Many of you have expressed concern about what will happen to the estimated 8,000 greyhounds who are currently racing in the state of Florida if and when the bills currently in legislation pass. The safety and welfare of every single greyhound who stands to be effected is our number one priority. To that end the Greyhounds First Coalition was formed.
We will work together to find homes for any and all greyhounds that become available with the passage of this humane legislation. In fact, many of us were among the scores of adoption groups that quickly mobilized and found homes for the greyhounds when the states of Oregon, Connecticut, Colorado, Wisconsin, Kansas, Massaschusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island closed down their live racing operations.
The winding down of live racing will not occur abruptly. Some tracks are seasonal and will simply not re-open for live racing at season's end. Some tracks that normally offer live racing througout the year may take the option to stop racing right away - but some may not. However and whenever tracks choose to release the greyhounds, we will be available to help.
We welcome and in fact encourage any adoption group who would like to help with the nationwide effort to help Florida greyhounds to contact a member of the Greyhounds First Coalition for more information. We will continue to keep everyone informed of new developments and thank you all sincerely for your on-going support and concern for the greyhounds.
The Greyhounds First Coalition