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 have been 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 of Hopkinton was neglecting sick dogs and keeping dogs in unsafe conditions. In addition, the Public Charities Division of the Mass Attorney General's Office found that Greyhound Friends founder Louise Coleman Louise Coleman breached her fiduciary duty of loyalty to Greyhound Friends through the misuse of
charitable funds and that the Greyhound Friends Board of Directors failed to “ensure management and operational decisions were made in the best interest of the organization.”
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.
** UPDATE ** On Sept 12, 2018, the town clerk rejected the Greyhound Friends kennel license. However, Greyhound Friends has stated that they will continue to seek license renewal.
See the below blog article for the latest update.