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    Attention Dog Lovers

    With Florida voters approving Amendment 13, to ban greyhound racing, there will be approximately 15,000 greyhounds that will need loving and patient dog lovers to foster or adopt. Historically, any greyhound that does not perform/turn a profit, has been neglected in one way or another. This will be indicative of how these thousands of dogs will be treated once they are no longer useful money makers. It breaks my heart to think of these gentle creatures being neglected/abused. Please, if you have room in your heart and home to foster or adopt, please contact your local greyhound rescue to find out how you can help. If you are not familiar with greyhounds from the tracks, they spend most of their time in stacked dog crates. They are not familiar with normal homes and lifestyles. The simplest of things, that most dogs do every day, are totally alien to greyhounds. Like climbing stairs, getting in and out of cars, or just knowing that they can relieve themselves off leash. They require love and patience, but they are quick to learn, and quick to love. Please consider helping, any way you can. Foster, Adopt, Donate. All Greyhound Rescues will be eternally grateful.
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    snipped from a friends FB page


    Regardless of your position on racing, we can all agree that those 9,000 greyhounds deserve to be properly cared for until they can find loving homes. The organizations that spent $3M on advertising promoting the ban have committed ~$0 to accomplish that goal, and the constitutional amendment makes no specific provisions for the dogs affected. Greyhound adoption groups are going to bend over backwards to do everything they can, but to give you a sense of the challenge ahead, those 9,000 dogs represent a 30-50% increase in the number of annual greyhound adoptions in the US (depending on your math and underlying assumptions). This will significantly strain the existing resources of these organizations, particularly those in Florida and in the Florida adoption pipeline.

    WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP: The highest impact thing you can do is donate to a greyhound-specific adoption group, with heavy emphasis on "greyhound-specific". They're the organizations that are going to be doing the work in the trenches to give the displaced greyhounds love and care until they find homes.
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    Southern Maryland's awesome rescue is Greyt Expectations located in Lusby.
    "It's nice to be important but it's also important to be nice."

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    Please share far and wide: If you own a dog transporting vehicle, and would like to help with the rescue and transport of the the thousands of greyhounds that will be in need of foster care and until they find forever homes, please reach out to GREAT, Inc. Call (813) 971-4732. The greyhounds will need to be transported to various greyhound rescue organizations throughout the country.

    https://great-greyhound.org/?fbclid=...YBaJotCQaB7RqU
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    professional daydreamer mAlice's Avatar
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    Also, since Lara Trump was instrumental in this ban, but not in providing any financial assistance, please post on her FB page asking her to organize rescue assistance.
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