Improving the lives of greyhounds, lurchers & mixed hounds one dog at a time
Greyhound Friends Inc.
is a non-profit organization located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, dedicated to saving retired racing greyhounds and other hounds. While we are predominantly a greyhound adoption group, we also help other types of dogs rescued from kill shelters or high-risk situations from other parts of the country and from around the world. Most of these dogs would have little chance for adoption or survival. Our goal is to find appropriate homes for adoption to give these dogs a second chance.
We encourage you to read our current and past newsletters for information and stories about our organization. The support of people like you is imperative to the success of our goals. Please consider a donation or volunteering today.
Greyhound Friends has an outreach program to education school children and others in the community about our dogs. Give us a call if you would like us to visit your school or organization at (508) 435-5969.
The protest at the Irish Consulate in Boston went well on Thursday. The Vice Consul, Meg Laffan, agreed to meet with one of us, accepting a letter of protest from Louise Coleman director of Greyhound Friends Inc. Also in attendence were Stoddard Melhado (GHF Board President), and Bob Mahoney a long time greyhound adopter and supporter. The letter addressed our opposition to the Irish greyhounds going to Macau. Vice Consul Laffan was receptive and aware of the other protests happening around the world in recent days. She said she would convey our strong feelings to the appropriate officials in the Irish government. We passed out lots of information and thank you to everyone who showed up outside!
Greyhound Friends would like to thank Mary and Bonnie from the American Lurcher Project for bringing 6 Midwest lurchers to our adoption shelter.
Other important issues we're working on:
Visit our Shelter in Hopkinton, MA
American Lurcher Project
Greyhound Friends Inc. protests in front of the Irish Consulate in Boston, Sept 15th against the export of dogs to China where they are consumed for food.
Protesting at the Irish Consulate/Boston
This is a documentary written and directed by award-winning photographer John Mottern on the declining greyhound coursing and racing industry in Ireland. The film deals with public perceptions, highlighting the changing attitudes and marketplaces both domestically in Ireland and internationally for greyhounds.(some graphic scenes)