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Columbia SC, PetSmart on Harbison Blvd. Oct 28th 1-5 

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Live in Florida? Vote NO on Amendment 13!


Amendment 13 is a proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution that would ban Greyhound Racing in the State. Florida voters will be allowed to vote on it in the Fall of 2018. A YES vote bans greyhound racing and a NO vote allows Greyhound Racing to continue. Florida is the state with the most greyhound tracks and has over half the tracks in the US.

A Yes vote means thousands of greyhounds will need to be moved into adoption groups from the tracks in Florida. Thousands of greyhounds in other states, breeding stock and their puppies, will also need to find homes, if they are no longer have tracks to go to. This will put a huge strain on the adoption community. Most greyhound adoption groups do NOT want that to happen.

Why would a greyhound adoption group support greyhound racing?

Greyhound Crossroads has more than 20 years of experience. We work closely with the racing owners and trainers and have been to the tracks and farms to see what actually goes on behind the scenes and it is not what the animal activists want you to believe.

Animal Activists, that don't believe that any dog should have a purpose or a job in life, have spread lies about racing for years. Anything to scam donations out of good, caring people. These organizations actually do nothing at all or very little for greyhounds or adoption, spending their money on their own high salaries, travel and lobbying.

Our volunteers have been to most of the tracks in the country, and many of the greyhound farms. We see the care and love greyhounds get from their owners and trainers. We know greyhounds LOVE nothing more than chasing the lure. They don't care if they win or lose, they don't care if their owner makes money or loses it. Greyhounds love the job they have been bred to do for thousands of years - chase! They only race once every 4 or 5 days for around 30 seconds at a time. Most of our dogs start racing at 1.5 years old and retire at 2 or 3. Most retire with less than an hour total time racing in their entire career, since each race takes about 30 seconds.

Adoption groups across the country have waiting lists of adopters waiting on adult greyhounds to retire. Every racer has a home to go to after their career is over! Greyhounds are not discarded or put down as puppies or after they retire. These adopters don't want to buy expensive greyhound puppies and raise them themselves. They don't want mixed breed rescues. They want athletic, fit, adult greyhounds that are wonderful pets because of the way they are carefully bred, raised and handled during their racing career.

Ending racing, ends the supply of these wonderful dogs for a lot of wonderful families. Ending racing means that backyard breeders and puppy mills will pop up to supply people with a supply of expensive, poorly bred puppies, that won't be fit or athletic. These puppies will not be spayed or neutered like all greyhounds are now, before they are released to the public. This leads to unwanted puppies and more backyard breeding. Poorly raised, poorly muscled, accident prone and unsocialized adolescent greyhounds will dumped on adoption groups at 8 months to one year old with severe behavior problems and injuries, due to being raised by people that don't understand greyhounds. The greyhound adoption community has been able to completely avoid these issues, that are faced by shelters and rescues of all other dog breed, up until now, due to the careful breeding and regulation of the racing industry. We want to continue to get the healthy, well bred, dogs that are bred and raised to be their athletic best.
Racing is a win for adopters and the dogs!
VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 13

For more information

Another good article on 13 from one of our vets

 

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Greyhound Crossroads Chosen The 2015 Adoption Group of the Year! Greyhound Adoptions and Support in South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. Read about our award Here

   

 

Have you adopted a greyhound from us? As we enter our third decade, we'd like to hear from you about your past and present greyhounds.

 If you've got just a few minutes, we'd love for you to fill out our census form.

 

Greyhound Crossroads 20 Year Census

 

Greyhound Crossroads is a 501C3 Charitable Organization that is Registered with the IRS and in the states of South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Financial Information about this Organization and a copy of its license are available form the North Carolina State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

 

 

 

   

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