The owners of the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd have been given until Friday submit a revised proposal that addresses the fate of its 600 greyhounds, Macau TDM reports.
The initial plan detailed an adoption programme that would allow individuals and organizations locally and overseas to adopt the greyhounds.
However, the IACM rejected the proposal as it would require the Canidrome to occupy the property for another year while it attempts to find new homes for the greyhounds.
“We don’t have the conditions to authorize another year of occupancy (of the space), therefore I responded to their today letter saying that they have to give us a solution by the 8th of July,” said the president of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, José Tavares da Silva.
Tavares also explained that despite mandating the Canidrome management to provide proof of the condition of the dog’s new homes, they wouldn’t be able to oversee them if they are abroad.
“We will make sure that the Canidrome follows that which is promised. Under the law they are the owners of the dogs. All the processes that they carry out in the future they have to give guarantees. If they take half of those dogs to China to a project that they are creating there now, they will have to be the ones certifying the dogs are well taken care of. They will have to supply us with the proof of this. I can’t go there with my inspectors to oversee that,” he stated.
The track is due to cease operations on July 21 of this year.