Plea for Cairns animal-lovers to foster down-and-out
AN animal rescue group has put out a call for foster carers after a recent spike in the number of people surrendering pets.
North Queensland Animal Rescue has six animals waiting to be placed with carers, raising concerns the dogs and cats will be put down if they can't find a home soon.
Spokeswoman Maddie Wells said there had been an increase in animals that had been abandoned or neglected.
"We've had a puppy brought in with a whole paw missing and there have been other animals just found in the streets," she said.
Ms Wells said the foster carers had to pay only for food, with the group covering vet bills and registration costs.
"Some foster carers will take an animal to see if it will suit their home or others will take a dog because they have one dog and want to give it company without committing to another dog for the next 15 years," she said.
The group will host a walk along the Esplanade on Sunday afternoon to raise awareness, beginning at the northern end of the Esplanade at 5.30pm.
For more information, visit North Queensland Animal Rescue's Facebook page.
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Deadline: Time is running out for some four-legged friends, says North Queensland Animal Rescue spokeswoman Maddie Wells (pictured with Zoe and Ellie). Picture: MIKE WATT