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the lexus project broadens its horizons

We are proud to announce that "The Lexus Project, Legal Defense for Greyhounds" has been reborn as "The Lexus Project, Legal Defense for All Breeds".  The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way
its animals are treated.
  (Mahatma Gandhi)
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The Lexus Project is a 501(c)3 organization.

Donations made to the organization are tax deductible. There are several ways you can help The Lexus Project, visit our help page for information.

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Chip in for a specific Lexus Project Case!

We now have a page with the individual case's chipins so that you can donate to a specific case. If you prefer to make a general fund donation, you can still just use the paypal button found on any page. Thank you for your support of these dogs, we couldn't do this without all of you!

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the origin of the lexus project

In October 2009 a high prey greyhound named Lexus, having been declared a vicious dog, sat on death row in a Rhode Island kill shelter waiting to be put down. Her crime? Left unleashed in a dog park she followed her instincts and killed a Pomeranian puppy. (Small, long-haired dogs are perceived by many greyhounds as prey; this is the instinctive response of a sighthound.) The greyhound was seized and her owner attended a hearing without counsel and the judgment paved the way for her execution.

Luckily for Lexus, Robin Mittasch read her story on the internet forum Greytalk and was moved, together with her husband, Rich (who is an attorney) to fight for her release. Thanks to a quirk in the Rhode Island statute he was able (with the assistance of an attorney in Rhode Island who also volunteered his time to file the Court papers) to negotiate the release of Lexus from her cell and her removal from the state. As she jumped into his van, snuggled up and ate cookies, the idea of the Lexus project was born.

Although we do all our legal defense pro bono, there are always court fees, marshall fees and if we have to get a dog released from the pound, depending on how long the dog is in, there are release fees. Our last case they wanted $3300.00 plus vetting bills. We were able to settle for less, but this is all out of pocket, in addition to our travel fees.

All proceeds go to The Lexus Project, legal defense for greyhounds and all breeds of dogs.  We are a 501c3 organization, so your donation is tax deductible.

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. (Horace Mann)

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