As anticipated and following last weeks prosecution for offences under the Animal Welfare Act, Swansea Greyhound Stadium announced today, they will be holding their last race meeting on Saturday November 7th.
Whilst it is always good news to hear of dog tracks closing – it is vitally important to ensure the welfare of the estimated 100 redundant greyhounds that will now need to be re-homed.
Unlike Walthamstow and Reading – which were forced to close last year – Swansea is an independent track and will receive no financial help through the Retired Greyhound Trust or from the betting industry, which without doubt some of these dogs will have generated thousands of pounds profits for, whilst racing on licensed tracks.
Greyhound Rescue Wales, together with five independent welfare groups have formed a task force called ‘Operation Greyhound’ to finance and co-ordinate the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of these dogs – now surplus to requirements.
Please click here to read Greyhound Rescue Wales’ Press Release and for details of how you can help.