WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC) - A troubling new statistic released from Grey2K from the Southland dog racing track shows the drastic increase in injuries last year to dogs.
The final injury report for 2016 shows a 55 percent increase in injuries to race dogs at the track.
A total of 136 dogs suffered injuries last year. Out of the 136 dogs injured, 56 of them suffered broken legs.
That's the highest number of injuries reported at the facility since 2008.
Southland released a statement concerning the injury report that emphasized safety is still the top priority at the facility.