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With Amendment 13, Greyhound Dogs Need Homes

Greyhound Dogs Racing
Greyhound Dogs Racing
Greyhound Dogs Racing
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Greyhound Dogs Racing

Floridians have approved Amendment 13 – meaning gambling on live greyhound racing will be phased out by 2020. That could leave many dogs looking for new homes.

Florida State Director for The Humane Society Kate MacFall says thousands of dogs will need homes within the next 26 months.

“We know that when this has passed in other states, the adoption groups have stepped up. We already know they’re mobilizing, ready to absorb the dogs and we are looking forward to assisting in whatever way possible. And we always encourage pet adoption, but certainly now is a wonderful time to adopt a greyhound.”

Greyhound racing has been declared illegal in 40 other states.

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Jade Jacobs is a fourth year broadcast journalism student at Florida A&M University. Before interning at WFSU, Jade worked at Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church as a media intern in Dallas, Texas. She has also served as a live shot reporter on FAMU TV News 20, a writer for the FAMUAN and Journey Magazine and a radio personality on WANM 90.5 The Flava Station's Saturday Morning Show. After graduation, she plans to continue to work in the journalism field as a news reporter. She enjoys shopping, inspirational quotes and traveling.
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