2017 GAPY AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Nominations for the American Greyhound Council (AGC) 2016 Greyhound Adoption Program of the Year (GAPY) Award are now open. New this year, the AGC Board of Directors has voted to establish a basic eligibility requirement for all GAPY nominees.

NAPLES DAILY NEWS HIGHLIGHTS SUCCESS OF EVERETT KENNEL

Naples High graduate and winning greyhound owner Kelly Everett was the focus of a great story in the February 28 edition of the Naples Daily News. Here's the full story.

BOYCOTT TRIP ADVISOR FOR PETA TIES, SAYS WATCHDOG GROUP

The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is calling for a boycott of TripAdvisor after the online travel planning service decided to restrict its users from booking certain animal attractions at the behest of PeTA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

BREAST CANCER FIGHT GETS BOOST FROM WOMEN OF GREYHOUND RACING

The Women of Greyhound Racing have stepped up once again to support the fight against breast cancer. The Lee Ann Foundation, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, received a generous gift from the Women of Greyhound Racing (WoGR) in support of the ongoing fight against breast cancer.

GAPY AWARD GOES TO GROUPS ON BOTH COASTS

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.

MEDIA REPORT: THERAPY GREYHOUNDS HELP VIRGINIA STUDENTS "DE-STRESS"

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."

AGC CALLS OUT COLUMNIST FOR BUYING INTO GREY2K PROPAGANDA

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.

FLORIDA ADOPTION GROUP WINS SPECIAL AGC GRANT PRIZE

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.

OKLAHOMA CITIZENS BLOW WHISTLE ON HSUS

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.

OCTOBER 1 DEADLINE SET FOR GAPY NOMINATIONS

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.