Bag of dead puppies found dumped in river

DUMPED PUPPIES: A fisherman at Kirby s Wall on the Burnett River recovered a bag of dead puppies on Friday morning. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
DUMPED PUPPIES: A fisherman at Kirby s Wall on the Burnett River recovered a bag of dead puppies on Friday morning. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

A BAG of dead puppies has been found on the banks of the Burnett River with authorities labelling the act as "inexcusable" and "callous".

Brandon McMonigal made the gruesome discovery near Kirby's Wall while fishing at his favourite spot early yesterday morning.

"The tide came up and dumped the bag on the banks of the river," he said.

"I thought it was just rubbish and went to collect the bag.

"I saw the hair and thought it was a rug at first."

Upon closer inspection, Mr McMonigal realised what was inside and was shocked.

"It's disgusting and feral behaviour," he said.

"Why would you do something like this?"

Bundaberg Regional Council health and regulatory services spokesman Wayne Honor confirmed its animal control department investigated a report of puppies dumped in the Burnett River.

"A local law officer removed the deceased puppies and the matter has been reported to the RSPCA for further investigation," he said.

"This is an inexcusable act of animal cruelty which was quite distressing for all council staff involved."

The incident comes just weeks after a person left a female german shepherd tied to a tree in bush off the Isis Hwy.

The dead dog was found by a Department of Mains Road worker at 1pm on January 9. The RSPCA is determined to find a culprit and offered a $5000 reward for information that leads to a conviction.

RSPCA Queensland spokesman Michael Beatty said nothing had come from the investigation so far and described the latest incident as a "callous act".

"If you do need to dispose of an animal there are a lot of ways it can be done humanely and legally," he said.

"Either take them to the vet to be euthanised or surrender them to the council or RSPCA."

More than 460 animal cruelty complaints were made in the Bundaberg region last year.

RSPCA statistics show Bundaberg East, Bundaberg North and Kepnock as hot spots.

Topics:  bundaberg regional council editors picks puppies rspca

Youth get taste of power

SEATS OF POWER: Cody Davis, Connor Dwyer and Harry Taylor at the Wide Bay Burnett Youth Parliament yesterday.

Parliament sitting first time for region's Year 6 students

A Bundy West prep teacher prepares to bid farewell

FOND FAREWELL: Beloved Bundy teacher Heather Robinson is retiring.

Heather will be remembered as a dedicated and passionate teacher

Trucks 'a disaster waiting to happen'

NOT HAPPY: Morganville residents Kathy and Terry Snell are concerned about logging trucks on Goodnight Scrub Rd.

'There's no telling what damage the trucks could leave'

Local Partners

A Bundy West prep teacher prepares to bid farewell

BUNDABERG West Prep teacher Heather Robinson is an icon who will be sadly missed as she retires at the end of this year.

Foot stomping, eclectic gig coming to Bucca

GIG: 8 Ball Aitken will play at Bucca Hotel this weekend.

Blues artist plays at Bucca Hotel

WATCH: NASA space station is live, see the view from above

In this picture taken from NASA's International Space Station from April 2015, the SpaceX Dragon is captured with the 57.7-foot-long Canadarm2 robotic arm before its installation to the Harmony module.

See the world from a new perspective as space station passes Rocky

Queensland's oldest pipe band needs your support

ALL THINGS CELTIC: The Bundaberg Caledonian Pipe Band is coming to the Moncrieff.

"Keep Bundaberg's Scottish band entertaining for many more years”

Orlando Bloom 'buried' Katy Perry in birthday flowers

Orlando Bloom "buried" Katy Perry in flowers for her birthday

MacBook fires up: New "touchbar" will include emojis

COULD emojis help the MacBook again deliver a laptop revolution?

Angus T. Jones got miserable on Two and a Half Men

Child star's misery while shooting 'Two and a Half Men'

Bachelorette shock: "This isn't how it's supposed to go!"

Georgia Love pictured in a scene from The Bachelorette finale.

GEORGIA chooses Lee and leaves Matty J heartbroken.

Radio presenter's shocking joke about Dreamworld victims

Images from the scene after four people died on a ride at Dreamworld at the Gold Coast

Radio host taken off air after tactless Dreamworld joke

The Bachelorette fans rally around devastated Matty J

The Bachelorette runner-up Matty Johnson.

CALLS for reality dating show's runner-up to be the next Bachelor.

Want to own one of Australia's best restaurants?

TOP GONG: Mooloolaba Spice Bar has been named in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Australian restaurants for 2016.

Here's your chance to pick up one of the Coast's favourite eateries

Drop in rental vacancies for Bundaberg

ALL OVER: The decline was across the state.

Encouraging signs for market

6 houses in Gympie under $200,000

$170, 000, 9 Norman St, Gympie

These Gympie houses are perfect for investors or first home-buyers

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance