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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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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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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christine 07/11/2017

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are very compassionate; their actions help greyhounds everywhere in the world.

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christine 07/11/2017

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

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Serious and transparent organization, which makes an extraordinary, competent, forward-looking work against the greyhound racing in the USA and worldwide and in defense of the greyhounds and animals rights in general.

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christine 07/11/2017

Grazie! We appreciate our partnership with Pet Lievrieri and all the wonderful groups like it working to save greyhounds around the world! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

Donor

Rating: 5

I've attended many fundraisers for Grey2K over the years so I've been able to learn firsthand about all the wonderful work they've done to end the abhorrent practice of greyhound racing around the world. They've made great progress as many tracks have closed but there is still work to do. Grey2K is a great organization with a very noble cause.

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christine 07/11/2017

Your words mean so much, thank you from everyone here at GREY2K USA! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

Client Served

Rating: 5

One of the hardest working groups out there. GREY2K USA will not stop until greyhounds are protected from the cruelty of dog racing around the world!

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christine 07/11/2017

Thank you for being a part of this "greyt" team! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

JackJill

Board Member

Rating: 5

GREY2K USA Worldwide is a success because they focus on one thing...the protection of the racing greyhound. Just last year, GREY2K USA was able to ban dog racing in Arizona.
As a board member, I have witnessed the dedication and drive of Carey Theil, Executive Director, and Christine Dorchak, President, and General Counsel...they work nonstop full speed ahead. Let me tell you a little bit about them.
First Carey. Every year, you will see Carey in Tallahassee getting to know legislators and winning them over with facts about the cruelty of the dog racing industry.Legislators in Florida term out but Carey always finds new supporters from both sides of the aisle. Then there is the media. Carey has so many contacts from reporters to TV stations which help him get our message out. For example, just several weeks ago The New York Times published an article about cocaine being found in 5 greyhounds following Florida Races.
Now Christine. Boy, does she know the para-mutual law? She works with governors and legislators to help get these laws on the books. I know that many times she is at the GREY2K USA office working on Saturday or Sunday trying to beat a deadline and she does.
I am proud to be a member of GREY2K USA and I will continue to help Carey and Christine with their efforts to end dog racing.

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christine 07/11/2017

Kathy, you are the heart and soul of this effort. We want to thank you right back for all you do to help raise awareness about the cruelty of dog racing and promote the adoption of ex-racers! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member of GREY2K USA for several years. During this time, I have seen the level of commitment GREY2K USA has to end dog racing here in the U.S. and worldwide. Since they have only one goal, they can stay focused on achieving it and to help them achieve it, they have a very knowledgeable and dedicated staff.

One of the reasons I decided to join GREY2K USA is because they work legislatively to ban dog racing and they have accomplished this in many states, most recently, Arizona.

I encourage everyone to go to GREY2KUSA.org and see what has been accomplished to help the racing greyhounds.

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Donor

Rating: 5

It is a tragedy what happens to these poor dogs for the entertainment of humans. Grey2k does a fantastic job of helping to stop this pathetic sport. No animal should have to endure what these poor loving animals undergo. Hoping dog racing stops around the world !!

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christine 07/11/2017

We agree! Thanks for our comment and thanks for your support! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known this group, these people, for more than 15 years. I have seen them work tirelessly putting their VERY considerable professional gifts to work for the benefit of the most abused breed of dog that has ever existed in the U.S. I have no idea how they get done what they get done but they do it/it happens...and greyhounds BENEFIT. I have contributed for the past 15 years and I will continue to do so. Because the best hope of abolishing greyhound racing in the U.S. is Grey2K USA Worldwide...and then they will turn their sights on to the world. I want to be around to celebrate this - !

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christine 07/11/2017

We can't thank you enough for your kind words and your continued support! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

8 Lois28

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Amazing that every remotely negative review is written off with the same copy/paste claim to be "fake"! People will eventually see through that.

Facts are stated in the reviews, refute them if you can. Not everyone who disagrees with you is pro-racing. Some of us are neutral.

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carey2 10/20/2016

When dog racing supporters post two dozen negative "reviews" at the same time in a cynical attempt to drive down our review grade, and as part of an organized campaign, then each phony "review" is going to get the same response. 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 has dropped by 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1


Before I wrote this I read the reviews and the follow-up comments. I live in the US and, other than adopting retired racing Greyhounds, am not in any way connected to the racing industry. Neither are any of my friends or family. When I first adopted a Greyhound, I was inclined to believe the things that Grey2k promote. Then I started to think for myself and got an unbiased education.

I investigated. What I came away with is the knowledge that it takes an incredible investment, both in money and work, to get a dog from conception to maiden race. Racing is a business, albeit a labor of love. Like any business only a fool would take it on without a long term plan to be profitable. If a dog is not well taken care of, in both body and mind, it will not perform. If it doesn't perform it will not be profitable.

I questioned. Why would a kennel, trainer or breeder not want a return on investment? They wouldn't. They wouldn't provide improper care, food or socialization. These dogs are, after all, professional athletes and they are treated as such.

Grey2k claims that there are "missing" dogs. There really aren't. Many dogs that are whelped don't make it to the track because they are not contenders and they are petted out. Grey2k says that they are caged 20 hours a day. This is simply not true. And when they are, the crates they are housed in are much larger than the average one that adopters use. Grey2k cites injuries, and anyone who has a Greyhound knows that when you have a dog running full out injuries can happen. But there are more injuries in the backyards of their retirement homes because the surface is not groomed like it is at the tracks, not to mention trees, garden ornaments and gates that have been left open. And, don't get me started on dog park injuries.

I will admit that 25+ years ago, before the pursuit of adoptive homes, things were different when racing careers were over. That was then. So why does Grey2k still use mass euthanasia as a talking point in their donation requests?

I've cold called all of my dogs' owners or trainers. Every time I got a friendly and helpful response. I found that I was talking to someone eager to share memories of their dogs and they were grateful for the call and to know that their "baby" was in a happy home. I was lucky enough to have a reunion with my current dog's owner/trainer. After a few seconds she realized that she was seeing "her man". It was as if, for that brief moment in time, I didn't exist. The looks of seer joy on both dog and trainer's faces said it all. No one will ever be able to convince me that there was any neglect or abuse. It was a genuine love fest. He and his family even send "their" dog Christmas gifts.

The professional racing business takes care of and polices its own pretty darn well these days but Grey2k can still do a lot of good. Focus on shutting down unregulated underground racing. Those dogs are totally at risk, generally neglected and disposed of. Take on the Galgos and Podencos in Spain and Argentina. Put your efforts into shutting down dog fighting. Granted, this will be less high profile, much harder and possibly a whole lot dangerous, but these dogs could really use Grey2k's loving help.

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carey2 10/19/2016

This in fact a phony "review" that was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign to try to drive down our review score on this site. The "review" states that the author isn't a member of the dog racing industry, then spends the next several paragraphs defending dog racing. The "review" was posted at the exact same time many other "reviews" were posted by greyhound breeders and others with a financial interest in dog racing. 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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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Rating: 1

I am not a greyhound breeder, an employee of the industry nor have any ties to greyhound racing. I do not have family members employed nor have any financial interest in greyhound racing or even a 'competing' non-profit. I state this because the organizer of Grey2K has accused many people of posting "fake" reviews for their charity. I love greyhounds and I did my homework about which organizations were actually in favor of the well-being of the breed and individual dogs from birth to racing to retirement. Grey2K is a lobbyist group. In fact, they state so themselves: "In 2015, 83% of all expenditures were used directly for programs including legislative advocacy, ballot initiatives, legal research, and public education about the cruelty of greyhound racing." As you can see, not one line item is listed as "veterinary care" or "adoption fees". However, the two top issues are legislative advocacy and ballot initiatives. Your donations are used for lobbying to put race tracks out of business: which, if you understand by doing so, actually harms the integrity of the breed. Because of them, there have been hundreds, if not thousands of greyhounds who have been left homeless due to a track closure. Ask them who they have helped with that? They haven't. They don't.

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carey2 10/19/2016

This in fact a phony "review" that was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign to try to drive down our review score on this site. The "review" states that the author doesn't support dog racing, then spends the next several paragraphs defending dog racing. The "review" was posted at the exact same time many other "reviews" were posted by greyhound breeders and others with a financial interest in dog racing. 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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This group never helps the dogs but uses the money collected to spend on theirselves. They do not adopt dogs.

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carey2 10/19/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

in all my research, I know of no help this group has been in helping greyhounds. I know of a rehoming organization that had a fire in their kennel & where was grey2k?? Where were they during the recent hurricane?? Oh, I know, shopping for their clothes to look good with your donations. Don't be fooled!!

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carey2 10/19/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

A lobby group - they do nothing for actual dogs but line their pockets and live the high life off your dollars. Check their financial reports. Note that one of the beneficiaries of your donations is copy/pasting the same comment to any negative review - that they are fake reviews. I assure you this is not a fake review, Grey2K cannot change laws as they state they have; and any funds donated to them help them live well and travel world while those who actually love the dogs (NOT Grey2K) get in there and care for them. He who shrieks with the loudest voice is not necessarily right. Donate to actual greyhound adoption groups and not to these charlatans.

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carey2 10/13/2016

This is in fact a fake "review," and 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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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Rating: 1

Grey2K is a lobbying group that fights to end racing. They rehome zero greyhounds, and do nothing to assist with the welfare. If you truly want to help greyhounds volunteer, foster, or donate to a local adoption group.

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carey2 10/13/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

For those that believe Grey2K helps with greyhound adoptions and re homing, don't. They never have and never will help donate time or money to find homes for retired racers. They don't give a darn about the greyhounds they are supposedly protecting. They never even tried to protect the racing greyhounds in FL when Matthew came calling last week. They haven't even donated any money for repairs to the kennels or food or nothing. They don't care. In fact, if truth be known, they were probably hoping Matthew would've killed all the greyhounds in FL. so the tracks would be closed. That is how their evil minds work Do not donate any of your money to this group. Donate to your local adoption group instead. This way your money will be used for the purpose you intended, the greyhounds.
Sorry Mr. Thiel, but this is not a fake review, but an honest, true review. And not once in your response have you said anything about helping with adoption groups and helping to adopt greyhounds. You never once mentioned reaching out to the hundreds of greyhounds that were in danger last week in FL. when Matthew came through. Why? Because you don't care about the welfare or lives of greyhounds, that's why. All you care about is your precious lobbying. You don't love greyhounds. Never have, never will. You just love the money. But you will answer to God some day for your greed and hatred of greyhounds. Again, this is NOT a fake review.

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carey2 10/13/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Where was this fine organization that protects greyhounds and looks out for their welfare when the very real danger of Hurricane Matthew was threatening the kennels in Florida just last week? Were they gathering supplies? Were they sleeping on cots watching over the dogs- leaving their homes and families behind?
No...that was the dedicated trainers and owners doing that. ACTUALLY PROTECTING the greyhounds these charlatans claim to care so much about and work so hard to "save".
Or were they sitting back hoping Mother Nature night do their dirty work for them?
This is not a charity. It's a lobbying group using misleading stories and outright falsehoods to promote their agenda.
If you care about these beautiful dogs donate to your local groups.

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carey2 10/13/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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Rating: 1

This group does absoulutly nothing to help find homes for retired racing greyhounds. Their whole agenda is to close racetracks and put people out of jobs. When the tracks close they do nothing to help find homes for the dogs at those tracks. To say they care nothing about the dogs would be giving them too much credit.

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carey2 10/13/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This lobbying organization cares nothing about true Greyhound welfare. They do nothing to help Greyhounds nor Greyhound Adoption.

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carey2 10/13/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

43 Judy174

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Very poor choice to donate to this so called non-profit. They line their pockets with the donations and do not help the greyhounds.

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carey2 10/13/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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This is a lobby group which does ZERO to help greyhounds. They promote misinformation to pull at the heart strings of animal lovers and line their pockets with the proceeds. They have not donated one single dollar to helping actual dogs be adopted or obtain medical care. do you research people and don't believe the mumbo jumbo. Go to a race track in the USA and see for yourself if those dogs are mistreated. I am involved in fostering and adoption of retired racers and know first hand that Grey2K are liars and greedy con artists posing as animal lovers. Please give your donations to actual animal shelters or greyhound re-homing groups, and not these shills.

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carey2 10/13/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

43 Blanche F.

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They use the donations to line their own pockets and they cannot pass laws to regulate racing -it's up the leaders in the states to pass the laws. So many tracks have closed because they were losing money-Grey2K didn't have anything to do with it.

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carey2 10/13/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

40 Sara155

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Note that Grey2K is a 501(c)4, NOT a 501(c)3. The difference is that the 501(c)4 can engage in unlimited lobbying, which is primarily what funds are used for. This is not an organization that actively seeks to help greyhounds that need rehoming. This is not an organization that actually helps the welfare of existing racing greyhounds - there were many that could have used help during Hurricane Matthew. Beware of what your funds are actually used for - it is NOT direct greyhound welfare, but political activities and (mis)information campaigns.

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carey2 10/13/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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Rating: 1

If you are interested in helping greyhounds as a breed, this is not the non-profit you should seek. Your money is going to a lobbying group, not an animal welfare group. They have no concern for the well being of greyhounds during their life at the track and especially for their life after the track. If you want to help the breed, find a local greyhound adoption group in which to give your money.

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carey2 10/13/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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Rating: 1

This is a lobbying group - a 501(c)(4) - not a 501(c)(3) - so none of the donations made are tax deductible. They do not assist in placing or homing greyhounds when their racing careers are finished.

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carey2 10/13/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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Grey2K lies. Your money does not go to help any greyhounds, it pads the pockets of Her Highness. If you really want to help these wonderful dogs find homes once they retire, donate to your local ADOPTION groups and stop supporting this money-hungry organization that really couldn't care less about greyhounds. (Zero stars should really be an option here.)

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carey2 10/13/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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Grey2K are not an animal welfare organisation but an animal rights political activist organisation who spread lies and misinformation in order to get people to donate to them. They neither rehome or donate to organisations who rehome Greyhounds. They go on 'fact finding' jollies all over the world and pay themselves large salaries. There is plenty of information available about the dreadful lies they spread, including the publishing of a photo in Australia of a 'greyhound breeding establishment ' that was actually a run down closed mining operation complete with their sign. I would have given them zero stars if I could have.

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carey2 10/13/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

39 Diane198

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Rating: 1

Grey2KUSA has non-profit status, but that does not mean that the two people that run it are not making a living off of the organization and using donated funds to travel the globe. Grey2KUSA does not re-home dogs, they are basically a PAC raising donated funds to lobby state and federal law makers.

They have no shelters. They do not have a hands-on policy of finding homes for retired racing dogs. They often use outdated "facts" about the racing industry and hyperbole to urge kind hearted pet lovers to donate funds to what they believe to be a rescue organization.

If you love animals and have some spare money to donate, give it to your local shelter which will put your generosity to actual rescue efforts.

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carey2 10/13/2016

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 68% 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 also an efficient non-profit organization. In 2015, 83% 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 effective, and winning the fight against their cruel industry.

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Rating: 5

Grey2K is an organization that works tirelessly for the Greyhounds in shutting down these horrible, horrific race tracks. They work to free these beautiful animals from the clutches of animal abuse all for monetary gain. They do wonderful work in finding good, loving homes for the Greyhounds. They also influence legislation and regulations in shutting down these race tracks for good!!!!!!

2 Donna259

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Rating: 5

Grey2K does wonderful work, glad to give to this nonprofit organization because they do great work organizing events, getting dog tracks to close and bring greyhounds into schools and nursing homes for meet and greets. Grey2k is working to get dog tracks shut down across America and overseas, please consider making a donation today.

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carey2 08/11/2016

Thank you Donna for your kind words and support of our mission to protect greyhounds!

2 Ann_141

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Grey2k is a wonderful advocate for the greys in their fight to stop racing. They are the voice for the dogs to stop mistreating the animals. Thanks for all your work to stop racing!

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carey2 08/11/2016

Thank you Ann for your words of support!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Amazing organization protecting greyhounds around the globe.

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carey2 08/11/2016

Thank you!

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Rating: 5

Grey2K USA has led an effective fight to end the exploitation and abuse of greyhounds in the US. It is amazing what they have accomplished in the past 15 years. In that same short time their scope has extended across the globe, influencing legislation and regulations, and closing down tracks. Along the way they have stayed true to their mission, made every penny count, and honed in on a strategic plan that will in our lifetime make greyhound racing a thing of the past.

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carey2 08/11/2016

We really appreciate you taking the time to review our organization! Thank you for your support.

1 Janet96

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Rating: 5

We have been supporting the GREY2K USA team for several years both with personal donations and through our business. The GREY2K USA team has worked relentlessly to save living animals from the cruelty of humans. They also help to educate children so that this madness of using animals to make $ stops. I highly recommend that everyone should support GREY2k USA until ALL dog racing ends.
GREY2K USA does not succumb to the harsh attacks from the dog racing industry.
GREY2K USA is responsible both fiscally and humanly.

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carey2 08/11/2016

Thank you Janet for your supporting our mission to protect greyhounds around the world!

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Rating: 5

We've supported GREY2K USA for over two years now and have seen remarkable progress by Christine Dorchak and her team's non-stop, dedicated and diligent work. We support GREY2K USA both with fundraising, our personal monies and by signing the petitions and support she needs to bring the laws to fruition to protect living beings.
Rarely do you find a non-profit that is so transparent with the monies spent and most rare of all, the dedicated work devoting time and money directly to the cause. If more people cared as much as the GREY2K USA team our world would be a kinder place.

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christine 08/20/2014

Janet, you are a valued member of this team. Thanks for all youdo! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have donated to this fine, reputable and honorable and VERY trustworthy organization as much as my small income has allowed for many years.
I know that I can trust the founders will use any money I donate properly, with one mission: to help innocent greyhounds and to stop the horrid practice of greyhound dog racing that still continues in many states in the USA and some countries worldwide.
I have not always felt as confident that my donations were used properly in OTHER agencies that I have donated to in the past, but I have 110% complete confidence that my donations are being treated properly by the leaders of this wonderful and highly respected organization of GREY 2kUSA.
I am a big fan of their work! I wish could do more! They are doing such good work and are helping so many innocent greyhounds find freedom from this barbaric life of greyhound racing. BRAVO Grey2K USA! BRAVO!

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carey2 08/11/2016

Thank you so much for your support over the years! We really appreciate your thoughtful comments regarding our work to protect greyhounds.