South Dakota Italian Greyhound Rescue
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The South Dakota Italian Greyhound Rescue was officially launched in 2018, when our first in-state rep started volunteering. Until then a few IGCA adopters and supporters around South Dakota have handled any requests when they arose, and had been covered by the surrounding states to help intake any dogs or adopt dogs throughout the state. Adoptions and surrenders have historically happened in the Sioux Falls and Rapid City areas, with a few others happening in the North Central areas of the state too. There was, for years, a group of IG owners and fanciers who organized the Sioux Empire Italian Greyhound Community, and sometimes hosted IG events and online discussions.
The North Sioux City and Vermilion areas work closely with the Nebraska Italian Greyhound Rescue, while the Western areas including Rapid City have often worked alongside the Colorado affiliates given the great distances inbetween. The Sioux Falls area was at first handled by the Nebraska group, then from 2012-18 the Italian Greyhound Rescue of North Dakota and Minnesota helped more due to regular transport which goes between Sioux Falls and Minneapolis.