ANNUAL GATHERING DRAWS GREYHOUNDS, OWNERS TO ABILENE

An impressive collection of greyhounds from all over the country, and their devoted owners, gathered in Abilene KS June 21-24 in support of greyhound adoption to benefit the Halfway Home Greyhound Adoption group in Tulsa, OK.

PROMINENT GREYHOUND SURGEON TO RETIRE

From the National Greyhound Association (NGA) comes word of the planned June 28 retirement of Dr. Larry Dee, one of the nation's most prominent veterinarians specializing in greyhounds and other animal athletes.

AGC BALANCES GREY2K PRESENCE AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE

When members of the greyhound racing community noticed that Grey2K spokesperson Carey Theil was scheduled to appear on a "Future of Pari-Mutuel Wagering" panel at the June 9 National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) conference in Denver, they took quick action.

CONSUMER FREEDOM FILES IRS COMPLAINT AGAINST HSUS

The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), a leading opponent of animal rights extremism, has filed a complaint with the IRS alleging that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is abusing its not-for-profit status to benefit the for-profit corporation, Whole Foods. Whole Foods CEO John Mackey sits on the HSUS Board of Directors.

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."