AUTHORITIES have raided what they allege is a “puppy farm” near the NSW/Queensland border, seizing almost 100 dogs and cats.
Officers said they found one dog tied up next to the remains of other dogs while a number of dogs needed urgent veterinary treatment at the property on Bosjnack Road, Glenarbon, near Goondiwindi.
Detectives from the Goondiwindi Criminal Investigation Branch, backed by investigators from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Queensland raided the property near Yelarbon on Monday morning.
Around 7.30am, specialist officers discovered a large number of dogs, mainly American Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Australian and American Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pitbulls on the property.
Eighty-one dogs and puppies and 10 cats were seized and transferred to RSPCA Queensland headquarters at Wacol.
“There was inadequate shelter and water and a number of the dogs were carrying injuries that needed urgent veterinary treatment,” said RSPCA Queensland Chief Inspector Daniel Young.
“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.”
A 40-year-old man is assisting inquiries and is due to appear in Goondiwindi Magistrates Court in relation to other matters.
A spokesperson for Queensland Police said two dogs required emergency treatment at the property while the other animals were seized.
There was inadequate shelter and water and a number of the dogs were carrying injuries.- RSPCA Qld Chief Inspector Daniel Young
“Many animals did not appear to have adequate shelter or water and police, having concerns for the welfare of the animals, immediately contacted the RSPCA,” the spokesperson said on Tuesday.
Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have purchased an animal from the property in the past.