Begun in 2005, the Greyhound Alliance (ILLINOIS), is a small, all-volunteer group dedicated to greyhound welfare, facilitating adoption and furthering education and support for greyhound owners, potential adopters and the community at large. On August 1, 2011, The Greyhound Alliance’s Sunburst Project opened its Sunburst Kennel at Ebro Greyhound Park in Florida. Since then, more than 4,000 Florida retired racing greyhounds have been moved to our partnering adoption groups and found their forever homes in non-racing states. The demand is great, as more than one-half of the greyhound tracks in the U.S. have closed in the last 12 years, including 2 this year. With 13 tracks, and an estimated 8,000 greyhounds in Florida, Sunburst has stepped up and been able to make a real difference in greyhound adoption nation-wide.
Sunburst Kennel sent 652 retired racers to adoption organizations in 2015. The year ended with our traditional, and 5th annual, Home for the Howlidays Haul, delivering 27 happy greyhounds to the Midwest.
In 2016, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award was for $7,500.
In 2015, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $10,000 will provide continued funding for The Greyhound Alliance Sunburst Project, celebrating its 4th year, to work with both racing owners and adoption groups to transport and make “adoption ready” these fabulous greyhounds.
In 2014, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $10,000 was be used for the Greyhound Alliance Sunburst Project.