“Rescued” greyhounds seized by RSPCA due to neglect

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RSPCA Qld is once again urging people to look more closely at conduct, capabilities and motives of the many “rescue” groups cropping up around the country after 17 animals were seized from a Coominya, Qld property due to neglect.

RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty said “Just because someone claims to rescue animals doesn’t always mean they are treating animals properly.

“Sadly we are seeing situations where people claim to be running a rescue group, yet they are not capable or willing to ensure the animals’ needs are being catered for. We’re seeing these situations far, far too often.”

Of the 17 animals seized, ten were greyhounds, with another six dogs, and a cat also seized.

The greyhounds will be transferred to the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) facilities at Churchable.

The dogs were seized after the RSPCA received complaints that dogs were being severely neglected on the property.

They have been treated by RSPCA veterinarians at Wacol and have been wormed and vaccinated.

Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett said it was upsetting to see any animal neglected.

“Greyhounds are close to our hearts here at the QRIC GAP so it is particularly distressing when we receive greyhounds as a result of these circumstances.”

“The GAP team will do their very best to assess, care and hopefully rehome them for a positive outcome.”

RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty said the RSPCA are very grateful that GAP are willing to accommodate these greyhounds. They know the breed inside out and their assistance means we can focus on the remaining dogs from the property that are still in our care.

“We sincerely hope we can continue working with GAP in the future.”