An internal investigation into how a greyhound listed as having been rehomed as a pet in Ireland ended up coursing in Pakistan has found there were no animal welfare issues in the case.
The dog Granard Swift was listed in official records of Greyhound Racing Ireland as having been rehomed as a pet in Co Tipperary.
However, it subsequently emerged that the greyhound had been bought by a purchaser with a U.S. address, shipped to the UK, and then transported on to the Rajpur Coursing Club in Pakistan.
The internal report said the error arose because of an online registration system that automatically used Tipperary as the location for animals that were classed has having been “rehomed” or “retired as [a] pet”.
You can read the full set of records below: