Pups saved from putrid conditions
TEN puppies were rescued from shocking conditions by the RSPCA, after it was discovered they were surviving on scraps and stagnant water.
Senior Inspector Shayne Towers-Hammond received a complaint over the weekend that the pups were not receiving adequate care.
When a second complaint was received yesterday morning that their condition had deteriorated, Mr
Towers-Hammond visited the southside residence.
“The living conditions I would regard as the worst I’ve seen for puppies at that age,” he said.
“All of them were emaciated. (The conditions) were consistent that they hadn’t been receiving appropriate food and water and appropriate care; their living conditions can be regarded as putrid.”
The puppies were taken for veterinary examination and one puppy is under observation, while the other nine were expected to recover.
“These animals will be removed from the Rockhampton area,” said Mr Towers-Hammond.
“They are going under specialist observation down in Bundaberg.”
The owners of the animals are yet to be notified and could face criminal charges under the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 pending an investigation.
The RSPCA was also called out to a litter of dumped puppies on Glenmore road yesterday morning. The animals were all dead and in a sealed bag when found.
RSPCA Queensland is asking people with information to contact the Brisbane office on 3426 9999.
Mr Towers-Hammond said often litters were mistreated because they were unwanted or unexpected.
“This is why we recommend that animals be de-sexed,” he said. “All they have to do is go to a vet, spend $150 and have their animal de-sexed.”