News

RSPCA to lay 200 cruelty charges for alleged puppy farm

PUPPY FARM: Some of the dogs seized from a Glenarbon property where an alleged puppy farm was uncovered on Monday.
PUPPY FARM: Some of the dogs seized from a Glenarbon property where an alleged puppy farm was uncovered on Monday. RSPCA Queensland

RSPCA inspectors are close to charging a man with close to 200 animal cruelty related offences following the discovery of an alleged puppy farm at Glenarbon in January.

The 41-year-old man is set to be charged with offences under the Animal Care and Protection Act for breaching duty of care to an animal.

RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty said the charges were expected to be laid last week but due to the high number of dogs and cats seized from the property, extra time was needed to sort through the nature and number of charges.

A number of animal carcasses were found in a network of dog chains tethering weak, dehydrated and starving dogs whose ribs protruded from their bodies during the search earlier this year.

 

Many of the dogs were American Staffordshire bull terriers, Australian and American bulldogs, French bulldogs and pitbulls.

The man was first interviewed in February.

"These things don't happen quickly, he had 91 different animals, he could be facing charges on some and not others," Mr Beatty said previously.

Bluebell, 3, is one of 17 dogs which have been surrendered to the RSPCA at Wacol to be re-homed after the animals were taken to be treated for worms, fleas and other injuries.

At least four dogs have already found new homes.

"They came with a vast variety of different ailments. They had hook worm, there was one dog that had a very bad leg injury, they had skin conditions and they were all underweight," Mr Beatty said.

"We do have some of those up for adoption now they have been signed over to the RSPCA."

RSPCA Wacol officers spent more then $29,000 treating the animals in the first five days after they were taken into the centre.

Mr Beatty said the rehabilitation process meant none of the animals had died or been put down while in RSPCA care.

Topics:  glenarbon ipswich crime rspca wacol animal care campus


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

INFERNO: Dalby school shut as investigations continue

DEVASTATING: Fire burned for several hours at Dalby State School.

'This is devastating for us but our school is one of the hubs of the Dalby'

Fraud charges after spending spree on stolen credit cards

Credit cardsPhoto: Chris McCormack / Sunshine Coast Daily

Search warrant leads police to stolen cards and fraudulent goods

Medicare boost to improve mental health

The $9 million four-year telehealth program will ensure residents of small towns and other remote areas can access rebates for seven online videoconferencing consultations with psychologists.

$9 million rebate helps remote Aussies get a fair go on health

Local Partners

Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme dies

TRIBUTES have poured in for Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, who has died aged 73.

Sophie Monk casting a wide net as Bachelorette

Sophie Monk is Australia's new Bachelorette.

Producers ‘inundated’ with calls as they widen age range of suitors.

Viewers officially bored of Aussie biopics

House of Bond’s Ben Mingay as Alan Bond with Rachael Taylor as Diana Bliss.

Latest biopic House of Bond a ‘flop’ as reality TV dominates screens

Bill Cosby: Embattled comic breaks silence on future

Cosby said he wanted to get back on stage doing comedy.

Shania Twain to drop first album in 15 years

Shania Twain

Shania Twain is about to drop her first album since 2002.

What's on the big screen this week

Dave Bautista and Pom Klementieff in a scene from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2.

GUARDIANS of the Galaxy is back with even more laughs.

Grinspoon is happy to help with flood appeal

BACK ON THE ROAD: Grinspoon remain happy to assist with Lismore's flood recovery.

"Lismore is the birthplace of Grinspoon... we owe that community"

Couple gets rich renovating run-down city homes

RENO RADICALS: Baden and Nelson Marino-Hall have turned three Toowoomba homes around for profit, saying the Garden City was a haven for renovators like themselves.

The couple has already turned around three homes

Townhouse pitch raises questions over 'high density'

BIG PLANS: Residents have a chance to offer their opinion on plans to build 42 townhouses at Raceview.

Developer plans 42 townhouses for Ipswich suburb

7 million dollar city homes for sale right now

3 Keira Court, Blue Mountain Heights.

Here are seven of Toowoomba's best, and most expensive, houses

'Raping and pillaging': Landlord's anger with nightmare cost

Chris Duane, who is chairman of the body corporate for Terralina Court, says insurance companies are charging too much for premiums.

BODY corporate boss unleashes on huge costs dumped on home owners.

Lisa Curry and fiance sell up Sunshine Coast property

I'm a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here! contestant Lisa Curry with partner Mark Tabone after being evicted from the South African jungle. Picture: Dylan Robinson ***EMBARGOED 7:30pm March 9th***

Plans for dream home on hold at Mount Mellum place on market

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!