Adoption groups from Maine and Oregon have been named the winners of the 2016 Greyhound Adoption Program of the Year (GAPY) Award. American Greyhound Council (AGC) President Fred Fulchino announced the awards today. Each organization will receive a $1,000 grant from the AGC.
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Specially trained greyhounds are helping students at Virginia Wesleyan College de-stress before exams, according to a December 14 story in The Virginian-Pilot. The story highlighted the efforts of greyhound owner Julie Morgan who, for the past three years, has brought her 7-year old retired racer, Bart, to the college library to “help students cope during finals week.”
In a November 28 letter, AGC President Fred Fulchino called out San Antonio News-Express columnist Roy Bragg for spreading misinformation promoted by Grey2K and its spokesman, Carey Theil. Bragg’s commentary was published on November 27.
A greyhound adoption group in the Tampa area has received a $3,000 boost to its annual budget, thanks to the American Greyhound Council (AGC). The Greyhound Gang of Florida won the donation in a special prize drawing held at the conclusion of the National Greyhound Association (NGA) fall meet in late October at NGA headquarters in Abilene, KS. The drawing was held in celebration of the AGC’s 30th anniversary.
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) solicitors raising money in Central Oklahoma got their wrists slapped recently for deceptive fundraising practices in that region, according to the HSUS watchdog website, Humanewatch.org.
If you’ve been thinking about nominating your favorite adoption group for the Greyhound Adoption Program of the Year (GAPY) Award, there’s still time to do so. AGC Communications Coordinator Jim Gartland has announced that the nomination deadline has been extended to October 1, 2016.
At this year’s NGA Fall Meet in October, the racing community will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the American Greyhound Council (AGC) by awarding a special $3,000 grant to one lucky adoption group. Since its creation, the AGC has given more than $2 million in grants to dozens of dedicated adoption organizations.
The president of the American Greyhound Council (AGC) has announced that the Council is working closely with racing industry organizations, regional adoption groups and Tucson Greyhound Park management to ensure that all greyhounds affected by the scheduled June 24 track closing are properly and safely relocated.
Nominations for the American Greyhound Council (AGC) 2016 Greyhound Adoption Program of the Year (GAPY) Award are now open. The GAPY Award was launched in 2007 by the American Greyhound Track Operators Association (AGTOA), and became a program of the AGC in 2010.
People who watched the February 28 Oscars broadcast on TV got more than a two-hour display of lame wisecracks and glamorous gowns. They got a sixty-second expose on the deceptive practices of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), courtesy of Humanewatch.org, the online HSUS watchdog organization.