The information below is provided for people wishing to provide help to adopt or foster greyhounds in New South Wales.
As of July 7 2016 there 6,809 are registered greyhounds in NSW. The NSW Government will support RSPCA NSW to help ensure greyhounds are treated humanely once transitioned out of the industry.
The options for these animals will include:
The Government will provide the RSPCA and the NSW Police Force with the means to oversee the humane treatment of greyhounds as the industry is shut down.
The RSPCA will soon be announcing how to register your interest in adopting a greyhound. Keep up to date at www.rspcansw.org.au
On 16 July the Greyhounds as Pets organisation will be holding an adoption day. To find out more go to http://www.gapnsw.com.au
Call our information hotline on 1800 812 115
For people affected by these changes who need immediate wellbeing support there are a number of support services including:
Q&A on Greyhounds Transition [PDF, 243kb]
Questions and answers about transitioning to closure of the NSW greyhound racing industry [PDF, 185kb]
Fact sheet about the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW [PDF, 155kb]
Fact sheet about Greyhound Racing Regulation 2016 [PDF, 103kb]
Special Commissions of Inquiry Act 1983
Greyhound Racing Act 2009
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979
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