Thousands of Greyhounds In Need of Permanent Homes Due to the Economy, Track Closings
Framingham, MA-A 40 mile per hour couch potato is just waiting to be adopted into a loving and permanent home and what better month than National Adopt-a-Greyhound month to welcome a beautiful, graceful and gentle greyhound into your family.
April is National Adopt-a-Greyhound month and the need to place greyhounds housed in temporary homes and facilities has never been greater. The Greyhound Project is spreading their message of greyhound adoption awareness to ensure that 100 percent of these greyhounds find caring homes.
In the last three years, 11 racetracks have closed around the nation because legislative initiatives and a struggling economy, putting enormous pressure on adoption groups to find homes for as many as 1,000 dogs at every track closing. Pending legislation in Florida may mean that many of its 13 tracks will soon close. Add greyhounds that have retired from still active tracks around the country and you have thousands of wonderful, elegant dogs being cared for by adoption groups as they wait to be adopted into their permanent homes.
“Greyhounds make great pets and companions,” said President of The Greyhound Project Michael McCann. “They are graceful and gentle and can be a great addition to any dog-loving family. Recent track closings and a struggling economy have resulted in fewer adoptions and more surrenders. National Adopt-a-Greyhound month is a great time to welcome these wonderful Greyhounds into loving and permanent homes.”
The Greyhound Project works to support over 300 greyhound adoption groups nationwide. The charity also publishes Celebrating Greyhounds, an award-winning quarterly magazine written for greyhound adopters, owners, and supporters.
About The Greyhound Project
Founded in 1992, The Greyhound Project is a volunteer, non-profit organization. The mission of The Greyhound Project is to promote the welfare and adoption of greyhounds by providing support and information to adoption organizations, adopters, and the public. Please visit www.adopt-a-greyhound.org for more information.