I will be running the FREDERICK HALF MARATHON on May 7th, 2011, to raise money for the DC-based Greyhound rescue group: GREYHOUND WELFARE!
Adoption fees alone are not enough to cover the expenses incurred rescuing unwanted Greyhounds from dog tracks! Donations to Greyhound Welfare made through this site go directly to the group and help cover veterinary care, medicine, dog food, and the myriad other costs associated with transporting, caring for, and promoting the adoption of these amazing animals! With more funds, the group will be better situated to take in special needs dogs, including those with racing injuries like broken legs.
Greyhound racing is legal in many states, with 13 dog tracks operating in Florida alone. While Greyhounds have a life expectancy of 12-14 years, their racing careers usually end by the time they are 2-4 years old. Approximately 20,000 racing Greyhounds are retired every year! It takes a tremendous amount of effort from rescue groups to get as many ex-racers as possible into loving homes, where they can live out the rest of their lives healthfully and happily!
READ MORE & DONATE HERE: RUNNING FOR GREYHOUNDS
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