Nearly two years before the animal care troubles there became public, Greyhound Friends was already in the red for $295,382.
This pattern continued in 2016, with the charity spending $625,159 on expenses, despite bringing in $427,983.
It is unclear why the Board of Directors would continue outspending revenues at such an alarming rate. One of the main role's of a Board of Directors is to ensure the financial health of a charity. Despite the tremendous losses in 2015, in the following year Greyhound Friends paid:
- $44,700 in a single year on public relations
- $43,130 to a greyhound racing breeder, who was their highest paid consultant that year
- $17,712 in educational films, made by a neighbor of the charity's founder
It is worrisome that this organization is seeking to reopen, despite the animal neglect uncovered there and the seeming financial instability.