ALABAMA TRACK WILL BE ADOPTING OUT GREYHOUNDS AFTER RACES END

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama race course says it will need to find homes for more than 500 dogs after discontinuing live greyhound racing at the venue.

WTVM reports that the Jefferson County Racing Association announced last week that it will no longer be holding live greyhound races at the Birmingham Race Course.

Kip Keefer with the racing association says officials are looking to initiate a “massive” adoption effort in the coming months to place about 550 dogs in new homes.

The course is currently closed under a statewide stay-at-home order, but could reopen May 1 if the order is lifted.

If you’re interested in adopting a former racing dog, you should know they require far more work than the average adopted dog. They need lots of time, training and love when making the switch from race dog to family pet.

Curious what that looks like? Here’s a peek at one greyhound’s journey.

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4/22/2020 9:30:04 AM (GMT -5:00)

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