Kingaroy cattle dogs need special homes

TROUBLED PAST: RSPCA Queensland is looking for homes for 12 cattle dogs.
TROUBLED PAST: RSPCA Queensland is looking for homes for 12 cattle dogs. Contributed

CATTLE dogs rescued from a Kingaroy property two years ago are in need of new homes.

RSPCA Queensland is looking for large and small acreage homes for 12 cattle dogs that have "special needs".

The dogs were originally part of a seizure of a large number of animals from a property and have been in RSPCA care for two years while legal proceedings were ongoing.

RSPCA Queensland spokesperson Michael Beatty said they were beautiful dogs but had special needs due to their history and genes.

"Most of the dogs we adopt from the RSPCA will suit the majority of family situations but we have to be honest and say that these dogs require special homes," Mr Beatty said.

"Most of them are quite timid, tend to be scared of loud noises such as heavy traffic and would only suit people with children over 16. However, they do get along well with other dogs. In fact, they will probably do better if they're rehomed to someone who already has another dog."

RSPCA Queensland's behavioural team also feels they would be better suited to a family on acreage, and the dogs may also need to continue with confidence training.

Ideally people should have also had experience with working dog breeds.

"They've been with us a long time and we've all become very fond of them. However, they really do need proper, permanent homes," shelter manager Nanda Ten Grotenhuis said.

Anyone interested can call 1300 364 443.

Topics:  animal welfare cattle dogs rspca

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