Huge interest in rescued Cavoodles

DOGS and puppies seized from an alleged illegal commercial breeding operation earlier in the month have been hot property, with host-shelter Animal Aid forced to close expressions of interest only two days after opening them because of the sheer number of enquiries.

In the 47-hour window the expressions were open, more than 1600 families expressed interest in adopting the Cavoodles.

“It will take us some time to process this number of requests,” an online statement said.

“While there will be many families who are not successful, we hope that they will have peace of mind in knowing that the puppies will be living out the rest of their lives in wonderful new homes.”

The dogs, which can retail for up to $3500 from reputable breeders, will go to new homes for a substantially-less adoption fee, as well as being desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and flea and worm treated.

The dogs and puppies were found locked in the dark in filthy and cramped dog trailers, camouflaged in the bush on a rural Wellington Shire property, before they were rescued by Wellington Shire local laws officers.

The cost of treatment and rehabilitation has been high for Animal Aid, which is seeking financial donations, as well as good quality food and blankets.

To donate, drop goods at the shelter at 111 Hopkins Rd, Fulham or visit animalaid.org.au.