When 9 greyhound racing tracks closed last year -- three alone at the end of December -- at least one thousand dogs were not only out of a job, they were out of a home.

Tracks closed in Wisconsin, Arizona and Massachussets, leaving dog advocates worried that in these economic times, there won't be enough adopters to take in the lithe former racers.

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According to news reports, a man in Kansas started a nonprofit, the Greyhound Central Clearinghouse, devoted to greyhound adoptio. You can find it here: greyhoundcentral.org.

Above, greyhounds race around the first turn at the Raynham Park dog track, in Raynham, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, file) At right, Sharyell Highland, the adoption coordinator at Dairyland Greyhound Park, shows off one of the greyhounds up for adoption in Kenosha, Wis. The track closed at the end of 2009.  (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

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