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Nearly 90 greyhound adoption groups now oppose racing ban

Almost 90 greyhound adoption groups across the U.S. and Canada — including in Florida — now formally oppose a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at ending commercial dog racing in the state.

Greyhound Adopters for Racing, which also opposes the ban, released the latest list Thursday night through a spokesman.

The newest additions are Erie Shore Greyhound Adoption of Ohio, Greyt Hearts Service Dogs, Greyt Angels Greyhound Adoption, GPA National, Prison Greyhounds, and GPA Ohio.

The rest, according to the group, are:

4 Greyhound Racers
ACT Greyhounds
Adopt A Greyhound Atlanta
Adoptable Greythounds of Florida
Alabama Greyhound Rescue and Adoption Center
Allies for Greyhounds
Arizona Adopt A Greyhound
Awesome Greyhound Adoptions
Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions
Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption
Box to the Wire Greyhound Adoption
California Greyhound Adoption Promotion
Camp Greyhound
Connecticut Greyhound Adoption (GPA)
Crazy for Greyhounds Adoption
Erie Shore Greyhound Adoption of Ohio
Everything Grey Greyhound Haven
Everything Greyt
Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption Sarasota
FastK9’s Greyhound Adoption
Fly Girls United
Forever Home Greyhound Adoptions
Gemini’s Pampered Greyhounds
Gillian’s Greyhound Adoption
God’s Greyts Greyhound Group
Going Home Greyhounds
Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions
GPA Charleston
GPA Greater Northwest
GPA Massachusetts Adoption Center
GPA National
GPA Ohio
GPA Tampa Bay
GPA Wisconsin
Greyed A Greyhound Assistance and Placement Services
Greyhound Action League of Buffalo
Greyhound Adoption of Ohio
Greyhound Alliance
Greyhound Angels Adoption of New Jersey
Greyhound Crossroads
Greyhound Pet Adoption Florida Southeast
Greyhound Pets of America — Canada
Greyhound Pets of America Indianapolis
Greyhound Pets of America Lexington
Greyhound Pets of Arizona
Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada
Greyhound Placement Service of New Hampshire
Greyhound Rescue Foundation of Tennessee
Greyhound Rescue of New York
Greyhound Support Transport
Greyhounds as Pets Northeast Florida
Greyt Angels Greyhound Adoption
Greyt Hearts Service Dogs
Greyt Love Retirement
Greytful Hearts Greyhound Rescue
Greythounds of Eastern Michigan
GST’s Sun State Greyhound Adoption
Halfway Home Greyhound Adoption
Hounds of the Heartland
Iowa Greyhound Park Adoption Center
It’s a Grey Area Greyhound Adoption
James River Greyhounds
Keystone Greyhounds
Mid-South Greyhound Adoption Option
Midwest Greyhound Adoption
Music City Greyhound Adoption
New Mexico Greyhound Connection (GPA)
Northern Greyhound Adoptions
Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption
Northern Sky Greyhound Adoption Association
Northwest Canadian Greyhound League
Paws on the Mountain Greyhound Adoption
Personalized Greyhounds
Prison Greyhounds
PRO Greyhound
Project Racing Home Greyhound Adoptions
Pups Without Partners Greyhound Adoption
Pure Michigan Greyhound Adoption (GPA)
Quad Cities Greyhound Adoption
Racing Home Greyhound Adoption
Rainbow’s End Greyhound Adoption
Running the Rail Greyhound Adoption
Second Chance Greyhounds
Southern California Greyhound Adoption Legion
Star City Greyhound Adoptions
Sunburst Project
The League of Extraordinary Greyhounds
Triangle Greyhound Society
Wheeling Island Greyhound Adoption Center

The Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign has been promoting passage of Amendment 13, put on the November ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC).

The proposal, which needs at least 60 percent approval to be added to the state constitution, would end betting on dog racing in the state beginning in 2021. In Florida, live dog racing is still conducted at 11 tracks.

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