Two Sausage Dogs In Wheelchairs Rescued From Horrific Queensland Home Need Adopting
Australia's RSPCA is looking for people to adopt at least two animals who were found during a raid on a Queensland property in March.
Inspectors descended on the Storybrook Farm Animal Garden Rescue in Walcol after reports emerged there were disabled animals that weren't receiving proper care.
A statement on the RSPCA website said: "It was immediately apparent to Inspectors that the conditions in which the animals were being kept, in no way resembled the conditions portrayed by this rescue group on their social media profiles, or in their regular stories aired to media, incorporating pleas for donations."
"Numerous other animals at the property had varying significant medical conditions, including open wounds, some from them chewing themselves, and others from pressure sores or from scraping their immobile bodies along the ground. Some animals had skin diseases and ear infections.
"All the animals smelled putrid, with an overwhelming stench of aged urine and faeces.
"All of the dogs were living in faeces and urine. Disabled animals were lying, unable to move normally, living in filth and squalor, some even without water or bedding.
"The smell was unbearable. The suffering of the animals was palpable. The entire scene was heartbreaking."
Thankfully, the RSCPA was able to rescue 37 animals and after a bit of rest, relaxation and rehabilitation, the organisation is now putting some of them up for adoption. We've chosen not to include photos of the badly abused animals as the imagery is very graphic.
Two animals that are being featured are two sausage dogs that are bound to doggy wheelchairs because of spinal issues.
Veterinarian Caroline Kerr told Channel 9: "It's fairly common in that breed of dog where the spine, they can have a little lesion in their spine which causes them to become paralysed.
"Whoever does take these two home will need to have a level open plan living environment, no stairs, and be home the majority of the time."
In the meantime, two people from Storybrook Farm have been charged with 84 offences in relation to the mistreatment of animals.
Chief Inspector Daniel Young said, "We are continually disappointed to see people keeping animals in conditions like this, under the guise of operating as a rescue or sanctuary. Good intentions are not enough.
"Animals need food, water, clean living conditions and veterinary treatment. If people cannot afford that, then sadly they cannot have animals and certainly should not be rescuing animals."
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