Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor:

Thank you for your article, "Annie, The 9-Year-Old Greyhound, Finds A home In Lakewood," Dec. 1, 2011.

Kudos to Dan Alaimo for opening his heart and his home to beautiful Annie, and for educating the public as to the realities greyhounds face as racers. Congratulations to all involved at Erie Shore Greyhound Adoption of Ohio for their dedicated work placing ex-racing greyhounds into well-deserved loving homes.

Increased public awareness of the cruelty inherent in dog racing is contributing to its decline. We cannot fathom our dogs enduring inhumane confinement day in and day out, or facing the risk of injury and death racing around an oval just so people can bet on them. We do not consider our dogs as investments to be valued only as long as they generate a profit. Nor can we imagine not caring for our dogs if they become injured or as they age. That is no way to treat a dog.

I have adopted beloved ex-racing greyhounds since 1997, including five senior greyhound girls. I am a board member of GREY2K USA, a non-profit organization that works to end the cruelty of dog racing. For more information, please visit www.grey2kusa.org.


Caryn Wood

Board of Directors


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