RSPCA and Environment Department staff investigate Kooralbyn property

VIOLATION: A Kooralbyn resident has been found to have more native animals on their property than legally permitted.
VIOLATION: A Kooralbyn resident has been found to have more native animals on their property than legally permitted.

ENVIRONMENT Department and RSPCA officers investigated a Kooralbyn home on Tuesday to inspect living conditions of native wildlife kept at the property.

A departmental officer alleged that the land owner had more animals than was permitted.

The property owner held native animals under a rehabilitation permit issued under the Nature Conservation Act. The property also had domestic animals.

“The person was found to be holding native animals in excess of the numbers permitted under their rehabilitation permit and the department is working with the permit holder to address compliance issues,” the spokesperson said.

RSPCA Queensland spokesperson Michael Beatty said an investigation was under way.

He said the department had been on hand because native animals were involved.