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    Quote Originally Posted by Bella1 View Post
    I can sus anyone out that I think is not genuine, just by the way they greet the dog.
    After re-homing more than 60 dogs, I can assure you that you would have a high chance of failure by using this as an assesment.

    Poor dog, poor owners. The dog is now in the care of someone who feels they know better than the law and claims to have the ability to assess the appropriate new ownership of a dog by the way it is greeted.

    Do you realise the number of dogs that are in pounds and an owner rings and says they are looking for this type of dog and they are told 'no such dog is here'. And that is when the dog is PHYSICALLY located at the pound, let alone when some person who has just found the dog is giving a description. The difference in descriptions is amazing and frightening. The difference in perception is amazing and frightening and interferences with daily routine, lack of communication, large numbers of dogs and busy telephones causes many a pound worker to make mistakes.
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    The law doesn't dictate euthanasia. The law states that all stray dogs must be impounded. It is that simple. What happens to the dog after the law has been followed depends on a number of factors.

    If you think you are above the law, then obviously no-one will change your mind.

    As a rescuer, I follow the law. As a community member I follow the law. As a resident of Blacktown City Council I follow the law. As a parent, mother and Australian citizen, I follow the law.

    I feel good about knowing that I make a difference in the lives of dogs and I make a difference in animal welfare... and I do it following the law.

    As I said, poor dog and poor previous owner.
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    Can I also ask why the dog has been to 3 different Vets for scanning? I understand you took her for a health check and to have her ears looked at but why 3 Vets?

    You said she had been trained to do tricks, it is obvious someone spent enough time with her to train her. The fact that she may not be chipped is nothing as she may have come from interstate, or she may be owned by someone like you who doesn't like to follow the law or they may simply have not been aware of the law.

    You aren't sure if she is desexed and it appears that there is the possibility that she is desexed. Again, this shows that someone possibly cared. You think she may have had pups but I can tell you now that teats can drop without a bitch having had pups. In fact, unless they have had several litters it is impossible to tell. I have had bitches in that were desexed at 6 months and still have boobs as if they had been bred from.

    You have made a lot of assumptions about this dog and it's former owner and you have chosen to ignore the law.

    This whole thread says a hell of a lot more about you then it does the owner of this dog.

    As for you 'saving this dog's life' .... a bit dramatic don't you think?
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    I agree with Anne, she will have a better chance at finding her home at the pound.
    If you ask, most pounds will give you the option where if her owners dont show up after 6 weeks, they'll ask if you would like to adopt her.
    She seems well loved and if your really worried about her, after the 6 weeks at the shelter you can adopt her yourself if her mummy or daddy havent turned up.
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    No 6 weeks in NSW sadly. If she is unchipped then she will be given 7 days before being put up for adoption, picked up by a rescue or euth'd. After all this time her owner has probably stopped looking for her.

    The sensible thing to do now would be find a rescue who is willing to tag her in the pound so she goes to a rescue for re-homing. That way, the law is followed, the dog is safe and if the owners are still looking for her after all this time she just might get lucky and go back home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    No 6 weeks in NSW sadly. If she is unchipped then she will be given 7 days before being put up for adoption, picked up by a rescue or euth'd. After all this time her owner has probably stopped looking for her.

    The sensible thing to do now would be find a rescue who is willing to tag her in the pound so she goes to a rescue for re-homing. That way, the law is followed, the dog is safe and if the owners are still looking for her after all this time she just might get lucky and go back home.

    Oh ok, thats too bad...
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    Ok so hang on, this dog didn’t come to you in what we would say 'horrendous' condition, horrendous being defined as she wasn’t riddled with Flees/ticks, underweight Skin & Bones, abused/fearful nature (As she wondering into your sons work site as you say and took a shine to him) She knows some tricks as you said and is possibly desexed (desexed unformed by 3 different vets though?)

    She also didn’t come to you with an ear infection from what I understand (As she wasn’t treated during the first 2 vet visits for this from my understanding of what you wrote) she actually developed that in your care.

    Yet you feel you have the right to judge her owners and say they obviously don’t care about her!? Why? Simply as she is not chipped/couldn’t be found to be chipped anyway and didn’t have a collar on?

    You don’t live in the area she was found in, so if there was someone looking for her locally either through searching local pounds, putting flyers in the nearest vets/schools, notice boards, mail box drops ect…. You wouldn’t be seeing them, am I correct? Sooo... How would you know if the owner is (In your words) “making some sort of an effort to find her” ?

    Oh and to boot, she is an escape artist! Hmmmm….. Wouldn’t be possible that she had escaped from a surrounding house where your son works? Possibly loosing her collar in the escape (I do often hear of this happening! Not uncommon!) If so it would be possible that you have now ruined her chances of ever getting home as you have held onto her for so long? Think about it

    Anne is a very well respected member here and also amongst a lot of rescue groups. Her advice given on this situation I believe is the best you are going to find! No need for the snide comments such as “I guess they should have consulted you.” Anne is simply replying, as she cares about animals and wants nothing but the best for all of them- pug, staffy, stray dog cat and anything else that squeaks, swarks. Why else do you think she or myself would be replying to you?

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