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 meet 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.
You will need to fill in the notification of retired registered greyhound form and submit it with the dog's registration certificate to the greyhound controlling body.
Last updated: 14 November 2018