A tip-off about drug offences is likely to have been the saving grace of two starving dogs.
Police from the Logan District Tactical Crime Squad executed a search warrant of a Cedar Grove property in August last year after receiving intelligence that drug offences were being committed at the residence.
Upon entry, two emaciated dogs chained without food and water, and on the brink of starvation were discovered.
An RSPCA inspector was contacted to assess the animals, who spokesperson Micheal Beatty said were in a life-threatening condition.
Police impounded the male and female dog and handed them to the RSPCA for urgent medical care.
Along with the dogs, police allegedly located and seized a small Cannabis plant, a small bag of Cannabis seeds, cone piece, glass pipes and straws.
A Queensland Police spokesperson said an arrest warrant for the dogs’ owner, has been issued. It contains four charges.
“The charges are one charge of possessing dangerous drug , one charge of possess utensils and two charges of breach of duty of care of animals by failing to provide,” the spokesperson said.
“Police liaised with the RSPCA receiving regular updates over the succeeding three months as to their treatment and recovery.”
When they were given the all-clear and deemed ready for adoption, one of the attending officers who had developed a soft spot for the male, adopted him and named him Bane.
“‘Bane now lives a very happy and loved life,” the spokesperson said.
“The female dog Sandi was adopted on December 30 and has integrated well into family life.”
Their previous owner is yet to be located, arrested and charged by police.
“Their owner is also known to us for previous animal issues,” Mr Beatty said.
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