In 1991, Dennis Tyler fell in love when he agreed to take in Clara Voyant, a former racing greyhound, from his neighbor. And when he learned that many greyhounds, some injured while racing, faced the risk of being euthanized, he couldn’t look the other way.
Using donations, Tyler and his wife Claire now provide medical care to the dogs, match them with compatible families, and drive them from Florida to new homes all along the East Coast through the organization Greyhound Pets of America (floridagreyhounds.com).
The Tylers have found homes for more than 7,000 greyhounds to date, and their efforts to save these magnificent dogs have earned Dennis a nomination for People Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Hero award. For obvious reasons, we’d love to see him win. Go here to vote, or watch the following video – if you’re anything like us, you’ll be reaching for the vote button by the end of it.