Board room: Tweed Shire Dog Pound has room for some flood-affected pets.
Board room: Tweed Shire Dog Pound has room for some flood-affected pets. Blainey Woodham

Tweed helps homeless animals

TWEED residents and shelters have opened their homes and kennels to animals affected by the floods.

Tweed Shire Dog Pound attendant John Leslie said the pound can accept up to six animals if needed.

Tweed Shire Council's director of planning and regulation, Vince Connell said the pound could act as an emergency facility for animals who needed immediate care.

“We are in a position to offer support for any animals in need for a temporary length of time,” Mr Connell said.

Tweed Heads RSPCA sent four volunteers to help clean up the flooded RSPCA at Fairfield.

Other residents have also offered to turn their homes into temporary shelters.

Banora Point resident Leanne Sprewka offered to adopt an animal from the floods.

Public relations manager of Animal Welfare League of Queensland, Gabrielle Wheaton said it was too early to tell how many animals had been misplaced or left without homes as a result of the flooding throughout the state.

“However, all of the animals from flood-affected RSPCA shelters in QLD were safely evacuated and are being looked after by foster carers,” Ms Weaton said.

The AWLQ is accepting donations of dog collars, leashes, cat carriers, dog crates and financial contrabutions to cover veterinary costs.

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