DICJ TOUTS ONGOING HEALTH CARE FOR ABANDONED CANIDROME GREYHOUNDS
The Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau says it has desexed 12 dogs and provided dental care to 40 more as it continues to oversee the well-being of 533 greyhounds still looking for new homes following the closure of the Canidrome dog racing track last month.
In a weekend press release, the gaming regulator said it has been consistently optimizing facilities at the Canidrome’s kennels ahead of a planned move to a new property near Taipa, including the provision of ongoing medical care to the dogs.
All costs are being covered by the Canidrome’s former operator, Macao (Yut Yuen) Canidrome Co Ltd, which vacated the premises on 21 July.
“The Bureau’s veterinary team will continue to monitor closely the greyhounds and provide medical treatment if necessary,” the DICJ said, adding that all greyhounds must be neutered before being adopted.
“As of Thursday 9 August, 12 dogs had been neutered and were reported to be recuperating well. The government had also provided dental care to some 40 dogs that previously had poor dental health. Following respective treatment, they are reported to be recovering.”
The DICJ recent granted, Macao (Yut Yuen) Canidrome Co Ltd a 60-day extension to relocate the former racing greyhounds after the company and animal welfare organization Anima announced plans plans to rent a series of properties in Sac On in Taipa in which to house the dogs until they can be taken to a new home.