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Protect Dogs—Yes on 13 secures $1.5 million donation

Media Contact: Shayna McClelland, smcclelland@humanesociety.org, 301-258-1534

The Humane Society of the United States welcomes a $1.5 million donation from the Doris Day Animal League to the Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign to amend the Florida Constitution to phase out greyhound racing in the state. The donation is the largest in the Doris Day Animal League’s history.

Doris Day was one of the first celebrities to call attention to this horrific sport by highlighting the adoption of greyhounds early in her career. According to state records, a greyhound dies on a Florida track every three days. The dogs are subjected to drugs concealing health issues, kept locked in cages, and disposed of in cruel ways once their racing life is over.

“If we can help educate Floridians on the unnecessary cruelty associated with this industry, we are confident they will do the right thing by these animals and vote “yes” on Amendment 13,” said Holly Hazard, Doris Day executive director.

“Doris Day made helping the Florida greyhounds a priority and her generosity truly is a turning point for the campaign,” states Kate MacFall, Florida state director for the Humane Society of the United States.

The Amendment will appear on the Florida ballot this November as Amendment 13. For more information, visit ProtectDogs.com.

 PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR BY THE COMMITTEE TO PROTECT DOGS 2640 MITCHAM DRIVE, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32308