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November 8, 2018
Florida voters on Tuesday approved Amendment 13, ending live greyhound racing in the state by 2021. So, 2020 will be the last year people can watch live racing in Florida. Many trainers and tracks will start phasing dogs out soon. Trainers will start petting out more than usual over the next several months and will not be bringing in new dogs to the Florida track. If other trainers do the same (which they will), many of the tracks will be phasing out starting in May 2019 through December 2019. If this happens, dogs will start flooding out of Florida at the end of this year and all next year, which will cause tracks to close quicker than normal, thus moving a large number of dogs in a short period of time.
As an organization of tenure and quality, Arizona Greyhound Rescue has already been contacted by Florida trainers looking to rehome their greyhounds. Arizona Greyhound Rescue will receive 10 greyhounds mid-December of this year. These trainers know Arizona Greyhound Rescue will do as it has always done: find loving homes for retired racing greyhounds by working with racing greyhound owners, trainers and Florida tracks to take in as many dogs as possible.
So… we will need your help to fulfill our mission and help these wonderful greyhounds. This is a long-term commitment by AGR and we will need funds for many months going forward.
We need to be able to support these greyhounds financially until their adoptions, which means we will need funding on average of $1500+ per dog. This cost includes transportation, veterinary care, food and housing.
We will also need for fosters and adopters ready now for the tsunami of greyhounds coming from Florida.
Please donate, and if you are able, complete the foster/adoption application below. We will begin the home checks as soon as possible so that we will be prepared for these sweet dogs.
Thank ROO for opening your hearts, wallets, and homes in order to support the incoming Florida greyhounds.
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