205 CMR 12.01 - General

(1) Owners, trainers, and their assistants shall humanely treat all greyhounds in their possession or under their control.
(2) All greyhounds shall be properly cared for on a daily basis. This shall include a physical inspection of the greyhounds for sores, cuts, abrasions, fleas, ticks and assuring adequate a sufficient supply of food consistent with the dietary requirements and nutritional needs for the age and weight of the greyhounds.
(3) Kennel facilities shall provide for the safe and humane housing of greyhounds.
(4) Greyhounds shall be provided with potable water in the exercise areas at all times.
(5) The trainer of each kennel shall be responsible for the proper maintenance, upkeep and sanitary condition of the kennel, crates, and all exercise areas. The associations shall make every effort to promptly address maintenance issues brought to their attention.
(6) A sufficient number of employees shall be used to provide the required care of the greyhounds and maintenance of the facilities. The owner of the kennel or other supervisory personnel shall be present at least once in each 24-hour period to supervise and to ascertain that the care of the greyhounds and the maintenance of the facilities conform to all rules.
(7) The commission shall investigate all complaints regarding inhumane treatment of greyhounds.


205 CMR 12.01

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