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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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I have worked in greyhound adoption since 1991. I worked as an individual and also with groups, with trainers, and with kennels. During that time, I have seen Grey2K start up and write up lies about what they do, in order to gain people's sympathy (and money) for their own gain. They spend very little toward helping adoption groups; in fact, they have actually hindered greyhound adoption at times. They are also actively involved in lobbying in several states, using money that many people think 'goes to help the dogs' when in reality it goes to help those who operate it. They are NOT compassionate but abusers of sympathetic people. They have used pictures that are very outdated, and some have been faked. You can look at Guidestar to see what kind of percentages of their money goes to help greyhound groups and what else the money is used for. It is NOT an acceptable percentage to be considered a charitable non-profit organization when the 'owners' of Grey2K make money in excess of 300,000.

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carey2 11/07/2012

This "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, 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.

13 Craig15

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Grey2k are nothing but money collectors and destroyers. They use outdated pictures and phoney videos in order to garner donations from well-meaning people. They destroyed thousands of lives and jobs in MA, a state with 100% adoption. And, yes, I am a pro-racing supporter!

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carey2 11/07/2012

This "review" was posted by someone in the dog racing industry, and is not factually accurate. The information GREY2K USA provides on commercial greyhound racing is recent, local, and from credible sources such as mainstream news reports and state records.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Grey2k USA uses lies and propaganda about the greyhound racing industry to collect donations for their political lobby group. The operators of this "non-profit" (Christine Dorchak and her "husband" Carey Theil) rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Less than 1.5% of that has been used for greyhound adoption and welfare. The rest is for salary and benefits for themselves, as well as travel, entertainment and 'miscellaneous expenses" incurred throught the year.

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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.

14 Myke S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Grey2KUSA is strictly a political lobbying group with strong ties to anti-gambling. The operate under the guise that greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane which enables them to collect millions of dollars via donations to help the plight of the greyhound. In reality, less than one per cent goes to actually help greyhounds. Grey2K does no adoptions, but rather recommends adoption groups of their choice, they give no support for food, transportation, housing of dogs in need. The groups they choose must support their policy and agenda. In early years they were rather forthright about doing nothing for the dogs, and just recently have decided tho include "adoption" - but still do not donate any sizeable amounts to helping dogs......It is easier to dupe people into giving money when the pity quotient reaches the supersonic level. By promoting their agenda with misquotes, partial truths and relentless "high fives" heaped upon themselves, they have convinced people to vilify an entire industry, the people who work with in and anything associated with greyhound racing. Contrary to the belief by followers Grey2KUSA has not ended greyhound racing in any states.....

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carey2 11/06/2012

This "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter and is not factually accurate. GREY2K USA has no position on gambling. We are a national nonprofit organization that works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. The notion that we do not support greyhound adoption is completely false. We support greyhound adoption in many ways. For example, we make direct donations to local greyhound adoption groups, we give adoption referrals and we promote greyhound adoption. The claim that we have a litmus test when it comes to the adoption groups we support is false. Finally, the claim that we have not successfully ended commercial greyhound racing in states is also totally false. For example, in 2008 we brought Question 3 to Massachusetts voters. After hearing from both sides, citizens overwhelmingly voted to outlaw dog racing. In subsequent years, we have successfully passed legislation to prohibit dog racing in other states, including New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

5 Fiona B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Over the past 15 years, I have adopted four ex racing greyhounds. They are gentle, faithful, loving creatures and all they ask from life is a loving home, good food, walks and a comfortable bed. They are not demanding dogs, they rarely bark and they are accepting of any treatment meted out to them. This makes them ideal for the hell that is the life of the racing dog. They are fed the bare minimum and often sleep in cages, stacked two high. It is a miserable life. They are brought out for training and for racing and that's it. No affection, no cuddles and I've even heard of some trainers who remove the water bowls if the dogs knock them over more than once. What sort of life is this? These dogs make wonderful pets and my son, who is on the autistic spectrum, adores our current 'girls', Amber, Rosie and Cleopatra. They have brought a whole new dimension into our lives and I believe Christine and all at GREY2K USA deserve recognition and support. They do sterling work, bringing to people's attention the plight of the racing greyhound, working to get the whole hideous so called 'sport' banned, both in the US and in the UK. Go go go GREY2K USA, go go go Christine, you are doing wonderful work and I am a huge fan of yours!

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carey2 11/06/2012

Thanks for this review Fiona, and thank you for rescuing greyhounds!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Grey2KUSA is a group of incredibly intelligent people who understand that Greyhound racing is a cruel and inhumane practice that needs to be phased out. In order to do this, laws need to be changed and Grey2KUSA has the capacity to see this through. They are relentless in their quest for doing this, and doing it correctly and diplomatically.

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carey2 11/06/2012

Thanks for this review.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Grey2K continues to lie to the public about the treatment of greyhounds during their racing careers in order to rake in the donations for their personal use. They contribute nothing to greyhound adoption.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Well below expectations. Extreme poor money handling. I have been an active volunteer and board member for various greyhound adoption organizations for well over 10 years.

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carey2 11/06/2012

This "review" was posted by an individual in the greyhound racing industry, and is not factually accurate.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This group does not donate any money to Greyhound Adoption and or the welfare of the dogs. They do not help with placing dogs when tracks close. They keep all donations for themselves and it goes to their pockets. Check out there tax forms, online and open to the public to see where your donated money really goes. All the info they spread is very old and have not ever taken the time to visit with dog owners, visit farms and kennels and get current with the news. Watch where your money is donated to. This group remains a non profit because they take the profits for salaries in their pockets...ha!!!! Check it out please and decide for yourself!

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carey2 11/06/2012

This "review" was posted by a supporter of the dog racing industry, and is not factually accurate. GREY2K USA and the GREY2K USA Education Fund support greyhound adoption in many ways. We made direct donations to local adoption groups, we give adoption referrals, and we promote greyhound adoption. Further, the information we offer about commercial greyhound racing is recent, local, and from credible sources like mainstream news reports and state records. I have personally visited racetracks across the country, and also been inside multiple greyhound racetrack kennel compounds.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Grey2K USA and it's subsidiary Grey2K USA Education Fund has taken in millions of dollars over the last decade under the guise of helping greyhounds. By "helping" they mean traveling around the country and the world on their donors' dime preaching about how greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane, yet offering no substantial assistance directly to the greyhound community. For instance, recently several Florida tracks closed for the season and approximately 280 hounds needed to be housed, fed and transported to various adoption groups in a few weeks time. Despite widespread publicity, where was Grey2K with their fat wallets helping to buy food and pay haulers? Grey2K would like the general public to believe that mass euthanization still exists in these cases. By helping, it would destroy their illusion. They like to imply that they were responsible for closing over half of the greyhound tracks in the US over the last twelve years, when in fact those tracks closed for many reasons including casino issues, tax issues and the general poor economy. If greyhound loving people want to make a difference, donate to your local adoption agencies! *** In response to Carey Theil’s comment below: You don’t know me and have no idea whether or not I support dog racing. Maybe I just don’t like the way you operate and manipulate the truth to fleece unsuspecting donors out of their hard earned dollars for your salary and operating expenses. The information on your website and “fact sheets” is outdated, exaggerated, intentionally misleading and, as you’re so fond of stating “not factually accurate.” So you made donations to seven non-profit organizations since 2009 – to that I say BIG WHOOP! There are nearly 300 adoption groups in the US and you gave to seven. Wow, I just don’t know what to say about your overwhelming generosity! ***

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carey2 11/06/2012

This "review" was posted by a supporter of the greyhound racing industry, and is not factually accurate. For example, since 2009 we have made direct donations to seven non-profit organizations in Florida that find homes for rescued greyhounds.

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carey2 11/06/2012

This "review" was posted by a supporter of the greyhound racing industry, and is not factually accurate. For example, just in Florida we have made direct donations to seven non-profit organizations that find homes for rescued greyhounds since 2009. This false "review" was submitted as part of a coordinated (and cynical) campaign by dog racing supporters to post false reviews here. On one of the websites used by dog racing promoters, the same individual who posted this "review" told other dog racing supporters "We need to flood it!!"

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carey2 11/06/2012

This "review" was posted by a supporter of the greyhound racing industry, and is not factually accurate. For example, just in Florida we have made direct donations to seven non-profit organizations that find homes for rescued greyhounds since 2009. This "review" was submitted as part of a coordinated (and cynical) campaign by dog racing supporters to post false reviews here. On one of the websites used by dog racing promoters, the same individual who posted this "review" told other dog racing supporters "We need to flood it!!"

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

They are a lobbyist group that does NOTHING directly for greyhound welfare or adoption.

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carey2 11/06/2012

This "review" was posted by someone in the greyhound racing industry, and is not factually accurate. The GREY2K USA Education Fund makes direct donations to local adoption groups, makes adoption referrals to adoption groups throughout the country, and promotes greyhound adoption.

13 Matt34

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Grey2k is a joke! Its a bunch of people who really have no clue what happens at a track or in a kennel. Talk to someone in the industry to get a true outlook before passing judgement. These people dont help greyhounds in need of help either. You really want to help give your money to local Greyhound Adoption Group or OSU to try to come to a cure for cancer. Furthermore the only reason these comments are still here to read is because G2K cant figure out how to delete or block us "supporters"from speaking the truth. Carey if you have been in racing kennels in the recent past then you would know first hand that you and your sounterparts are doing nothing but lying to the public to get the all mighty $$$$$$

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carey2 11/06/2012

This "review" was posted by a supporter of the greyhound racing industry, and is not factually accurate.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

This group does nothing but lie to the public about what they stand for. And what they do stand for is money, money, money, to line their greedy pockets. They take from people who don't know they are being duped into giving money for a cause that isn't there. I and others would like to know how a group can exist legally in America. Lies and deceit is the only thing this poor excuse of a group is about. Sorry Mr. Carey, I'm in greyhound adoption. We educate, and find homes for them when they retire. How many have you placed, or even helped. And we don't lie to get donations like your so called organization does. We've seen the proof of what you do, so you cannot deny it, it's everywhere you don't want the truth to be.

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carey2 11/06/2012

This review was posted by a supporter of the dog racing industry, and is not factually accurate.

5 Lisa156

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing organization helping all understand what greyhound racing is really about. People have no idea what these dogs endure. People have no idea what amazing animals they are. Grey2k USA fights to make the world a better place for greyhounds all over the world & to help everyone understand why tracks all over the world must be shut done & greyhound racing banned forever.

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carey2 11/01/2012

Thanks for the review Lisa.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization that finally ended dog racing in MA. They are committed to exposing and ending the atrocities of racing nationally and internationally.

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carey2 11/01/2012

Thanks for the review John.

4 Dennis20

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When I think about GREY 2K USA, the song that comes to mind is "Nobody Does It Better" composed by Marvin Hamlisch with lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and recorded by Carly Simon. It has been one success after another for Greyhounds because of this organization. So many Greyhounds have been spared injury and death because of GREY 2K USA, and there are thousands of Greyhounds in living rooms tonight that are relaxing with loving human companions instead of living horrible lives and an uncertain fate.

10 Alanna W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since finding out about the cruel fate and so-called sport of greyhound racing when I moved to Florida in 1985, I was so shocked and wanted to do something about it. I searched for many years to link up with a group that was organized, well-educated and totally dedicated to this one cause. I found some smaller group that unfortunately didn't have the knowledge or ability to really take one this issue, though they were well-meaning. I finally found GREY2KUSA in the late 90's, and found exactly what I was looking for in a group of people who were totally dedicated, educated and able to make changes for the greyhounds. These changes have been apparent, and through these years, I have been so happy to volunteer whatever time and effort I had to give to help in GREY2KUSA's efforts, as they completely follow-through on their actions.

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carey2 10/31/2012

Thanks for this review.

4 Tumeria33

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As the adoptive parent of an ex-racing Greyhound I can honestly say that Grey2K USA is doing incredible work helping to end the cruelty and abuse that these sweet, gentle dogs experience at race tracks around the world. They help to educate the public as to what goes on at these tracks and expose the terrible conditions that these dogs must endure. They work hard not only to educate the public but also to help pass laws to shut down this cruel industry. Thanks to their efforts there are no longer any race tracks operating in any of the New England states. My own greyhound, Isis, broke 4 bones in her left hind foot coming around the second turn of her last race. She was one of the lucky ones and was put up for adoption. Most are not this lucky and are euthanized or in some cases forgotten in their cages when they no longer make a profit. Thank you Grey2K USA for your commitment and hard work. They certainly deserve to be at the top of the nonprofit list.

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carey2 10/31/2012

Thanks for this review.

4 Theresa19

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Grey2K USA has been responsible to bringing awareness Worldwide to the cruel and inhumane treatment of racing Greyhounds. They have been responsible for closing numerous race tracks and will continue the fight until every track is closed.

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carey2 10/31/2012

Thanks for this review!

5 April12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became familiar with Grey2kusa back in the late 90's when they were working to make dog racing illegal in Mass. I learned of the horrible treatment of these gentle dogs by this organization. They do a wonderful job educating the public about the truth behind the scenes of dog racing. Keep up the good work!

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carey2 05/22/2012

Thanks for the review.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This, is an essential service for greyhound advocacy, and every country that has greyhound racing, needs one.

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carey2 05/18/2012

Thanks for this review.

4 Linda77

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've staffed several education awareness tables at different events and I am always impressed with the materials that Grey2K USA offers the public for free to better understand the abuses and inhumanity that greyhound racing does to greyhounds. Their information is based on facts that help to better understand how greyhounds are abused and how the pro-greyhound racing individuals work deceptively to try and misinform the public about what really goes on in greyhound racing.

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carey2 05/17/2012

Thanks for this review.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The GREY2K USA Education Fund helps to educate members of the public about the current situation facing greyhounds, their plight, and ways to help these magnificent dogs. What a wonderful outreach program to help spread the word about greyhounds!

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carey2 05/16/2012

Thanks for this review.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Grey2K does nothing to help greyhounds. They exist only to shut down tracks, leaving hundreds of greyhounds without homes- endangering their lives. They do nothing to find homes for all these greyhounds, leaving the work to rescue groups across the country. They perpetuate myths about how the breed is managed and kept, using myths and anecdotes that are outdated and far behind the times. Anyone who believes that racing greyhounds- which sell for thousands of dollars as puppies- would be neglected and abused in some deranged attempt to enhance performance is seriously deluded. In turn, they exploit the breed in order to raise more money to keep themselves in business- a bureaucracy in search of a cause. Don't send them money; racing is dying out as it is. Economic forces will put most of the tracks under within a few years; no "help" from Grey2K is needed.

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carey2 05/16/2012

This review was written by a dog racing supporter and is not factually accurate. The GREY2K USA supports greyhound adoption in many ways, and makes direct contributions to dozens of local adoption groups. Further, the research by the GREY2K USA Education Fund is recent and based on credible sources such as state records and mainstream news reports. Finally, the GREY2K USA Education Fund is an all-volunteer organization.