Although animal numbers in the pound have decreased, 11 puppies and two cats still need homes.
Although animal numbers in the pound have decreased, 11 puppies and two cats still need homes. Georja Ryan

Puppies on death row

ABOUT a dozen puppies are still without homes despite the pound having its "best Christmas yet".

Animal numbers were down 50% on last year.

"It's been remarkably better this year, with the help of newspaper articles and the Animal Welfare League and Best Friends Rescue in Brisbane," the pound manager said.

"Last Christmas we had to put down 17 dogs in one day and had 24 in the pound, but this year we only had 12 in the pound.

"But there are still plenty of puppies who need homes," she said.

Five horses and a foal found their way to the compound but, thankfully, their owners were on the way to pick them up yesterday.

Another litter of puppies was dumped on the pound doorstep yesterday morning.

"It's sad that people haven't even tried to find them homes," she said.

The pound manager said anyone thinking about purchasing a dog needed to look at it realistically.

"Don't get a dog unless you want it for life," she said.

"You must have suitable yard and we insist owners get them desexed and micro-chipped.

"The reality is we can't find a home for all the animals but it's nice to be able to find homes for the good ones," she said.

For information regarding impounded animals, visit http://www.southerndowns.qld.gov.au or call 4661 0300.


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