The Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission (GWIC) will review allegations about various matters involving Greyhound Racing NSW’s (GRNSW) Wyee rehoming facility.

The allegations relate to the care of greyhounds at the facility, including its greyhound accommodation, alleged injuries to greyhounds, and the GRNSW management’s response to animal welfare concerns raised by staff at the facility.

Hon David Harris MP, Minister for Gaming and Racing, said the allegations require further review, as they have the potential to undermine public trust and integrity in the industry.

“While GRNSW is not a government organisation, with its CEO and Board responsible for its operation, I’ve received information relating to Wyee and the welfare of greyhounds under its care.

“The NSW Government and wider community need to have confidence that the industry is being run with the highest standards of animal welfare, integrity and sustainability.”

Harris explained that, as the industry’s regulator, GWIC is best placed to look into these matters and report back to him to inform his consideration of the appropriate next steps.

The Wyee rehoming facility was temporarily closed in May as part of changes made by the GRNSW board.

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