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Causes: Animals, Dogs

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, Colorado, Arizona and Florida. When we first began our campaign, there were 49 tracks in 15 states and by next year there will be just 6 tracks in five 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 https://www.grey2kusa.org/who/victories.php

Target demographics: shut down dog tracks and save greyhounds.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In November 2018., we passed a constitutional amendment to make Florida the 41st state to ban dog racing

Geographic areas served: all places where dog racing exists

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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437 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The work of GREY2K USA Worldwide continues to grow, combatting dog racing across the globe. It is such an honor to be part of this wonderful non-profit campaign.

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christine Thank you for being part of our team! Together, we will succeed in ending this terrible exploitation of greyhounds.

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Rating: 5

This amazing non for profit organisation standing up for greyhounds are responsible for saving so many greyhounds and closing such a disgusting, lie driven industry that takes money off so many tax paying individuals who have been lied to time and time again.

I personally can’t wait to see this industry gone forever and GREY2KUSA will help make it happen. The closure of the Canidrome just proves how dedicated they are and how far they will go to save greyhounds, 7 years of campaigning to close down the infamous Canidrome, on 21 a July 2018 they succeeded and it closed, there were 532 greyhounds still alive within the Canidrome and they helped find homes for every single one of them.

This amazing organisation finds out the truth and shows the public what ACTUALLY HAPPENS, no greyhound is ever left behind. I love this organisation and will continue to support them. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR GREYHOUNDS.

1 Paul M.15

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Creative, comprehensive, & compassionate. Also efficient & proactive. That's GREY2K USA -- & that's why they're getting the job done: closing the tracks, rescuing our sweet hounds, & helping them find their forever homes. - Paul & Heather (& Sam) McComas

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Rating: 5

Grey2K is a group of caring people that tell truths that are backed up by facts . They have not been intimated by the racing industry and their threats. Their goal is to keep Greyhounds safe and well taken care of, just as other breeds in our country and around the world have experienced. They spend hundreds of hours uncovering the dark stories of what happens in the dog racing industry so that the world is educated on the abuse and neglect of these gentle dogs. They have been endless advocates for Greyhounds well being and hopefully the end of this abusive "so called sport".

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love this organisation, and what they stand for. They help to raise awareness about the disgusting racing industry. Thank you for all you do for greyhounds.

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Donor

Rating: 4

GREY2KUSA are an amazing non for profit organisation who raise awareness about the horrific greyhound racing industry. After 7 yrs of campaigning to close the worst racetrack in the world “the Canidrome” they were successful and they revealed the horrors of what happened within. GREY2KUSA helped save 532 greyhounds that were still housed there. I was lucky enough to be able to adopt one of them, and the change I have seen in him in just the last year is amazing. I wouldn’t of had the chance to have him in my life if it wasn’t for this amazing organisation.
THANK YOU GREY2KUSA.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GREY2K USA are a brilliant organisation rescuing innocent Greyhounds and raising awareness about the horrors they endure in the racing industry
Thanks GREY2K USA

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GREY2K USA is a fantastic organisation helping shut down the racing industry and giving greyhounds a wonderful chance at a happy and long life

1 Terry G.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I learned about Grey2K in 2004 and followed them ever since. They have helped many times in my state when political or legal issues came up. I’m blown away by what this small, smart, passionate group of people has been able to accomplish. They are heroes. Thank you Grey2K!

2 Kelly M.15

Donor

Rating: 5

these people work with amazing dedication. a wonderful cause for anyone who wants to support the care of greyhounds stateside.

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Rating: 5

Grey2K is the lifeline for gentle loving greyhounds from institutional existence at the tracks to permanent homes as companion pets. Only by advocating to end racing can Grey2k shut off the pipeline of endless breeding for profit and needless often-sickening and shocking deaths.

As an adopter of 2 greyts - one from an Alabama track, the other from Florida - both now closed thanks to Grey2k! - I can unequivocally state they are living the life they are meant to: total couch potatoes who let loose often at the dog park. Dogs should ONLY run for FUN!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They were part of a huge rescue of over 500 greyhounds in Macau, China. I have one of those precious souls. Though her body is broken (lost 24 teeth, scars on hips and shoulders from sleeping on cement floors, broken hock, broken elbow and renal failure) her personality has been the best of any greyhound I've owned, fostered or dog sat.

Kate C.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

They do not use the money to help a greyhound. They did not help rehome any greyhounds in Tuscon when it shut down. They spend a lot of money on marketing, lobbying, paying protesters and lining their pockets but nothing on helping the organizations that find homes for these dogs when they retire. I do not own a dog that races, I used to believe the lies that they tell until I adopted my own retired racer in California and I went out to find the truth on how they are treated. Trust me you can't make a greyhound do anything because I have a greyhound that slipped on my pergo floors it was my fault and he will not walk on any slippery floors unless there is a yoga mat or throw rug on top of it. If you make him walk on it he will stand there and flex his muscles and he weighs 100lbs so I just put rugs and mats all over the house. He was a slow dog and he found his couch with me but this organization will tell you dogs like him are put down. My other greyhound had a broken hock and it was repaired then she got a home with me but this organization will tell you she would be put to death which is not the case at all. I have no skin in this game except I hate seeing hard working people being duped out of their hard earned money. If you want to help animals, donate to your local shelter and adoption groups because they need the money and you will see it put to use in your own backyard.

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carey2 12/22/2020

These are false allegations, by a supporter of the greyhound racing industry. For example, we actually *led* the effort to rehome all greyhounds when dog racing ended in Tucson, Arizona. Further, we aren't a "protest" organization, and the notion that we "pay protestors" is not only false, it demonstrates a serious lack of understanding about our organization.

9 Stefan W.1

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A fraud of an organisation who spread lies and propaganda to drum up donations and havent helped a single greyhound. Avoid like the plague.

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carey2 08/06/2019

This is a sham "review" by a dog racing supporter, placed here as part of an orchestrated campaign to post negative comments.

10 Bill G.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Grey2K does nothing to help retired racers after they have racing banned, they are in it for the money only , they are scam artists and dont deserve any donations and should be put out of business, they lie and are deceitful by admitting it themselves

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carey2 08/06/2019

This is a sham "review" by a dog racing supporter, and has no basis in fact whatsoever. It was posted here as part of an orchestrated campaign to post negative comments.

16 Bobby M.3

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Rating: 1

Grey 2 k is the biggest scam perpetrated on the greyhound racing industry they have made millions in donations spreading lies and demonizing hard working Americans ... yet have never helped an American greyhound once !! Because the racing industry is supported by nearly 400 adoption groups nation wide ... that bend over back wards for this wonderful breed grey2k has scammed millions off the back of the greyhound industry yet no greyhound has ever benefited from it !!

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carey2 08/06/2019

This is a sham "review" by a dog racing supporter, placed here as part of an orchestrated campaign to post negative comments. It has no basis in fact whatsoever. It's actually a testament to our effectiveness that the dog racing industry feels the need to game the system like this.

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Grey2K does nothing to help the breed and as an organization they will destroy a healthy and vibrant breed of dog. They have never worked in a kennel nor on a farm and their experience in not firsthand.

Grey2K's connections to PETA, the HSUS and ALF are well known, but not known by the people that donate to them.

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carey2 08/06/2019

This is a sham "review" by a dog racing supporter, placed here as part of an orchestrated campaign to post negative comments. Every factual statement is false, except for the comment that we have worked with the Humane Society of the United States. That's true, just as we have worked with the ASPCA and every major animal protection group. They collaborate with us because we're effective.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Grey2K does nothing for the greyhounds. Grey2K is against the Smith Greyhound Safety Bill in Florida. This bill would require injury reporting, have the tracks install a breakaway lure and cover the live rail to help stop greyhounds from getting electrocuted.

Now grey2K will come on here tell you that the track at Palm Beach has installed the covering on the rail and a dog still got electrocuted there and that is true. However, instead of donating money to try and find a way to cover the rail in a spot that was still exposed, Grey2K wants to leave the whole rail exposed so anywhere on the track that a dog or person might come in contact with the rail will get electrocuted.

When I said person I wasn't kidding. A worker at the Woodlands track in Kansas dropped a tool on the other side of the rail and as he reached over he touched the live part of the rail and was electrocuted.

Grey2K may tell you they didn't know about the worker, but they do because I have mentioned it before on forums they read.

So don't you have to wonder why a group that tells you they are all about protecting the greyhounds, doesn't?

As a follow up to Carey's post

Carey that isn't what you said in this article.

http://wlrn.org/post/competing-greyhound-racing-bills-filed-tallahassee

But executive director Carey Theil of the Boston-based non-profit Grey2K USA, promoting greyhound protection, says the Greyhound Safety Act Cory is backing is not the way to go. Theil's organization supports Senate Bill 2 and greyhound injury reporting in general.

It's like you supported Rep. Young's bill that was for expanded gambling and casinos in Florida, but in Massachusetts you are aligned with Repeal the Casino Deal.

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carey2 04/10/2015

This "review" was posted by a well-known greyhound breeder, as part of an organized campaign to lower our review score on GreatNonprofits. His claim that oppose the Florida "Greyhound Safety Act" is nonsense. This measure was filed this year by Senator Chris Smith and Representative Kevin Rader. Here is the thank you note that Representative Rader sent GREY2K USA a few weeks ago, thanking us for our support of his bill: http://grey2kusa.org/pdf/Rep.%20Rader%20Version1.pdf

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Greyhound advocacy group Grey2K USA Worldwide works tirelessly to protect greyhounds, to raise awareness of the horrors of dog racing and to campaign for the end of dog racing altogether. The board, staff and volunteers share a passion for and commitment to these goals. The scope of their work includes the welfare of greyhounds still trapped within the dog racing industry and extends to facilitating the rescue of greyhounds from tracks via adoption.

Since 2001, Grey2K has championed stricter laws concerning the care of racing greyhounds in states where racing is still legal. They’ve shined a spotlight on inhumane practices once rampant on tracks and in kennels. Grey2K impelled state legislatures to enact laws concerning what the greyhounds are fed, limits on the amount of time they’re kept in crates each day and the conditions under which they’re made to race. Grey2K proved instrumental in strengthening the penalties against track operators found liable for injuries sustained on the track, as well as against dog owners and handlers who abused their greyhounds off the track. Grey2K’s unwavering effort to expose the barbaric treatment of greyhounds has brought once secret practices out into the open. Those who formerly mistreated their racing dogs without fear of consequence must now answer to a public that’s increasingly aware and disapproving of this behavior.

Between 2001 and 2018, Grey2K played a major part in convincing the voters or legislatures in seven states to outlaw dog racing. In those states where racing remains legal, Grey2K’s influence proved instrumental in closing down several tracks. As of 2019, dog racing remains legal in only five states due in large part to the determination and dedication of Grey2K’s board, staff and volunteers. Its most recent US success was the 2018 ballot question by which Florida voters chose to end dog racing by 2021. Beyond the US, Grey2K spent years campaigning vigorously to close down China’s most notorious racetrack, the infamous Macau Canidrome. Its 2018 closure gained freedom for hundreds of greyhounds and prevented the future suffering of untold numbers of dogs. Grey2K continues its work to bring about similar change here in the US as well as abroad. Grey2K’s commitment to improving the lives of greyhounds and its compassion for these unfortunate creatures drive Grey2K to work continuously on behalf of the greyhounds.

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Rating: 5

Grey2K USA protects greyhounds. Their work has resulted in the elimination of greyhound racing in some states while ensuring greater protections for the greyhounds in the states where racing is still legal. By shedding light on the practices of the racing industry, Grey2K USA makes people aware of the need for stricter laws regulating the treatment of racing greyhounds.

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carey2 09/27/2013

Thanks for your review Leon!

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Rating: 5

I applaud the work of GREY2K USA Worldwide. What a committed, determined group. I recommend them highly and predict that they will succeed in ending dog racing on a global basis.

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christine 05/05/2019

We appreciate your support very much! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love dogs and I love this group! I cannot recommend them enough.

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christine 05/04/2019

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

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Amazing group that works to end dog racing world wide and has racked up the victories over the years to prove how good they are

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Rating: 5

I've worked with GREY2K for over six years on many different projects and campaigns. What continues to impress me about this organization is the professional way they comport themselves and address the work they have chosen. The best way to represent your side of the story is to state the facts and back it up with examples of the issues you are combating. All the people working at GREY2K focus on this with laser precision. It is their goal to get the information out and let it speak for itself. For this reason I give GREY2K the highest rating for ethics, for professionalism and for the compassion they bring to this work.

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carey2 09/23/2013

Thanks for your review Jay. It has been an honor to stand with you and fight for greyhounds.

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Rating: 5

There is no other group of folks that work as hard as the folks at GREY2K . No one has accomplished as much as this group, in one year they saved 8,500 dogs from the horrors of dog racing. Thank you.

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christine 05/03/2019

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

GREY2K USA Worldwide is composed of the hardest working folks I have ever known. When I contribute my precious funds, I can rest easy knowing that my money will get results for the racing dogs. They are extremely motivated and smart. Thank you.

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christine 07/11/2017

Thanks for helping us to make this cruel industry disappear around the world, Connie! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

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1 James O.1

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Rating: 5

The team at GREY2K USA Worldwide combines hard work, organizational savvy, political acumen and local organizing to accomplish their mission of ending the barbaric practice of greyhound racing. After their efforts have closed a track, they work with local and international activists to ensure that every dog freed from pain and torture finds a good home where they can live a healthy and loved life.

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christine 05/03/2019

Thanks for being part of our team! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

1 Fred10

Board Member

Rating: 5

The work that Grey2K USA Worldwide did during the Florida campaign to end greyhound racing was tireless, effective and crucial to victory for these innocent dogs. No question was too minor to be answered, no concern too small to follow up on. Their organizational abilities and their commitment to telling the truth about greyhound racing was a big factor, if not the biggest in freeing greyhounds from the daily suffering they endure in racing gulags.

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christine 05/02/2019

Thank you for being a treasured member of our team, Fred!

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Tertullian said “The first reaction to truth is hatred” and you can certainly see that in the virulence of the reaction to Grey 2K from members of the greyhound racing industry. Grey 2K was substantially responsible for ending greyhound racing in Massachusetts; they have been involved in campaigns to end the cruelty of greyhound racing from Arizona to Florida, and have been successful. They constantly shine the light of public awareness on an industry that treats living, sentient creatures as commodities to be used and discarded. It's no wonder they've made enemies, but the enemies they've made are fighting to maintain a brutish industry built on brutality and one that, thanks to the efforts of Gery 2K is slowly moving to the ash heap of history.

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carey2 05/16/2012

Thanks for the review!

2 Robin Olive Reich

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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 to Macau 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. Thanks to GREY2K, Anima and Pet Levrieri it was miraculously achieved!

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

Robin, you are a greyhound angel! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

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Rating: 5

A dynamic and effective group working to make life better for greyhounds the world over, GREY2K has earned our respect and gratitude. Within the last year alone, they and their partner organizations successfully concluded a years-long battle to close the horrific Macau Canidrome (including evacuating all of the over 500 surviving dogs and helping them to begin their journeys to safe and loving homes) AND worked to pass a constitutional amendment ending greyhound racing in the state of Florida by 2021.

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christine 05/02/2019

Thank you for sharing our dream of ending dog racing across the globe!

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Rating: 5

GREY2K USA Worldwide rescues and saves greyhounds; has successfully shut down the race tracks in nearly every state in the US; helps educate the public about the disgrace and cruelty of this so-called sport. This organization truly makes a difference.

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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 Worldwide

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GREY2K deserves mega-kudos for the work they have done to protect and save racing greyhounds from neglect, abuse, exploitation and death. I've been involved in greyhound rescue for over 20 years and have seen the suffering firsthand. GREY2K has worked tirelessly to help these special hounds. The win on Florida's Amendment 13 in 2018 was a colossal victory, with a whopping 69% of Florida voters voting to ban racing in that state by the end of 2020. A very effective non profit!!! My heroes. The racers' heroes.

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christine 05/02/2019

Thanks for speaking for the hounds! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

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Rating: 5

This non profit is completely committed to helping greyhounds around the World, they have accomplished so much over the years to get tracks closed and expose the extreme cruelty inherent in Greyhound Racing. I know the staff works non stop, with very little compensation and dedicate their lives to helping these wonderful, gentle dogs.

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christine 05/02/2019

Go team! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

1 bestinshow

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Rating: 5

GREY2K USA Worldwide simply gets the job done!
They have earned victories ending the cruelty of
greyhound racing in the U.S.A. and around the
world and are relentless in their fight to speak
truth to power. They are global in scope and
work endlessly and selflessly to give a voice to
those who have none. Nothing will stop them
until they have rooted out the evil of greyhound
racing around the world. They have so much to
be proud of!

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christine 05/02/2019

I am proud to work with you save hounds far and wide! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

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Rating: 5

Amazing group! It is so nice to see an organization actually out there doing something greyt!

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Professional with expertise in this field

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Protecting greyhounds is the most important mission for GREY2K USA and if you have ever met the team, you know that right away! These gentle dogs need GREY2K USA Worldwide to defend them against those who care less about these dogs' lives and more about money.

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christine 05/01/2019

Thank you, we will keep working until this cruelty ends and the greyhounds are free!

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Rating: 5

I have worked with Grey2K to end greyhound racing worldwide. Those who oppose this group are, quite obviously, those who have little regard for greyhounds and care only about the money that they make at the expense of confinement and deaths of these beautiful animals.

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christine 10/11/2018

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

Dan H.2

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Rating: 5

An amazing organization dedicated to ending the horrible and inhumane sport of greyhound racing world-wide. They have done a magnificent job of ending greyhound racing in several states and are currently working on ending racing in Florida. I have worked with Grey2K and will support them in any way.

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christine 10/11/2018

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

1 Cathryn V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grey2K has been instrumental in ending greyhound racing in many states and continues to fight to end the “sport” in Florida. As a rescue group volunteer, board member and adopter, I have seen countless untreated greyhound injuries and unspeakable examples of neglect by the racing industry. I am proud to support the mission of Grey2K in ending greyhound racing worldwide.

1 Renata S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a "Mom" of several rescued greyhounds, I've had the heart-shattering experience several times to see the horrors associated with greyhound racing firsthand. I have supported and admired for years the tireless work Grey2K does to free these magnificent creatures from the sentence of being a racing greyhound.

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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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Rating: 5

This organization is the worldwide champion for freeing greyhounds from the cruel world of racing. They have been doing this for over 18 years and have significant experience shutting down race tracks. They are currently partnered with the Humane Society of the United States in an effort to shut down 11 tracks in Florida on a ballot initiative. They have been instrumental in getting this on the ballot and are leading the campaign for voter approval.

Diane W.4

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Rating: 5

Very impressed with the dedication of the Grey2k team and their wise stewardship of resources. Their heart and dedication is truly for the dogs.

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Rating: 5

So proud to stand behind this organization and be part of the fight for the dogs.

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christine 10/11/2018

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

1 Lisa R.6

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Rating: 5

Grey2k USA never waivers from their goal of ending the cruelty that is greyhound racing. Thank you Grey2k USA!

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christine 10/11/2018

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’ve been involved with greyhound RESCUE for over 16 years... it’s great to have a team fighting for the same cause.. People that truly have the dogs best interest at heart!

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christine 10/11/2018

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so appreciative of this organization of professional, kind and caring people. They are an inspiration to all

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christine 10/11/2018

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group has been fighting for the safety and well-being of racing greyhounds for years. They have no other mission but to make sure that the cruelty of greyhound racing finally comes to an end.

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christine 10/11/2018

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

1 Shirley D.2

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Rating: 5

Proud to work closely with members of this organization. They have made it a key mission to end the cruelty of dog racing in the US, and it is so needed to end in the state of Florida. We have that chance to end this cruel sport on November 6, when the voters in our state let their voices be heard. I am a proud mom of 6 retired greyhound racers (5 are now at the bridge enjoying their ability to run free) and our current boy, Joey, suffered for days with a very badly injured back leg, left in a cage for days while they decided what to do with him - a dog who came in the money over 67% of his races - and once his leg was rebuilt by a caring vet team, he is enjoying his life of leisure and treats!

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christine 10/11/2018

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have proudly supported this organization for over a decade. Their tireless efforts to expose the truth about greyhound racing and ensure the exploitation of greyhounds as a commodity end are honorable. As someone who has shared my home and heart with five greyhounds over the past 14 years, I am grateful for their work on behalf of this majestic breed.

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Rating: 5

Very professional organization. Completely trust them.

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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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Rating: 1

This organization is not worth a single donation. They stole a photo I took of a well cared for, happy, healthy greyhound at a Florida track, who just happened to have her red muzzle on for safety, which is a good idea when 20 or so are turned out to play together. They darkened it, made it look sad and gloomy, and are pleading for donations! That greyhound is in top shape and was staring through the fence at me because she wanted ear rubs. I had chosen to visit this racing kennel to obtain the truth on how these dogs are cared for. None of the dogs I saw would come close to the word "abused." In fact, they were in better shape than most pets, the kennel was squeaky clean, and their dinner awaiting them when they came in looked good enough for human consumption. Above all their tails were wagging and they were happy. Don't believe this group's scheming lies and stolen photos.

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christine 10/11/2018

This comment is one from a greyhound breeder who is denial about the cruelty of dog racing.

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GREY2KUSA Worldwide advocates protecting greyhound dogs because they are intrinsically valuable. The organization has been outstandingly successful at drawing public attention to the ethical, social and political issues that surround greyhound racing and human relationship with greyhound dogs including the way greyhound dogs are harmed by their association with their human handlers and owners that can rationally be defended. That is, the organization fosters conversations impelled by the principle of progress through reason. In so doing, the organization has informed and created knowledge relevant to an understanding of the greyhound racing industry worldwide, the everyday lives of greyhound dogs, and the conditions in which racing greyhounds are kept.

The organization provides; legitimate solutions to problems embodied by the greyhound racing industry; a forum and language for discussion of issues that attend greyhound racing; systematic analysis and assessment of the greyhound racing industry; and policy advice. I know from personal experience that in challenging the pervasive institutional and ideological influence of the greyhound racing industry social media platforms are often the site of abuse of those who hold contrary views to industry insiders. Grey2K Worldwide is noteworthy in that it promotes, indeed amplifies, mutually respectful moral deliberation on fundamental values.

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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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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!

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Rating: 5

Very compassionate animal lovers, people really reliable

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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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Rating: 5

They are very compassionate and help greyhounds everywhere in the world

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christine 07/11/2017

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

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I am not only a donor but I am on the GREY2K USA Worldwide board. However, I would be neither if I wasn't committed to the goals and the strategies of this nonprofit. This group has steadily decreased the presence of greyhound racing throughout the world, allowing thousands of these beautiful, gentle dogs to go and live a life that doesn't involve the cruelty and dangers faced daily by racing dogs. I'm proud to be a part of it.

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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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As a member of a greyhound adoption group in Florida, I can say that we here in Florida are at the epicenter of the battle to end greyhound racing. Grey2K USA is working to make this happen. And they work on every front...public relations, education, legislatively and importantly, by involving grassroots activists. Best of all, we are seeing real progress because of their initiatives. We will see the end of greyhound racing and Grey2K USA will be the largest part of the reason. I am proud to be affiliated with them and to support their efforts.

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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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My Greys are all track retirees. They were all treated well, given medical help when needed. All three WANT to race still. I wish this organization would just tell the truth. Lies only cause confusion which seems to be the goal of this group.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I would rate this "non-profit" zero stars if I could. Complete frauds who spread lies about greyhound racing for the sole purpose if stuffing a few million dollars in their greedy pockets.

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christine 06/01/2018

This fake "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign to try to drive down our review score on this site. GREY2K USA works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have a strong record of accomplishments. Thirty-one dog tracks have closed or ended dog racing in the U.S. since our formation in 2001. During the same period, gambling on dog races has dropped by 70% and greyhound breeding has declined by 60%. We have passed sixteen major greyhound protection laws, including prohibitions on commercial dog racing in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Arizona. We are an efficient non-profit organization. In 2016, 81% of all expenditures were used directly for programs including legislative advocacy, ballot initiatives, legal research, and public education about the cruelty of greyhound racing. Greyhound breeders resort to cynical tactics like this because we are ending their cruelty.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

A "non profit" based on lies. The husband/wife team who run the show see profits of over $100,000 per year head right i to their bank accounts. Liars and scammers, shame on them.

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christine 06/01/2018

This fake "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign to try to drive down our review score on this site. GREY2K USA works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have a strong record of accomplishments. Thirty-one dog tracks have closed or ended dog racing in the U.S. since our formation in 2001. During the same period, gambling on dog races has dropped by 70% and greyhound breeding has declined by 60%. We have passed sixteen major greyhound protection laws, including prohibitions on commercial dog racing in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Arizona. We are an efficient non-profit organization. In 2016, 81% of all expenditures were used directly for programs including legislative advocacy, ballot initiatives, legal research, and public education about the cruelty of greyhound racing. Greyhound breeders resort to cynical tactics like this because we are ending their cruelty.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Grey2K is a scam. They donate ZERO dollars to retired racing greyhound adoption groups. They spread LIES about the treatment of Greyhounds at racetracks. They also STEAL photos of dogs, and make up FAKE stories to go with the photos. Check their financial records. Most of their. Money goes to salaries, trips aka vacations.

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christine 06/01/2018

This fake "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign to try to drive down our review score on this site. GREY2K USA works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have a strong record of accomplishments. Thirty-one dog tracks have closed or ended dog racing in the U.S. since our formation in 2001. During the same period, gambling on dog races has dropped by 70% and greyhound breeding has declined by 60%. We have passed sixteen major greyhound protection laws, including prohibitions on commercial dog racing in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Arizona. We are an efficient non-profit organization. In 2016, 81% of all expenditures were used directly for programs including legislative advocacy, ballot initiatives, legal research, and public education about the cruelty of greyhound racing. Greyhound breeders resort to cynical tactics like this because we are ending their cruelty.

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Rating: 1

Grey2K is a extremist animal rights group that will not hesitate to lie to get donations, steal images off of websites and Facebook to make up stories of abuse and is doing it's best to close down an industry of hard working and caring people who raise, train, race and ADOPT OUT Greyhounds. I am rating them with one STAR because there is no NO STAR Option in order to post this! They did their dirty work in New England... then instead of helping to relocate dogs and help with adoption.. THEY RAN AWAY> TURNED THEIR BACKS> laughing all the way to the bank ON YOUR DONATIONS>>
Now they are trying the same thing in Florida.. They have paid off politicians, and are fraudulently lying once more.. BUT THEY WILL NOT WIN THIS TIME>>> The supporters of Greyhounds . will fight till November and beyond.. G2k will not be allowed to dislocate over 9000 Greyhounds, currently racing and being housed in Florida, with no thought to the fact that there is not enough room at adoption group shelters to take them or even the ability to move them in the time frame the amendment is suggesting.. The voting public in Florida will be educated about what this amendment will do NEGATIVELY.. to their whole economy .. including the loss of over 3000 jobs directly affected.. and an additional 2000 jobs that will be peripherally affected.. The DOGS LOVE TO RACE.. THEY ARE NOT ABUSED>> THEY ARE RAISED WITH LOVE AND THE BEST OF CARE>>> THE TRUTH WILL BE HEARD... DO NOT Allow G2k to steam roll you with their mis-truths. They are lawyers and lobbyists. putting money in the pockets of politicians!! THEY JUST WANT YOUR MONEY>>> They use less than ONE PERCENT Of their income for the dogs in adoption.. Go to Facebook and Watch Greyhound Chronicles!!! .. Visit a Greyhound kennel... Watch a race.. the most exciting 30 seconds your will ever have! SEE FOR YOURSELF>>THESE DOGS ARE LOVED! The attached photo MAY NOT BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN THIS POST SHOWING HAPPY< LOVING DOGS!

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christine 06/01/2018

This fake "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign to try to drive down our review score on this site. GREY2K USA works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have a strong record of accomplishments. Thirty-one dog tracks have closed or ended dog racing in the U.S. since our formation in 2001. During the same period, gambling on dog races has dropped by 70% and greyhound breeding has declined by 60%. We have passed sixteen major greyhound protection laws, including prohibitions on commercial dog racing in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Arizona. We are an efficient non-profit organization. In 2016, 81% of all expenditures were used directly for programs including legislative advocacy, ballot initiatives, legal research, and public education about the cruelty of greyhound racing. Greyhound breeders resort to cynical tactics like this because we are ending their cruelty.

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That last review was written by Carey Thiel, the head of Grey2K. I have been involved with GHs for over 15 years and NEVER have had a GOOD interaction with Grey2K. They are lobbyists.. They raise money for themselves.. Their tax returns speak the truth.. Hundreds of thousands of dollars raised.. and NONE spent on the hounds they profess to protect. They have made adoption groups work hundreds of times harder, trying to place "displaced " hounds.. And they are supported by another money making organization HSUS (Humane Society of the US) NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH YOUR LOCAL HUMANE SOCIETY.. Neither of these organizations are worth the public dollar.. but the public is duped into making contributions by the lies they tell and the distortions they make. I bred and raced GHs for several years. I no longer do that. I DO,however, adopt and foster hounds to this day. I also, when possible, take part in transporting hounds going to their forever homes.. I do fundraisers for my local adoption groups (I am a professional photographer).. and I don't take money that belongs to the hounds and PUT IT IN MY BANK ACCOUNT!

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carey2 05/16/2012

The claim that I (Carey Theil) have written any of the reviews here is false. This review was written by a greyhound breeder and is not factually accurate. Although GREY2K USA is an advocacy organization, we support greyhound adoption in any ways. We promote greyhound adoption, we make adoption referrals, and we directly support local adoption groups.

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christine 06/01/2018

This fake "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign to try to drive down our review score on this site. GREY2K USA works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have a strong record of accomplishments. Thirty-one dog tracks have closed or ended dog racing in the U.S. since our formation in 2001. During the same period, gambling on dog races has dropped by 70% and greyhound breeding has declined by 60%. We have passed sixteen major greyhound protection laws, including prohibitions on commercial dog racing in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Arizona. We are an efficient non-profit organization. In 2016, 81% of all expenditures were used directly for programs including legislative advocacy, ballot initiatives, legal research, and public education about the cruelty of greyhound racing. Greyhound breeders resort to cynical tactics like this because we are ending their cruelty.

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Rating: 1

This organization knows nothing about greyhounds. They spread misinformation, outright lies and steal pictures from unsuspecting dedicated greyhound people, all to get $$$ from their followers. They block anyone who disagrees with their agenda and delete posts & comments that try to provide a more balanced viewpoint. Very disturbing that this organization is allowed to go unchecked.

There should be an option to give negative stars.

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christine 06/01/2018

This fake "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign to try to drive down our review score on this site. GREY2K USA works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have a strong record of accomplishments. Thirty-one dog tracks have closed or ended dog racing in the U.S. since our formation in 2001. During the same period, gambling on dog races has dropped by 70% and greyhound breeding has declined by 60%. We have passed sixteen major greyhound protection laws, including prohibitions on commercial dog racing in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Arizona. We are an efficient non-profit organization. In 2016, 81% of all expenditures were used directly for programs including legislative advocacy, ballot initiatives, legal research, and public education about the cruelty of greyhound racing. Greyhound breeders resort to cynical tactics like this because we are ending their cruelty.

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Rating: 1

This organization is based on lies to trick people into filling their pockets with your donations. Your money does not help the lives of any animals. Greyhounds have the most successful adoption rate of any breed worldwide. Racing greyhounds are also treated better than any breed worldwide from birth to racing to breeding to retirement which makes them the BEST companion. Grey2k steals, lies, and does not put animals' best interest at heart. Grey2k does not care about the thousands of animals being killed in shelters on a daily basis but wants the breed that has the highest adoption rate to die. Visit a farm, race kennel, or adoption kennel, or a race track and get educated before filling the pockets of liars.

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christine 06/01/2018

This fake "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign to try to drive down our review score on this site. GREY2K USA works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have a strong record of accomplishments. Thirty-one dog tracks have closed or ended dog racing in the U.S. since our formation in 2001. During the same period, gambling on dog races has dropped by 70% and greyhound breeding has declined by 60%. We have passed sixteen major greyhound protection laws, including prohibitions on commercial dog racing in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Arizona. We are an efficient non-profit organization. In 2016, 81% of all expenditures were used directly for programs including legislative advocacy, ballot initiatives, legal research, and public education about the cruelty of greyhound racing. Greyhound breeders resort to cynical tactics like this because we are ending their cruelty.

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Rating: 1

Grey2K is a scam... they are NOT a 501(c)3 charity, meaning they are FOR PROFIT. These people line their pockets while trying to kill off an entire breed!!!!

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christine 06/01/2018

This fake "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign to try to drive down our review score on this site. GREY2K USA works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have a strong record of accomplishments. Thirty-one dog tracks have closed or ended dog racing in the U.S. since our formation in 2001. During the same period, gambling on dog races has dropped by 70% and greyhound breeding has declined by 60%. We have passed sixteen major greyhound protection laws, including prohibitions on commercial dog racing in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Arizona. We are an efficient non-profit organization. In 2016, 81% of all expenditures were used directly for programs including legislative advocacy, ballot initiatives, legal research, and public education about the cruelty of greyhound racing. Greyhound breeders resort to cynical tactics like this because we are ending their cruelty.

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Rating: 1

One only needs to see the character of the founder to see this is a sham like HSUS and others. They take donations to pay themselves and Lobbyists and donate NOTHING to greyhouds. The only thing they do is spread lies and defame an industry. The founder talks about her "epiphany" to save dogs after she allegedly threw herself in front of a train. She then tried to sue the operators of the train and LOST. She testified she had NO MEMORY of that day or the accident, yet she uses graphic accident details to get people to sympathize and donate money. That is no better than the guy that was thrown in jail for lying about having cancer on a GoFundMe page. NO INTEGRITY and NO CREDIBILITY

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christine 06/01/2018

This fake "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign to try to drive down our review score on this site. GREY2K USA works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have a strong record of accomplishments. Thirty-one dog tracks have closed or ended dog racing in the U.S. since our formation in 2001. During the same period, gambling on dog races has dropped by 70% and greyhound breeding has declined by 60%. We have passed sixteen major greyhound protection laws, including prohibitions on commercial dog racing in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Arizona. We are an efficient non-profit organization. In 2016, 81% of all expenditures were used directly for programs including legislative advocacy, ballot initiatives, legal research, and public education about the cruelty of greyhound racing. Greyhound breeders resort to cynical tactics like this because we are ending their cruelty.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This organization does nothing for greyhounds. They plead for donations and use them to line their own pockets and lobby politicians. As a greyhound adopter, I’ve looked into greyhound racing and it is not cruel and inhumane. The dogs are loved and well-cared for. This organization spews propaganda based on lies and outdated information.

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christine 06/01/2018

This fake "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign to try to drive down our review score on this site. GREY2K USA works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have a strong record of accomplishments. Thirty-one dog tracks have closed or ended dog racing in the U.S. since our formation in 2001. During the same period, gambling on dog races has dropped by 70% and greyhound breeding has declined by 60%. We have passed sixteen major greyhound protection laws, including prohibitions on commercial dog racing in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Arizona. We are an efficient non-profit organization. In 2016, 81% of all expenditures were used directly for programs including legislative advocacy, ballot initiatives, legal research, and public education about the cruelty of greyhound racing. Greyhound breeders resort to cynical tactics like this because we are ending their cruelty.

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4 Craig L.1

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Sharing from my timeline; feel free to copy and paste onto your own!

As both a retired racing greyhound advocate and an attorney, this crap from Grey2K makes me furious! Shelley has dedicated a good portion of her life to promoting retired racing greyhound adoptions (and she has, for many years, had over a dozen at any one time living with her in her “Greyhound retirement home” (I’ll post a picture from her annual Christmas cards in the comments). Both she and her husband are veterinarians, and she is a former racing greyhound trainer.

When I started out adopting greyhounds over 20 years ago, I bought into the anti-racing propaganda. The sport has improved, but even back then, about a year or so after I adopted her, I spoke with my first girl‘s breeder, who gave me a lot of information on her and was thrilled that she had found a great retirement home. Since then I’ve come to know many people involved in the greyhound racing industry, and the love they have for these dogs is just amazing.

You’ll always find rotten apples in every profession, including greyhound racing. But that type of person is a rare exception. Why are adopters such rabid fans of ex-racers? Because they’re fantastic dogs, and their trainers are a big component in why they are so amazing!

Grey2K holds itself out as a charity, but it’s not a 501(c)(3) organization, and, contrary to what many believe, donations to this group are NOT tax deductible. I always check out charitable organizations Charity Navigator before I even think of donating (and you should too); you can find Grey2K‘s information here: www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.profile&ein=043554776

And you may not know this, but you can look up any charity on guide star and commented files federal Form 990, you can see exactly what it’s financial situation is. Here are a few salient facts from Grey2K’s most recently filed (2016) Form 990 (the organizational income tax return; my numbers are rounded to the nearest $100):

Total revenue: $596,800
Total expenses: $619,200
Operating LOSS: $21,500
Executive compensation: $106,400
Other wages and salaries: $125,200
Lobbying: $123,400

So you really want to help racing greyhounds? Donate to your local adoption organization, or any track-connected adoption group. Look into their fundraising and operating costs before you donate. Most retired racer adoption groups are run strictly by volunteers and give the money raised directly to care for the dogs. That’s where you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck. Not with organizations such as Grey2K that give NOT ONE PENNY to the dogs!

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christine 06/01/2018

This fake "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign to try to drive down our review score on this site. GREY2K USA works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have a strong record of accomplishments. Thirty-one dog tracks have closed or ended dog racing in the U.S. since our formation in 2001. During the same period, gambling on dog races has dropped by 70% and greyhound breeding has declined by 60%. We have passed sixteen major greyhound protection laws, including prohibitions on commercial dog racing in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Arizona. We are an efficient non-profit organization. In 2016, 81% of all expenditures were used directly for programs including legislative advocacy, ballot initiatives, legal research, and public education about the cruelty of greyhound racing. Greyhound breeders resort to cynical tactics like this because we are ending their cruelty.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

While wonderful strides have been made in animal welfare, this organization distorts facts and does NOTHING to actually help dogs or make them safer. Before I actually adopted my first of 4 greyhounds and started exploring their backgrounds, I was anti-racing and believed the lies. I quickly learned that my 4 dogs were very well-cared for and even much loved throughout their lives, regardless of whether they raced or not. The racing industry is 99% people who love dogs, just like the anti-racers, but they have learned to open their farm and kennel doors to try to let the public see the truth of how dogs are cared for. Before you donate to pay the "salary" of these founders, know they are trying to end the greyhound breed we ALL love. If they kill off racing (up for a Florida vote in Fall 2018), hundreds of carefully bred generations die as the careers and life's work of thousands of people die as well. Greyhounds are not bred to be pets, they live for the chase, and YET they are WONDERFUL pets....BECAUSE OF HOW THEY ARE TREATED BEFORE ADOPTING. Some individuals are naturally nervous, "spooky", not because of how they were treated but like any mammal, genetic variety plays a role in "personality". There's wonderful resources out there - look at ALL facts, not just someone playing on your heartstrings and asking for money.

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christine 05/25/2018

The above phony comment is part of an organized effort by greyhound breeders & their allies to stop the end of a cruel industry that has been hurting innocent dogs for 100 years. In fact, we have a very strong record of accomplishments as a non-profit organization. GREY2K USA works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. Thirty-one dog tracks have closed or ended dog racing in the U.S. since our formation in 2001. During the same period, gambling on dog races and racetrack breeding have dropped by 70%. We have passed sixteen major greyhound protection laws, including prohibitions on commercial dog racing in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Arizona. We are also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2016, 81% of all expenditures are used directly for programs including legislative advocacy, ballot initiatives, legal research, and public education about the cruelty of dog racing. Go to grey2kusa.org for the facts.

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Rating: 2

For 17 years I have seen this non profit destroy economies in the USA. Including the retired greyhound adoption agencies. They will be the cause of this royal and champion bloodline to become extinct. They are not honest. Check out the kennels for yourself. Laws have changed. People that work with these animals would report abuse. They have invested years in caring for these dogs. Authorities check up on them. So go see for yourself how they are treated. I dare you . Any kennel would welcome you. Speak to the real trainors and owners of these dogs. The owners don't even own a greyhound. This is a fake organization. Review their IRS stats. Most of the money goes to the husband and wife owners.

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christine 02/25/2018

Greyhound is and has been cruel and inhumane since its original legalization during the Great Depression. It could not be known at that time that so many dogs would suffer and die as a result. Some of the most revered dogs in world history, the companions of the Pharaohs, became a tool for racing. According to state inspection records, racing dogs are kept confined in small, stacked cages for an average of 20 hours per day. When they are allowed out of these cages to race several times a month, they face the risk of serious injury and death. In Florida, official records show that a racing dog dies every three days. The recent spate of cocaine-positive dogs nationwide evinces an industry that is getting worse, not better. Read more about the humane issues confronting greyhounds in the US and worldwide on our web site at https://www.grey2kusa.org/about/issues.php.

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christine 04/21/2018

This comment is not from a member of the general public but rather from the small but loud crowd of people racing dogs for profit, despite the trend in our society to protect and not exploit animals. GREY2K USA Worldwide has received top ratings from charity watchdogs including Guidestar and GreatNonprofits itself for a reason. It uses donations efficiently to reach its goal of ending dog racing and promoting the adoption of ex-racers. Instead of cleaning up its act in the light of media exposes and government fines for animal abuse, the industry of dog racing continues to deny that keeping dogs in cages for 23 hours a day and disposing of them when they are no longer profitable is ethical. The question we ask the general public is this: Would you treat your dog this way?

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christine 05/25/2018

The above phony comment is part of an organized effort by greyhound breeders & their allies to stop the end of a cruel industry that has been hurting innocent dogs for 100 years. In fact, we have a very strong record of accomplishments as a non-profit organization. GREY2K USA works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. Thirty-one dog tracks have closed or ended dog racing in the U.S. since our formation in 2001. During the same period, gambling on dog races and racetrack breeding have dropped by 70%. We have passed sixteen major greyhound protection laws, including prohibitions on commercial dog racing in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Arizona. We are also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2016, 81% of all expenditures are used directly for programs including legislative advocacy, ballot initiatives, legal research, and public education about the cruelty of dog racing. Go to grey2kusa.org for the facts.

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Rating: 1

My sense as a greyhound adopter is that dogs on the tracks are, generally speaking, well treated. They simply would not be the stable, trusting and healthy animals I see come up if that were not the case. Of course there are unfortunate individual owners and trainers who do not treat the dogs properly, but they are the exception. The issue I see in part is that if greyhound racing were to end tomorrow, that would be the end of this strain of greyhounds. The breeders would close up shop, the existing dogs would, hopefully, all be adopted, and that would be the end, no more racing greyhounds, only the AKC, which are not the same.
By the way, when the Mobile dog track closed recently, it was a combination of dog racing people and adoption groups who saw to it that all the dogs were adopted out. In the recent hurricane in FL, dog track people stayed with the dogs, in the kennels, to care for them. The tracks gave money to help see the dogs through. Grey2K contributed nothing to these situations. There is a role for a helpful, fair minded animal advocate, but Grey2K are anything but.

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christine 02/09/2018

GREY2K USA Worldwide works to pass laws to protect greyhounds and promote the adoption of ex-racers. One key example of how we work can be seen in the recent closure of Tucson Greyhound Park. Our legal counsel worked with dog track lawyers to draft a bill that prohibited dog racing in the state, saving the tax payers from subsidizing the activity and the dogs from injury and death. It was a win-win for the state and the business was able to streamline its activities. TGP was glad to be relieved of the long-held requirement to make dogs run around in circle s with no one watching. In the months before the measure passed, we worked with TGP to sponsor dogs as they were released from racing and after the last night of racing, all the greyhounds had been sent on to adoption. This is how we work and will continue to work to save greyhounds from the cruelty of dog racing.

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christine 04/21/2018

This comment is not from a member of the general public but rather from the small but loud crowd of people racing dogs for profit, despite the trend in our society to protect and not exploit animals. GREY2K USA Worldwide has received top ratings from charity watchdogs including Guidestar and GreatNonprofits itself for a reason. It uses donations efficiently to reach its goal of ending dog racing and promoting the adoption of ex-racers. Instead of cleaning up its act in the light of media exposes and government fines for animal abuse, the industry of dog racing continues to deny that keeping dogs in cages for 23 hours a day and disposing of them when they are no longer profitable is ethical. The question we ask the general public is this: Would you treat your dog this way?