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GREY2K USA Worldwide

  • Arlington, MA
  • www.grey2kusa.org

Mission Statement

GREY2K USA Worldwide 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.

Main Programs

  1. Lobbying to end dog racing
  2. Promoting the adoption of ex-racing greyhounds

service areas

International

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ruling year

2001

chief executive

Mr. Carey Theil

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Keywords

dog, greyhound, greyhound protection, dog racing, greyhound racing, lobbying, animal, animal rights

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EIN

04-3554776

Physical Address

7 Central Street, Suite 210

Arlington, MA 02476

Also Known As

GREY2K USA

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (D05)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

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. Yet even as commercial dog tracks continue to close in the United States, industry proponents have sought to bring their cruelty to new countries. GREY2K USA Worldwide has worked with advocates around the globe to prevent the legalization of dog racing in Jamaica (2009), the Philippines (2009), South Africa (2010) and Punjab, India (2014). We will keep working until dog racing ends everywhere.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Lobbying to end dog racing

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

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

Population Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

General Public/Unspecified

Program 2

Promoting the adoption of ex-racing greyhounds

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.

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

Population Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    It is our goal to end the cruelty of dog racing worldwide. We have now opened up campaigns in the United Kingdom, Asia and Australia and will keep working to close all the remaining US tracks as well. We aim to give all greyhounds the second chance they deserve.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    GREY2K USA Worldwide is unique in that it works on the legislative process to end dog racing. More than just education, we are going to the root of the problem and working to prohibit this cruel activity. Our president, Christine Dorchak, is an attorney and our executive director, Carey Theil, is an experienced political strategist. Together, they are succeeding as no one has before to give the greyhounds the second chance they deserve.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    GREY2K USA Worldwide consists of a team of experts in the areas of pari-mutuel wagering, politics and the law. We are using all of our skills to help give greyhounds the second chance they have been waiting for.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Since our formation, 28 tracks in the United States have ended live racing, and countries such as South Africa, Jamaica and the Philippines have rejected the introduction of this cruel activity.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have succeeded in ending live racing at 28 tracks in the United States, but there are still 21 more to go. The greyhound racing industry is also active in the UK, Asia and Australia. We intend to keep working until all greyhounds, everywhere, receive the second chance they deserve.

service areas

International

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Blog

The organization's Blog

Social Media

@grey2kusa

@grey2kusa

@u/0/b/114842497766621952314/114842497766621952314/posts

@christinedorchak

@grey2kusa

@grey2kusa

@www.tumblr.com/blog/grey2kusa

Funding Needs

As a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, our focus is on lobbying and education.  We work to be a strong voice for greyhounds in the legislature, at the ballot box and in the courts.  We are also delighted to offer adoption referral services, helping to place needy greyhounds into homes arund the globe.

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GREY2K USA Worldwide Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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GREY2K USA Worldwide

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Carey Theil

BIO

Since co-founding GREY2K USA with Christine Dorchak in 2001, Carey has been featured in thousands 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 and current president of the Boylston Chess Foundation.

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"As executive director, I find inspiration in knowing that one day greyhounds will no longer be used in commercial racing."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Christine A Dorchak Esq.

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?