RSPCA desperate for carers over holidays

MORE than 30 puppies have been dumped on the RSPCA in the last two weeks putting the organisation at critical capacity.

Nicole Allison from Friends of the RSPCA Gladstone said unless people step forward to adopt animals or act as carers the organisation will have to turn animals away.

"It's a really sad time, and it should be so much happier at Christmas," she said.

"We have all of these wonderful animals but can't find homes for them."

Ms Allison said the shelter only has five kennels where incoming dogs are kept, with 50 more in care with foster families.

"We rely on these fantastic people who give these dogs a warm place to sleep and a family to love while they wait for a forever home," she said.

"But because Gladstone is a working town, a lot of carers are leaving for Christmas forcing us to re-foster the dogs."

"The problem is we just don't have enough people to help."

Friends of the RSPCA will have their last adoption day for the year on Sunday in an effort to find more permanent and temporary homes for the animals.

Cats will be celebrating Christmas from 10am-1pm at 17 Pams Court in Beecher, and pups from 8am-12noon at the RSPCA Adoption centre opposite the power station.

Call Nicole Allison on 0439 709 369 for more details.



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