The new ban goes into effect at the end of this year, but Arizona's only remaining dog track, at the Tucson Greyhound Park, may seek to end its races as early as June. With that, more than 400 greyhounds currently held in deplorable conditions will finally be able to retire and find peace as companion animals to people who actually care about them.
"Greyhound racing has run its course in Arizona," Gov. Ducey said in a release. "It's heartening that these beautiful greyhounds will soon be off the track and in loving homes. For any families looking to adopt a new canine companion this summer, I encourage you to consider one of these gentle and intelligent dogs."