Greyhounds racing at Dairyland
  • Greyhounds racing at Dairyland

If you’re on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably already come across the message that Dairyland racetrack in Kenosha is closing and “900 Greyhounds need to be adopted or they will be euthanized.” It’s been shared and retweeted so many times by so many people that finding the original author is an exercise in futility.

But according to Ellen Paulus, president of the Wisconsin chapter of Greyhound Pets of America, the largest nonprofit group for greyhound adoption in the country, it’s not true. “Wisconsin law mandates that no dogs can be put to sleep in our state just because their racing careers are completed,” she e-mailed me. “Dogs have 3 options: transfer to another track to continue racing, go into adoption programs, or be signed back [to] their owners.”