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    I had a very upsetting night last night researching the LDH. I stumbled on a post in another forum and decided to look around the internet a bit, for a different perspective, and found a thread on Bub Hub about it. Same story, I'm afraid, according to the posts very few dogs make it out alive, and those there, kept in appalling conditions, no blankets while there is a shed full of blankets/beds not being used. What made it even more upsetting was the fact that this thread was started in 2006!!!! It appears nothing has changed.

    I was just wondering, not being from Victoria, is this common knowledge down there or is it not widely known what happens to dogs in the LDH.

    Have any members on here ever actually visited the LDH to report first hand what the conditions are like in there?

    What can be done to help those poor helpless souls that appear to be disposed of like they are just garbage? I was just so shocked that this kind of thing could still happening to 2010. It's not the dark ages anymore, there are so many rescue groups out there to help. There is no excuse for having such a high euth rate - None.

    If I am mistaken about the LDH, then PLEASE correct me as it would give me great pleasure to be wrong about this.
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    So sorry you've been distressed by all of this Tkay.

    The LDH is very close to where I live. 2 fellow dog club members (& friends) work there. I have visited many, many times to take Tara & Spirit when they were pups for a visit & to collect a friend's dog & take them for a massage for weeks on end when the dog was hit by a car.

    From my observations, the pens are clean & the dogs are as comfortable as they can be in a very stressful situation.

    Both club members & workers at the facility have adopted dogs from the home. While I wait in the reception area for my friends to meet me, the phone never stops with people registering to get on the adoption register with a pup or dog they've seen at the shelter.

    That's all I can tell you Tkay from my own personal experience. Hope this helps.

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    Sadly, you are not wrong.

    Rescuers have been campaigning for years for change but it isn't happening.

    Their kill rate is around the 60% or more I understand and they refuse to work with rescuers. They also euthanase dogs in the same room where living dogs are and most of the shelter is off limits to the public.

    If you want to offer support in the battle visit this website;
    RESCUED WITH LOVE INC. - Rescued With Love
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    I have information about LDH up on that facebook group from Rescue with love. I didn't know anything about that place as a general member of the public and Victorian until very recently and I found out at DOL.

    Tkay what's your username at bubcrap?

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    When I lived in Melbourne I had no clue, I went there a couple times and it was so flicking sad. I quickly learned about the no release rehome for a few breeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    I have information about LDH up on that facebook group from Rescue with love. I didn't know anything about that place as a general member of the public and Victorian until very recently and I found out at DOL.

    Tkay what's your username at bubcrap?

    No I'm not on there, it just came up when I googled Lost Dogs Home.
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    I haven't been there in aaaages Tkay but it sure was crap when I did

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    When I lived in Melbourne I had no clue, I went there a couple times and it was so flicking sad. I quickly learned about the no release rehome for a few breeds.
    Unfortunately it appears to be the no release home for way too many breeds, and shy dogs and any dog over 3-4 years old, the list goes on. All deemed unadoptable and put to sleep.

    I strongly encourage everyone on here to do your own research on the LDH and try and spread the word about it.

    Hope fully the media are now being involved thanks to some dedicated animal lovers. I really really hope something changes.
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    Sigh - LDH have a bad rap and yes they have made many mistakes that have cost a lot of dogs their lives - including a lovely long haired shep boy I was desperate to adopt. However, they do sometimes work with rescue - they have worked with me and with Husky rescue in the past.

    They do need to open their eyes and see what is happening in the rest of aus as far as rescue goes, however, threads set up to rubbish them - which is what most of what you are reading are designed to do, DO NOT help anyone - least of all the dogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Sigh - LDH have a bad rap and yes they have made many mistakes that have cost a lot of dogs their lives - including a lovely long haired shep boy I was desperate to adopt. However, they do sometimes work with rescue - they have worked with me and with Husky rescue in the past.

    They do need to open their eyes and see what is happening in the rest of aus as far as rescue goes, however, threads set up to rubbish them - which is what most of what you are reading are designed to do, DO NOT help anyone - least of all the dogs
    So what do you suggest? Surely the more people that know what goes on the better. If enough people kick up a fuss maybe someone will listen, no?

    I am presuming that all I have read is actually true, obviously if that is not the case I would be very happy, as i do not want to think about those poor timid dogs just being discarded without a chance.
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