I got this as an email and cannot find anything online, so I'll attempt to copy and paste and attach the PDF poster. It's a rather heartbreaking story and I'm hoping that maybe someone knows someone on a farm who would be willing to take on one of these dogs. Or poster it, especially if you're in rural areas?
This is a poster with a difference and it is especially heartbreaking. I have been contacted by Australian Working Dog Rescue Inc and asked to help advertise a heap of Cattle Dogs that were seized from a puppy farm in Qld. Here is an abridged version of the email I received from AWDRI.
“We have been contacted by the RSPCA in QLD. They have just concluded an animal seizure case (puppy farm). In such cases the dogs are held until the court case is finalized and so the dogs have been in custody for 2 years. In the beginning 80 dogs were seized but half of them have been put to sleep over the past 2 years. There are 40 dogs left that are now looking for foster carers or homes. The 12 dogs in this poster are actually the worst of the surviving dogs; the other 28 dogs also looking for carers or forever homes are in a better mental condition. AWDRI is assisting the RSPCA to rehome as many of the dogs as possible and will arrange to place the dogs in foster care as carers come forward. Any help you could provide in spreading the word for adopters or carers would be appreciated. AWDRI has some means to move the dogs within QLD or to NSW, the ACT and VIC but donations to help with transportation costs would be hugely appreciated.”
AWDRI recognises that carers or adoptive homes will not be easy to find given what has happened to the dogs but there will be people who can help -- please poster widely so that we can find these people.
I had to save the PDF as a JPG files because for some stupid reason the uploader has a size limit of 19kb on PDF attachments?!
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