"The sheriff ignored PETA's offer to provide veterinary experts to assist with the investigation," Paden said, adding that Anne Hale, the veterinarian who had previously said the dogs appeared to be OK after a visit over the summer, changed her opinion after viewing PETA's evidence. Hale told the Washington Post that the facility was likely "cleaned up" before her inspection.
The Texas Greyhound Association (TGA) is conducting an investigation into evidence. While an initial visit on Sunday showed "no signs of the serious neglect shown in the PETA video," the TGA plans to further delve into the allegations by working in tandem with law enforcement, according to a statement. "The operator of the Pet Blood Bank advised us that he believed the video may have been taken several years ago when the facility was under previous ownership," the TGA said. "However, we are not yet satisfied."