Facts about Greyhound Friends
The greyhound adoption kennel Greyhound Friends neglected sick and injured dogs. The kennel has been temporarily closed since January 2017 after receiving multiple warnings to fix unsanitary and unsafe conditions. The charity's financial dealings remain under investigation by the Mass Attorney General's Public Charities Division.
Despite this, Greyhound Friends is trying to reopen. Get the facts and sign the petition against reinstatement of the kennel license.
What happened at Greyhound Friends?
Law enforcement officials and state agencies discovered Greyhound Friends was neglecting sick dogs and keeping dogs in unsafe conditions. The charity is also under investigation by the Public Charities Division of the Mass Attorney General's Office. Despite this, Greyhound Friends is trying to reinstate its kennel license.
This site is a way for the community to share the facts about Greyhound Friends prior to any hearing before the Town of Hopkinton about the kennel license. Sadly, we feel that Greyhound Friends has not been forthcoming about the problems there - and that they have failed to recognize the suffering of animals in their care.
The greyhound adoption group Greyhound Friends of Hopkinton was already in the red for more than $295K in 2015. The latest public filings show this pattern continues.
There are already 300+ animal rescues in Massachusetts, plus numerous new rescues have opened since Greyhound Friends was ordered to cease and desist operations.
Greyhound Friends sent dogs to Balance Your Bully K9 Training while the training facility owner was facing allegations of animal cruelty. Soon afterwards, the MSPCA criminally charged Balance Your Bully owners for animal cruelty and neglect.
The greyhound adoption rescue Greyhound Friends in Hopkinton failed to meet the Five Freedoms outlined by the ASPCA and others in animal welfare as basic principles that are necessary in the care of animals.
Greyhound Friends failed to meet basic standards of care for dogs outlined in the Association of Shelter Veterinarian's guide.
Who else at Greyhound Friends knew Moe was kept waiting for cancer treatment?
The Association of Shelter Veterinarians found that "cages or crates intended for short-term temporary confinement or travel are unacceptable as primary enclosures and are cruel if used as such."
Why was Greyhound Friends paying tens of thousands of dollars to a greyhound racing breeder?
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What's happened since the news first broke about Greyhound Friends?