[Trigger warning for animal cruelty.]

Just a harmless sport: "A greyhound trainer is facing a charge of animal cruelty and may face additional charges as the investigation into the deaths of at least 20 dogs at Ebro Greyhound Park continues. ... It is not immediately known exactly how many dogs died or when and how it happened. Officials have said they are waiting on necropsy results, but the complaint that triggered the investigation was spawned by underweight dogs being turned over to Greyhound Pets of America."

If there's anyone in the NWI/Chicagoland area who's interested in fostering or adopting a greyhound, email me. Our rescue currently has over three dozen retired greyhounds in foster care or in the "2nd Chance at Life" prison program, all of which are awaiting adoption, and the more that are adopted, and the more homes opened up to foster, the more dogs that can be rescued.

If you're in another location, go here to find out about rescues in your area.

There are a lot of tracks closing right now, because of the economy, which means a lot of dogs are being retired. But that's only a good thing if they've got somewhere to go.

Please consider adopting a retired racer today.

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