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Thread: Grey in Need of Urgent Rescue.

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    Default Grey in Need of Urgent Rescue.

    This fellow is a surrender and in urgent need, contact HCAS on 0245604644 for further details.

    "Snody" PCC 354 Male 2 years, unchipped, unregistered, un desexed, vaccinated.

    Snody was delightful in his pen and made a special effort to get off his bed to visit me. He adored a scratch and the attention and then toddled back off to bed.
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    Oh no. I've just allocated my spare run to the one I have coming form Blacktown tomorrow...

    But I'll forward it around and see what can be done.

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    Great dogs, im sure who ever adopts him will be delighted by their personality. Although they do spend most of their time sleeping Lazy buggers.

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    Nic - He's not there this morning, already gone...

    Thanks for trying for him.

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    OH NO

    I should have checked with them early am, i tried but just got message.

    Dear Snody, gosh he was beautiful and so very humble and calm

    I am having a blub now....was he pts Natty? He was a surrender, so had no time....

    If only i had more room and someone to give me a hand

    Nic x

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    Nathan Winograd.

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    He was PTS. First thing this morning.

    The worst thing was, the first person I contacted about him was heading over there to get him for himself. So he would've had a home already...

    They're most definitely second class canine citizens.

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    Nothing short of devastating. Senseless loss of a precious life. The fact that he had everything going for him, just needed a few more hours, breaks my heart.

    I wish i had been home over the weekend....

    Thank you so much for helping him Natty

    Nic x

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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    why did they rush to put him down I always assumed that if dogs passed a health and behaviour test that they got some kind og grace period before anything happens to them?

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    Hi Erinah

    Sadly Snody's story is symbolic for many greys and family pets in this country.

    Hawkesbury like many pounds do not often temp test dogs, it is up to the rescuer or rescue group to get in there and do that. (which is particularly hard from another state, as you are relying on someone else to temp test for you)

    Snody was a surrender. Which means his owner dumped him at the pound and handed over legal ownership to the shelter/council. It gives him no impound time...stray, lost or abandodned dogs have between 8 and 14 days legal impound time to allow them to be claimed by their owner. Many are not claimed, but the time they are impounded at least gives them a small chance of being adopted or rescued as rescue and staff have time to work for them.

    There are 80 kennels at Hawkesbury and it is not uncommon to have 10+ dogs surrendered a day, then the strays and abandonded dogs come in...dozens at times. If the kennels are full of dogs doing impound time the surrendered dogs are pts almost immediately. If there is room, the surrenders are held in the hope they find a new home or rescue, but as it fills up their chance ends abruptly.

    It is simply abhorent watching healthy, happy rehomeable dogs die simply because they have had no time. It is true that even a few hours or a day can make a big difference...like Snoody who had a home essentially.

    Hawkesbury staff are fantastic, and work very proactivly...they work hard for the animals and are very compassionate. There is always an unwell doggy or cat in the staff bathroom or office, or a mum with newborn bub's....they do an amazing job under great stress.

    There is the most enormous work to do in addressing the issues, and everyone, all communities can make a difference. We have been working on an adoption project for over twelve months and hope to make a difference with that soon.

    I am so sorry Erinah, it is horrible to think about and reflect upon

    Nic x

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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    It's a terrible tale alright Nic.

    There are more every day I'm afraid Erinah. It's nice of you to sympathise with them - they run short of sympathy most of the time.

    There was another girl in with my new foster boy when he was picked up from the pound yesterday - just more and more every day... Although there was actually one adopted from a pound yesterday - hooray!!

    Some shelters - and not just council pounds - put them down upon arrival, no question, it's policy.

    They often need time to settle and recover from race training, and many shelters cannot offer that.

    If you ever have a friend or relative looking for a super laid back, low maintenance, gentle and graceful big dog - consider one.

    I'll get some pics of my new foster boy in the rescue thread shorty - he's gorgeous!

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