These two gorgeous dogs are waiting for a home at council’s pound on Wentworth St.
These two gorgeous dogs are waiting for a home at council’s pound on Wentworth St. Emma Channon

Purebreds among pound orphans

CHRISTMAS time at the Warwick pound was unusually quiet, but this week that silence was replaced by the heartbreaking sound of abandoned dogs weeping.

A handful of canines, ranging in ages and breeds, have found themselves at Southern Downs Regional Council Pound, and are all waiting patiently for a loving home.

Three of those dogs are labradors, which a SDRC local laws officer for animal control said was highly unusual.

"We tend to get a lot of labrador crosses, but it is unusual to have (pure) labs," the officer said.

"They can be a boisterous breed and need discipline as well as entertainment. But they're so loyal and trusting - all the dogs here are."

The black Labrador has already joined a local family, but the two chocolate coloured ones have not much longer to find homes before they are put down.

The two labs are just seven months old and have both been microchipped.

Other dogs that have been taking refuge at the pound in Wentworth St are a terrier cross and two gorgeous seven-week-old cattle dog cross pups.

Anyone who would like to adopt a dog, call SDRC on 4661 0300 and an officer will arrange for an inspection.


IN TOUCH: Rural residents given new voice

Premium Content IN TOUCH: Rural residents given new voice

Potential library relocation, new waste management plan, and more are on the cards...

Dad inspired to dig deep by own son’s health battle

Premium Content Dad inspired to dig deep by own son’s health battle

‘It’s one of those things you don’t need until you do and my God, you really...

Fatal levels of nicotine in Queensland vapes

Premium Content Fatal levels of nicotine in Queensland vapes

Poisons lines inundated with calls about nicotine poisoning from vapers