The Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission (GWIC) and Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) are aware that some greyhounds and properties have been lost to recent bush fires and both organisations will do whatever can be done to assist affected participants.
We extend our sympathy and support to the industry participants impacted by the fires in Casino and will be in the region from today to provide assistance.
A GWIC vet and steward will be at the Casino track later today to provide assistance to participants and their greyhounds.
GWIC staff will also contact affected participants and provide assistance, including visiting kennels, when it is safe to do so.
We urge all participants affected by the bush fires to make their way to the one of the following locations if it is safe to do so. Kennel space, food and other supplies will be available.
Casino Greyhound Racing Club
Queen Elizabeth Park, Hartley Street, Casino
Contact: Luke Mason 0466 986 149
Ladbrokes Park Lismore
1 Molesworth Street, Lismore
Contact: John Zorzo 0414 469 679
Grafton Greyhound Racing Club
50 Cranworth St, Grafton NSW 2460
Contact: Wayne Turner 0416 584 240
Terry Lockhart’s kennels at Yorklea
95 Imesons Rd, Yorklea
Contact: Terry Lockhart 0434 045 882
If participants are experiencing difficult times please contact EAP at Converge International. Converge provides a counselling service. The counsellors can be contacted on 1300 687 327 or by visiting their website: www.convergeinternational.com.au