Thousands of Greyhounds May Need Homes as Florida Bans Racing

Source:  NY Times / By Audra D. S. Burch and Christina Caron /  November 9, 2018


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Animal activists have been trying for years to put an end to greyhound racing in Florida, one of the country’s most popular spots to watch dogs chase mechanical rabbits round and round a track. In their view, the greyhounds were mistreated, subjected to harsh living conditions, then retired with broken bones.

On Tuesday, voters overwhelmingly backed a measure that set greyhound lovers scrambling in a new direction: finding new homes for thousands of dogs with no clear future.

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