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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    This should probly be in 'Off Topic', Morgan move is neccessary.

    I just noticed Devil's Advocate refer to this in one of her posts.
    Just wondering if we have any other viewers?

    Last night was quite sad, the poor lady who didn't want to send any of the animals to the RSPCA in fear they would be put down. The animals just kept accumulating. I wanted to get a look at her new set up on the new property.
    I find it amazing this person is now a registered charity. I certainly wouldn't call her a rescuer. She was more of a hoarder or collector.

    A rescuer does not keep more animals than they can look after properly. A rescuer seeks veterinary care for sick or injured animals and rehomes as many as they can.

    Hoarders simply collect animals and keep on collecting. They seldom rehome. Their animals are often housed in conditions similar to the worst puppy farms and many suffer from serious neglect as was seen in this program. In some countries animal hoarding is seen as a genuine psychological illness which it is.

    One of the worst cases I was ever involved in was nearly 60 dogs and puppies and 30 plus cats INSIDE a house. The woman involved had once been a dedicated rescuer and was very highly thought of in welfare circles. However she grew too old to cope with huge numbers and her son added to the problem by breeding and showing dogs. Son had a nervous breakdown and ran away. Old woman had a stroke. She lay on her own surrounded by her animals for at least 3 days. When welfare workers (myself included), police and dog rangers entered the house we virtually ice skated on a sea of wall to wall sh*t.

    The old lady was hospitalised and van after van loaded with animals made numerous trips from the house to the animal refuge. The dogs and cats ranged in age from a litter of new born puppies to a dog and cat in their early twenties.

    It's very sad when a rescuer turns into a hoarder.

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    Aw how sad!

    Yeah I don't think I would donate money either. I think the money would end up going towards herself rather than the animals.
    I noticed she had a window to replace also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Aw how sad!

    Yeah I don't think I would donate money either. I think the money would end up going towards herself rather than the animals.
    I noticed she had a window to replace also.
    I wouldn't donate to her either, Aussiemyf, but I don't think the money is spent on her...well, not obviously to the eye anyway, if you know what I mean?
    Everything was slovenly, the set up, the cages, down to her attire and basic unkemptness. Very sad.

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    But I mean if she all of a sudden was being given money, it would be a lot easier for her to spend it on herself.
    I think the only things she was really buying for the animals was food. They obviously weren't getting any vet care. Maybe a few animals got a worming every now and then also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    But I mean if she all of a sudden was being given money, it would be a lot easier for her to spend it on herself.
    I think the only things she was really buying for the animals was food. They obviously weren't getting any vet care. Maybe a few animals got a worming every now and then also.
    Yeap, see what you mean. Sudden income is tempting...

    I don't know, by the look of them I'm not too sure they would have even got the worming treatment.

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    I wonder whats next week.
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    I did see the previews, but now I can't remember.

    I love watching it. It's often horrific and sad, though, but that's truth.

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    About to be on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    About to be on!
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    Whoa, I missed the first part. What happended to the bullodg's tail? As in, who docked it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Whoa, I missed the first part. What happended to the bullodg's tail? As in, who docked it?
    That was an interesting one. According to the owner the pup was a gift from her ex. Ex could not be contacted as he was overseas......... However the pup certainly looked very happy in the new house they moved to.

    What really bothered me was the frail elderly couple with 400 goats and many other neglected animals. I missed seeing what happened to the poor cat TIED UP in the shed. RSPCA gave the owners food, antibiotics and stuff and trusted them to trim the goats badly overgrown hooves. Reminded them to give the animals water and not to keep the goats constantly tethered and then drove away all smiles as if the story had a happy ending.

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