NEW HOME: Volunteers Krystal Simon and Ellie Compton have plenty of animals in need.
NEW HOME: Volunteers Krystal Simon and Ellie Compton have plenty of animals in need. Ben Wilmott

Warwick rescue group overwhelmed with animals

EVERY year pounds across Australia experience a rise in the number of animals left without a home.

Volunteers with the Southern Downs Ark, a small rescue group based in Warwick, help to rescue and rehome the unloved, the forgotten and the abandoned dogs and cats.

Member Ann Simon said the group regularly visited the Warwick Pound as it struggled to deal with the number of animals pouring in over the holiday period.

"We are the only local group that take animals directly from the pound," she said.

"As soon as the school holidays start people dump their animals so they can go on holidays. Christmas is always a particularly bad time."

Southern Downs Ark currently has 35 cats and kittens and 15 dogs and puppies desperate to find a new home.

The volunteers are expecting another influx of animals after Christmas.

Donation details and animals available for adoption are listed on the group's Facebook page.

To find out more phone Ann Simon on 0438 654 502.



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