Ken­nels burst­ing at the seams

The Weekend Post - - News -

KEN­NELS at the Young An­i­mal Pro­tec­tion So­ci­ety in Cairns have reached their ca­pac­ity with about 50 pup­pies and dogs in care.

Ken­nel at­ten­dant Bec Gar­lick said the fa­cil­ity re­ceived many calls each day for sur­ren­ders and strays as well as as- sist­ing coun­cil and the pound.

She said thank­fully there were some adop­tions yes­ter­day, but nowhere near enough.

“Be­cause we’re ‘no-kill’ we have to wait for dogs to get adopted be­fore we can get more in,” she said.

“With RSPCA still be­ing shut, we’re the only shel­ter in Cairns.”

Any­one con­sid­er­ing adopt­ing a furry friend is en­cour­aged to visit YAPS. The fa­cil­ity is open daily from 9.30am to 4pm at 233-239 McGre­gor Rd, Smith­field. Visit for de­tails.

FULL HOUSE: Ken­nel as­sis­tant Amara San­soni at YAPS, which is un­der pres­sure. Pic­ture: JUSTIN BRIERTY

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