English bulldog rescued from roadside dump
Posted On July 14, 2021
English bulldogs have been brought to Australia by the Australian Government after being discovered in a roadside dump in Queensland.
The dogs, which were being cared for by a retired farmer, were found in a remote area near Mount Waimarara in the Central Highlands.
The Government announced last week that the dogs would be put up for adoption.
The State Government has confirmed that the farm has the right to hold the dogs in its care.
A Department of Environment spokesperson told ABC News that the Government “was pleased to hear that the owners of the dogs had been informed of their right to have them taken care of.”
The dogs are currently being cared at a regional animal rehabilitation centre in the Gold Coast.
The Department of Conservation has not revealed the identity of the farm owner.
The Government announced a $1.5 million grant in May to support animal rehabilitation centres in the region, with the aim of providing “an efficient, humane and affordable resource to support animals.”
It said the centre would be able to house up to 100 dogs and a “number of smaller breeds” to help rehabilitate “those dogs that have been lost in the past.”
ABC News’ Chris Gwynne contributed to this report.
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