Greyhound Support Transport’s number one need at this time is financial support to transport the greyhounds from farms and tracks in Florida to adoption groups in non-racing states and Canada.
Some trips cost more than others, depending on distance and the cost of gasoline at the time the trip is made. For example, transportation from Florida to Pennsylvania or New York might cost $100-$125 per dog; whereas transportation from Florida to Canada or Oregon might cost $200-$250 per dog or more. The long hauls to Canada, Colorado or Oregon require a stop over at approximately half way to allow the greyhounds to rest for a day or a few days. This necessitates paying boarding fees for the dogs as well as hotel and meal expenses for the drivers. To be safe, especially on the longer hauls, two drivers are needed for each trip.
Since many of the greyhounds’ racing kennels cannot afford the transportation costs for their retired racers, and because we get little funding from other sources, we must raise all the money necessary to pay for the trips. We do many fund raising activities such as dog washes, silent auctions, celebrity auctions, garage sales, and bake sales, just to name a few.
Donations are badly needed and greatly appreciated. We are incorporated in the State of Florida as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and are based in Miami, Florida. As such, ALL CONTRIBUTION ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE! We are staffed totally by volunteers, and 100% of all funds raised go directly to help the greyhounds. We offer online donation through PayPal, or if you would prefer to send a check or money order, please send it to:
Greyhound Support Transport, Inc.
Po Box 56352
Saint Petersburg, FL 33732
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