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Happy Retirement to Arizona’s Hardworking Greyhounds

Written by: Kimberly Ring
Greyhound Racing Ends

Hundreds of Arizona Greyhounds crossed their final finish line in June following the closure of the Tucson Greyhound Park. Arizona’s cutest retirees now need our help.

Rescue groups throughout the state and nation are working hard to transition these hardworking pups from a life on the track to the lap of luxury. Click here to locate rescue groups who are rehabilitating, fostering and ultimately adopting out these pets. The demand is high for these racers, and these rescue groups are placing pets as quickly as possible, so please know that a rescue’s response to your inquiry may not be instantaneous. And if you don’t have room on your couch for a recent retiree, these rescues may also appreciate volunteer or financial support. Details are also available here. The Arizona Humane Society, as a founding member of the Humane Legislative Coalition of Arizona, is thrilled with the legislation that led to the end of dog racing in Arizona. Governor Doug Ducey signed two bills – House Bill 2127, which permanently prohibited Greyhound racing and House Bill 2387, which repealed the financing that supports it. Both bills were unanimously approved by the Legislature. Thanks for helping these wonderful pets cross their final finish line and start a relaxing retirement.
July 6, 2016