Greyhound animal welfare
- access to food and water
- safe and secure accommodation and living conditions
- prevention and treatment of disease or injury
- control of parasites
- freedom from fear and distress.
The Northern Territory Government does not support any of the following behaviours:
- any form of cruelty and neglect of greyhounds and other animals
- acts or actions that cause or result in unjust, unnecessary or unreasonable pain
- the use of live animals in greyhound training or racing
- the use for greyhounds for unjustifiable medical experiments.
Kennels and enclosures
Greyhound enclosures must do all of the following:
- be kept clean and tidy and free of vermin
- be designed and maintained to minimise risk of injury, disease, theft or escape
- be designed for ease of cleaning, feeding and watering
- have adequate shade from direct sunlight
- be weather and rain proof
- provide a dry and comfortable environment with light and ventilation
- be securely fastened or locked
- have individual sleeping areas with no bedding contact with the floor.
Food and water
- food must be stored to prevent it rotting
- spoiled food must be removed from kennels, accommodation and feeding areas
- easily chew-able eating and drinking utensils are not allowed
- all dishes must be washed once a day.
Appropriate veterinary care must be provided for sick or injured greyhounds.
- be overworked
- offered for sale.
When you retire a greyhound, you must say what is happening to the dog.
Complete the form Notification of retired registered greyhound and submit it with the dog's registration certificate to the greyhound controlling body.