GREY2K USA

Rating: 4.05 stars   304 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

They have many great accomplishments in such an important area, and saving lives of sweet, gentle, innocent dogs.

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Life-changing

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2013

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Grey2K USA protects greyhounds. Their work has resulted in the elimination of greyhound racing in some states while ensuring greater protections for the greyhounds in the states where racing is still legal. By shedding light on the practices of the racing industry, Grey2K USA makes people aware of the need for stricter laws regulating the treatment of racing greyhounds.

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2013

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Thanks for your review Leon!

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Great non-profit dedicated to their message. Dog-racing is cruel and has no place in a civilized world.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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2011

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Thanks for your review Angela!

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2 people found this review helpful

GREY2KUSA is the best volunteer organization I have ever been associated with. It is due to them that the cruelty of greyhound racing has been brought to the public's attention, and their efforts have saved untold numbers of gentle greyhounds from suffering. I consider volunteering with GREY2KUSA to help pass the Massachusetts ballot question in 2008 the best work I have ever done. This is a true grassroots organization where the founder and president and other officers and staff work long hours in the office, answer their own email, hold signs, and speak individually to members of the public to educate them as well as working with legislators and civic leaders. I consider it an honor to be part of this organization and feel that I am helping to turn the world away from this cruel and inhumane activity.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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Thanks so much for your review!

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2 people found this review helpful

I have known Christine and other members of GREY2K USA since its formation. They began as a grass roots organization whose main goal was to ban greyhound racing in MA. They have evolved into a selfless organization who tirelessly works on behalf of greyhounds everywhere. They provide a voice for the dogs that they so desperately need. I highly recommend this group to anyone looking for a sincere, well run animal rights organization. They make a HUGE difference to the dogs.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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Thanks for your review Margo!

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

GREY2K USA is at the forefront for eliminating greyhound racing and abuse. When other organizations are looking for ideas, for fighting against the racing lobby, they look to GREY2K first. This organization does not back down, they gather and provide facts, and do everything they can to educate the public.

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

I would love to see them be able to branch out even more.

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Definitely

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A lot

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Quite well

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2013

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Thanks for your review Cory! We would like to branch out too, and hopefully that will be in our future.

Thanks for your review Cory!

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I cannot think of any other animal defender organization that has worked more than GREY2K to help the most helpless, abused and mistreated animals: the greyhounds. These animals are treated by the industry as a "money-making" machines, they lack proper veterinary care, they are fed rotten leftovers that are likely obtained for free which in many cases could cause stomach upsets on the animals, but who cares? Right? They are kept in tiny cages where they can barely move, but most of all, they are OVERWORKED so the industry can fatten their pockets. And, they're discarded as garbage when they are no longer profitable!!!!! Their injuries are left untreated. If you can't see their pain, misery and cruelty these greyhounds have to endure while they're being tortured for profit, then you are blind! GREY2K has single-handed ended the cruelty in many tracks and I will continue to support their work, because I believe that this type of cruelty on innocent animals MUST END and I believe Christine Dorchak is the person to lead to an end of this type of abuse.

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

No changes - I urge everyone to continue to support this worthy and important organization for the benefit of innocent, abused and mistreated greyhounds.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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2013

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Thank you for your review, and all of your support!

Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Until GREY2K there was little or no national recognition of the cruelty inflicted on the animals involved in the racing business. While not all of the people connected to this enterprise are heartless and/or careless individuals there is a general lack of concern about the wellbeing of the STOCK in trade - the performers, the dogs themselves. Who would permit the family cat being locked in a cage barely big enough to stand for more than 22 hours a day everyday sometimes with injuries?

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

Find them some additional funding.

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A lot

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

GREY2K is a wonderful organization. They help hundreds of thousands of neglected and abused animals. Anyone or any group who speaks negatively of them has something to hide, and are "bad" people. Thank God GREY2K is here to help these sweet, beautiful animals! Shame on all of you who insult them...you have no idea what you're talking about!

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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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2013

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Thank you for your review Nan!

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

i have learned of the great work this organization is doing. greyhounds suffer so much and none of it is their fault. i am so sorry for all that you have to endure just because some greedy breeder will do anything just to make some money off his dogs.

thanks for all you do. ann scott

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Quite well

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2012

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Thanks for your review Ann.