IN the last 48 hours, 14 puppies and three dogs have been surrendered to the Gladstone Pound.
The two female mother dogs, and one male dog, with five husky cross kelpie pups and six kelpie cross staffy pups have added to the already overcrowded centre and the large number of dogs up for adoption in Gladstone.
Friends of RSPCA president Judy Whicker said this was just another example of irresponsible pet ownership.
Another three bandogs were also surrendered to the pound late last week, and they will also be up for adoption.
"People are aimlessly breeding and it's not getting through their heads that their animals need to be desexed.
"I don't know whether these people are uneducated, or there's financial reasons for them not desexing their animals, but it's idiotic," she said.
Ms Whicker said it was putting a strain on their foster carers --- who are already struggling to look after the dogs.
"People have to realise that when they take their dogs to the pound, they don't automatically go to the RSPCA … if we've reached our premium then we won't take them, and there's a chance that the dogs will be destroyed."
The Friends of RSPCA is almost at capacity.
And foster carers are urging people to adopt a dog, instead of buying one.
An adoption day will be held tomorrow at the RSPCA adoption centre next to NRG power station.
The dog adoption will be held from 9am - 12 and a cat adoption will be held from 10amm - 12 at 17 Pams Crt, Beecher.