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GREY2K USA

AKA  GREY2K USA
Arlington, MA
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GREY2K USA
Also Known As: GREY2K USA
Physical Address: Arlington, MA 02476 
EIN: 04-3554776
Web URL: www.grey2kusa.org 
Blog URL: blog.grey2kusa.org 
NTEE Category: D Animal related
D01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
D Animal related
D05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
W Public, Society Benefit
W12 Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
Year Founded: 2001 
Ruling Year: 2001 
How This Organization Is Funded: Individual donations - $394,595


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Mission Statement

GREY2K USA is the largest greyhound protection organization in the United States.  As a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, we work to pass stronger greyhound protection laws and to end the cruelty of dog racing on both national and international levels. We also promote the rescue and adoption of greyhounds across the globe.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $394,595
Total Expenses $391,233

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

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Mr. Carey Theil

Profile:

Since co-founding GREY2K USA with Christine Dorchak in 2001, Carey has been featured in hundreds of news articles about greyhound racing, and has published guest columns about the industry in the Boston Globe, Rocky Mountain News, Providence Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, Mobile Register and Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He has extensive legislative experience, and has testified in favor of stronger greyhound protection laws before legislative committees in Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Oregon. Carey volunteers his free time for various non-profits and currently sits on the board of directors for the organization Stop Predatory Gambling. Carey is also a national chess master.

Leadership Statement:

As executive director of our organization, I find inspiration in my dog Zoe, one of the lucky greyhounds who made it safely out of racing.  Carey M. Theil.

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Programs

Program: Lobbying to end dog racing (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served:
Adults
General Public/Unspecified
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

GREY2K USA works in the political process worldwide to pass laws to protect greyhounds and prohibit racing.

Program Long-Term Success:

Since 2001, we have cut the dog racing business in half.  Where there were  nearly 50 dog tracks in 15 states at that time, as of 2013, there are now 21 facilities in 7 states.

Program Short-Term Success:

As a result of track closures, thousands of greyhounds have been given their second chance at life.

Program Success Monitored by:

Both greyhound advocates and the dog racing industry itself recognize our success in fighting for the dogs.

Program Success Examples:

Here is a list of tracks that have closed 2001-2011: Seminole Greyhound Park (FL), St. Croix Meadows (WI), Pueblo Greyhound Park (AZ), Apache Greyhound Park (AZ), Multnomah Greyhound Park (OR), Plainfield Greyhound Park (CT), Geneva Lakes Kennel Club (WI), Post Time (CO), Shoreline Star (CT), Cloverleaf Kennel Club (CO), Jacksonville Kennel Club (FL),Tampa Greyhound Park (FL), Wichita Greyhound Park (KS), Corpus Christi (TX), Mile High (CO), The Woodlands (KS), Hinsdale Greyhound Park (NH), The Lodge at Belmont (NH), Seabrook Greyhound Park (NH), Wonderland Greyhound Park, (MA), Valley Park (TX),  Phoenix Greyhound Park (AZ). Raynham Park (MA, Dairyland Greyhound Park (WI), Twin River (RI) and VictoryLand (AL). As of July 2011, there are 22 operational tracks in seven states. http://grey2kusa.org/action/states.html

Program: Promoting the adoption of ex-racing greyhounds (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served:
Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
None

Program Description:

We offer an international adoption referral service through our web site at www.grey2kusa.org/adopt and also provide materials and financial support to independent rescue groups around the world.

Program Long-Term Success:

We receive requests for information every week and our adoption page receives visitors every day.

Program Short-Term Success:

Every greyhound adopted as a result of our referrals is a new success.

Program Success Monitored by:

Program Success Examples:

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Since our formation in 2001, the American dog racing industry has been cut in half.  Where there were nearly 50 dog tracks in 15 states at that time, now there are just 21 remaining facilities in 7 states. In countries such as South Africa and Bermuda, we have worked to defeat measures to legalize this cruel activity. We will keep working until dog racing ends everywhere.
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Evidence of Impact

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GREY2K USA has achieved significant results in banning greyhound racing in several states across the country. Nonprofit Senior Staff

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GREY2K USA has strong leadership, effective staff and volunteer base, and focused remit. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Areas for Improvement

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GREY2K USA achieves a lot given their finite resources. However, they might be able to achieve more with increased fundraising and increased brand awareness. Nonprofit Senior Staff
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