November 2013 Update!!!
While our kennels is temporarily closed, we will be fostering greyhounds
from time to time and handling any greyhounds that need to be returned.
Please check out our Available page for a list of fostered hounds.
We also have been having great success
partnering with Gold Coast greyhound adoption in Orlando.
Applications we receive here on the space coast are referred to Gold Coast adoptions
and we do the home visits to verify the adopter for them. We have had several recently
and the partnership is working well to continue adopting greyhounds locally.
GPA Orlando and Gold Coast Adoptions routinely ship greyhounds to groups in Virginia and Pennsylvania.
The trailer, owned by the Bennett kennel in Orlando, is in need of replacement due to age,
and the Kennel can no longer maintain trailer maintenance with rising costs.
They found a used 12 stall trailer and GPA Central Florida has purchased it recently for $1,500.
It was located in Texas and was transported to us thanks to Scott Bennett and Steve Bartz, greyhound trainers.
We had to have new tires installed, new brake drums and electric brake replacement
on all wheels for a cost of $1,500. This ensured it’s save delivery from Texas to Florida.
With the installation of 3 Air conditioners and a generator, our investment will increase
by about $5,500 to make the unit road worthy in the heat of Florida.
We will eliminate the cost of installation by doing it ourselves here in Melbourne.
The final cost will be around $11,000 for a trailer that would have cost twice that to purchase.
The new used trailer will transport hundreds of dogs from
Orlando into homes up the east coast of the US. GPA Central Florida will maintain the trailer.
Daytona GPA had a recent problem with two of the old Air Conditioners on their 16 stall trailer.
We had it delivered to Melbourne, purchased 2 new Air Conditioners and replaced them for Daytona GPA.
In the process there was a problem with one of their generators and we found a temporary
replacement for them while their generator could be repaired. This helped GPA Daytona
to complete the 3 shipments that are waiting to leave the adoption kennels there.
GPA Central Florida paid for the two air conditioners $1,000 and the generator repair.
All this is needed to ensure greyhounds continue to move out of Daytona and Orlando.
With all that Said we are in need of donations to help offset the $10,000
that we invested in Florida Greyhounds!
You can help…………………..
General Donations and can be mailed to us at
GPACF, 3525 Manassas Ave, Melbourne, FL. 32934
or through our Paypal Account.
Trailer Re-build !!!
June 2013 News!!!!
GPA Central Florida has moved 180 greyhounds into homes locally and via shipments
to groups from here to New York in the first 6 months of 2013.
With increases in costs to operate our kennels at Melbourne,
our board of officers has decided to suspend operations currently.
We felt that we needed to do that in order to have sufficient funds to support greyhound adoption
for the 2014 racing season here. The Melbourne racing dates for 2014 are not certain at this time.
With the extra work and expenses involved in GPACF getting greyhounds from other tracks,
we find that our costs skyrocket during the off season. Utilizing our current funds
would exhaust our treasury within just a few months. We also need to protect our treasury
so we can take in injured greyhounds and give them the care they need during
the next race season.
GPA Central Florida has decided to end long distance transports of greyhounds
and has donated our F350 truck and 22 stall trailer to GPA Emerald Coast in Pensacola.
GPA Emerald Coast can better utilize that rig in moving greyhounds all over the country.
GPA Emerald Coast has moved as many as 900 greyhounds in one year and
has to rely on private greyhound transporters for most of their shipments.
The donated trailer will enhance their operation and allow them to move more greyhounds
on their time schedule.
We still have our 8 stall trailer for shorter shipments and will utilize that
in the future for short runs to supply greyhounds to Carolina groups and groups within the state.
We do have agreements with some other groups to acquire greyhounds for local adoption
but would require adopters to visit those greyhounds in Orlando.
Our current statistics reflect that we have successfully transitioned 7,623 greyhounds
during the past 18 race seasons here in Melbourne.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Since February, GPACF has helped 19 greyhounds recovering from racing injuries.
The Vet Bill for surgeries was over $13,500.
If you would like to help
General Donations and can be mailed to us at
GPACF, 3525 Manassas Ave, Melbourne, FL. 32934 or through our Paypal Account.
We thank all those who have helped us in the past and your support
enables us to continue our dedication to the greyhounds