Greyhound Friends Inc

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Hopkinton, MA   |  https://greyhound.org

Mission

To provide placement and care during placement of greyhound dogs and other animals; to inform and educate the public regarding the needs and conditions of a particular breed of dog, namely the Greyhound, in an effort to encourage a humane standard of care for the breed; to promote educational programs concerning the responsibilities of ownership of Greyhounds and other animals in schools and elsewhere. Generally to do all acts necessary to prevent cruelty to animals and to further the organization’s exclusively charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and to solicit and receive donations from the general public; to enter into contracts to acquire, own, lease or hold sufficient property, real or personal,

Notes from the nonprofit

Consistent with this mission, over the past 35 years Greyhound Friends has grown to include a community of adopters, greyhound rehoming advocates, and dog welfare supporters working locally, nationally, and internationally. Through the dedicated efforts of its staff, volunteers, and supporters, the organization has rehomed over 10,000 dogs. Thanks to the generous support of our donors and sustainers, the Greyhound Friends adoption kennel reopened for adoptions in December of 2019 after a comprehensive upgrade of it’s facility, new management, policies and procedures.

Ruling year info

1988

President

Ms. Catherine Elizabeth DeNorscia

Main address

167 Saddle Hill Rd

Hopkinton, MA 01748 USA

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EIN

22-2624136

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Greyhounds, sighthounds, and other dogs in the US and abroad need responsible homes. Dog overpopulation is a problem in many parts of the US as well as abroad due to poor spay/neuter practices and overbreeding. Greyhound Friends provides a shelter and adoption matching, as well as spay/neuter surgeries as needed.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Greyhound & other canine adoption

Our primary goal is to find homes for retired racing Greyhounds. As Greyhound racing winds up in the United States, we are expanding our reach to help out the suffering greyhounds from the meat markets in China & the hunting Galgos of Spain. Ireland also has an overpopulation of Greyhounds that need rehoming.
We have also rescued some Podencos from the Azores and many mixed breed dogs and puppies from Kentucky.

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Where we work

Accreditations

Mass Department of Agriculture 2021

Affiliations & memberships

Mass Animal Coalition 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals euthanized

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greyhound & other canine adoption

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We are a no kill shelter and have strict protocols and multiple sign offs required for any euthanasia.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greyhound & other canine adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greyhound & other canine adoption

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of dogs spayed or neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Greyhound & other canine adoption

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All the greyhounds we receive need to be spayed or neutered. Some of the Kentucky hounds in 2021 have been fixed, but most are not, so a great deal of our time and money is spent on vetting

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To find loving homes for dogs in need, primarily retired racing greyhounds and other sighthounds.
To be there for any dog that needs to be re-homed due to it's adopters no longer being able to take care of it.
To promote animal welfare through educational outreach especially to young children.

As Greyhound racing winds down in the United States, we intend to advocate for & help Greyhounds and other sighthounds worldwide. Particularly from Ireland, Spain, the Azores, China, Qatar & Kuwait where over population and lack of animal welfare rights is still very problematic. Domestic (US) dogs needing homes are also rehomed.

We have a facility that is specifically built for large sighthounds and can easily accommodate smaller breeds. We bring in dogs from rescues outside New England for rehoming. We have formed an International committee which has already made rescue/adoption/rehoming contacts in several countries.

We have successfully completed 44 adoptions in 2020 and are on track to exceed that total in 2021, with 25 adoptions through June. We have brought in 6 dogs from China, two dogs from the Azores, two from Ireland, and one from Qatar.

As Covid restrictions ease and transportation costs come down, we expect these numbers to increase. We have also partnered with a rescue in Kentucky to bring up dogs monthly and are working with other US shelters to partner with transports to bring more dogs to Massachusetts.

Financials

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Greyhound Friends Inc

Board of directors
as of 7/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Catherine DeNorscia

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Term: 2019 - 2021

Denise Levesque

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Cynthia Borjes

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Paul Curley

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Samantha Dexter

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Michael Simon

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/25/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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