HSUS LOSES CHARITY STATUS WITH MAJOR WATCHDOG GROUPS

In the wake of a sexual harassment scandal that drove CEO Wayne Pacelle out of the top job at Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the group has now lost its accreditation as a charity from several of the nation's leading charity rating groups, including the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Charity Navigator, according to Humanewatch.org.

NGA TO ADDRESS INTERNATIONAL GREYHOUND SALES

The National Greyhound Association (NGA) and the American Greyhound Council (AGC) today issued a brief statement regarding the matter of international greyhound sales.

PACELLE RESIGNS AMID SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS

The fallout continues in the wake of HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle's February 2 resignation amid allegations that he engaged in sexual misconduct with at least three former employees, and had allegedly failed to take action against other senior HSUS staff accused of similar inappropriate behavior.

NGA RESPONDS TO HSUS PROPAGANDA IN KC STAR

The Kansas City Star has published NGA's response to an HSUS attack on greyhound racing in Kansas published in the January 7 edition. The op-ed piece by HSUS legislative director Kelly Kultala opposed the re-authorization of greyhound racing in Kansas.

NGA CALLS FOR SENSIBLE, FAIR GREYHOUND DRUG TESTING POLICY

The National Greyhound Association (NGA) is calling on the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, to work with the greyhound racing industry to promulgate and publish "a sensible, veterinary-based drug testing regimen that protects greyhound health, ensures the integrity of the sport, and provides a fair basis for consistent compliance and enforcement."

AGC RESCINDS ONE OF TWO GAPY AWARDS

In light of new information received since the announcement of the 2017 Greyhound Adoption Program of the Year (GAPY) honors last week, the AGC Board of Directors has voted to rescind the award given to the Atlanta, Georgia group. The other GAPY award winner, Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program of New Brunswick, Canada, is not affected by the action.

GREY2K DRUG REPORT MERITS "NO CONFIDENCE," AGC SAYS

AGC Communications Coordinator Jim Gartland said today that Grey2K's most recent attack on greyhound racing should be taken "with a grain of salt."  He made the comment in a statement responding to the Grey2K document, "No Confidence: Drugs in the American Greyhound Industry," published yesterday.

AGC ANNOUNCES 2017 GAPY AWARD WINNERS

The American Greyhound Council (AGC) has recognized two outstanding greyhound adoption programs as the 2017 Greyhound Adoption Programs of the Year (GAPY). They are Adopt A Greyhound Atlanta, located in Stone Mountain, Georgia; and Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program (MGAP), located in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

NO MORE GREYHOUNDS TO BLOOD BANKS, NGA SAYS

The National Greyhound Association (NGA) has adopted a policy mandating that members refrain from directly supplying greyhounds to blood bank facilities or face disciplinary action up to and including termination of NGA membership.

BLOOD BANK GREYHOUNDS WARMLY WELCOMED BY ADOPTION GROUPS

A group of 151 greyhounds transferred out of a pet blood bank in Cherokee, Texas, have been warmly welcomed by adoption groups in Texas, Arizona and other southwest locations.