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    Does anyone know the legalities of rehoming dogs? If the dog was found with a collar, is the pound not obligated to find the owners? Or are they allowed to rehome since the dog did not have a microchip and the owner didn't claim the dog within the time frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    Does anyone know the legalities of rehoming dogs? If the dog was found with a collar, is the pound not obligated to find the owners? Or are they allowed to rehome since the dog did not have a microchip and the owner didn't claim the dog within the time frame?
    If the dog doesn't have a microchip or collar, its basicly unowned. The council, local vet and pound all keep in contact with each other and when a dog is reported missing or found to any one of these, they will contact each other. If that makes sense.
    It will then be sent to the pound for a week, if it isn't picked up, it goes up for adoption.
    If it has a microchip, all is dandy. If it has a collar, it doesn't matter. If it has a collar with a phone number, then again, all is dandy.
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    When we found Lady running on a road she had a collar, but no tags and no microchip. Mum called our local council and pound. The pound told us too hold onto her 2 weeks and Lades was reported found.
    No one ever called to say she was missing, so they asked if we wanted to keep/adopt her. And we did!
    If someone had called up and said 'Hi im missing my brown and white undesexed female Kelpie' then they would say 'Welllllll, someone found a dog matching that description' and the rest would be history.


    ETA: You wouldn't actually be able to tell if a female was desexed just by looking at her
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    So the fact that this dog had a collar with a phone number means nothing? Whether or not the phone number was disconnected, is the council still not able to find his rightful owners (do they even keep this information?)?

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    The phone number has too be attatched.
    There is no way to identify a dog if all it has is a collar, and if no one calls and say its missing, then there is nothing they can do.
    As far as we have been told, snowy only called the council. He didn't call his vet or shelter/pound, so that wouldn't have helped.
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    Although Snowy said that the phone WAS attached, it was only disconnected? Would they have tried to call that number, and since they couldn't get through, just put the dog up for adoption?

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    Wait, the PHONE was disconnected?
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    That's how I understood it.

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    I was reading is as in the tag had fallen off the collar.
    Now im confused
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    Look at the end of the day, if the dog is not microchipped (or details are not kept up to date), and it's wearing a tag with an old number, the pound WILL try to call the number but they don't have the time and resources to be playing Magnum PI to track down where the owners have moved to.

    It is a very sad situation, but the dog would have been held for 7 days (as it wasn't chipped), plenty enough time to pay a visit and see if the dog is there. It is up to US as owners to move heaven and earth to find our dogs if they go missing (and yes I've had a dog escape from a locked room in my house during a storm). Let alone a lesson to make sure that chipped dogs details are updated the moment that details change. Chip details do have room for a secondary contact, make this the breeder, a friend, a relative, your vet, anyone who you know won't be away at the same time as you when you go on holidays for instance.

    In this case the dog was lucky that someone came along and adopted it from the pound, otherwise it would have been put to sleep.

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