“The conditions the dogs and cats were being kept in were very disturbing,” said RSPCA Qld Chief Inspector Daniel Young.
RSPCA Qld Inspectors and Detectives from the Goondiwindi Criminal Investigation Branch raided an alleged puppy farm at a property at Glenarbon yesterday.
Around 7.30am, specialist officers attended the address on Bosjnack Road to execute a search warrant.
Upon inspection of the property, officers discovered a large number of dogs, mainly American Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Australian and American Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pitbulls on the property. 81 dogs and puppies and ten cats were seized and transferred to RSPCA Qld headquarters at Wacol.
“The conditions the dogs and cats were being kept in were very disturbing,” said RSPCA Qld Chief Inspector Daniel Young. “There was inadequate shelter and water and a number of the dogs were carrying injuries that needed urgent veterinary treatment. There was one dog that was sharing a small space with a dog that was deceased and there were the remains of a number of corpses lying near dogs that were tethered. We’d like to sincerely thank Queensland Police for their invaluable assistance in this operation”
A 40-year-old man is assisting police and the RSPCA with their enquiries and is due to appear in Goondiwindi Magistrates Court in relation to other matters.
Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have purchased an animal from the property in the past.
Chief Inspector Daniel Young will speak to the media at RSPCA Qld headquarters at 12.30pm today, 17th January 2017.
When: 12.30 pm
Where: 139 Wacol Station Road.