Happy New Year!
We hope that 2021 is good to you and yours and that everyone is staying safe and well.
2020 was a good year for GPI and the Dogs!
We brought in 194 dogs last year!! 145 of those were NGA retired racers. Then there were 2 lurchers, 4 from the UAE, 10 from South Korea, and 2 from other sources. As a comparison, we brought in 180 dogs in 2019, 208 dogs in 2018 and 134 in 2017.
We also did 264 adoptions in 2020!!! WOW!! This is the highest number of adoptions in over 15 years. As a comparison, we did 215 adoptions in 2019, 210 in 2018 and 188 adoptions in 2017.
All of this due to you – our donors, volunteers, kennel techs, adopters and supporters!!! Thank you!!!!
As most of you know, racing in Florida concluded on December 31, 2020. We brought in what is likely to be our last load of NGA retired racers in January. We continue to work with our NGA sources, but it is likely that we will not receive dogs from the other remaining tracks since we are so far from them and there is an insufficient number of dogs to justify a haul. We continue to work with our other sources and as soon as flights resume and border restrictions are lifted we should be able to resume bringing in dogs from those sources.
Thank you for all you do for the dogs and GPI!!!