Malnourished and injured dogs have been seized from an alleged puppy farm near Goondiwindi, with police and the RSPCA finding nearly 100 animals at the Glenarbon property.
Police said two dogs required emergency treatment at the property on Bosjnack Road.
In a statement, the RSPCA said the seized dogs were mainly American Staffordshire bull terriers, Australian and American bulldogs, French bulldogs and pitbulls.
It said 81 dogs and puppies and 10 cats were seized from the property and had been moved to the RSPCA’s Animal Welfare Campus in Wacol for treatment and care.
RSPCA Queensland chief inspector Daniel Young said the conditions the dogs and cats were being kept in “were very disturbing”.
“There was inadequate shelter and water and a number of the dogs were carrying injuries that needed urgent veterinary treatment,” he said.
“There was one dog that was sharing a small space with a dog that was deceased and there were the remains of a number of corpses lying near dogs that were tethered.
“We’d like to sincerely thank Queensland Police for their invaluable assistance in this operation.”
A 40-year-old man is assisting police and the RSPCA with their inquiries.
The man is to appear in Goondiwindi Magistrates Court in relation to other matters.
Investigations are continuing and police would like to speak to anyone who may have purchased an animal from the property in the past.
RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty said no-one had yet been charged.
“The conditions were really, really very disturbing indeed — just how the animals were being kept. Not a good start to the year,” he said.