There are only 7 states where dog racing still happens, but in those states the dogs are suffering and there's a burden to the shelters.
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The president of a Florida group that finds homes for retired racing dogs discusses the challenges and rewards of helping move hundreds of greyhounds into loving homes each year.
Raced like machines and not even considered "dogs" by some states, racing greyhounds fall in a grey area between what is ethical and what keeps crowds betting. And when the dogs retire, shelters and rescues shoulder the burden.
The Humane Society of Greater Miami recently went the extra mile for greyhounds, when board members and staff decided to devote a portion of their dog kennels to educating the public about the breed.