The Dogs Won Big in Florida Yesterday!

Yesterday afternoon, Florida history was made. The Greyhound Protection Act was passed by a vote of 4-1 by the Seminole County Board of Commissioners!
Seminole County will now be the first in Florida to give greyhounds the same protections as other dogs. That’s right, racing greyhounds will now be individually licensed and their kennels will be inspected by local animal officers for the first time!
What’s more, kennel operators at the Sanford Orlando dog track will be required to provide injury reports to the public. They will also need to disclose the final fates of dogs once they stop racing. When injury and “disposition” reports have been introduced in other states, the number of greyhounds adopted (instead of killed) has more than doubled!