After many years of working together, Triangle Greyhound Society (TGS) is merging with Greyhound Friends of North Carolina (GFNC) and renamed Triangle Area Greyhound of GFNC (TAG).
As you know, greyhound racing in the US was severely cut back after racing ended in Florida. There are only five racetracks open presently: two in WV, two in Iowa and one in Arkansas. Arkansas and Iowa are ending their racing programs as of 2022. We are still hoping retired racers from Ireland will be coming our way once the Covid restrictions are lifted and the airline industry returns to its normal flight schedules and more reasonable cargo costs.
As the number of retired racers continues to decline, combining our resources and volunteers makes a stronger state-wide organization, enabling us to better able help greyhounds and their owners for many years to come.
GFNC now has satellites in Charlotte, Wilmington, and the Raleigh/Triangle area. Charlotte Eby-Peinert is a GFNC Board Member and TAG Coordinator. Each satellite will continue to have local events, adoptable greyhounds, and be available to offer support for any questions or issues, including returns, no questions asked. As required by the IRS, any TGS funds will go to GFNC so we can continue our mission to help retired racers. The legal and administrative transition should be completed by September.
Please join me in welcoming Charlotte and Triangle Area Greyhound!