In January 2017, Prison Greyhounds brought 11 retired racing greyhounds from Daytona Beach up to Indianapolis for adoption. The cost to safely transport these ex-racers was funded through a Tony Stewart Foundation Grant. Four of the greyhounds have been placed in Putnamville Correctional Facility, Greencastle, Indiana. Their inmate-handlers will spend 2 months teaching them basic house manners prior to adoption. Like any retired greyhound racer, they just need someone to transition them from a racing professional to a family pet.
The other seven greyhounds went either directly to pre-approved adopters or have landed softly with a foster family. Of these eleven greyhounds, four retired with racing injuries known as “repaired fractures” meaning they were fully healed when we took them into our care. Prison Greyhounds specifically requests that each haul should include greyhounds that might otherwise be overlooked . We are not afraid to request and promote the adoption of these wonderful dogs. Tony Stewart Foundation covered the full transport fee for these
greyhounds with more to come in 2017. With any haul of retired racers, the challenge is often the cost of the long distance transportation to the states where there are no racetracks. Yet once the hounds reach Indianapolis (IN), we have a group of adopters who are fully approved or a caring foster family to transition these great dogs.