We're In a Prison!!

Well, not quite yet, but we will officially be moving five Greyhounds from the Birmingham Race Course/Southern New England Kennels, to their home for the next three months, Gadsden Correctional Facility, on Thursday, June 25th.  Gadsden Correctional Facility is located in Quincy, Florida and has a little over 1,500 beds.  It is an all female, minimum/medium-security prison that has been managed since 1998 by Corrections Corporation of America.

This particular facility currently is home to a canine companion training program and in the past they had a canine bomb sniffing training program.  With that being said, the facility, staff and inmates are accustomed to having dogs in the facility and training these dogs.  They already have a large turnout/training yard and the in-house knowledge to bring in another program.  It's an ideal fit for us and for them. 

So, watch for blog updates on our Available Greyhounds page for those Greyhounds in prison.  They will be represented with an orange icon - which you can't miss!  Of course we are very excited and are looking forward to seeing and hearing how this program benefits the women as well as the Greyhounds. 

As The Greyhound World Turns

We continue to move along working to get our foster and training program into a prison.  In the interim we are adopting Greyhounds from the track who have been fostered by our volunteers.  As of this writing we have had three adoptions and we have two pending.  Not bad, not bad at all, for a group that has been in existence less than three months. 

There are many more Greyhounds in need of a home which is the reason we didn't wait for the prison program to be in place.  That will happen, all in good time, and we'll be ready when it does.  In the meantime, we are fine tuning our adoption program while providing excellent forever homes to many deserving Greyhounds.

I think I've said this in a previous post and I'll say it again - I continue to be inspired by the dedication and preserverance of many of our volunteers.  We all want the best for our Greyhounds and everyone is working hard to ensure that is exactly what happens.
There is something really special about a Second Chance Greyhound - thanks to our great volunteers!!  It's evident and heartwarming that everyone REALLY cares!!  Thanks for all you are doing!