The American Greyhound Track Operators Association (AGTOA) has announced that it is seeking nominations for the 2009 Greyhound Adoption Person of the Year. This award recognizes a volunteer who has generously given of his or her time to assist in placing former racing greyhounds into homes as pets.
“There are many dedicated volunteers throughout the U.S. and Canada who work tirelessly to find suitable homes for greyhounds that have completed their racing careers,” said Karen Keelan, president of the AGTOA. “Each year, as a tribute to them all, we honor one of these individuals.”
Anyone can nominate an individual to receive this recognition. The recipient will be selected based on the individual’s dedication and contribution to greyhound adoption during that year.
The Greyhound Adoption Person of the Year will be honored at the AGTOA’s annual meeting in March 2010 in Las Vegas. In addition to paying for travel and accommodations for the trip, the AGTOA will make a $500 donation to an adoption group of the honoree’s choice.
For a nomination form or more information, click here or call Dennis Bicsak (561) 615-3916. Nomination forms must be received by August 28, 2009 for consideration.
The Greyhound Adoption Person of the Year was established in 2007. Past winners are Cheryl King, Heart of Texas Greyhound Inc. (2007) and Dennis Tyler, Central Florida Greyhound Pets of America (2008).
The AGTOA, formed in 1946, is a non-profit corporation comprised of greyhound race track owners and operators throughout the nation.