Most of the dogs at an alleged puppy farm near the Brisbane Ranges have been removed after an order from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).
VCAT granted the Moorabool Shire an interim order last week to force the owners to remove the dogs.
The shire has pictures showing up to 50 dogs being kept at the Beremboke property in appalling conditions.
Mayor Pat Toohey says the owners have complied with the order to remove all but five dogs.
“Yesterday evening council inspected the property and were able to ascertain that there were four dogs remaining on the property plus one dog out with the owner,” councillor Toohey said.
“The property owner had complied with the order from VCAT and we’re very pleased that the welfare of the animals has been forefront in the decision making process.”