Friends of the RSPCA volunteer Kateland and her daughter Kelsey Levings, 2, with Belly who is desperate to find a new home.
Friends of the RSPCA volunteer Kateland and her daughter Kelsey Levings, 2, with Belly who is desperate to find a new home. Mike Richards GLA130916RSPC

Death row for pound pooches

POUND dogs could face a short, grim future because of a lack of volunteers in Gladstone.

Friends of RSPCA has made a desperate plea for foster carers for medium and large dogs so it can continue to save and rehome animals on death row.

With many of its dog carers leaving the region for school holidays the not-for-profit organisation needs more volunteers to fill the void.

Dog co-ordinator Nicole Allison said Friends may have to turn back dogs from the pound for the first time this year.

"I checked yesterday and there were 20 dogs on the pound site and if they aren't collected by their owners then they're going to be euthanased," Ms Allison said.

"We do have a very high save rate but we are limited in how many we can take in because we only have five kennels at our centre.

"We need to know that we have the carers available before we take any more dogs on."



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