The RSPCA has undertaken one of its biggest challenges today starting to de-sex more than 400 dogs.
The dogs were seized from a puppy farm at Wondai last September.
Steve Fox reports.
These are just some of the dogs waiting at the RSPCA for a home.
But first all will have to be de-sexed.
It’s the largest operation the organisation’s undertaken.
Anne Chester, Senior Veterinarian: “It’s a very huge task because obviously everyone is keen to get them into their homes as soon as possible and so we’re trying to get it done as soon as possible.”
PAWS mobile de-sexing unit has also been brought in to help.
Anne Chester, Senior Veterinarian: “A lot are going to their foster parents because they’ve had them in their care for seven months, and can’t give them up, but I think we’ll still have around two hundred looking for homes.”
The dogs are kept until they are adopted, because in most cases, it’s just a matter of time.
Authorities seized 240 dogs in the original raid, but many gave birth to puppies.
Most of the animals have been in foster care since, but unfortunately, some like Sally still have injuries and will need ongoing special care, from their new owners.
Vox Pop: “I think everyone should adopt a dog if they can.”
Vox Pop: “There’s no need for more dogs out there, we’ve already got heaps at the RSPCA so come and get them from here.”
Vox Pop: “The RSPCA do such a great job looking after all the animals, I thought we would find a mate for him.”
The RSPCA cares for more than forty-one-thousand animals a year.
Anne Chester, Senior Veterinarian: “We get horses, guinea pigs, you name it, often all those are looking for homes as well.”
Anyone interested in adopting a Wondai dog or any another animal should contact the RSPCA.
Steve Fox, QUT News