50 animals spend Christmas holidays at Downs pounds

PLEASE: Dogs  looking for a new home.
PLEASE: Dogs looking for a new home. Paige Ashby

POUND facilities across the Southern Downs had a combined 50 animals come into their care over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Acting environmental services manager Darryl Brooks said they were in the process of trying to find homes for animals handed in to their care.

"That seems to be on par with the previous year.

"There was no dramatic spike," Mr Brooks said.

"From what I can understand, the animals are in good condition, and every effort has been made, and is continuing by our officers to be made, for the animals to be re-homed."

Mr Brooks said despite still having animals handed in, there were encouraging signs across the period.

"There were quite a large number of animals presented to animal management pounds," he said.

"Ideally we'd like zero, but it's a long way from that.

"The main thing is the welfare of the animals, and getting them re-homed where possible."

From December 22, 10 cats, nine dogs and two horses were handed in to Warwick, while in Stanthorpe, 12 kittens, two cats, three dogs and two horses came under pound care.

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