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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: The GREY2K USA Education Fund is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping greyhounds. We work to sponsor the release of greyhounds from closing dog tracks and also to educate the public about the history and lives of greyhounds, from their origins as royal companions to their exploitation today at commercial racetracks. Our mission is to spread the word about these gentle dogs and promote adoption efforts worldwide.

Results: The GREY2K USA Education Fund has conducted groundbreaking research into the dog racing industry. This research has helped close 30 dog tracks in the US and helped to prevent the expansion of dog racing to countries such as Jamaica, the Philippines and South Africa. Our work has been reported by mainstream news organizations all over the world. We directly support greyhound adoption groups and promote adoption generally through the international rescue page on our web site.

Target demographics: to help end dog racing and save ex-racers.

Direct beneficiaries per year: in 2018, we rescued over 500 greyhounds from China

Geographic areas served: The GREY2K USA Education Fund works to across the globe

Programs: We sponsor the release of greyhounds from closing dog tracks through our "Second Chance for Greyhounds" Fund. We also offer free presentations on adoption and advocacy to schools through our signature Greyhounds in the Classroom and Greyhounds in the Library programs, and perform ongoing research into the dog racing industry to promote an understanding of the cruelty of dog racing. Participating children are given free age-appropriate materials including a coloring book for younger kids, a hardcover book for older kids to read, "Save the Greyhounds" wristbands, adoption posters to hang, greyhound magnets and more.

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151 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for the lifesaving efforts of the GREY2K USA Education Fund! Thousands and thousands of lucky hounds have been rescued across the globe because of this wonderful organization.

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christine Thanks for supporting our Second Chance for Greyhounds Fund!

2 Julie Brooks R.

Volunteer

Rating: 1

As the owner of a retired racing Greyhound, I'm deeply disappointed by the cruel agenda of this organization. Greyhounds love nothing more than running and chasing, and to have that passion be their job is the best life ever! The racing Greyhounds are loved and pampered by their owners and trainers!!! And when they retire, the REAL Greyhound-lovers make sure that these majestic creatures are adopted by loving homes (like me and friends of mine). I DO NOT and WILL NOT support Grey2K!!!

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carey2 08/06/2019

This fake "review" is part of an organized campaign by the dog racing industry to post negative comments here. It has no basis in fact whatsoever.

2 Craig L.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Grey2k doesn't care one bit about they greyhounds. Payroll, travel and lobbying make up 90% of their expenses according to their tax returns and there are only have 6 full-time employees. They have been known to manipulate data, steal photos without permission and doctor them up. To top things off they opposed a bill in the Florida legislature a few years ago that would've made for stricter safety standards in the greyhound racing industry. They are a smart bunch of people that should be using their brains for something other than scamming people out of their money.

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carey2 08/06/2019

This fake "review" is part of an organized campaign by the dog racing industry to post negative comments here. It has no basis in fact whatsoever. For example, the claim that we opposed a Florida bill to impose stricter safety standards in the racing industry is a flat-out lie.

1 Bobby M.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Grey2k is the biggest scam perpetrated on the greyhound industry ... they have made millions exploiting the greyhounds for donations and the greyhounds have not seen one pretty penny of it .. if you want to help greyhounds please go to you local greyhound adoption group in your state or you can look up nga greyhounds approved adoption groups the true greyhound advocates are the adoption groups that are the back none of the industry ... you will never find a greyhound in a shelter because greyhounds have a 98% adoption rate Grey2k k I have attached a pie chart ... all they do is pay their own salaries with the money they scam out of people

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carey2 08/06/2019

This fake "review" is part of an organized campaign by the dog racing industry to post negative comments here. It has no basis in fact whatsoever.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I learned about this phenomenal group a few years ago and now donate monthly so they can keep working to end dog racing worldwide. This is a goal I share entirely!

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christine 05/05/2019

Thanks for your positive thoughts and encouragement! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one of the most efficient and committed animal protection organizations in the United States and perhaps the world. Keep up the great work!

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christine 05/04/2019

Will do, thank you! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

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Donor

Rating: 5

Grey2K USA is just an amazing organization. Christine and Carey and the wonderful people in their organization have dedicated their lives to helping greyhounds in the United States and all over the world. I love their focus on education to help people see and understand the cruelty thaf is dog racing. I have seen so many wonderful victories that have been achieved and the happiness we all feel when yet another dog track has closed. My heart is
filled with hope that dog racing in the USA and all over the world will end
in my lifetime. Bless Grey2K USA for the marvelous work that they have done and will continue to do to end this terrible cruelty to the gentle beautiful
Greyhounds.

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christine 05/04/2019

Anna, thank you for being with us and supporting the campaign to end dog racing with your time, money, heart and soul -- from Day One! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

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Donor

Rating: 5

We wholeheartedly support this organization and salute the heroic and effective efforts--both internationally and at the local level--of their staff and volunteers to educate people everywhere about the lives of racing greyhounds and what can be done to end their exploitation and help them find the safe and loving homes that they deserve. Additionally, we appreciate their willingness to find the time to connect on a personal level with donors and supporters. Well done!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I nominate GREY2K USA Education Fund for its its tireless work that is playing a pivotal part in raising public awareness about the lives of greyhounds that are used for profit in the business known as greyhound racing. This education is key, and has resulted in the public showing its agreement with this non-profit's principles. GREY2K USA Education Fund is also to be commended for teaching children the life lesson, in an age-appropriate manner, that animals are to be respected, and that a loving, nurturing relationship we create with our companion animals is something to cherish and be proud of.

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christine 05/03/2019

Thanks for supporting our all-volunteer efforts to teach compassion and save greyhounds across the globe! Christine A. Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Terrific organization that educates the public and does research on dog racing in an effort to end it.

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christine 05/03/2019

Thanks for your nice words of support! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've worked with the GREY2K Education Fund for a number of years and seen great things come from the work they do. They reach out to schools, senior citizens homes and anywhere ready to hear the plight of the rescued greyhound. It's a great program promoting humane treatment of animals and the compassion and love they provide us. Great organization!

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christine 10/11/2018

Thank you for your support of the mission to end dog racing worldwide!

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christine 10/11/2018

Thanks for your kind words!

2 James O.1

Donor

Rating: 5

The GREY2K USA Education Fund works diligently with local and international activists to demonstrate the pain and torture that dog racing does to greyhounds and why we must end greyhound racing. Their efforts have resulted in hundreds of greyhounds gaining their freedom and finding loving homes.

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christine 05/03/2019

Thanks for your heartfelt encouragement! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

2 Robin Olive Reich

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am grateful for GREY2K USA Worldwide for fighting endlessly to save greyhounds around the world, and in particular for raising awareness of the plight of the Macau Canidrome greyhounds, a track that killed roughly 18,000 greyhounds over 5 decades for being too slow, sick or injured. Little did I know that this campaign would forever change my life.

When international pressure finally forced the Canidrome to shut down on July 21st 2018 leaving 532 abandoned greyhounds behind, my heart led me there to help. A brave seven year battle to close the track led by the now legendary Albano Martins of Anima Macau to whom these dogs owe their lives, alongside partners GREY2K USA Worldwide and the Italian association Pet Levrieri, had been won against all odds.

The next daunting task lay ahead: to air lift the survivors to safety and into loving homes.

GREY2K asked for my help in photographing Brooklyn for their newsletter, the poster child for the Save the Macau Greyhounds campaign, who had long been thought to be dead. Pet Levrieri asked me to character assess 50 of the greyhounds and photograph 76 of the dogs heading to Europe and the UK for their bios.

I quickly realized that while everyone thought these dogs were now safe, they were not safe at all. Their only chance of survival was to get them all out as quickly as possible. The deadline to accomplish this enormous task had originally been September of 2019. It was shortened by the government to March 2019.

For many shifts during my 14 days there, I was the only volunteer and felt completely alone and distraught. I burst into tears so many times witnessing what these gentle souls had to endure. Dark, wet, concrete cells with decrepit rusty, sharp bars. Greyhounds lying on the cement floor with open wounds from lack of soft bedding and some without any bed at all. Greyhounds very underweight, with rotting teeth, some with mouths full of blood. Their only stimulation other than 2 meals and 2 short walks a day was chewing on their metal bars or scratching on the wall. Greyhounds with scars, ragged coats and red raw feet as their cells and the pavement for their walks were never dry. There were many old ones, who had somehow survived this living hell. And the adorable young ones still full of life who were born in their cells. Greyhounds being rough handled, hit on their walks and dragged along while trying to pee. A worker who thought I was too soft demonstrating how to grab one out of her cell, as if she were some sort of wild beast.

What I witnessed at the Canidrome will haunt me for the rest of my life. But I will be forever deeply touched by the light of those gentle greyhounds who were the kindest creatures, and their unconditional love. So starved for affection and a kind word, yet showering me with more love than I could ever return. So willing to forgive, despite the heavy hand of abuse they had suffered their whole lives. So resilient and ready to move on, as shown by all of the stories and photos shared by the families who have given them a forever home.

I will forever be grateful for GREY2K for creating awareness around the world of this horrific track, and for sharing my photos, allowing people to see inside this very dark and troubling place. And I am grateful for the global community too, so many who joined together in one powerful voice, and who never gave up to save these precious souls.




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christine 05/02/2019

You are a treasured member of our team, Robin! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

2 Ruby Anne V.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization is crucial to saving thousands of dogs suffering a needless fate. Well done team!

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christine 05/02/2019

Thank you for your steadfast support of our work to free the greyhounds! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

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Donor

Rating: 5

For years this organization has helped stop the torture of racing greyhounds by getting horrid racetracks closed, state by state. They have also made great efforts to save these beautiful, gentle animals from being brutally killed by arranging for their rescue. Through this organization I became educated over the years about the underbelly of people and organizations that race these dogs. GREY2K USA has made and continues to make a difference nationally and around the world.

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christine 05/02/2019

Thank you so much for believing in our dream to end dog racing! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

2 Fred10

Board Member

Rating: 5

One thing that made a huge difference in defeating greyhound racing in Florida was education. Once the voters found out the truth about the cruelty and exploitation of dog racing they wanted no part of it. The Grey2K Education Fund played a crucial and effective role in that part of the battle. I believe without their commitment and expertise greyhounds would still be suffering in Florida.

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christine 05/02/2019

Go team! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Leading the fight to end the cruelty of greyhound racing!

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christine 10/18/2018

It is time for this cruelty to end and we will not rest until this goal is reached and the greyhounds receive the second chance they deserve. Thanks for your support!

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1 HPlainsD

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is no other organization that does as much to help save greyhounds and works tirelessly to stop dog racing!

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christine 11/04/2018

Thank you for believing us and in our dream to give greyhounds the second chance they deserve!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has lead the fight for greyhounds and to stop the cruel world of racing!

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carey2 07/12/2016

Thank you for your commitment to this cause.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have visited the offices of Grey2kusa and found them welcoming to my questions about their cause. They provided lots of hard evidence that supported their contentions about the abuse racing dogs receive. I also looked them up on Guide Star which had information about how funds contributed are used. Grey2k had a low percent of administrative costs, most money going to their advocacy work. That is very good, to my mind. I think the leadership of the charity is hard-working and very effective in their legislative work to ban dog racing in the US. I would recommend this charity to any dog lover or animal advocate.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Grey2K USA Education Fund is working tirelessly to education the public on the cruelty of greyhound racing around. Keep up the great work!

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christine 10/30/2018

Thanks for your kind words and support of our mission to give gentle hounds the second chance they deserve!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

GREY2K USA

With public support GREY2K USA works towards a vision of a world in which greyhound racing is banned and greyhound dogs are cherished and treated with compassion. It plays a key advocacy and educational role to ensure a better future for these intelligent and loving dogs.

GREY2K leads the charge into a more humane future for greyhounds, briefing legislators and the media on the actuality of the lives lived by racing of greyhounds. Working with local groups, communities and experts GREY2KUSA has secured modern laws and institutions that have reversed some of the damage done to greyhounds and to protect them in the future. GREY2KUDSA is an evolving organization. As someone who lives in Australia I can say unequivocally the GREY2K USA WORLWIDE reaches out to connect with people far and wide.

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christine 10/30/2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful support and for seeing that greyhounds worldwide need help! Go team!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The lived lives of greyhounds in the racing industry is far removed from the public gaze. Shrouded in secrecy not least as a result of the active use of deceptive practices by the industry, public knowledge of the nature of the greyhound and their fate within the closed world of racing is at best superficial and at worse utterly distorted. The GREY2K USA Education Fund has been and is fundamental to a more complete, humane and accurate public understanding of the cruelty of dog racing, the nature of these dogs and what their lives are like within the industry and what their lives could be like when rescued and adopted by caring individuals and families. Not only a five star, but an absolutely essential service.

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carey2 07/12/2016

Thank you Rob for your thoughtful review.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group is one of the hardest working nonprofits I know. They are one of the foremost, reputable and knowledgeable groups on greyhounds that exist today. They work tirelessly everyday to bring awareness to the plight of the greyhounds.

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christine 10/25/2018

Thank you for your support of our mission to end the cruelty of dog racing!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am amazed at the time and effort and love for the greyhounds by everyone I've encountered.
Great job saving the greyhounds!!!

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christine 10/18/2018

Thanks for caring about the greyhounds. Go team!

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christine 10/25/2018

Thanks for believing in GREY2K USA and our mission!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GREY2K USA has made educating people on the plight of Greyhounds worldwide its mission. They helped ensure the world was watching as the Canidrome was closing that the Greyhounds left there did not become part of the horrific meat trade. All Greyhounds at the Canidrome made their way to safety and new lives.

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christine 10/25/2018

Thanks for believing in our mission to save the greyhounds far and wide!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This stellar organization has contributed more to the understanding of the cruelty behind greyhound racing than any other advocacy group in the world. Their tireless efforts in educating the public about greyhounds has yielded an unparalleled positive impact on the lives of countless animals in the US and around the world. Their advocacy consists of the steady presentation of facts only to cut through the misleading rhetoric and focus on what is best for the dogs. They are to be commended for their tireless dedication and hard work.

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christine 10/25/2018

Thank you for believing in GREY2K USA and its mission to end the cruelty of dog racing and give loving greyhounds the second chance they deserve!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Societies are judged by how they treat those with no voice and this organization is ensuring people understand the life and plight of racing greyhounds worldwide. When people understand the truth about the conditions the greyhounds endure they are overwhelmingly in favor of eliminating this industry. Education and knowledge are the key. Thanks, Grey2K Education Fund.

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christine 10/11/2018

Thanks for your support of our mission to end dog racing and give greyhounds the second chance they deserve!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

So many opportunities present themselves when you don't limit creativity. GREY2K USA Education Fund teaches at every level, creating children who learn to care about others we share this planet with. Empathy begins at an early age. Also this group sponsors rescues for greyhounds throughout the United States. Sweet, gentle, loving greyhounds make converts wherever they go and children learn that friends don't always come with only 2 feet. And everybody smiles!

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christine 10/11/2018

Thanks for your kind words, and support for these gentle dogs!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The real story of the history of greyhounds and how they've come to be used now as expendable commodities in dog racing needs to be told, and Grey2K USA Education Fund is one of the primary information outlets to disseminate the facts. Not "the facts" as the racing industry would have one believe, but the real facts. Facts lead to action and to activists and they, in turn, lead to results. And every bit of light shed on this appalling institutionalized animal abuse will help bring about its end. I have supported them for years and will continue to do so...proudly.

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Rating: 5

This organization and their staff are open, honest, accountable, and informational.

During two previous military advisor assignments in Iraq and Afghanistan, this organization provided me with information and moral support that greatly assisted my efforts in rescuing eight dogs to forever safe and happy homes in the United States.

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christine 07/15/2017

It is a pleasure to work with dedicated service people like you! Thanks for your kind words!

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I once helped video a session of Grey2K USA in the classroom - the instructor was very inspiring and the kids were totally engaged throughout. The management of this organization is very dedicated and sophisticated about spreading the message of how greyhounds are to be treasured as a species and individuals. I can't speak highly enough about this nonprofit!

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christine 07/15/2017

Thank you for your help in spreading the word to young people that greyhounds deserve to be loved!

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Difensore dei diritti degli animali e salvataggio dei levrieri dalla morte

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General Member of the Public

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thank You for everything you do for Greyhounds worldwide!

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christine 07/15/2017

It is a team effort, thanks for being with us every step of the way!

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I levrieri devono essere animali da compagnia, non esseri da sfruttare e poi sopprimere! Al fianco di chi combatte per loro, sempre!

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They do wonderful charity
They help greyhounds worldwide

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christine 07/15/2017

Thank you for being a part of our team!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The "fight" to help these sweet and gentle dogs is not just on the front lines (at the tracks and legislation), but also in educating the public. It is imperative that people be informed of the horrifying things that really go on with these breeders, trainers and kennel owners, not to mention what happens to these innocent dogs leading up to and during their races. Breeders and some casino owners are trying desperately to keep this all covered up. Educating the public as to the bad things these dogs go through is SO important, but also "meet & greets" with the dogs and explaining what great pets they make. The two biggest misconceptions are that 1. the dogs are high strung with a lot of nervous energy; and 2. they must have an owner who will run everyday with them... both are just not true. Not even close! And Grey2K is getting the word out, which, in my opinion, is invaluable.

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christine 07/11/2017

Your words mean so much. On behalf of the board of GREY2K USA Worldwide, I thank you! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President

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christine 07/15/2017

Thank you for your informative comment and thank you for being a part of our team, Debbie!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When it is necessary,
They help greyhounds worldwide

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christine 07/11/2017

Thank you! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

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wonderful charity
They help greyhounds worldwide

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christine 07/11/2017

Thank you for your kind words! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

Volunteer

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Big people that save much greyhound and advocades the animal rigjts

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christine 07/11/2017

Thank you for being a part of this "greyt" team to save the greyhounds far and wide! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Education Fund