Dear Friend,

Tonight, the greyhounds made history! Amendment 13 has passed on the ballot by a margin of 3-1 and Florida has now become the 41st state to prohibit the cruelty and killing of dog racing. Eleven of the 17 dog tracks remaining in the United States will close as result. Read our timeline to victory.

We were proud to stand with our co-sponsors, the Doris Day Animal League, Animal Wellness Action and Humane Society of the United States in celebrating this incredible moment in greyhound advocacy! Tracks will wind down over 26 months, allowing greyhounds to be absorbed by waiting rescue groups all across the country. The Miami track closed in June and four other tracks have already hosted their last scheduled races of 2018.

This happy ending is due to the tens of thousands of people who have worked for years to speak for the dogs. We would especially like to recognize the contribution of  Kathy Pelton. She learned what was happening to dogs in her state and set out to help them. As our Florida director, she hosted outreach tables, led rallies, walked in parades, raised funds and gave the greyhounds everything she had until passing away last year. Kathy, this one’s for you!


Please read tonight’s press statement and be sure to follow all the news about this historic moment in greyhound advocacy on our news page.

For the greyhounds,

Christine Dorchak signature

Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.

Carey Theil signature
Carey M. Theil
Executive Director

P.S. Our 2019 Greyhound Freedom Calendar features beautiful photos of greyhounds from around the world and highlights special victories and major accomplishments in the campaign to end dog racing! Calendars will ship soon. Pre-order yours now! If you are a rescue group and would like to order calendars at a greater volume, please contact us at for special pricing.​


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