Race to find homes for greyhounds as pandemic closes Florida tracks

Dog racing was due to end in the state next January but Covid-19 has prompted a hasty volunteer effort for out-of-work dogs

Retirement is treating Pat C Rollo well. Just weeks after the coronavirus pandemic closed his workplace for good, he has moved into a modern apartment in south Florida and enjoys long, leisurely walks watching the yachts on the Intracoastal Waterway before heading home for a nap. He even has a new name – Lambo, short for Lamborghini – as a reminder of the fast-paced industry in which he once worked.

It was a swift, and fortunate, transformation for a racing greyhound who never distinguished himself in 97 outings over 20 months under the Rollo moniker, yet always seemed to enjoy the thrill of chasing an electric hare around the track at the Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club.

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Source: theguardian
Race to find homes for greyhounds as pandemic closes Florida tracks