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Fri Jan 1, 2021, 06:59 AM

Dog days of Florida come to an end, with total demise of U.S. greyhound racing within sight

The dog racing "mecca" of Florida ran its final greyhound contests Thursday night as the gambling mainstay strides closer to its potential demise across America.

The clock struck midnight when a speedy pooch named Bug Brush crossed the finish line to win the final race at Palm Beach Kennel Club in West Palm Beach and brought a curtain on the sport in Florida.

A little more than 25 months ago, state voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 13, outlawing greyhound races, starting in 2021, and issuing what could amount to a national death sentence for the century-old U.S. sport.

With the state now out of the greyhound-running business, four tracks in three states West Virginia, Arkansas and Iowa are left still chasing rabbits.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dog-days-florida-coming-end-total-demise-u-s-greyhound-n1252294

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Sat Jan 2, 2021, 01:15 AM

1. If anyone is looking for a dog consider adopting a greyhound

When the track in the neighboring county closed in 2011, dozens of greyhounds were put up for adoption. I saw many people with newly acquired dogs that were happy and well trained for years afterwards. While I no longer have dogs, I know that they make great pets and many in Florida will need homes.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 2, 2021, 11:08 AM

2. Racing Dog Retirement Project

Attention ALL GREYHOUND LOVERS!

NOW is the time to open your hearts and homes to foster or adopt these precious souls! Support the groups helping in any way you can!

ALL Florida tracks suspended racing do to Covid-19.
Kennels will only provide necessities for their hounds for so long before they can NOT do it anymore!
PLEASE reach out to your local tracks and adoption groups and HELP the HOUNDS in any way you can!!

The closest group to SRQ has LOTS of beautiful Greyhounds!
Adoptable Greyhounds of Florida

Find Greyhound groups near YOU in Florida and the US here
National Greyhound Adoption Directory


https://www.rdrp.org

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