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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Greyhound Friends Inc.

167 Saddle Hill Road Hopkinton, MA 01748
tel: (508) 435-5969   Web Site
EIN: 22-2624136

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On April 27, 2017, Wicked Local Sherborn reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Greyhound Friends Inc., in an article titled, "A closer look at Greyhound Friends finances." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see the Wicked Local Sherborn article.

  • On August 25, 2017, The MetroWest Daily News published an article titled, "Hopkinton: Louise Coleman animal cruelty trial to start Nov. 28." For more information, please see The MetroWest Daily News article.

  • On September 25, 2017, Wicked Local Hopkinton published an article titled, "Hopkinton: Greyhound Friends opposes record requests." For more information, please see the Wicked Local Hopkinton article.

  • On May 27, 2018, The MetroWest Daily News published an article titled, "Attorney General expands Greyhound Friends probe." For more information, please see The MetroWest Daily News article.

  • On September 12, 2018, masslive.com published an article titled, "Saving greyhounds: Massachusetts dog shelter plagued in controversy seeks comeback." For more information, please see masslive.com article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 22-2624136
Name in IRS Master File GREYHOUND FRIENDS INC
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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Greyhound Friends Inc.
167 Saddle Hill Road
Hopkinton, MA 01748
tel: (508) 435-5969
EIN: 22-2624136

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