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    Default Record Numbers of Pets Dumped Since 1984

    So it's not my imagination....it's official

    Record numbers of pets dumped since 1984 | News.com.au
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    *sighs* i can't think of anything more to say...
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    That's awful

    When will people learn to desex their animals?

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    Shar, what is your opinion of the reasons the dumping has excalated to record figures?

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    That's shocking, some people are so heartless.

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    How awful!

    It makes me want to rescue another dog

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    IMO it is because of the rise of designer breeds and BYB. The more dogs there are to choose from in pet shops and cheaply available in papers the more people are likely to impulse buy and dump. There are breeds that used to be rare and now seem to be everywhere - Shar Pei's are one of them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    IMO it is because of the rise of designer breeds and BYB. The more dogs there are to choose from in pet shops and cheaply available in papers the more people are likely to impulse buy and dump. There are breeds that used to be rare and now seem to be everywhere - Shar Pei's are one of them...
    Agreed and I would add that the economy hasn't helped either. Reality is we (Australia) have been living in tough times of late. My OH is one of those casualties!!! He had a successful telecommunications company in June of 2008 with staff of about 80 people. By November, '08 it was all over and done with and he has NOT been able to find a job since!!! So we went from a very comfortable existence to nothing.....we have been OK, but what about the 80 odd he employed???

    It's a sad chicken and egg thing really. Loose your job, breed your dog.... but then who is going to purchase the pups when so many others have lost their jobs as well? So the pups end up at the pound and there isn't the money left over to have the Mother dog desexed. Eventually Mum ends up at the pound too.

    It would be an ideal world (I'v said it before) if pet shops were not allowed to sell livestock....and if registered beeders were obliged to desex before they sold their pups with the exception of contracts for showing and other registered breeders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    How awful!

    It makes me want to rescue another dog
    I have a lovely 5 yr old male in Perth who is flying over to the East on Tuesday!!! Desexed. vaccinated. microchipped!!!!! Bargain at $400 but if you want to meet him this weekend and adopt him $300 to cover his vet work!!!!

    Just Kidding... He is booked to come here, and I wouldn't put anyone under pressure to adopt an orphan. I just mention it because this dog is another exceptional natured boy.
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    Very very sad. It seems to be rising to epidemic proportions.

    I thought it may be the economic crisis taking effect too.
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