of greyhound rescue and the adopters do another. You need both. You can't have one without the other. Most rescue organizations are too busy trying to save the dogs before the tracks kill the dogs and don't have time trying to close down tracks or change legislation, that where Grey2K comes in. I thank all of you, the rescue groups who save the dogs and find homes for them and Grey2K for trying to rid our country of dog racing. Keep up the good work. Helene Jones

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Definitely

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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Thanks for the review Helene.

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Grey2K has worked untiringly throughout the world, educating people about animal welfare, but more importantly bringing awareness of the concept of animal rights. The old format of animals for entertainment is no longer acceptable. As the world in many other arenas seeks peace and reconciliation of diverse thinking, the validity of animals as toys is dying. However, those who seek monetary gain at any cost are still promoting heinous deeds and professions. Awareness is exposing these societal elements, often causing a backlash of anger and mendacity. Grey2K stands in the forefront as a role model for all effective and humane activities; especially for the knowledgeable youth in the world who, via internet data, are no longer accepting of cruelty to animals and no longer gullible about entrepreneurial schemes at the sacrifice of others.

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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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Thanks for this review Katie.

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

It is my understanding that the mission of this group is to EDUCATE the public on the Criminality of greyhound racing. The inhumane practices that are bestowed on these beautiful,loving creatures is appalling. Grey2K is doing just that in my area. (SW Folrida). I volunteer with another animal rescue group and I see the Grey2K folks at many animal events doing thier best to educate the publib on this dog's plight. If you can not wrap your head around this , try imagining YOUR OWN PRECIOUS PET in the same situation.That is harnessed,taunted and forced to live in small cages when not on the track.Animal racing is wrong on every level.

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2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

It's obvious from reading the negative comments that the authors are folks associated with racetracks. Grey2K USA Education Fund is a wonderful organization. Dedicated to helping greyhounds and educating the public about the realities of greyhound racing. They are a unique organization providing honest information from where to go to adopt a greyhound, to their financials, to the honest facts about greyhound racing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The allegations that GREY2K USA and the Education Fund are wasting "millions" of dollars or "lining their pockets" instead of helping greyhounds are simply ludicrous. These organizations operate extremely efficiently on shoe-string budgets. (Want proof? Check out their audited financial statements on their web sites.) They are a group of dedicated, caring people who have made great sacrifices in their own lives so these beautiful animals can live better lives. They take their commitments to the dogs -- and the organizations' donors -- very seriously and base their information on data that comes directly from the tracks. I know, because I count myself lucky to have worked with them for a decade. And, like many of the organizations' volunteers, I also worked with a local greyhound rescue and adoption organization. During that time I saw hundreds of broken, emaciated, and traumatized dogs come directly off of tracks in the U.S. and Europe. But don't take my word for it. Volunteer at a local rescue kennel for a few hours or a few days and decide for yourself what's true and what isn't.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Thanks for this review Denise. We have been honored to work with you, and are proud of the progress we have made for the dogs by working as a team.

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Explain to me how anyone can enjoy watching animals being used for profit?? These dogs are forced to race and endure many injuries some that kill them.......so what is the thrill? If you want to gamble go to Vegas!!

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A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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Thanks for this review Kelly.

Rating: 1 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Not impressed with the organization. Spends more time, money, efforts touting lies and spewing misinformation about greyhound treatment than they do working FOR the Greyhounds. It's like watching Fox News and expecting an unbiased opinion. If you want to know how the dogs are treated, talk to the rescue organizations. The FOUNDERS of those organizations. Talk to them about the treatment of the dogs. And remember - unhappy dogs, beaten dogs, unfed dogs - don't race well. Grey2K goals are disingenuous to the true spirit of what greyhound rescue is all about.

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2012

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This "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter and is not factually accurate.

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

In various ways, I have been a volunteer for GREY2K USA for a bit over ten years. GREY2K USA is focused exclusively on helping the racing greyhounds by eliminating dog racing through legislative means. During this time, I have come to know both Carey and Christine personally. I feel I know their work ethic and values. I have also been impressed with their personal integrity and prudent management of donor funds. They are very careful with money. Their whole lives are devoted to this single and worthy cause. Simply stated, I admire Carey and Christine personally and what they stand for.

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Definitely

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A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

The Grey2K Education fund is a fund to send the Staff on vacation for research. It is amazing how many trips must be done for research out of this country. England and India just to name 2 and I am sure there are more. A pitiful amount is ever donated to helping greyhounds find new homes after a track closes down and shouldn't that be the focus, the care of the greyhounds, but they don't care. They are only after getting more donations to continue their vacations and support their homes.

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This "review" was posted by a supporter of dog racing and is not factually accurate. For example, the claim that the GREY2K USA Education Fund has researched dog racing in India is completely false. Commercial dog racing does not exist in India. Further, the claim that we don't support greyhound adoption is completely false. We support adoption in many ways. We made direct donations to greyhound adoption groups, we give adoption referrals, and we promote greyhound adoption. Finally, the GREY2K USA Education Fund is an all-volunteer organization.

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Grey2K USA works to make the lives of racing greyhounds better every day. They work to change minds, they work to change laws and to pass legislation that protects the gentle and sensitive greyhound. Grey2K USA leads the fight against the dog racing industry, an industry which profits by exploiting the greyhound and then throwing them away. Grey2K USA works to end dog racing so that greyhounds can live their lives as beloved pets, rather than as money making machines for greedy dog breeders who continue to breed them with no thought as to what will happen to them after they are no longer profitable. I am honored to be a part of Grey2K USA, an organization that works so hard for the dogs I love so much.

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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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