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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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151 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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christine Thanks for supporting our Second Chance for Greyhounds Fund!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the GREY2K USA Education Fund for 13 years, ever since I adopted my first greyhound and began to learn of the cruelty of greyhound racing. I have watched the growth of the organization and the impact it has had through in-depth research of the abuses of the racing industry, public education and outreach to children in libraries and schools. Through raising public awareness of the brutality of the "sport" and promoting adoption, it has saved countless greyhound lives.

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christine 08/20/2014

Paula, thank you for putting your compassion into action for the greyhounds! Christine Dorchak, President GREY2K USA Education Fund

6 Chuck10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I became aware of Grey2K and their mission to end the cruel and inhumane "sport" of greyhound racing back in 2004. We became volunteers and donors when Carey visited Florida to advocate for the defeat of Amendment 4 which was going to help pave the way for slot machines and help the tracks recoup profits that were being lost while maintaining their dog racing (unfortunately it passed). As ardent dog lovers and animal advocates we believed in their mission and in the sincerity and passion they showed towards achieving it. We realize what amazing and gentle creatures these greyhounds are and continue to sympathize with their plight. We don't believe that any animal should be used for entertainment and that no one should be able to profit from their exploitation. There's a reason that greyhound racing is illegal, or was never made legal, in 38 states.

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carey2 06/04/2014

Thanks for your review Chuck!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked as a volunteer with Grey2k for almost nine years now, down here in Florida, trying to put an end to the cruel and abusive industry of greyhound racing. Civilized people are not amused and entertained by the exploitation of animals. Apparently some of the reviewers on this page never got the memo. What is wrong with wanting to treat an animal that has been used and abused for centuries, like a companion pet? No animal, Greyhounds included, should be exploited for entertainment. When will these misinformed detracters of Grey2k wake up and realize that Greyhound Racing is a dying industry? I think that what Christine Dorchak and Carey Theil of Grey2k and those of like compassion have done for the Greyhounds of Massachusetts and Rhode Island is nothing short of fantastic. They speak for those who have no voice of their own. I can only hope now, that the people of Florida, with the help of Grey2k, can fight this cruel and abusive industry with the same passion that those in Massachusetts and Rhode Island did. "If we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt." (Black Beauty by Anna Sewell)

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carey2 11/08/2012

Thanks for this review Chuck.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I believe that there are people out there writing comments to try to make Grey2k look bad by saying
that they do not help adoptions of greyhounds enough.
Grey2k is set up to "end racing", there are many groups out there who are set up to take in and adopt out greyhounds.
But is only one non profit that i know of, "Grey2k" who is set up to stop racing.

If no one stops it, when will these poor creatures ever have normal lives
like other breeds of dogs enjoy?

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christine 03/04/2014

Thank you for supporting our work to protect greyhounds and end dog racing!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have reviewed this charity on "Guidestar.org" and Making $41,500/yr is not what I call getting rich. Traveling to "work" to close down other tracks in other states or countries is not fun or glamorous.
I have traveled in my own job, it stinks. This group's Mission is to "end racing", not to adopt out greyhounds, there is an abundance of groups who do that. There is only one group "Grey2k" who
is actually trying to to stop racing so that this vicious cycle of cruelty can end.

I was there in Massachusetts when it ended. Less than 200 dead end ,close to or at minimum wage jobs
were lost and one big corrupt thug got put out of business! That was about 10 tears ago. Think
about how many dogs were not bred for that track and didn't suffer years of abuse at the hands of
those greedy owners since then! Now whose the bad guy? Not Grey2k!

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christine 03/04/2014

Thanks for your support! We will keep working hard to protect the greyhounds.

4 Joan35

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been adopting greyhounds since 1994. These dogs are the sweetest creatures! They don't deserve to be exploited by the racing industry. GREY2K has been doing wonderful work, helping to legislate against racing, educating the public about racing greyhounds and promoting adoption!!

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christine 06/06/2013

Thanks for your kind words of support, Joan!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

After teaching for 30 years within the public school system in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I retired and am now working as the Education Director for Animal Protection of New Mexico. The Grey2K USA Education Fund has been overwhelmingly helpful and generous in supplying beautifully illustrated books for primary grade children in my Humane Education programs. "Pele's Forever Home" tells the story of a racing greyhound who dreams about a forever home, with a family, away from the track. The story is a precious one, and elicits empathy from the children for all dogs looking for their forever homes. The children gather in a circle and read out loud to Rico, my rescued greyhound (now therapy dog). Rico does not judge his readers' abilities, but basks in the comfort of their little hands reaching out to touch him, pet him, as they read about his "friend" Pele. This books have been donated by GREY2K USA Education Fund by the hundreds and each child is allowed to keep his/her copy and share it with his/her family. This program is in highly disadvantaged neighborhoods, where books would not typically find their way into the students' home. What an incredible gift to these children and what an incredibly caring message it delivers.

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christine 06/06/2013

Thanks so much for participating in our programs Sherry! http://www.grey2kusaedu.org/education/index.html

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The GREY2K USA Education Fund does an amazing job sharing with the public how wonderful greyhounds can be as companions, instead of disposable commodities for the racing industry. I am proud to be a part of their efforts to protect this sweet breed from those who want to exploit them.

7 Danielle25

Donor

Rating: 5

Thank God for the GREY2K USA Education Fund; I can't think of another group that is so dedicated to its mission within the greyhound welfare world. The group has grown in size and scope since I first became involved as an advocate, donor and volunteer. They are still relatively small, but I am impressed by the level of professionalism, quality of resources and dedication to the mission of educating the public about the rampant abuses within the greyhound racing industry.

The racing industry has some very outspoken supporters, but they do not have the data to back up their claims. GREY2K Education Fund has performed and acquired huge amounts of data, reports, studies, and public records, as well as anecdotal evidence from people who have now turned their backs on the industry.

I trust their information completely and have used it in presentations and letter-writing campaigns to lawmakers around the world.

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christine 05/20/2013

Thanks for your emphatic support, Danielle! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Christine and Carey (and their volunteers) are the most dedicated people I know. I have been adopting greyhounds as pets for most of my life, and absolutely love these beautiful animals. I hate that the racing industry creates greyhounds and then destroys them when they can no longer race and therefore stop earning money for their owners. While the public like to see the dogs, they are mostly unaware of what happens to the dogs and what conditions exist (including injuries, drug use, and animal abuse). GREY2K USA Education Fund uncovers the truth and does not let the industry brush the situation under the rug anymore. Like journalists, they see a story from beginning to end and do not shy away from taking on some powerful, outspoken racing supporters. They are tireless, focused, and really care about their work. If the Fund did not exist, greyhounds would have a very bleak future.

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carey2 11/08/2012

Thanks for this review Danielle.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer and supporter of Grey2kusa since the late 1990's about when they formed. I met and come to know the two founders, Christine and Carey, and they are the most professional, honorable people working on behalf of improving the lives of greyhounds. As an animal lover and guardian of several rescued dogs, we know what many of these dogs go through and the life of a racing greyhound is not a happy one. As an animal advocate I have dealt with many animal groups and I have found that Christine and Carey and the rest of the staff at Grey2k make greyhounds and their well being their first priority! I have nothing but praise for this organization.

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christine 05/11/2013

Thank you for your vote of confidence, April!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I 100% support this group for it's efforts to stop inhuman treatment of greyhound dogs. They have made a great impact of dog racing in Massachusetts and in doing so have reduced the cruel treatment of dogs in the racing industry.

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carey2 05/06/2013

Thanks for this review!

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christine 05/11/2013

Thank you so much for your kind support!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GREY2K has worked tirelessly on behalf of the Greyhounds. I am a supporter of their Education Fund which spreads the word through educational outreach and special public events. I, as well as my organization, have learned a great deal about the lives of greyhounds and how they are inhumanely treated in kennels and racetracks nationwide for the pleasure/entertainments of others.

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carey2 05/02/2013

Thank you for this review, and for your support!

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christine 05/11/2013

Thank you, Karen, for all the work you do supporting groups like ours with the wonderful Environmental Magazine!

5 Judy P

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having been involved in greyhound rescue since 1992 and seeing the abuse and neglect so common in the dog racing industry, I was thrilled to see the formation of GREY2K USA in the late nineties. These dogs need advocates to help end their suffering. I knew long ago that we needed to start educating people about the plight of the racing greyhound. The work GREY2K USA Education Fund has so successfully introduced is proving to be one of the most effective programs in teaching children the importance of kindness to animals. Thanks to GREY2K USA Education Fund, children across the country are learning exploitation of animals is the opposite of compassion.

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carey2 05/02/2013

Thank you for this review Judy!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

GREY2KUSA has done more to protect racing greyhounds than any organization devoted to the goal of ending the suffering and killing of greyhounds. All animal lovers would be proud of the accomplishments of this esteemed group. I've been rescuing greyhounds since 1992 and have seen the worst of what the shameful dog racing industry can do to a magnificent creature. Without the efforts of GREY2KUSA and others who support their work, abuse and killing would still be the hideous secret of an industry that has no defense for what they do to make a buck.

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carey2 11/07/2012

Thanks for this review Judy.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Kathy Florida wrote:
I have been a supporter/volunteer for over ten years and a board member for almost one year.

During that time span, the GREY2K USA Education Fund has provided me with material to conduct educational classes at the local Humane Society and schools throughout Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County. The children learn about these beautiful dogs and the need for adoption through videos and books that have been supplied by the GREY2K USA Education Fund. This is important work that needs to continue.

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carey2 05/02/2013

Thanks for this review Kathy. It has been an honor to work with you on these programs.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a proud board member of GREY2K USA and a long time supporter of its work to promote the adoption of greyhounds like my dog Molly. I also applaud its efforts to educate the public about the cruelty of dog racing.

As long as greyhound racing continues, these gentle dogs will suffer. In Iowa, state records showed nearly 200 greyhounds injuries from January 2011 through July 2012. The most common injury was a broken leg and other injuries included sprains, muscle injuries and a broken neck. Additionally, twenty-four greyhounds were euthanized during this 18-month period.

I will keep educating the public through rallies and classroom presentations through the GREY2K USA and its sister organization the GREY2K USA Education Fund.

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carey2 10/31/2012

Thanks for this review!

5 Eric_NM

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The GREY2K USA Education Fund has done much to spread the word about the realities of greyhound racing. The Education Fund administers a number of programs that directly benefit children by promoting reading and introducing children to greyhounds. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, the Education Fund is under substantial scrutiny and has never had an issue.

There are apparently some reviewers who do not understand that this is a review of the GREY2K USA Education Fund.

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carey2 05/02/2013

Thank you for the review.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

This group is just a front for Grey2K. It only exists because their other group does not qualify as a 501(c)3. Their Vice President, Eric Jackson, refused to answer if donations were tax deductible or not. I would steer clear of these folks. Thy are hate filled and take a quarter of their donations as salaries based on their tax return. They also spent a very large part of their donations on "entertainment"....they even have pictures of lavish "retreats" on their website. They use Greyhounds to collect donations and line their pockets.

If they are so worried about animal cruelty and that the Greyhounds are being abused, why don't they call the police on the abusers??????

There are actually groups that have formed to combat this groups lies....that's pretty serious.

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carey2 02/19/2013

This "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign to post false reviews here, and is not factually accurate. For example, the GREY2K USA Education Fund is an all-volunteer organization. There are absolutely no "salaries." Greyhound breeders are posting false reviews here because we are effective, and making progress.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

They masquerade as a 501c3 but are in fact a 501c4 since they carry both designations. Your donations are not spent on what you believe they are spent on, that is helping greyhounds. They are spent on their 501 c4 and its administration. That is where the money actually goes.

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carey2 12/28/2012

"Donny Davis" is a dog racing supporter who is posting here as part of a cynical campaign to post false negative reviews about our work. He is referring to two different organizations: the GREY2K USA Education Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and GREY2K USA is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization. The claim that donations to the GREY2K USA Education Fund are "spent on their 501c4" is completely false.

4 JoeyTWunderhundt

Volunteer

Rating: 5

" Keep in mind that Carey's two "non-profits" (Grey2k USA Education Fund / Grey2k USA), rake in several hundred thousand dollars per year. Carey and his wife, Christine Dorchak, take a very large percentage of that money as their personal income. Less than 2% of donations benefit greyhounds. " rxallen. This is how idiotic and sometimes toddler-esque the racing industry's supporters are. ONE: This award honors Grey2KUSA.org's great work and top rating as recognized by a surveyor of ideal nonprofits, and they stupidly think that their hatred for the group will have some effect on this outcome. TWO: Everything plays against them, from countless videos (from the tracks' OWN cameras) and newspaper articles, to the tracks' OWN injury reports, showing Greys being killed because they were no longer raceable. It is a non-defensible position and, as more and more states outlaw racing and/or stop the gov't financing of racing, supporters are becoming more and more desperate in their hatred, both in their lies against Grey2KUSA.oeg, the most effective organization to ever take them on, and of moral people.

The Faustian Bargain
Grey2KUSA.org ACTUALLY gets the numbers from the tracks themselves when they report them to the states, as required by law in some states. So, NO, their numbers are as far from made up as your claims of the innocence of Grey racing is from the truth. As you said (as a racing supporter), when you get your numbers from a skewed source... Do you people EVER read this stuff through before posting it? My word, Swiss cheese can only DREAM of having so many holes! As for GPI, I feel they are a great group. They have wonderful things for one particular Grey who holds the most special place in my heart. However, they are only "neutral" on racing because most tracks REFUSE TO ADOPT OUT TO GROUPS WHO OPENLY OPPOSE GREY RACING! Therefore, no matter how vile they find racing (and they DO find it vile!), GPI agrees to not speak ill of the tracks, because the tracks will then go back to killing the Greys, instead.
A Faustian Bargain, definitely, but it saves thousands of Greys from death. Grey2KUSA.org works VERY well at closing the tracks, Over half of all US tracks have been closed in the last 12 years due to their efforts. Whether they were the prime mover or acted as a supporting role, their results speak for themselves, and have made them (us, really) they most hated group to Greyhound racing's immora; supporters. Just a couple samples here of the clips the racing industry fears you will see, and they come from the racing industry's OWN cameras. The brutality forced upon these noble animals is horrendous, and now, the racing immoralists are REALLY scared, because their continued lies about Grey2KUSA.org finances have been soundly defeated by a natinal organization.
You can follow these links, or search for “Greyhound disaster”, “Greyhound accident”, “Greyhound death”, “Greyhound abuse”, or many others search terms. You can find countless videos recorded by the tracks (for simulcast), so their authenticity cannot be doubted.
http://www.greyhounds.org/gpl/contents/media_cases.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tLAtBG__bY ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZjzY3COods
http://www.greyhounds.org/gpl/contents/media_cases.html
http://planetgreyhound.com/2011/11/19/greyhound-racing-beyond-the-track/ http://www.greyhounds.org/gpl/contents/media_cases.html http://planetgreyhound.com/tag/greyhound-abuse/
Any questions as to who is telling the truth and who is lying to protect their immoral industry? Video evidence provided by the tracks refuting their own claims, or an organization awarded nationally for being best at non-profit work. Hmmm....I wonder who the more trustworthy group is?

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carey2 12/20/2012

Thanks for your review Joey. It definitely says something that greyhound breeders feel the need to come here to this site, and post false negative reviews about our work. They are trying to tear us down, because we are an effective voice for the dogs.

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General Member of the Public

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I find it very interesting that any time someone has a negative review of this group, Carey2 chimes in that the review is not based on facts, and is part of some sort of "conspiracy" by "dog racing supporters". Keep in mind that Carey's two "non-profits" (Grey2k USA Education Fund / Grey2k USA), rake in several hundred thousand dollars per year. Carey and his wife, Christine Dorchak, take a very large percentage of that money as their personal income. Less than 2% of donations benefit greyhounds. If you want to help greyhounds, donate directly to an adoption group (Greyhounds Pets of America is preferred).

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carey2 12/20/2012

Without question, there is a cynical effort underway by greyhound breeders to post negative false reviews on this site. Dog racing supporters like "rxallen" (who has no activity on this site other than this one false review) are coordinating with each other and posting false statements. For example, here is a message posted on Facebook last month, in which a greyhound breeder asked others to post negative information about our work on GreatNonprofits: http://www.grey2kusa.org/images/Cynical_effort_by_greyhound_breeders_to_post_false_reviews.png Like the other messages posted by dog racing supporters, your "review" contains all sorts of false statements. Specifically, the claim that "less than 2%" of donations benefit greyhounds" is nonsense, and the suggestion that our employees receive a percentage of all donations is completely untrue. In reality, the GREY2K USA Education Fund is an all-volunteer organization.

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carey2 12/20/2012

Here is the full link again: http://www.grey2kusa.org/images/Cynical_effort_by_greyhound_breeders_to_post_false_reviews.png

7 Mike63

Donor

Rating: 1

I don't understand how one group can have so little impact on an industry, yet maintain such a hatred for it. I donated to Grey2k to help greyhounds. I later found out that 0% of the money I gave helped a greyhound find a home. Once I researched grey2k's literal message; ending greyhound racing, not nessisarly helping greyhounds, I found that they take credit for many track closures they had nothing to do with, such as the ones in colorado and wisconsin. I'm inpartial to greyhound racing, but I've found that donating to groups that are neutral like myself, or even pro racing, have the dogs in mind more then grey2k, who's only goal seems to be putting people out of work, then putting dogs in households.

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carey2 12/03/2012

The claim that this "review" was posted by a former donor is simply not true. This "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter as part of an orchestrated effort to place false negative reviews here. It is also not factually accurate. For example, the GREY2K USA Education Fund regularly makes direct financial contributions to local greyhound adoption groups. We also give greyhound adoption referrals and promote greyhound adoption.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

the negative reviews by individuals about this charitable orginization is disgusting! these negative people are obviously involved in the racing industry and are being prodded to write this bs about Grey2K to hopefully discourage donations and volunteers for them! But i know first hand Grey2K are wonderful and are doing great work in trying to end greyhound racing everywhere and I hope for the greyhounds and the many supporters of this campaign they succeed!

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carey2 12/03/2012

Thanks for this review.

4 Anna W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering for GREY2K has been a wonderful experience. I began volunteering for this organization a few months ago as one of their social media correspondents. Since then, I've learned a lot about what they do for the greyhounds. They try their best to let the people know the facts about these amazing animals and how badly they are treated in the racing industry. They are extremely committed to their cause and have already saved many greyhounds. Additionally, they are very good about not getting carried away with their opinions and what they say; they are very positive and never offensive as far as I've seen. They let people know what the facts are, and I really like that. Keep up the great work GREY2K!

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carey2 11/16/2012

Thanks for this review Anna!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grey2K USA is one of my favorite charities they do fantastic work in speaking out against dog racingand education about dog racing. They have saves countless greyhounds who have been used up and spit out by the racing industry Grey2K USA will go anywhere they are needed to help dogs they are a fantastic organization truly worthy of suppoort from myself and countless others

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carey2 11/16/2012

Thanks for this review Florence.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is no doubt that when animals are used for exploitation to make money for humans there is ALWAYS abuse. Whether it be dog racing, horse racing, dog fighting, etc., etc. As far as the greyhounds, you have to be pretty stupid not to believe they are abused. From the time they are born to the time they stop making money at the track they are abused. Where do all the slow puppies go and where do all the losers go??? There are not enough rescue groups to save them all. However, with the help of Rescue groups that adopt out dogs and save them from the track to organizations like Grey2K who educate and try to abolish the tracks, both have different ways of helping the dogs. Grey2K is no in the business of finding homes for the greyhounds, like the groups who do find homes for the ones that can be saved. Grey2K is a tremendous help in educating the public on how badly these dogs endure a horrible life and most of all they try to get the tracks closed down. They do one part of greyhound rescue and the adopters do another. You need both. You can't have one without the other. Most rescue organizations are too busy trying to save the dogs before the tracks kill the dogs and don't have time trying to close down tracks or change legislation, that where Grey2K comes in. I thank all of you, the rescue groups who save the dogs and find homes for them and Grey2K for trying to rid our country of dog racing. Keep up the good work. Helene Jones

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carey2 11/13/2012

Thanks for the review Helene.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grey2K has worked untiringly throughout the world, educating people about animal welfare, but more importantly bringing awareness of the concept of animal rights. The old format of animals for entertainment is no longer acceptable. As the world in many other arenas seeks peace and reconciliation of diverse thinking, the validity of animals as toys is dying. However, those who seek monetary gain at any cost are still promoting heinous deeds and professions. Awareness is exposing these societal elements, often causing a backlash of anger and mendacity. Grey2K stands in the forefront as a role model for all effective and humane activities; especially for the knowledgeable youth in the world who, via internet data, are no longer accepting of cruelty to animals and no longer gullible about entrepreneurial schemes at the sacrifice of others.

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carey2 11/08/2012

Thanks for this review Katie.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

It is my understanding that the mission of this group is to EDUCATE the public on the Criminality of greyhound racing. The inhumane practices that are bestowed on these beautiful,loving creatures is appalling. Grey2K is doing just that in my area. (SW Folrida). I volunteer with another animal rescue group and I see the Grey2K folks at many animal events doing thier best to educate the publib on this dog's plight. If you can not wrap your head around this , try imagining YOUR OWN PRECIOUS PET in the same situation.That is harnessed,taunted and forced to live in small cages when not on the track.Animal racing is wrong on every level.

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carey2 11/08/2012

Thanks for this review.

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Donor

Rating: 5

It's obvious from reading the negative comments that the authors are folks associated with racetracks. Grey2K USA Education Fund is a wonderful organization. Dedicated to helping greyhounds and educating the public about the realities of greyhound racing. They are a unique organization providing honest information from where to go to adopt a greyhound, to their financials, to the honest facts about greyhound racing.

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carey2 11/08/2012

Thanks for this review.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The allegations that GREY2K USA and the Education Fund are wasting "millions" of dollars or "lining their pockets" instead of helping greyhounds are simply ludicrous. These organizations operate extremely efficiently on shoe-string budgets. (Want proof? Check out their audited financial statements on their web sites.) They are a group of dedicated, caring people who have made great sacrifices in their own lives so these beautiful animals can live better lives. They take their commitments to the dogs -- and the organizations' donors -- very seriously and base their information on data that comes directly from the tracks. I know, because I count myself lucky to have worked with them for a decade. And, like many of the organizations' volunteers, I also worked with a local greyhound rescue and adoption organization. During that time I saw hundreds of broken, emaciated, and traumatized dogs come directly off of tracks in the U.S. and Europe. But don't take my word for it. Volunteer at a local rescue kennel for a few hours or a few days and decide for yourself what's true and what isn't.

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carey2 11/08/2012

Thanks for this review Denise. We have been honored to work with you, and are proud of the progress we have made for the dogs by working as a team.

6 kelly

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Explain to me how anyone can enjoy watching animals being used for profit?? These dogs are forced to race and endure many injuries some that kill them.......so what is the thrill? If you want to gamble go to Vegas!!

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carey2 11/08/2012

Thanks for this review Kelly.

10 Wendy41

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Not impressed with the organization. Spends more time, money, efforts touting lies and spewing misinformation about greyhound treatment than they do working FOR the Greyhounds. It's like watching Fox News and expecting an unbiased opinion. If you want to know how the dogs are treated, talk to the rescue organizations. The FOUNDERS of those organizations. Talk to them about the treatment of the dogs. And remember - unhappy dogs, beaten dogs, unfed dogs - don't race well. Grey2K goals are disingenuous to the true spirit of what greyhound rescue is all about.

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carey2 11/08/2012

This "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter and is not factually accurate.

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Rating: 5

In various ways, I have been a volunteer for GREY2K USA for a bit over ten years. GREY2K USA is focused exclusively on helping the racing greyhounds by eliminating dog racing through legislative means. During this time, I have come to know both Carey and Christine personally. I feel I know their work ethic and values. I have also been impressed with their personal integrity and prudent management of donor funds. They are very careful with money. Their whole lives are devoted to this single and worthy cause. Simply stated, I admire Carey and Christine personally and what they stand for.

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carey2 11/07/2012

Thanks for this review!

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Rating: 1

The Grey2K Education fund is a fund to send the Staff on vacation for research. It is amazing how many trips must be done for research out of this country. England and India just to name 2 and I am sure there are more. A pitiful amount is ever donated to helping greyhounds find new homes after a track closes down and shouldn't that be the focus, the care of the greyhounds, but they don't care. They are only after getting more donations to continue their vacations and support their homes.

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carey2 11/07/2012

This "review" was posted by a supporter of dog racing and is not factually accurate. For example, the claim that the GREY2K USA Education Fund has researched dog racing in India is completely false. Commercial dog racing does not exist in India. Further, the claim that we don't support greyhound adoption is completely false. We support adoption in many ways. We made direct donations to greyhound adoption groups, we give adoption referrals, and we promote greyhound adoption. Finally, the GREY2K USA Education Fund is an all-volunteer organization.

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Rating: 5

Grey2K USA works to make the lives of racing greyhounds better every day. They work to change minds, they work to change laws and to pass legislation that protects the gentle and sensitive greyhound. Grey2K USA leads the fight against the dog racing industry, an industry which profits by exploiting the greyhound and then throwing them away. Grey2K USA works to end dog racing so that greyhounds can live their lives as beloved pets, rather than as money making machines for greedy dog breeders who continue to breed them with no thought as to what will happen to them after they are no longer profitable. I am honored to be a part of Grey2K USA, an organization that works so hard for the dogs I love so much.

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carey2 11/07/2012

Thanks for the review.

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Rating: 1

Grey2k and its susidaries are a fake, They do nothing for Greyhounds, all they do is line their own fat pockets with the donations of many people. Carey, stop cutting and pasting the same response to all the people that question you, it shows that you dont really have an answer for any of the questions.... I have a couple of questions, why do you deem it ok to pocket the donations instead of using it to re-home Greyhounds, you claim to have helped 7 rescue centres since 2009, thats only 7 in 4 years!!!!, Carey.. be honest.. dont worry about the "missing" greyhounds... tell the people where the "missing millions of $$$$" have gone!! **** Carey in reponse to your reply, I notice you have cut and pasted your usual reply, you have not answered any of the simple questions I have answered, that just proves your are a rip off, one good thing about this "review" you cant "block" everyone who askes a slippery question like you do on Facebook, I asked where the money was going and you blocked me straight away....

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carey2 11/07/2012

This "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter and is not factually accurate. It is part of an organized campaign by dog race promoters to post negative reviews on this site. For example, the GREY2K USA Education Fund is an all-volunteer organization. The suggestion that GREY2K USA and the GREY2K USA Education Fund has made direct donations to only seven rescue organizations since 2009 is completely false. In reality, we have made direct donations to seven greyhound rescue organizations since 2009 just in the state of Florida alone. Worldwide, we have made donations to dozens of greyhound rescue organizations. That is just one way that we support greyhound adoption.

11 Sharyn2

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Rating: 1

You are so tiresome, Carey2, Carey2 is incorrect. The comment made to my review is not true. I am not part of the racing community. I only do retired racing adoption. We are a small group and run on a shoestring budget. We actually help the dogs. We do not get paid. In fact, we spend much of our own money directly to benefit the greyhounds. What I said is true. I asked for a grant to help with some medical expenses for our greyhounds in fostering. It is true I as immediately 'defriended' by Grey2k for asking for help and asking questions. Carey2 is copy & pasting the same comment to everyone who disagrees with him without checking the facts (as usual). I have a very low tolerance for people who say they are helping greyhounds and then pay themselves huge salaries and take lavish trips abroad. From my original post: I do adoption for retired racing greyhounds. GREY2K does nothing to help any of the organizations that actually deal with the greyhounds. The donations they get never go for the dogs. They pay themselves high salaries and take lavish trips, even trips abroad while the retired racing adoption organizations beg for money to care for the dogs. Grey2k does not deserve accolades. They ban from posting comments anyone who asks for help for the greyhounds or calls into question their incorrect information.

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carey2 11/07/2012

This "review" was posted by someone in the dog racing industry, and is not factually accurate. For example, the GREY2K USA Education Fund is an all-volunteer organization. Also, the claim that we don't support greyhound adoption is false. In reality, we support greyhound adoption in many ways. We make direct donations to local adoption groups, we give adoption referrals to the public and our supporters, and we promote greyhound adoption. Finally, the information we provide on commercial greyhound racing is recent, local, and from credible sources such as mainstream news reports and state records.

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carey2 11/07/2012

In posting this review, "Sharyn" was responding to a request by dog race promoters to post false negative reviews here. In part, this request from dog race promoters included the statement that "We need to flood it!!" This is not a genuine review, it is part of a cynical, organized campaign by people who have a direct financial interest in the continuation of commercial greyhound racing.

12 Janet49

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This group do nothing to secure the well being of any greyhound that is racing at present time.They are not interested in rooting out individuals who do missuse greyhounds,just interested in hate mongering nonsense.They pull on the heart strings of the general public by swamping them with old photographs and misleading information. I would love to see a breakdown of their expenditure,an explanation as to where the thousands upon thousands of dollars they have extracted from,in the most,I would hope,well meaning people. They recently came over to the UK,using not their pocket money but donations,to help us poor Brits to recognise the plight of 'all' racing greyhounds. Wouldn't that money that they spent on air fares and accomodation, have been better spent on helping some animal,be it a greyhound,a cat,a rabbit....whatever,to get a home? If Carey wishes to comment on my opinion.............I dare him to!!!! It is because of organisations like his and Christines and wanna be Grey2ks in the UK that I have formed my opinion and instead of believing everything I read,have chosen to look into it properly. Ohhh,do I have to rate it 1 star......reluctantly done!

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carey2 11/07/2012

This "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter and is not factually accurate. The information that we provide to the public about the commercial dog racing industry is recent, local, and from credible sources such as mainstream news reports or state records.