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Friends Of Retired Greyhounds

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Programs: Rescue, foster, care for and adopt out retired greyhound racing dogs - expenses for this care

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1 Kelley K.


Rating: 5

Since adopting my first greyhound, I've noticed that not many people in the public know anything about greyhounds - their habits, their lifestyle at the racetrack, and most importantly, the tragic end that many of them face when they don't make money for dog racers anymore. Greyhound racing is a barbaric practice that should be outlawed in every state. I have even learned more about adoption organization for greyhounds, and not all are created equal. Some organizations claim to "rescue" the dogs, but still breed them and sell the puppies into the hands of those who take advantage of the dogs, many of those puppies meet the same cruel fate. Friends of Retired Greyhounds is different though. They really care about rescuing as many of these dogs as possible and placing them in a forever home. The volunteers I have worked with have a giant heart and love these animals. At the meet-and-greets, they're full of enthusiasm and information. Their website is great and informative and they are very fast to respond to inquiries and answer questions. And when it comes to rescuing the dogs, every one of the volunteers work together and see the importance in what they're doing. FOR Greyhounds is a wonderful organization and I'm very proud to be a part of it.