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Causes: Animals

Mission: Formed in March of 2001, GREY2K USA Worldwide is the largest greyhound protection organization in the United States and now works internationally. As a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, we work to pass stronger greyhound protection laws and to end the cruelty of dog racing on both national and international levels. We also promote the rescue and adoption of ex-racers across the globe.

Results: We have written and passed bills making dog racing illegal in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Colorado. When we first began our campaign, there were 49 tracks in 15 states and now there are just 21 in seven states. Additionally, we have worked to block the expansion of dog racing to countries such as Jamaica, the Philippines and South Africa. Our research has led to the exposure of hundreds of media documented cases of greyhound cruelty and neglect, including dogs testing positive for cocaine, dogs suffering terrible injuries and dogs experiencing severe neglect at racing kennels both here and abroad. See more at http://www.grey2kusa.org/action/states.html and http://www.grey2kusa.org/who/victories.html

Direct beneficiaries per year: by passing a bill to make Colorado the 39th state to ban dog racing

Programs: We document the cruelty of dog racing and use our research to pass greyhound protection laws with the goal of ending dog racing worldwide. We also promote the adoption of ex-racers worldwide. Read more at http://www.grey2kusa.org/who/index.html

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373 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

The work Grey2K does for these beautiful, gentle and innocent dogs, not just in the US, but worldwide, is unparalleled. It is abhorrent what people do to these dogs for the sake of entertainment and Grey2K has done so, so much good in reversing what horrible people continue to do to them.I can never thank them enough for their tireless fight for these sweet dogs!

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christine Our motto is "Greyhounds Rule," that is for sure! Thanks for your support! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experience of GREY2KUSA Worldwide cannot be summerized in few words. Writing as an academic animal ethicist and volunteer I can say without hesitation that GREY2K USA Worldwide is an important nongovernment organization (NGO). It is a site where individuals across the globe work in concert with others. GREY2K USA Worldwide fosters knowledge exchange, informed public debate, public learning, shared purpose, and solidarity with its global outreach program to protect greyhounds and promote the interests, welfare rescue and adoption of greyhounds. GREY2K USA Worldwide often gives voice to values, normative ideals that might otherwise go unheard. It demonstrates through actual practices that society’s moral codes regarding greyhounds can change and are changing. GREY2K USA Worldwide is not what I would describe as an ideological organization; rather it is a pragmatic organization that recognizes what can be done one step at a time. It is the success of its practices and ideals that has sped systemic change in the lives of thousands if not tensor thousands of greyhounds for the better and hastened the decline in the greyhound racing industry globally.

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christine 07/26/2017

Thank you for your thoughtful analysis and support of the campaign to end dog racing worldwide!

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Donor

Rating: 5

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

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christine 07/15/2017

Thank you for allowing us to work with you and thank you for your service!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have a dear friend, Jay Kirkus, whose 2 greyhounds I used to dog sit for, in addition I am an animal professional, so I love all creatures, and never, never, never should they be 1. used for sport and 2. abused. Please end this senseless "sport".

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christine 07/15/2017

Lovely words, thank you!

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a superbly run, very effective organization, led by very smart, compassionate people who have dedicated their lives to stopping the horrible mistreatment of greyhounds forced to race for others' gains. They have done a superb job in educating the public and have inspired thousands of volunteers to join together to end the cruelty. Already, they can point to solid progress in closing tracks and finding the surviving dogs loving homes.

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christine 07/15/2017

Thank you, Diana, for your words of support and for all the help you have given this organization over the years.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Difensore dei diritti degli animali e salvataggio dei levrieri dalla morte

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christine 07/15/2017

Grazie! Siamo così felici di avere il tuo sostegno

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grey2K is the largest greyhound protection organization in the United States and they fight in order to end the cruelty of greyhound racing all in the world.
Thanks for all you are!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm grateful to grey2key USA, because they help abused Greyhounds worldwide

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Complimenti per il vostro lavoro!
Al vostro fianco!

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christine 07/15/2017

Grazie! Siamo così felici di avere il tuo sostegno.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful charity a d help Greyhound worldwide . Sono difensori dei diritti degli animali e salvano molte vite

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christine 07/15/2017

Grazie! Siamo così felici di avere il tuo sostegno.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They make wonderful charity
They help greyhounds worldwide

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christine 07/15/2017

Thank you for your kind words!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are simply outstanding. Very passionate and dedicated to the cause of greyhounds.

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christine 07/11/2017

Thank you for believing in us! Christine Dorchak, Esq, President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A serious and active organization which fights to help Greyhounds worldwide

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christine 07/11/2017

Thank you for your support! Christine Dorchak, Esq, President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think it's a wonderful charity
They help greyhounds worldwide

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christine 07/11/2017

We really appreciate your kind words! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Siete un'associazione che aiuta gli animali e salva molti levrieri

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christine 07/11/2017

Graczie! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are great noorofit because save many greyhounds than the death in all world

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christine 07/11/2017

It's a team effort, thank you for being part of the end of this cruel industry! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful charity ! Helping greyhounds worldwide !

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christine 07/11/2017

Go team! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

Donor

Rating: 5

Since around 2001 GREY2K has steadily worked to educate the public about the cruelty called "sport" in greyhound racing and has tirelessly aimed for and achieved one victory after another as they have helped end greyhound racing in so many states. They have grown from a small, regional organization to a country-wide effort and now international. Greyhounds are lucky to have a strong and dedicated voice.

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christine 07/11/2017

Thank you very much for believing in our work and supporting our dream of making dog racing "history" around the world! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic charity which does great work protecting and improving the futures of greyhounds worldwide!

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christine 07/11/2017

Thank you for your support of our work. You share your creativity with us and so many worthwhile charities working to help dogs! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide