Back in a blog (I think it's a blog) titled the Hounds of Kenosha, the following paragraph appeared on December 6, 2009.
Christine A. Dorchak, Esq. said, “I am working directly with Raynham Park and like all tracks that have closed these past years, and there is a concerted effort by management to do the right thing for the dogs. This may motivated by adversity to (more) bad publicity, or it may be because there is recognition that at least some dogs deserve to be helped after years of exploitation by this industry -- but in any case, the result is the same. Hundreds of dogs find Forever Homes, and that is what we are focused on at Phoenix, Raynham and Dairyland Parks."Now then, as I recall, neither Dorchak nor any member or pseudomember of Grey2K USA (Grey2K) helped with the dogs. If anything, they caused a lot of grief. The people who stepped up to help the greyhounds displaced by the New England track closures were Linda Jensen and the dog men & women themselves. That recollection is supported by comments made by Joan Belle Isle, in response to a question on a forum asking if Grey2K and Dorchak were involved in working directly with Raynham Park on rehoming the displaced greyhounds in New England.
Joan Belle Isle, "With respect to Raynham, the answer to your question is NO. But that didn't stop her from taking the credit for the work of the dogmen and adoption volunteers led by Linda Jensen that got every dog with no other place to go into an adoption program."So, it appears that Christine A. Dorchak, Esq. statement to Hounds of Kenosha is unequivocally untrue.
In that same blog, which is also known as the "Cable Muse Network", Ms. Dorchak makes another statement during a discussion about greyhound adoptions and the racing industry.
Christine stated, “We do not find the task of adopting ex-racers insurmountable."Of course neither she nor Grey2K find the task of adoption 'insurmountable' or probably anything else. In fact, Ms. Dorchak really has no right to voice an opinion about greyhound adoption because, Grey2K USA neither participates in the rehoming of greyhounds nor supports legitimate adoption groups.
Since this blog has started exposing Grey2K for what it really is and the fact that Grey2K USA does not support adoptions, the Carey Nation is taking great pains to say, "Hey! Look! We support adoption!" On or around 20 Mar 2012, in answer to a statement that Grey2K does nothing for greyhound adoption, Carey Theil (Christine Dorchak's husband) said,
"GREY2K USA supports greyhound adoption in many ways. We make adoption referrals to non-profit groups all over the country. We also make dozens of grants to adoption groups to support their efforts."Lies About Greyhound Welfare
Fairly recently, March 2012, Dorchak & Theil have been lambasting the Iowa Greyhound Assocation for their call to potential adopters and current greyhound pet owners to not support anti-racing groups, such as Greyhound Friends in Massachusetts. Dorchak & Theil have been whining as to how it is not responsible and hurts the dogs, telling people that it is proof that the "industry" doesn't care about the dogs, that the dogs are only "commodities" to be "discarded"... yadda yadda yadda...
Greyhound Pets of America (GPA), the nation's largest independent greyhound adoption organization. Dorchak attacked GPA and its leadership because of testimony against Grey2K sponsored bills, describing the independent adoption organization as "an arm of the racing industry." Her e-mail underscored what adoption advocates inside and outside greyhound racing have been saying for years--that Grey2K isn't really about animal welfare at all.
Some legislators might have been persuaded that Grey2K's focus was the welfare of greyhounds, until the hostile e-mail, actively discouraging cooperation and communication with a leading adoption organization, revealed Grey2K's extreme preference for political warfare over greyhound welfare.
The Reverend Jeffrey Betterini, testified before the New Hampshire House Local and Regulated Revenues Committee. He said, "We at GPA are completely neutral on the issue of racing. What we do is receive retired greyhound racers, foster them in volunteer homes, make them ready for adoption, and find them forever families." Betterini also told legislators that New Hampshire's laws are well defined when it comes to animal care, so the action to ban live racing on animal welfare grounds is "unnecessary and unwarranted." He further recommended that if legislators decided to pass the bill, they should amend it to include funding for the adoption of the greyhounds to be displaced. He said, "When a track closes, the suddenly increased demand for adoptive homes for the greyhounds is not contained to the local area or even the state. It is felt across the nation."
Grey2K touts its webpage of "adoption groups" as it's support. That webpage is very, very incomplete and those groups, which are there, support Grey2K. You will not find a racing neutral group among them, let alone a group that actively supports greyhound racing. There are no references to Greyhound Pets of America (GPA), which is a very wide confederation of greyhound adoption groups found in 30 states. At the bottom of the page visitors find
|Not a GPA group in your area?|
Click HERE to find a greyhound adoption group near you.
Compare that to the Grey2K USA Billboards which intentionally mislead people with the URL - FLGreyhounds.Org. That URL leads to Grey2K USA Education Fund!
Compare that to the Grey2K "Rescue Links" page that only refers people to groups that support Grey2K and its mission to outlaw gambling and, supposedly, greyhound racing. The first words that a person sees are
The Grey2K "adoption" page lists groups in 24 states and there is no referral to Adopt-A-Greyhound at the bottom of the "Rescue Links" page."As long as dog racing exists, greyhounds will be overbred and discarded by racetracks.Around the country, and in fact, around the world, concerned animal lovers are working to rescue greyhounds from the perils of racing life. GREY2K USA offers direct connections to rescue groups and also provides general adoption information."
It's easy enough to check that statement by checking the Federal IRS Form 990 that was submitted by Grey2K for any year. We checked the 2010 990 Form for Grey2K USA and also for the Grey2K USA Education Fund. What was found is that there were no "grants" made from either organization.
Grey2K USA Education - Form 990
Expenses, Line 10 (Grants and similar amounts paid (list in Schedule O) - $0.00
Schedule O - no entries for grants
Charitable contributions - $3250
Now then, all the entries on Schedule O listed specifics, such as postage, depreciation, office expenses, etc. However, there are no specifics with regards to which charity or how many charities were the recipients of that $3250 (roughly 3% of Grey2K's total revenue).
Grey2K USA - Form 990
Expenses, Line 13 (Grants and similar amounts paid (Part IX, Column A, lines 1-3) - $0.00
Part V, Statements Regarding IRS Filings and Tax Compliance
|G2K Admits Not Telling All People That Contributions are NOT Tax Deductible|
|IRS Form 990 Section RE: Grants & Salaries - No Grants Made|
Some animal rights groups with which Christine Dorchak is associated include:
Grey2K USA (President & General Counsel)URL Lies
Grey2K Education Fund (President)
Committee To Protect Dogs (Chairperson)
New England Anti-Vivisection Society (Research Director)
Animal Liberation Front (keynote speaker)
2008 Animal Rights National Conference (keynote speaker)
2005 Animal Rights National Conference (keynote speaker)
Grey2K owns the following URL's. There may be more...
The URL, http://www.protectdogs.org, goes directly to Grey2K.
The URL, http://www.grey2KLies.com, goes directly to Grey2K.
The URL, http://www.grey2KLies.org, goes directly to Grey2K.
The URL, http://www.FLGreyhounds.org, goes directly to Grey2K.
The URL, http://www.ngagreyhounds.org, goes directly to Grey2K.
Think about it... who do you believe? Who do YOU want to advocate for greyhounds?
Yours in greyhounds...