Example: [Collected via e-mail, November 2009]
Origins: This missive about the dire fate allegedly awaiting hundreds of greyhounds after the Dairyland Greyhound racetrack in Kenosha, Wisconsin, ceases operations at the end of the year is another plea that jumps the gun in warning that a number of healthy animals stand to be euthanized due to the upcoming closure of a shelter (or other type of animal facility).
Although the Dairyland Greyhound Park will be closing at the end of 2009 and will be placing some of its greyhounds up for adoption, according to the park's
We do not know at this current time how many greyhounds in total will become available for adoption until we finish racing on
We do currently have greyhounds available for adoption in our adoption center. You are more than welcome to fill out an application at Dairyland or online at our website www.dairylandgreyhoundpark.com under the adoption tab at the top of the webpage.
The Dairyland Park is closing. But, Paulus says the dogs will be okay. "They have three options under the Wisconsin Division of gaming, they can either go to another track to race, they can go to an adoption group or they can be signed back to their owners," Paulus said.
Paulus estimates that there will be 200 to 300 dogs available for adoption when the track closes. "We will be inundated with extra dogs but it's not the dire situation that that email says it is."
She wants to put the rumor to bed so that she can dedicate her time to finding homes for the dogs rather than answering emails about the rumor.
Byman, Jon. "Rumor About Greyhound Dogs Is Not True." WTMJ Radio [Milwuakee]. 27 November 2009. Associated Press. "Greyhound Rumor Said to Be False." Janesville Gazette. 27 November 2009.