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GREY2K USA Education Fund

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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: save greyhounds

Direct beneficiaries per year: to sponsor the rescue of dozens of greyhounds from one dog track alond and by offering free programs to kids all across the United States, focusing in the state of Florida, this nation's biggest dog racing state. 8,000 greyhounds are used for racing there every year, and many discarded once they slow down. Our programs encourage and show kids how to help save these dogs.

Geographic areas served: worldwide

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 hard cover book for older kids to read, "Save the Greyhounds" wristbands, adoption posters to hang, greyhound magnets and more.

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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 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!

HPlainsD

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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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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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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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In the 1950's there were actually articles written by veterinarians explaining why greyhounds would not make good pets. We've come a long way since then and now greyhounds are beloved companions in thousands of homes, therapy dogs, agility dogs, canine assistants, and the list goes on, all because of the efforts of organizations like the Grey 2K Education Fund. This organization works tirelessly to help the public better understand the plight of racing greyhounds, and the joy and love they can bring into adoptive homes. A racing greyhound at the end of its career has three options: death, being sold to medical research, or being adopted. Thanks to the efforts of the Grey 2K Education fund more and more rescued racers are being given a chance to live on as pets.

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carey2 05/16/2012

Thanks for this review.

Don_32

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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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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!

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Donor

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Rating: 5

Difensore dei diritti degli animali e salvataggio dei levrieri dalla morte

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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