RSPCA has hands full after storms in Gladstone

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A BUSY Christmas period and recent severe thunderstorms have left the Friends of RSPCA Gladstone overloaded with cats and dogs.

Friends of RSPCA Gladstone president Judy Whicker said it was common for an influx of animals after heavy storms in the region, especially dogs.

"The kennels are full at the adoption centre and there are so many dogs in the pound from the thunder and lightning.

"You see there are the genuine owners that want to get them out and there's other people who can't afford to, which is when the dogs come to us," she said.

There are 70 cats and kittens and 50 dogs and puppies under the organisation's care.

She said a constant need for the non-profit group was for more volunteer foster carers.

"We haven't really slowed down since Christmas."

The shelter is still taking dogs that are looking for a home but does not have the capacity to take more cats.

The next adoption day will be held on February 22.

The dog adoptions will be at the RSPCA Adoption Centre opposite the NAG Power House from 9am-noon.

If you're looking for a cat to call your own, the cat adoptions will be at 17 Pams Cart, Beecher, from 10am-1pm.

To view all cats and dogs up for adoption, visit

For more information, phone 0439 709 369.

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