April is Greyhound Adoption Month!
With the Florida tracks closing, it is estimated that 8,000 greyhounds will need homes within the next two years (as the tracks are phased out). Because of this, and all the other tracks (16 still left!) there remains an urgent need to place retired greyhound into loving homes.
Here are a couple videos and press release from The Greyhound Project. Too cute!
The Greyhound Project - April Adoption Month
Framingham, MA- Only 16 greyhound racing tracks across six states remain in the U.S. Facing a continuing decline in track attendance, the number of gentle greyhounds in need of homes makes April’s National Adopt-a-Greyhound month more important than ever.
These wonderful, elegant dogs are being cared for by adoption groups across the country as they wait to be adopted into permanent homes. The Greyhound Project is spreading the message of greyhound adoption awareness to ensure that 100 percent of these greyhounds find caring homes.
“Greyhounds make great pets and companions; they are gentle 40-mile-per-hour couch potatoes,” said Greyhound Project board member Stuart Fried. “The need to move these dogs to where they can find their permanent homes is more critical than ever. Costs associated with accomplishing this present a real challenge. National Adopt-a-Greyhound Month is the perfect time to welcome an ex-athlete into your dog-loving family or to donate toward our efforts if you’re not able to adopt.”
The Greyhound Project works to support over 300 greyhound adoption groups around the world. In addition to promoting National Adopt-a-Greyhound Month, the charity publishes wall and desk calendars for adoption groups to resell and maintains an international directory of adoption organizations.