GREYHOUND ADOPTION ACTION ALLIANCE® • COPYRIGHT 2016
GREYHOUND ADOPTION ACTION ALLIANCE® • COPYRIGHT 2019
The Mission of GAAA is to maintain strict neutrality with absolutely no affiliation with any Anti-racing or Pro-racing factions. GAAA’s primary position is strictly Pro-Greyhound. Our mission includes establishing a coordinated effort by contacting all adoption groups nationally to assist in any way possible and facilitate with the placement of retired greyhounds.
Florida Greyhound ban:
With the recent Florida Amendment to ban greyhound racing approved, here is what we understand to be the current state of affairs:
This will be the greatest greyhound transition in the Unites States that has ever taken place. The situation is very fluid and can continue to change as all parties involved sort out the directions the industry will take. Our hopes are that all adoption groups can work together to insure a smooth outcome for the greyhounds.
Want to adopt a Greyhound? Facts you should know!
As of December 2018 there is a shortage of adoptable racing Greyhounds due to the significant reduction of Greyhound breeding over the last seven years.
The Florida Greyhound Racing Ban does not go into effect until the end of 2020. Currently race tracks are able to stop racing as of January 1, 2019, but most have committed to continue until the ban takes place. Some seasonal tracks have already planned to discontinue racing in Melbourne and the two tracks in Miami but none of these track had Greyhounds on site when the decision was made.
Adoptions will continue at a much slower rate until tracks decide when to stop racing in 2020.
To find the closest Greyhound adoption group to you please go to http://adopt-a-greyhound.org/directory/list.cfm Florida adoption groups have always shipped Greyhounds to groups all over the US for adoption. Please apply at your local group but plan to be patient.
We thank you for your group’s work to adopt Greyhounds!
The Alliance Committee Members include:
Melbourne, FL firstname.lastname@example.org
John McQuade, JD
Dallas, TX email@example.com
Springfield, Missouri AlaneGreyhound@gmail.com
Baltimore area, MD firstname.lastname@example.org
Rochester, NY email@example.com