News & Upcoming Events
Stop by the
Semoran Skateway in Casselberry to meet the resident
greyhound, Chanel, and to learn more about the
breed firsthand. Ask for Debby.
A TICKET HOME
Every retired racing greyhound wants A TICKET HOME. But each ticket
costs $75. The current cost of a long distance haul (from Daytona Beach
to any of the non-racing states with adoption groups waiting) has risen
to $2400. A full “haul” ships 32 dogs. $75 per greyhound. By long
standing tradition, GPA Daytona pays 100% of the cost. As a greyhound
adoption group, they own the equipment, pay fuel charges, upkeep and
maintenance, registration, insurance, etc. They hire drivers as
This is on top of their regular expenses like dog food, vet bills, etc.
to house the dogs until they each get their ticket home. The racetrack
generously provides GPA Daytona a kennel to house 110 dogs waiting for
adoption. (There is always a waiting list of 150 more retired greyhounds
wanting into this adoption kennel.) The Daytona racetrack is also
setting an industry standard by paying for the majority of the broken
legs, and pays the kennel staff that work in the adoption kennel. So it
is a good working relationship. GPA Daytona however pays the specialized
vet expenses, as well as the total cost of
each greyhound’s ticket home.
The adoption groups that receive the dogs are only charged enough to
reimburse for the dogs’ basic pre-adoption vetting, but never for any
additional surgery from injuries. Adoption groups are never charged
additional fees to ship the dogs. This full $75 Ticket Home has
traditionally always been paid by GPA Daytona. This financial burden now
puts the long distance hauls at risk. Yet if the dogs can be shipped to
states that do not have race tracks, there are many potential adopters
waiting for a new greyhound. Prison Greyhounds, one of the adoption
groups that they ship to, is kicking off a promotion (on behalf of GPA
Daytona) that we call “A TICKET HOME”. Here is how your tax deductible
donation would work:
- A TICKET HOME - $75 donation guarantees 1 ticket home for another
- SEND A LITTER - $375 donation send home 5 greyhounds
- FILL THE WHOLE TRAILER!!! - $2400 donation sends a trailer of 32
greyhounds to an adoption group!
The ticket’s destination will be at the sole discretion of GPA Daytona,
according to the need. (They decide, not the donor.) Just this week, one
haul had to be turned back and postponed because 2 of the 3 air
conditioners on the specialized dog trailer died, which would have put
the dogs at severe risk. The units have been totally replaced, just
another expense in the long list of maintenance requirements.
Every retired racer deserves a home. More importantly, there IS a home
out there for every retired racer, if someone can finance their ticket
home. We challenge you to purchase as many tickets as you are able.
Make checks payable to:
Greyhound Pets Daytona Beach
960 S. Williamson Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL. 32114
Let them know it is “A TICKET HOME” or donate through their website
www.greyhoundpetsdaytona.org and designate A TICKET HOME.
Every $75 sends another former racing greyhound home, somewhere, to the
home he truly deserves. Share this with your friends who care.
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PetSmart - Lake County
534 North Highway 27/441, Lady Lake in the
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