Relations between Greyhound Racing Ireland and one of the country’s most prominent animal welfare charities soured over an investigation into two mistreated greyhounds.
Records released under FOI detail how the two dogs had been locked in padlocked “filthy kennels” for up to three years and were infested with fleas and ticks.
The dogs were said to be “covered in filth” from having nowhere to lie but in their own waste with one having bled from a severe flea infestation.
After they were rescued, the DSCPA posted an image to social media of one of the dogs Katie cowering on the floor after she had been taken into their care.
However, Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) called for the post to be removed as neither of the dogs had ever actually raced.