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‘Not easy’ to get all dogs adopted: racetrack operator

2018-06-14 07:53     Comment:0

The operator of the city’s greyhound racetrack – Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. – said on its website yesterday that “it is not an easy task” to find new “suitable” homes for the about 600 greyhounds or to arrange for them to be adopted.

The company said that during the past several weeks it has handed the city’s various animal protection organisations over 1,000 application forms for greyhound adoptions, adding that it has so far only received back one application form. The company went on to quote official statistics as saying that some 200 dogs were adopted in Macau annually on average in recent years.

The website also said that the company, as “a responsible employer needing to ensure the employment of its staff”, needed to continue its dog-racing business rather than simply stopping it two years ago – when the government told the company to vacate the racetrack within two years – and using “the two-year time” to arrange for all the dogs to be adopted or relocated.


This photo taken in 2016 shows motor vehicles parked in front of the greyhound racetrack in Fai Chi Kei. Photo: Tony Wong

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