33 Racing Greyhounds Found Dead at Ebro Dog Track

by Dr. Chris

November 1, 2010 In Ebro Florida, a man named Ronald John Williams was charged with 37 counts of animal cruelty. This happened after gaming officials went to the Ebro Greyhound Park because local residents were complaining about a decaying animal smell coming from the kennel at the Ebro Greyhound Park.

After investigating, they found 33 greyhounds dead, and only four dogs still alive. 3 of the dogs had duct tape around their necks preventing them from breathing. The 4 surviving dogs were treated by veterinarians.

Currently, Ronald John Williams is being held on a bond of $54,000. Ebro Greyhound Park officials said that Williams was renting a kennel to house greyhounds that he owned at the facility.

The Greyhound racing season ended several weeks ago and officials believe that the dogs were being starved since the season ended.

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I was going to go and checked out the web site for info on the town when I came across this article. Mad me sick to my stomach. Will never go now. If these dogs were left to die at the end of the season, how many other dogs were left to die in previous years. They need to shut down the track.

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by: Ana

The guy who do this to the dogs did deserve the fin but what was good for him to learn to respect to dogs was put him at the kennel with the same food, if he gave same to them, and let him be there for a couple days in his excrement's. I guarantee he will learn a good lessons. People like him don't deserve any respect.

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by: MikeH

I concur with Jamye. It is hard for me to believe that the smell could be so bad as to bother the neighbors and not be noticed by the owneres or staff. The dogs run their heart out for their owners and then to be treated worse than garbage just because the owner doesn't want to feed them after their usefulness is gone or during the off-season. This is as bad as dog fights. This makes me curious about what happens to the dogs that are not fast enough to be money-winners or are passed their prime, are they killed also? Is there a governing body that protects the dogs besides the local ASPCA?

by: jamye

i find it hard to believe the owners and other workers had no idea this was going on..i will never go there again!!

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