Entries by American Greyhound Council

NGA OFFERS HELP IN OHIO INVESTIGATION

The National Greyhound Association (NGA) has offered assistance to Logan County, OH officials investigating the deaths of 14 dogs, including some that may be greyhounds, found skinned and mutilated near a creek in Rush Lake Township.   NGA Executive Director Gary Guccione said he advised the county’s humane agent, Joni Dailey, that his organization may be […]

DORCHAK E-MAIL REVEALS GREY2K’S ANTI-WELFARE STANCE

Opponents of New Hampshire House Bill 630, which would ban live greyhound racing in the state, may have been the only people who weren’t surprised recently when Grey2K President Christine Dorchak circulated an e-mail to New Hampshire "animal advocates" urging them to "refrain from interacting" with Greyhound Pets of America (GPA), the nation’s largest independent […]

NAIA SPEAKS OUT IN SUPPORT OF GREYHOUND RACING

The National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA), a leading advocate for animals and responsible animal users, has submitted written testimony in support of greyhound racing to the New Hampshire legislative committee that is considering a bill to ban the sport.  On February 10, New Hampshire legislators received  testimony from NAIA founder Patti Strand urging rejection of […]

GREYHOUNDS GET ACUPUNCTURE AT DERBY LANE

Tampa TV station highlights greyhound owner’s use of ancient medicine to benefit racers. Here’s the story as filed on 10Connect.Com by reporter Angela Jacobs: St. Petersburg, FL- As soon as greyhound owner Catherine D’arcy laid eyes on Orla, a red brindle puppy, she had to buy her. "Her pet name is Orla, which is Irish […]

AGC URGES PROPER HANDLING OF GUAM GREYHOUNDS

American Greyhound Council (AGC) Communications Coordinator Gary Guccione has written letters to Guam Governor Felix P. Camacho and E. J. Calvo, general manager of the Guam Greyhound Track, calling for proper handling of the greyhounds displaced by the track’s recent closing.    The letters were in response to recent reports that the Guam track was […]

‘ANIMAL PLANET’ HONORS GREYHOUND ADOPTION VOLUNTEER

A leading greyhound adoption advocate has been honored by Animal Planet, the cable TV network devoted to animals, as HERO OF THE YEAR.  Eileen McCaughern of Bethany, CT, was recognized for her "extraordinary service for the welfare of animals."  The award was announced on December 11 as part of Animal Planet’s "Heroes Week." Marjorie Kaplan, […]

DENNIS TYLER NAMED GREYHOUND ADOPTION PERSON OF THE YEAR

Florida GPA volunteer praised for "24-hour-a-day commitment" to placing retired racers. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (December 4, 2008)—The American Greyhound Track Operators Association (AGTOA) announced that it has selected Dennis Tyler of Central Florida Greyhound Pets of America (GPA) as its 2008 Greyhound Adoption Person of the Year. The award recognizes individuals who are dedicated […]

MASSACHUSETTS VOTERS END GREYHOUND RACING

Misled by animal rights misinformation and emotional hype, Massachusetts residents voted on November 4 to end greyhound racing.    As a result, the state’s two tracks, Raynham-Taunton and Wonderland, will be forced to close effective January 1, 2010. It is estimated that nearly 1,000 workers will be left jobless when the tracks close.    In […]