Documentation of dogs at the Docker River Community
It’s not a dogs life if you are camp dog out in the indigenous community’s in Australia, starving, riddled with fleas, overbred, suffering mange and many other diseases. Living and travelling through central Australia I have seen so many dogs just a rack of bones and barely able to walk due to starvation. It is not acceptable that these animals suffer in what small amount of life they have, there are no excuses for the community and I do not accept that what happens in the tribal lands is none of the rest of society’s business if it comes to animal cruelty.
Vets do come out to the community’s a couple of times a year to sterilise and put down animals that are badly diseased, but they can only do so much to hold back the rising tide of the dog population. There are people out on the communitys that feed and care for their dogs, but they are out weighted by those that do not. Which leaves a huge gap in the protection of animals that are out in isolated areas.