RSPCA Queensland are investigating the alleged neglect of a number of horses at properties in Caboolture and the Lockyer region after reports that several horses were in poor condition and that at least two were deceased.
Warrants were executed on Wednesday 15 May on three separate properties resulting in the seizure of all horses. Six dogs and three cats were also seized as it was alleged the conditions they were housed in were inadequate. A number of the dogs and cats were also reportedly underweight.
RSPCA Chief Inspector Daniel Young said, “A team of Inspectors executed warrants at three separate properties, one in the Caboolture region and two properties located in the Lockyer region. Two of the properties contained animals which were seized.
“We have a vet onsite who is currently performing tests and we are awaiting the results before the animals can been moved from the property. Given we are dealing with 22 animals, the majority being horses, this is a major exercise.”
RSPCA Queensland Spokesperson Alex Hyndman Hill says they’re desperate for more horse foster carers.
“We have seen an increase in the number of horses being seized over the past months and we are desperate to find accommodation for these animals. We currently have a number of fantastic, dedicated foster carers and we are hoping we can find more who are willing to assist us.”
If you’d like to become a horse foster carer you can contact RSPCA Queensland directly or apply online.
RSPCA Queensland currently has 12 horses looking for forever homes.