RSPCA Tasmania removes 177 animals from a single property

RSPCA Tasmania removes 177 animals from a single property

RSPCA Tasmania's southern-based Inspectors this week had cause to attend a property in the Midlands for a routine inspection. The inspection was conducted as a joint operation with Tasmania Police. As a result of this inspection, a large number of animals were located living in sub-standard conditions.

The owner was spoken to and subsequently the majority of the animals in his care were surrendered to the RSPCA and some were seized pending further investigation.

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Our Inspectors removed 119 chickens, 18 ducks, 2 dogs, 2 quail, 4 goats, 1 sheep and 31 pigs and piglets from the property. 14 of the ducks were subject to a seizure notice, but the remainder of the animals were all surrendered.

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All the animals will be subject to the normal standard veterinary health checks, and some of the animals that have been surrendered into our care will be available for re-homing once these checks have been completed. They will continue to be monitored by our Animal Care Centre staff to ensure they are suitable to be re-homed.