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About The Sunburst Project

Rich and Jerrie Ingersoll, co-founders of The Greyhound Alliance,
named this unprecedented effort to home Panhandle greyhounds
for the spirit of one of their true friends, Nicklaus.

“Nicklaus, our first greyhound, was our inspiration
to help as many greyhounds as possible
find forever homes.  He truly brought a ‘burst of sunlight’ into our lives
that continues to shine through The Sunburst Project.”
Rich and Jerrie

The Greyhound Alliance has brought together greyhound adoption and support groups to establish “The Sunburst Project and Kennel” in an unprecedented effort to move hundreds of retired racing greyhounds from Panhandle tracks to adoption groups throughout the country and Canada.

The Sunburst Project is the combined effort of three non-profit organizations: The Greyhound Alliance, The Northern Consortium, and The Emerald Coast Chapter of Greyhound Pets of America.  These organizations provide expertise and volunteers to insure the care, transportation and adoption for these retired greyhounds. The Sunburst Project depends on donations and grants for funding.

The Sunburst Project has established The Sunburst Kennel at Ebro Greyhound Park in Ebro, Florida.  The Sunburst Kennel takes in overflow greyhounds from kennels at Pensacola and Monticello as well as Ebro on an as needed basis. The Sunburst Kennel serves as a staging point for veterinary care including a physical exams, spay or neuter procedures, vaccinations, and preparation for transport.

Since 2011, The Sunburst Project has moved an over 1,600 retired greyhounds to homes and adoption groups.

To donate to The Sunburst Project, click HERE

100% of donations go DIRECTLY to provide transportation, food, boarding and medical costs for the Florida greyhounds.