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.