From the Facebook page of Ladye Jane Vickers. Thanks, Ms. Vickers, for including the resource list!
Florida voted to ban greyhound racing, so in about a year there will be around 8,000 greys coming off the tracks and 7,000 racers-in-training that all need to find new homes. Ugh.
If you’re thinking about getting a dog, please consider adopting one of these sweet & goofy creatures. The adoption agencies aren’t going to be able to handle the massive influx, so now is the time to get one 💔
Find a Greyhound adoption agency near you here: https://www.ngagreyhounds.com/Adopt
Check out more of this girl and her retired life here: https://www.instagram.com/shugthegreyt/
Learn more about whether a retired racer is a good fit for your home here: http://www.adopt-a-greyhound.org/about/things_to_know_before_you_adopt.shtml
The numbers came from this article: http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/25091795/florida-vote-fatal-blow-us-greyhound-racing
If you can’t adopt, consider donating to greyhound adoption agencies like this one where Shug is from, Project Racing Home.
If you’re considering adding to your pack, please consider a greyhound, either now or as the racetracks empty out.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!