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    Default ACDs from puppy farm

    I got this as an email and cannot find anything online, so I'll attempt to copy and paste and attach the PDF poster. It's a rather heartbreaking story and I'm hoping that maybe someone knows someone on a farm who would be willing to take on one of these dogs. Or poster it, especially if you're in rural areas?

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    This is a poster with a difference and it is especially heartbreaking. I have been contacted by Australian Working Dog Rescue Inc and asked to help advertise a heap of Cattle Dogs that were seized from a puppy farm in Qld. Here is an abridged version of the email I received from AWDRI.

    “We have been contacted by the RSPCA in QLD. They have just concluded an animal seizure case (puppy farm). In such cases the dogs are held until the court case is finalized and so the dogs have been in custody for 2 years. In the beginning 80 dogs were seized but half of them have been put to sleep over the past 2 years. There are 40 dogs left that are now looking for foster carers or homes. The 12 dogs in this poster are actually the worst of the surviving dogs; the other 28 dogs also looking for carers or forever homes are in a better mental condition. AWDRI is assisting the RSPCA to rehome as many of the dogs as possible and will arrange to place the dogs in foster care as carers come forward. Any help you could provide in spreading the word for adopters or carers would be appreciated. AWDRI has some means to move the dogs within QLD or to NSW, the ACT and VIC but donations to help with transportation costs would be hugely appreciated.”

    AWDRI recognises that carers or adoptive homes will not be easy to find given what has happened to the dogs but there will be people who can help -- please poster widely so that we can find these people.
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    I had to save the PDF as a JPG files because for some stupid reason the uploader has a size limit of 19kb on PDF attachments?!

    ACD POSTER JUNE 2012 FINAL 25 June 2012_Page_1.jpgACD POSTER JUNE 2012 FINAL 25 June 2012_Page_2.jpgACD POSTER JUNE 2012 FINAL 25 June 2012_Page_3.jpgACD POSTER JUNE 2012 FINAL 25 June 2012_Page_4.jpg

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    Aaah wow! When I was a vollie with the RSPCA I helped care for these dogs for a while where they were being kept. Good to see the are up for adoption. My favourite would have been Rodney! He was so cautious around me when I first started but it didn't take long for him to warm up to me. There were some really lovely dogs considering what they had been though glad to see they have come out the other side!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    oh my. what I wouldn't give for a good half hour with the 'persons' responible for this travesty. As I'm typing this jadielee's signature is right there looking at me... yup, we get fixed right quick by puppy icks... but what to do for these puppies? My thanks go out to everyone who has been involved in rehabilitating so many, and my thoughts are with those doglets who did not come through it to a better life...

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    I'm a bit concerned about the whole thing.

    They say that the dogs that are in the best of health are not these dogs - what are they doing with the healthy dogs?

    And the worst I can find on the posters about the dogs that are supposedly in less than best (mental) health - is that they're timid, not good in new situations and need a rural setting. So that rules out all us city slickers and I don't know too many people in rural situations that would be willing to take problem dogs especially ACD - which are prone to chasing (and sometimes killing) stock.

    It's not good. Personally I'd home the healthiest dogs first...

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    The story behind these dogs was that the owner was a hoarder of sorts. The dogs were pretty much left wild without human contact to live on their own. I think owner started off with a few and it just escalated and she didn't want to let any of them go as she wanted to keep her bloodlines pure or something. They would hunt livestock to survive. There were a few dogs when I was working there that would never have been able to be re-homed. They were just to scared of people, some it took a while for you to be able to gain their trust and some I wasn't allowed near as they were considered aggressive.

    They do need special people to adopt them as I would imagine they still need a lot of rehabilitation work.

    Lol Wiggles was also super cute, he got his name cause that was all he would do. There was also another old guy who has probably passed away now, he was pretty much blind and I think also a little deaf but still acted like he was young.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    I heard about these guys also. I think that they expect to rehome the "healthy" ones fairly easily, but need "special" homes for these poor darlings.
    He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
    You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

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    I'm especially sad for the poor darling who is 12, and the other couple that are 10.
    He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
    You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

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    Why are all these dogs still on Lovan..has no-one worked with them in these two years?

    Lovan is a drug that is used to treat depression, obsessive compulsive and premenstrual disorders. Lovan is a "selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor or SSRI,

    human antidepressant Prozac is related.

    If they were local to me I would love to give a hand....But they are too far away
    Pets are forever

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    I rescued a cattle dog from the animal welfare league in Coombabah Qld. He was abused terribly and it took us a good 2 years of working with him to actually have him like a normal dog and not wet himself everytime someone came near him.

    I sincerely hope they find kind, loving homes for these poor little darlings.

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