Photo: PETA rescued racehorses Charlie (l) and Henry (r): Irene Abdou



PETA's third annual Gregory J. Reiter Animal Rescue Award was presented to Stacey Norris for Houses of Wood & Straw, which has built over 1,000 houses for backyard dogs.



Christopher and many other dogs were rescued from outdoor chaining or penning, through the teamwork of PETA’s Community Animal Project, primary recipient of Greg Fund grants; and the Virginia Beach SPCA, recipient of PETA’s 2017 Gregory J. Reiter Animal Rescue Award.


After an investigation by PETA’s Campaign to End Racehorse Cruelty--the same investigation that led to rescuing Charlie’s Quest--the New York State Gaming Commission introduced sweeping new anti-doping rules.



Thanks to White Coat Waste Project Freedom of Information Act work, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration halted nicotine experiments that had caused four squirrel monkeys to die, and then sent the 26 surviving monkeys--including one named Gregory-- to sanctuary.


Through collaboration with another private donor, Food for Thought--A Program of Animal Place began offering Event Grants to animal and environmental organizations for piloting all-vegan events. Greg Fund outreach prompted many wildlife and environmental groups to plan 100% plant-based events; the first Event Grant in this category was awarded for an international gathering of young climate journalists.


The Greg Fund partnered with Maryland-based Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary to arrange the release and transport of hens who had been used in fertility testing, and would otherwise have been killed after the experiments were complete.





PETA's second annual Gregory J. Reiter Animal Rescue Award was presented to the Virginia Beach SPCA.


PETA’s Campaign to End Racehorse Cruelty introduced a new technology that allows bettors to donate for racehorse aftercare, to prevent these horses being sent to slaughter in Canada or Mexico.


The Greg Fund partnered with Animal Place to publish a new Food for Thought wildlife/environmental brochure, and then issued grants to ten organizations that newly formalized vegan or vegetarian menu policies.



PETA's first annual Gregory J. Reiter Animal Rescue Award was presented to Katie McCotter.


The Greg Fund worked with PETA's Campaign to End Racehorse Cruelty, rescuing racehorse Charlie’s Quest when he was at imminent risk of breaking down on the track, and then providing two months of rehabilitative care prior to Greg's widow Alysoun adopting Charlie in September.


The Greg Fund partnered with Food for Thought – A Program of Animal Place to establish a new program arm focused on wildlife and environmental organizations. The partnership produced endorsements from 31 organizations with existing vegan or vegetarian menu policies, and guided three new organizations to adopt vegan menu policies.


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