Hundreds of greyhound adoption groups have sprung up
across the world to find homes for dogs that have been saved
from the racing industry. As part of our continuing series, we would like to spotlight the wonderful work of California’s Greyhound Adoption Center.
Since 1987, the Greyhound Adoption Center (GAC) has found loving homes for nearly 6,000 retired racing greyhounds and greyhound-mixes from all across the United States and Mexico. Up to 150 greyhounds arrive at the kennels each year.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting the shelter and speaking with its co-founder, the wonderful Darren Rigg. He made me feel like we had been friends for years ... I think we simply connected on a greyhound level, with a shared love for the hounds and a complete commitment to ending dog racing! What impressed me most was that the greyhounds come first with him, an ethic which can be seen across the entire 3-acre facility. He has even created a 1.3-acre "Run Free" field and sports center for the dogs!
Every day, staff and dozens of volunteers feed, bathe, and exercise the dogs – with some recovering from extensive surgeries to repair injuries suffered while racing. The group relies on member dues as well as occasional grants to continue its successful work. In fact, GAC recently obtained a brand new van to transport more needy dogs than ever before!
On June 14, GAC rescued several lucky hounds from the Agua Caliente track in Tijuana. The only dog racing facility in Mexico, 700 greyhounds may be there at any given time, all of whom are American-born. It is GAC's heartfelt wish to bring all of our greyhound friends back home again. Won't you please help by sponsoring their next rescue trip? Contact GAC now to inquire.
Check out all the available hounds at the shelter and then please join me in making a donation to our friends at the Greyhound Adoption Center today! GAC has grown to become one of the world's largest greyhound rescue organizations and we should all support this hardworking and dedicated group.
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