Capricorn Animal Aid president Katina Kilpatrick with two rescue pups who had found new homes.
Capricorn Animal Aid president Katina Kilpatrick with two rescue pups who had found new homes. Trinette Stevens

Capricorn Animal Aid collared by parvo costs

CAPRICORN Animal Aid president Katina Kilpatrick says it's not unusual for 50 animals to be euthanised a week, but the Rockhampton council says that's way past the mark.

"It's not uncommon for more than 50 animals to be euthanatised each week," Ms Kilpatrick said

"Most are healthy and re-homable however the numbers are very large.

"More than what CAA could afford to re-home."

But Planning and Regulatory Committee Chair Councillor Ellen Smith said from July 2015 to April 2016, only 434 dogs had been euthanised.

"Which is well short of 50 animals per week," she said.

But CAA is struggling regardless and since the New Year, has paid more than $7000 in parvo treatments.

As a result, the organisation has put a halt on their de-sexing subsidy for the rest of the financial year.

Ms Kilpatrick said they were no longer able to treat puppies with parvo.

"We are looking forward to the CAA ball in September to raise much needed funds and hopefully the subsidy will be back in action by then," she said.



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