I AM writing regarding Greyhounds: cash injection boosts owners (October 8).

Oxford racing owners and trainers will receive cash but certain racetrack attendees will have nothing to celebrate.

It will be business as usual for the greyhounds, the unfortunate pawns in the arena.

Although the racing industry is now being propped up with bonuses, it has always been a losing game for the greyhounds.

Dog racing is cruel and inhumane and increased public awareness of that cruelty is contributing to its decline. We cannot fathom our dogs enduring confinement day in and day out, or facing the risk of injury and death racing around an oval just so people can bet on them. We do not consider our dogs as investments to be valued only as long as they generate a profit. Nor can we imagine not caring for our dogs if they are injured, or age.

I have adopted beloved retired greyhounds since 1997 and am a board member of GREY2K USA, a national non-profit organization that works to protect greyhounds. Please visit www.grey2kusa.org.

CARYN WOOD, Board of Directors, GREY2K, USA