Bindi being picked up from the vet after a good samaritan helped save her life.
Bindi being picked up from the vet after a good samaritan helped save her life.

How Facebook saved a homeless Darling Downs dog

UPDATE: Readers have rallied together and saved a homeless dog in Chinchilla just hours before it was due to be euthanised.

Sydney mum Julia Walsh fell in love with Bindi the german short-haired pointer after her friend found it roaming the streets while visiting the Western Downs.

The dog was due to be put down at 11am today unless a Good Samaritan could pick it up from the Western Downs Regional Council pound and transport it to Toowoomba.

We put out a call on Facebook and Ms Walsh was inundated with offers.

"It has been a hectic morning," she said.

"I have paid the release fee, as a lovely lady has agreed to pick her up today.

"Next I will work with the vet to arrange desexing."

A friend was going to arrange for the lucky pooch to be flown to Sydney to begin her new life, although Ms Walsh hoped Qantas might lend a hand to #SaveBindi.

Ms Walsh wanted to thank everybody for their help.

Western Downs Regional Council has been overwhelmed with phone calls from people wanting to lend a hand.

"The process of rehoming Bindi is well underway with Western Downs Regional Council," a spokesman said.

"Arrangements have been made to transport Bindi to her loving new home and family in Sydney!"

In an attempt to reduce the number of animals impounded, Western Downs Regional Council, Dalby Herald and Chinchilla News joined forces to create the Western Downs Pound Pets initiative which has been running for two years now.

"Every week we feature animals that are looking for a loving home when the council is unable to reunite them with their original owners," the spokesman said.

"The initiative also promotes responsible pet ownership across the region."

Bindi is facing being euthanised unless a white knight can take her to Toowoomba.
Bindi is facing being euthanised unless a white knight can take her to Toowoomba.

EARLIER: A Sydney mum has fallen in love with an impounded dog in Chinchilla with only one day left before she gets put down - and she wants your help to save it.

Julia Walsh first saw photos of Bindi after her friend, who was visiting to Chinchilla to document the impact of coal seam gas mining, found the lost German short haired pointer roaming the side of the road.

Bindi is set to be euthanised at 11am tomorrow (Friday) but Ms Walsh is desperate to save her life.

All she needs if someone to collect the condemned canine from Western Downs Regional Council's animal controllers and transport her to Toowoomba.

From there, Ms Walsh has a friend who will put her on a plane to enjoy the rest of her life in a loving home in Sydney.

"My friend took her to the pound hoping she was microchipped, but no… and no one has claimed her," Ms Walsh said.

"I have twin nine-year-olds who love animals and have a lot of energy, and she would be great for our family.

"I fell in love with her pictures and could not stand the thought of her being put down."

Ms Walsh hoped a local owner might see the photos and claim her.

"If she can go back to her original home, if he had one, that would be so cool," she said.

But otherwise she cannot bear to see Bindi put down.

She added Shane at the pound had been "very kind and helpful" throughout the process, and had already extended Bindi's scheduled euthanisation for a day.

Can you help #SaveBindi?

Head over to our Facebook page and leave a comment so Julia can get in touch.

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