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.

AGC PLANS SPECIAL ADOPTION EVENT AT NGA FALL MEET

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.

INDUSTRY, ADOPTION GROUPS COLLABORATING ON RELOCATION OF TUCSON GREYHOUNDS

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.

2016 GAPY NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

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.

DEVASTATING ANTI-HSUS AD AIRS DURING OSCARS

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.

HSUS TARGET OF RESTRICTIVE LEGISLATION IN OKLAHOMA

Protect the Harvest, an agriculture advocacy organization, is reporting that a bill aimed at restricting HSUS fundraising activities in Oklahoma has passed that state's House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee with a unanimous vote.

2015 ADOPTION AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

South Carolina and Georgia are home to the two greyhound adoption organizations that have been named winners of the 2015 Greyhound Adoption Program of the Year Award.

FLORIDA NEWSPAPER PUBLISHES AGC RESPONSE

AGC Communications Coordinator Gary Guccione scored a direct hit on December 2, when the Bradenton Herald published his response to a November 25 commentary attacking greyhound racing.

RETIRED RACERS BRING NEW FREEDOM, PEACE TO VETERANS IN NEED

A South Florida greyhound adoption group has won recognition for developing a program that matches retired racing greyhounds with veterans experiencing PTSD, mobility issues and other special needs.