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  

2 people found this review helpful

Grey2kusa are friends of mine in greyhound rescue we know each other as there is a worldwide rescue of greyhounds going on. We hear of greyhounds in Australia,New Zealand,England,Ireland Scotland,USA,South Africa and other remote places. Greyhounds are in need everywhere we look and personally I think that an organisation such as Grey2kusa deserve all the praise they get as well as a glowing review for the important work they do for the greyhounds alerting as many as possibel to their plight. Don´t bet on the greyhounds don´t go to the tracks and when you need a companion look no futher let a greyhound melt into your heart. I did and have no regrets.

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christine (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you so much for loving greyhounds as much as we do! Christine Dorchak, President GREY2K USA Education Fund

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My wife and I became aware of Grey2K and their mission to end the cruel and inhumane "sport" of greyhound racing back in 2004. We became volunteers and donors when Carey visited Florida to advocate for the defeat of Amendment 4 which was going to help pave the way for slot machines and help the tracks recoup profits that were being lost while maintaining their dog racing (unfortunately it passed). As ardent dog lovers and animal advocates we believed in their mission and in the sincerity and passion they showed towards achieving it. We realize what amazing and gentle creatures these greyhounds are and continue to sympathize with their plight. We don't believe that any animal should be used for entertainment and that no one should be able to profit from their exploitation. There's a reason that greyhound racing is illegal, or was never made legal, in 38 states.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Set up the newsletters so they can be shared on Facebook directly, without have to go to the Facebook page to share them.

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for your review Chuck!

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6 people found this review helpful

I have worked as a volunteer with Grey2k for almost nine years now, down here in Florida, trying to put an end to the cruel and abusive industry of greyhound racing. Civilized people are not amused and entertained by the exploitation of animals. Apparently some of the reviewers on this page never got the memo. What is wrong with wanting to treat an animal that has been used and abused for centuries, like a companion pet? No animal, Greyhounds included, should be exploited for entertainment. When will these misinformed detracters of Grey2k wake up and realize that Greyhound Racing is a dying industry? I think that what Christine Dorchak and Carey Theil of Grey2k and those of like compassion have done for the Greyhounds of Massachusetts and Rhode Island is nothing short of fantastic. They speak for those who have no voice of their own. I can only hope now, that the people of Florida, with the help of Grey2k, can fight this cruel and abusive industry with the same passion that those in Massachusetts and Rhode Island did. "If we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt." (Black Beauty by Anna Sewell)

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for this review Chuck.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The GREY2K USA Education Fund does an amazing job sharing with the public how wonderful greyhounds can be as companions, instead of disposable commodities for the racing industry. I am proud to be a part of their efforts to protect this sweet breed from those who want to exploit them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer and supporter of Grey2kusa since the late 1990's about when they formed. I met and come to know the two founders, Christine and Carey, and they are the most professional, honorable people working on behalf of improving the lives of greyhounds. As an animal lover and guardian of several rescued dogs, we know what many of these dogs go through and the life of a racing greyhound is not a happy one. As an animal advocate I have dealt with many animal groups and I have found that Christine and Carey and the rest of the staff at Grey2k make greyhounds and their well being their first priority! I have nothing but praise for this organization.

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christine (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for your vote of confidence, April!

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" Keep in mind that Carey's two "non-profits" (Grey2k USA Education Fund / Grey2k USA), rake in several hundred thousand dollars per year. Carey and his wife, Christine Dorchak, take a very large percentage of that money as their personal income. Less than 2% of donations benefit greyhounds. " rxallen. This is how idiotic and sometimes toddler-esque the racing industry's supporters are. ONE: This award honors Grey2KUSA.org's great work and top rating as recognized by a surveyor of ideal nonprofits, and they stupidly think that their hatred for the group will have some effect on this outcome. TWO: Everything plays against them, from countless videos (from the tracks' OWN cameras) and newspaper articles, to the tracks' OWN injury reports, showing Greys being killed because they were no longer raceable. It is a non-defensible position and, as more and more states outlaw racing and/or stop the gov't financing of racing, supporters are becoming more and more desperate in their hatred, both in their lies against Grey2KUSA.oeg, the most effective organization to ever take them on, and of moral people.

The Faustian Bargain
Grey2KUSA.org ACTUALLY gets the numbers from the tracks themselves when they report them to the states, as required by law in some states. So, NO, their numbers are as far from made up as your claims of the innocence of Grey racing is from the truth. As you said (as a racing supporter), when you get your numbers from a skewed source... Do you people EVER read this stuff through before posting it? My word, Swiss cheese can only DREAM of having so many holes! As for GPI, I feel they are a great group. They have wonderful things for one particular Grey who holds the most special place in my heart. However, they are only "neutral" on racing because most tracks REFUSE TO ADOPT OUT TO GROUPS WHO OPENLY OPPOSE GREY RACING! Therefore, no matter how vile they find racing (and they DO find it vile!), GPI agrees to not speak ill of the tracks, because the tracks will then go back to killing the Greys, instead.
A Faustian Bargain, definitely, but it saves thousands of Greys from death. Grey2KUSA.org works VERY well at closing the tracks, Over half of all US tracks have been closed in the last 12 years due to their efforts. Whether they were the prime mover or acted as a supporting role, their results speak for themselves, and have made them (us, really) they most hated group to Greyhound racing's immora; supporters. Just a couple samples here of the clips the racing industry fears you will see, and they come from the racing industry's OWN cameras. The brutality forced upon these noble animals is horrendous, and now, the racing immoralists are REALLY scared, because their continued lies about Grey2KUSA.org finances have been soundly defeated by a natinal organization.
You can follow these links, or search for “Greyhound disaster”, “Greyhound accident”, “Greyhound death”, “Greyhound abuse”, or many others search terms. You can find countless videos recorded by the tracks (for simulcast), so their authenticity cannot be doubted.
http://www.greyhounds.org/gpl/contents/media_cases.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tLAtBG__bY ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZjzY3COods
http://www.greyhounds.org/gpl/contents/media_cases.html
http://planetgreyhound.com/2011/11/19/greyhound-racing-beyond-the-track/ http://www.greyhounds.org/gpl/contents/media_cases.html http://planetgreyhound.com/tag/greyhound-abuse/
Any questions as to who is telling the truth and who is lying to protect their immoral industry? Video evidence provided by the tracks refuting their own claims, or an organization awarded nationally for being best at non-profit work. Hmmm....I wonder who the more trustworthy group is?

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for your review Joey. It definitely says something that greyhound breeders feel the need to come here to this site, and post false negative reviews about our work. They are trying to tear us down, because we are an effective voice for the dogs.

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

the negative reviews by individuals about this charitable orginization is disgusting! these negative people are obviously involved in the racing industry and are being prodded to write this bs about Grey2K to hopefully discourage donations and volunteers for them! But i know first hand Grey2K are wonderful and are doing great work in trying to end greyhound racing everywhere and I hope for the greyhounds and the many supporters of this campaign they succeed!

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for this review.

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Volunteering for GREY2K has been a wonderful experience. I began volunteering for this organization a few months ago as one of their social media correspondents. Since then, I've learned a lot about what they do for the greyhounds. They try their best to let the people know the facts about these amazing animals and how badly they are treated in the racing industry. They are extremely committed to their cause and have already saved many greyhounds. Additionally, they are very good about not getting carried away with their opinions and what they say; they are very positive and never offensive as far as I've seen. They let people know what the facts are, and I really like that. Keep up the great work GREY2K!

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for this review Anna!

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2 people found this review helpful

Grey2K USA is one of my favorite charities they do fantastic work in speaking out against dog racingand education about dog racing. They have saves countless greyhounds who have been used up and spit out by the racing industry Grey2K USA will go anywhere they are needed to help dogs they are a fantastic organization truly worthy of suppoort from myself and countless others

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for this review Florence.

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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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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for this review Katie.