Mass grave of greyhounds found on Sydney property


WARNING – DISTURBING CONTENT: A mass grave of greyhounds has been uncovered at the western Sydney property of a licensed and registered trainer.

RSPCA NSW said on Thursday it had discovered the remains of nine dead greyhounds at Marsden Park, as well as a dozen sick and emaciated dogs.

“The 12 living greyhounds have varying medical conditions including emaciation and severe dental disease,” it said in a statement.

One of several emaciated dogs found along with a grave of dead dogs at the Sydney property. Photo: RSPCA NSW

The dogs also had internal parasites, flea, pressure sores and overgrown nails.

The RSPCA said three inspectors spent hours digging up the shallow grave.

The animal welfare body, with help from the Greyhound Welfare Integrity Commission, is investigating serious alleged animal cruelty offences.

The surviving dogs have internal parasites, flea, pressure sores and overgrown nails. Photo: RSPCA NSW
The RSPCA said three inspectors spent hours digging up the shallow grave. Photo: RSPCA NSW