A dog was electrocuted Friday night while racing at Tucson Greyhound Park and a city councilman said it’s the second such death in a month.
South Tucson no longer will enforce a ban on administering steroids to greyhounds.
Greyhounds race at Tucson Greyhound Park. A bill would allow the track to operate off-tracking betting without running live races.
Tucson Greyhound Park could end all live racing at the track and still keep its doors open if a proposed change in state law makes its way through the Legislature.
Saying restrictive new laws are hurting business, Tucson Greyhound Park will reduce its racing schedule from six days a week to four.
After weeks of public scrutiny, the Tucson Greyhound Park won't be injecting female dogs with steroids any more.
Despite housing more than 700 dogs, Tucson Greyhound Park hasn't licensed any of them in 60 years. County records show there are only three licensed greyhounds listed in South Tucson, where the track is located.
Tucson Greyhound Park will have to find a new municipality where it can inject steroids into its dogs. The Tucson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the practice within city limits.
Jett, a greyhound, front, takes it all lying down as Susan Via addresses the City Council about the dog-racing industry's practice of injecting dogs with anabolic steroids, which she opposes. Via's own greyhound, Dilly, is standing behind her. The council approved a steroid-injection ban.
We are not surprised Tucson Greyhound Park has skirted around a South Tucson law that bans anabolic steroid injections for dogs.
Four years after South Tucson voters passed a law prohibiting dogs at Tucson Greyhound Park from being given anabolic steroid injections, the practice continues.
Seven flat screen televisions were stolen Tuesday night from the Tucson Greyhound Park.