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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

GREY2K is my favorite charity; there are 2 great reasons for why. First, what they have been able to accomplish for greygound racers is phenomenal. The number of dog tracks they have been instrumental in closing, the number of dogs they have saved and help get adopted into loving homes and making the public aware of the atrocities of dog racing. I have adopted 3 ex greyhound racrers. They are the sweetest most gentle dogs there are and make loving appreciative and loyal house pets. My daughter, who is now a veterinarian, (and is married to one), got me started with the greyhound cause. GREY2K is the most worthwhile, hard working charity there is and their "track" record proves it. Please support them in saving and ending the suffering of these wonderful, loving animals.
Connie
School Psychologist

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Thanks for your review Connie! We will continue working hard until the cruelty of greyhound racing ends everywhere.

Rating: 1 stars  

22 people found this review helpful

I'm embarrassed to admit I used to like this group at one point in time. After doing some research I realized that they do not help greyhounds and they do not want what is best for them. I have actually contacted them on facebook and called them to ask them questions. My comments were deleted and my phone calls did not get me answers. I gave them my name and number to call me back so they could find someone else to give me answers......I still have yet to get that call.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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This "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign by the commercial greyhound racing industry to post negative reviews on this site.

Further, "Taryn," I'm not sure what you are referring to. But if you have questions you are welcome to e-mail me directly at carey@grey2kusa.org.

Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My greyhound, Venus, came off a track in Arizona. She was so loving and sweet. I think greyhound racing is immoral. Unlike racehorses which are extremely expensive, greyhounds are born in multiples and are treated as being disposable.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2004

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Thanks for your review Susan.