RSPCA animal welfare agents seized hundreds of animals from a Toowoomba pet store during a raid.  

The search executed yesterday at Pets Galore resulted in the seizure of hundreds of animals which included birds, rodents, cats and a dog. 

RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty said the animals were seized due to alleged breaches of the Animal Care and Protection Act (ACPA).

RSPCA animal welfare officers seized about 500 animals from Pets Galore yesterday. Many, including these goldfish, were dead.
RSPCA animal welfare officers seized about 500 animals from Pets Galore yesterday. Many, including these goldfish, were dead. RSPCA

"It is disappointing we are again having to remove animals from a pet store," he said. 

"Those in the community who attend pet stores expect a certain level of care and certainly expect those animals to be housed appropriately and are healthy. 

"Pet stores have a duty of care under the Act (ACPA) to ensure that all animals in their control are cared for accordingly, just like those who ultimately purchase animals from them."

RSPCA animal welfare office seized hundreds of animals from Pets Galore.
RSPCA animal welfare office seized hundreds of animals from Pets Galore. RSPCA

The animals siezed include;

One dog

Four cats

One kittens

65 budgies

11 quails

Four doves

Six lovebirds

19 canaries

Three GC conures

25 Indian ringnecks

122 finches

14 guinea pigs

Seven rats

About 250 mice

The matter is still under investigation and no charges have been laid. 

The Chronicle contacted the store for comment.


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