GREY2K USA

Rating: 4.04 stars   305 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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  

1 person 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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Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2015

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GREY2K l International is one of the best animal groups that exists. I know for a fact that the money that this group raises goes to help the greyhoyunds, and nothing else. The folks that run GREY2K International work non-stop to help the dogs. Any salary they take is matched by hard work, honesty and professionalism. Their work to end dog racing is without peer. I stand by them.

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Thank you, Connie, for your kind support. You have been one of our best volunteers, from day one. That's why dog racing is over in your state! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My wife and I have been involved as volunteers with Grey2kusa for over ten 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 and certainly, no one should be able to profit from their exploitation. When will these misinformed detractors of Grey2kusa wake up and realize that Greyhound Racing is a dying industry? I think that what Christine Dorchak and Carey Theil of Grey2kusa 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 Grey2kusa, 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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Thank you, Chuck, for being one of the leaders in the fight to end dog racing in Florida. People like you and your wife Mary are great examples for us all! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

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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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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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Thanks for your review Chuck!

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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...

I can't think of anything that I would do differently.

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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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Thanks so much for your support Chuck!

Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Grey2K insists that is protecting greyhounds and fighting for the elimination of greyhound racing. Unfortunately nothing could be further from the truth. No one associated has done anything except travel around the world on donors expense. No one from this organization has made any attempt to learn about the racing industry, instead relying on information and data that is eons old. They swindled money from well meaning people and spread lies about the treatment of greyhounds.

One only has to spend a day at a racing kennel, puppy farm or a greyhound track to see how they lie. The pups are NOT abused, not mis treated and are respected for the athletes they are.

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This "reviewer" is not a volunteer, as they claimed. Instead, they are a supporter of the commercial dog racing industry, and are posting here as part of an orchestrated campaign to drive our review score down. This isn't a new tactic, and the industry has done it previously, both on this site and on others. We have a very clear mission: to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have already achieved a tremendous amount of progress, and are an efficient non-profit organization. Our research is based on information that is recent, and from credible sources such as government documents and mainstream news reports.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I worked with GREY2K USA in educating the Florida Legislators in Tallahassee on greyhound racing. They were tireless in making sure that Senators, Representatives and their staffs understood the issues around dog racing from the dogs point of view. I look forward to spending time with Carey next session.

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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

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Thank you so much for working with us to rid Florida of dog racing, Don! Thank you so much for your contributions to ending dog racing in Idaho!!! Christine Dorchak, President GREY2K USA Worldwide

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I worked with Grey2K during the Massachusetts "Yes on 3" campaign. Having rescued a greyhound before, it was amazing to see the work these people are doing. The community outreach is fantastic and the national outreach is even more impressive. I'm proud to call these people heros because without them, the greyhounds would have no voice.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Thank you for being part of this grassroots effort to end the cruelty of dog racing! Christine Dorchak, President GREY2K USA Worldwide

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Grey2K totally involves themselves in the welfare of greyhounds including legislation to protect the dogs from abuse, to oversee track conditions including care of the dogs and proper medical treatment , seeking legislation to have tracks accurately report dog injuries and to have abusive tracks closed. Grey2K supports education programs about greyhounds and their plight and provides many materials to volunteers who spread the word about greyhounds on the tracks. They have successfully caused the closing of many tracks. They are now involved with international organizations also fighting the the welfare of the dogs as more and more countries attempt to open more greyhound racetracks and perpetuate the abuse and death of these wonderful creatures. Jeanne Hunt, High Falls, N.Y.

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

encourage more people to help them.

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Definitely

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

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Thanks for your review Jeanne!

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

GREY2K USA is a brilliant organisation, dedicated to helping innocent greyhounds.

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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?

Quite well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Grey2K USA is one of the best animal nonprofits I have run into. Their purpose is to shut down the cruelty of greyhound racing for good. They have succeeded in shutting down 27 dog tracks in the US since their inception. I have been involved in several of their (very effective) protests in Orange Park, Florida,, and can attest to their professionalism and effectiveness. They are also working on legislation to make greyhound racing illegal, and on community outreach and education through leafleting. This is definitely one of the best nonprofits I have come across.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

The ONLY reason there are negative comments (none of which are true) about Grey2KUSA.org anywhere is that Grey2KUSA.org is the first group to take on the Grey racing industry legislatively, and Grey2K has done a SPECTACULAR job of it, closing and helping to close over half of all tracks in the US to live racing. As the racing industry rails on about Grey2K, they still refuse to let reporters into their back areas of tracks unless they are very well scripted and constantly accompanied by a track official. As an antidote to their vile lies and smears (one has even one so far as to wish Grey@k President Christine Dorchak had been killed by the train that struck her), I have copied these files from a TRUE Grey lover. Watch them and ask yourself: "Why would anyone who claims to love Greyhounds be opposed to the ONE group who has been so successful in hitting the tracks where it hurts the tracks and helps the Greys?" They would not be opposed, especially using so much vitriol.
This first group is the complete, unaltered links. The second group is the links altered so that you may post them in sites like YouTube (same links, but ".com" is changed to "*com"). I hope you will post these in EVERY discussion where the murderous Grey racing industry is or will be posting to let people know that Grey racing is a killing sport. fortunately for the Greys, it is also dying. While it could be said that some good people will lose their jobs, you have to ask, "If I had to continuously murder and maim the gentlest of dogs, would I do it?"

For newcomers to this discussion, I have a series of vids. The racing clips come directly from the racing industry’s own cameras. The rest of them speak for themselves. The clips range from the grotesque (a terrified Greyhound puppy being earmarked) to the grotesquely obscene (Birthday Toy being electrocuted to death during his race).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AndNefxlJw puppy tattooed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8Ym1SFhKxc The Secret Life of Greyhound Puppies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZjzY3COods At 1:24, black Grey falls. At 1:26, white-black Grey with blue coat turns head when his racemate screams in agony
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEjYcjUWu5A&list=UUkv6T2NHXuE3MkKMNLe4RgQ&index=24
http://www.grey2kusa.org/newsvideo/?gclid=CMDykemI7a4CFSoGRQodpTyuKA bolt gun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yR9c4vEbJI&feature=related
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/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcQnR99jZDI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDNR2b6u9fc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33ONJruz7IY&feature=related
http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/defragovuk-abolish-the-use-of-the-captive-bolt-gun-to-destroy-greyhounds-in-the-uk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayrI5OTOkjw&feature=youtu.be Here, they are indoctrinating kids into this brutal industry.

For newcomers to this discussion, I have a series of vids. The racing clips come directly from the racing industry’s own cameras. The rest of them speak for themselves. The clips range from the grotesque (a terrified Greyhound puppy being earmarked) to the grotesquely obscene (Birthday Toy being electrocuted to death during his race).

Youtube*com/watch?v=5AndNefxlJw tattoo
youtube*com/watch?v=GEjYcjUWu5A Birthday Toy
Youtube*com/watch?v=nZjzY3COods At 1:24, black Grey falls. At 1:26, white-black Grey with blue coat turns head when his racemate screams in agony
youtube*com/watch?v=xcQnR99jZDI Greyhound disaster
Youtube*com/watch?v=GEjYcjUWu5A&list=UUkv6T2NHXuE3MkKMNLe4RgQ&index=24
grey2kusa*org/newsvideo/?gclid=CMDykemI7a4CFSoGRQodpTyuKA bolt gun
youtube*com/watch?v=6yR9c4vEbJI&feature=related
greyhounds*org/gpl/contents/media_cases.html
youtube*com/watch?v=1tLAtBG__bY ...
youtube*com/watch?v=nZjzY3COods
greyhounds*org/gpl/contents/media_cases.html
planetgreyhound*com/2011/11/19/greyhound-racing-beyond-the-track/
greyhounds*org/gpl/contents/media_cases.html
planetgreyhound*com/tag/greyhound-abuse/
youtube*com/watch?v=xcQnR99jZDI
youtube*com/watch?v=FDNR2b6u9fc
youtube*com/watch?v=33ONJruz7IY&feature=related
change*org/en-GB/petitions/defragovuk-abolish-the-use-of-the-captive-bolt-gun-to-destroy-greyhounds-in-the-uk
youtube*com/watch?v=ayrI5OTOkjw&feature=youtu.be Here, they are indoctrinating kids into this brutal industry.
rdpa*org.uk/cruelty.html UK Grey stats

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

Multiply their funding by at least 1 thousand so the end of Greyhound racing would be that much closer for the hounds.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

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?

2013

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