My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Grey2K USA, Arlington, MA, USA
Carey in reading all your comments your statement says you take modest salaries, could you please tell us what you consider a modest salary? It is my understanding that you've recently gave yourself a raise even though donations are down. How much money has been donated by grey2k to adoption groups to help them--- When you brag about closing Mass. tracks did you see that all those animals were place or was that not your problem? And referring to cwood review regarding when you "closed mass race tracks they were given a 14 month notice" well 14 months is nothing in the greyhound industry. A pup doesn't even start on the track until the age of 17-18 months old so what happens to all the pups on the farms, how are they to be fed ? Do you plan on donating money to feed them, pay the farm payments so they have a place to live or finding them a home, I think not -this would be another "not my problem" I don't even think you thought about all those beautiful puppies NEXT TIME YOU DECIDE TO TRY AND CLOSE A TRACK there needs to be a 4-5 year window. We love our animals and they love to run !!!!!!!!
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This isn't a review, it is a rant from someone in the dog racing industry. The "reviewer" is wrong on several substantive points. 1) When dog racing ended in Massachusetts, virtually all of the dogs that left the racing industry found homes. According to state records, during the final year of dog racing in Massachusetts 781 greyhounds were adopted. During the same period, only 11 greyhounds died or were euthanized. GREY2K USA worked with non-profit organizations throughout the state to create an adoption plan, and were prepared to step in and help. Greyhound breeders refused to work with us, and found homes for the dogs themselves -- a great outcome. 2) The dog racing industry knew for years that greyhound racing could end in Massachusetts. Citizens very narrowly voted, 51% to 49% to continue allowing dog racing in 2000, and it was a full eight years later that citizens opted, in an overwhelming vote, to end the activity. Finally, I do agree that greyhounds love to run. That is one reason why it is so cruel for them to endure lives of confinement, kept in small cages for long hours each day.