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Greyhounds like Hope don't understand why they are treated so cruelly

Dear Friends,

I wish that everyone were as kind to animals as you are, but sadly that's just not the case. Especially in the dog racing world.

Did you know that at some racetracks female greyhounds are injected with steroids to keep them from going into heat? As a result, they develop genital abnormalities and suffer terrible pain for the rest of their lives.

Steroid injections are what kept "Hope" running without a break for 159 races at Tucson Greyhound Park. Thankfully, she was one of the lucky ones and one day she was saved. Little Hope now lives with loving adopters and enjoys a soft bed, good food and lots of love.

But Hope still suffers from "urine scald." She cannot relieve herself normally because she is constantly plagued with urinary infections and painful sores. Corrective surgery may be the only answer …

SpiritSpirit was abandoned in some bushes, starving and injured, behind a warehouse. A virtual skeleton, covered with ticks, her once-beautiful fur smelling of dried urine, she also had a gaping wound on her left hip. Spirit was barely able to stand, yet somehow she found the strength to wag her tail for the kindly stranger who rescued her!

I wonder how many races Spirit ran before she was thrown aside and left to die?

How would anyone be so cruel to such sweet dogs? And why? There is just no good answer to these questions.

Except one.

You can help innocent greyhounds now by becoming a monthly donor of $25 or more to our successful campaigns to close down dog tracks.

As our way of saying thanks, we will send you a special edition t-shirt!

Die Cut was paralyzed while racing at Wonderland Greyhound Park and Echo was "euthanized at owner's request" after fracturing her front leg. Two-year-old Sean hit a light post coming around a turn one summer day at Raynham Park. She broke her neck and was listed as "DOA" on Racing Commission records. Amy Jo broke her left hock during a race at Hinsdale and she was immediately destroyed. According to state records, the fracture was so severe that a piece of bone was found protruding from her leg ...

Crystal B DiscoCrystal B. Disco was a red brindle dog who wanted a second chance, but never got it. Last January, while racing in Florida, she collided with another dog, hit the rail and died of a crushed skull. She was only three years old. Here is a video of her last race.

This is what dog racing does to young, gentle greyhounds and this is what it will continue to do until this cruelty ends. We were able to stop dog racing in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, but help simply came too late for Die Cut, Echo, Sean and Amy Jo.

Since 2001, we have successfully led the fight to end dog racing at 26 tracks
and worked to block expansion to South Africa and other countries around the globe. We mean to keep working until dog racing ends everywhere. But we need your help to succeed!

Please give a donation of $25, $50, $100 or more today. Make your gift a monthly one of $25 or more and we will send you a fun t-shirt! Click here to sign up.

SpiritGreyhound-like dogs were once the companions of ancient royalty, but today these gentle friends are used and abused by a heartless, commercial enterprise.

The time is now to bring the greyhounds back home. Won't you please help?

Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.
President, GREY2K USA


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