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August 19, 2013

I have supported Grey2K USA for many years and will always continue to do so. There have been SO many lies told about this wonderful organization that it makes my head spin. Bottom line is that they are a threat to those who breed and race greyhounds. These people are just out to discredit the organization. I live in MA and I know Christine Dorchak personally and consider her a dear friend. Never have I known a more dedicated and compassionate person. Her husband is also very dedicated as are the staff (I also know several of the small staff personally as well). Christine and her husband DO help the greyhounds. They do a lot a legal work (as Christine is a lawyer)- trying to close the tracks and bring public awareness to the cruelty of greyhound racing- but they also make donations to greyhound rescue and promote greyhound adoption. Christine lives in a modest apartment complex (800- 1,000) square feet, with her husband, Greyhound Zoe and 3 cats. She takes a very modest salary and takes public transportation. Her Zoe is very loved and pampered. (Zoe is a friend of my rescued greyhound, Isis) I can attest to the cruelty of greyhound racing. We adopted Isis (racing name Rosey Rosette) directly from the Seabrook Race Track in Seabrook, NH (Now closed thanks to Grey2K USA!) Isis was in a tiny cage, barley big enough for her to turn around. She had only shredded paper for bedding, no toys and no enrichment. She was totally unsocialized when we first got her. She didn't know how to climb stairs, she had never seen the inside of a house, a bicycle or even a dog of another breed. It took her 6 months to learn how to play with a toy! She was afraid of everything! With a lot of patience and hard work, she is now a confident dog today- 4 years later. Later, Christine informed me that Isis had been injured while racing. The adoption center at the track NEVER told us this. Isis had broken 4 bones in her left hind foot coming around the second turn of her last race. She was one of the lucky ones, put in a splint and put up for adoption. There are structural changes in that foot and she can't put her full weight on it. I am so grateful to Grey2K USA because I now have a copy of her injury report in her vet records. When living beings are seen only as commodities for others to make a profit off of, there is going to be abuse. I am not saying this is always the case. I am sure there are breeders and owners out there who truly do love their dogs, keep nice kennels, and give them adequate veterinary attention etc. But they are still out to make a profit- it is their business. Please keep this in mind. Grey2K USA is dedicated to helping these sweet, gentle dogs.

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GREY2K USA Education Fund
October 30, 2012

As the adoptive parent of an ex-racing Greyhound I can honestly say that Grey2K USA is doing incredible work helping to end the cruelty and abuse that these sweet, gentle dogs experience at race tracks around the world. They help to educate the public as to what goes on at these tracks and expose the terrible conditions that these dogs must endure. They work hard not only to educate the public but also to help pass laws to shut down this cruel industry. Thanks to their efforts there are no longer any race tracks operating in any of the New England states. My own greyhound, Isis, broke 4 bones in her left hind foot coming around the second turn of her last race. She was one of the lucky ones and was put up for adoption. Most are not this lucky and are euthanized or in some cases forgotten in their cages when they no longer make a profit. Thank you Grey2K USA for your commitment and hard work. They certainly deserve to be at the top of the nonprofit list.

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