Australian rescue dogs shot over COVID restrictions: report

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Bourke Shire Council, in the state’s north-west, killed the dogs to prevent volunteers at a Cobar-based animal shelter from travelling to pick up the animals last week. The Office of Local Government is examining the circumstances of the incident to find out whether companion animal and cruelty prevention laws had been broken.
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Covid-fearing Australian council shoots rescue dogs to stop volunteers travelling to pick them up

An Australian council fearful of the spread of coronavirus has sparked outrage after shooting dead a number of rescue dogs to stop volunteers at an animal shelter travelling to pick them up.

1 year ago·Los Angeles, United States
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Australian rescue dogs ‘shot dead by council enforcing Covid-19 rules’

Bourke Shire Council reportedly wanted to stop volunteers travelling and spreading the virus

1 year ago·London, United Kingdom
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Rescue dogs ready for adoption shot dead by council 'to stop spread of Covid'

A council in New South Wales made the decision to 'protect its community from Covid-19 transmission' and shot the rescue dogs. One of the dogs had just given birth when she was killed

1 year ago·London, United Kingdom
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Rescue dogs shot dead by NSW council due to COVID-19 restrictions

Several impounded dogs have been shot by a rural council under its interpretation of COVID-19 restrictions.

1 year ago·Sydney, Australia
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Covid 19 coronavirus: NSW council shoots shelter dogs over infection fears - NZ Herald

Among those euthanised was a dog that had recently given birth to a litter of puppies.

1 year ago·Auckland, New Zealand
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Australia Investigates Rescue Dogs Shooting After Animals Are Killed Over COVID-19 Concerns

The Australian Office of Local Government in New South Wales has launched an investigation following reports the new COVID-19 lockdown resulted in the shooting of rescue dogs to prevent volunteers from leaving their homes.

1 year ago·United States
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