Greyhound Pets of America is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation founded in 1987 for the purpose of finding homes for ex-racing greyhounds.
As of 2008, Greyhound Pets of America has 53 chapters and sub-chapters around the nation. In 2007, GPA placed more dogs than any single organization at approximately 3,500.

Greyhounds in the News

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dairyland Greyhound Racetrack Closing

An e-mail has been circulating recently with some figures and statements that to the best of our knowledge contain outright bogus or misleading information about the closing of Dairyland.

This is the information I can share with you all regarding this tracks closure from our volunteers heavily involved in assisting these greyhounds:

1) Currently the number of dogs at Dairyland (DGP) is unknown. A State official indicated they would have a list ready in 2 weeks. 900 was the number given in a recent newspaper article, but we anticipate that number is high and the realistic number is somewhere between 300-500 dogs.
2) There is confirmation from the track veterinarian, who is a State of Wisconsin employee, that no dogs will be left behind. The facility will stay open as long as it takes to find adoption groups for all the dogs that are left at DGP.

3) Hauls are being organized to move the pet dogs out of the track prior to the closing to relieve some of the burden. This is going smoothly. Racers can't be moved until January 1st, since racing will continue until Dec. 31st. A haul going east through Ohio is scheduled to leave Dec. 5th. Another haul is leaving for Canada around the same time. Both of these hauls are going to groups that are approved to accept dogs by the State of Wisconsin.

4) All of the regional adoption groups are all ready in communication with each other and are strategizing how to move the dogs and increase adoptions. Its a good team and confidence is high in their abilities to get the job done. The groups are from WI, IL, MI, MN, IN, OH and IA (the neighboring states), but we anticipate support from well behind that perimeter.

Rory Goree
President
Greyhound Pets of America - National

6 comments:

  1. These poor dogs have been racing to earn $$$$$ for their owners, handlers and trainers. Why is some of the $$$$$ not being used for these dogs? Why is it that rescue agencies have to step up to care for these dogs after they are thrown away by their owners, handler and trainers?

    Shame on those humans.

    RACE CARS........NOT DOGS!!!!!!

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  2. Yes I agree, I am glad that they are {Closing}
    The dogs did not make a dime. Shame on you
    people. Now will you give them your time? I
    always would say to myself, those Poor Dogs.
    Sad life for them.

    That is a disgrace to Wi.
    Carol

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