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    I have held found dogs at my own place.....I have just notified all vets and the two pounds (we live on the NSW/Vic border) that I have the dog.
    Some dogs find it very distressing to be left in a pound and I would rather keep them at my place. we have a very secure Kennel Room and dog run. The dogs I found were mostly working dogs and all four out of five were returned to their owners. the fifth one was with us for a further five years, until he passed away. We placed ads in the Weekly times, land and all local papers, but no-one claimed him. he would have been PTS if he had gone to the pound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I may be wrong but I thought it was Law somewhere that they must go to the pound. I can often be wrong.
    You will always be able to tell any people enquiring where the dog is.

    I would not be happy at all if I was looking for my dog and found that someone had held on to it for a week.
    You are correct, it is law in NSW to take the dog to the nearest impound facility. In fact, the dog should have remained at the vet clinic it was taken to for scanning alhough it is not mandatory for a Vet to keep the dog, it is common practice though.

    The owners of this dog, if they are trying to locate it, will be advised to canvas the local pounds. By keeping her and not notifying the pound, you are possibly preventing a reunion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    . In fact, the dog should have remained at the vet clinic it was taken to for scanning alhough it is not mandatory for a Vet to keep the dog, it is common practice though.

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    I am not so sure this is true anne. I had a dog turn up at my MIL's place , looked like a little maltese x ( maybe shih tzu) and would not leave so i took it to the local vet, they scanned and it had a chip, however they said seeing as though i had brought it in i was obliged to stay until the owner could be contacted as they were not allowed to restrain the dog on their premises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan4nas View Post
    I am not so sure this is true anne. I had a dog turn up at my MIL's place , looked like a little maltese x ( maybe shih tzu) and would not leave so i took it to the local vet, they scanned and it had a chip, however they said seeing as though i had brought it in i was obliged to stay until the owner could be contacted as they were not allowed to restrain the dog on their premises.
    If you are in NSW, and this was within the last 10 years or so, then your Vet was wrong. You are not responsible for any stray dog.

    Your responsibility only lies with ensuring the animal is delviered to an impound facility, collected by a ranger or delivered to any local veterinarian.

    I am having internet access trouble for the moment... although I seem to have access to this site?? but as soon as I can get my system working I will locate the document that states this on the Dept of Local Gov website. The DLG govern the Companion Animals Act in NSW.
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    Ok well maybe she was wrong or just didnt want to be responsible for the animal, but i assure you this is what happened. And to be honest i was not happy, i had to wait for an hour until the owner turned up, and all i got off them was a half smile while they walked out the door, can tell you if it was my dog i would be kissing their *** for the trouble they went to but hey.. some people just dont get it.

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    Found what I was looking for, but on another site. The DLG site seems to be down??

    Community Responsibilities

    If you happen to find a stray dog either walking the streets or at your property and take the dog into your custody, you have a responsibility to either return it to its owner (if you know who the owner is), contact Council or take it to an animal holding facility such as a vet. By law, a member of the community can only hold a stray dog for a maximum of 48 hours.

    Council requests that if you do happen to find a dog and wish for Council to pick it up that you have the dog contained, either by leash or in an enclosed space.

    If you see an aggressive dog, do not approach it – contact Council straight away so a trained Animal Controller may seize the dog.

    Council can only pick up dogs during business hours. If you find a stray dog outside business hours, you can either keep it overnight or take it to an animal holding facility, such as a vet.
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    When I find and catch a stray dog, I keep it confined at my place and we try to find the owners. Usually ringing the council, they help if the dog has collar with a rego disc on it, so I can go directly to the house where the dog lives. Occasionally I've been at the right house but the dog has been loose out the front with no sign of owners so I've rung the council to confirm that the dog with this rego disc lives at this house.

    And sometimes the ranger comes and gets the dog.

    One person on the internet forums found a dog, was advised to take it to the pound, they put a note with the dog, that if the owner was not found in the required time, that they would adopt the dog - so I think that's what happened, though an owner was found but they didn't want the dog.

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    look i took it to the pound event though i though i should try to find its owner frist and possable save it from a untimley end the dog was not chiped collared so thats y i wanted to try to find its owner b4 putting it in the pound

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shedeivl View Post
    look i took it to the pound event though i though i should try to find its owner frist and possable save it from a untimley end the dog was not chiped collared so thats y i wanted to try to find its owner b4 putting it in the pound
    Keep in contact with the pound if they dnt find an owner let us know!!
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    I think that law is a bit stupid. You should have to notify th epound so they have a record of the found dog in case th eowner comes looking but I dont think you should have to hand the dog over.

    Id much prefer some nice person looked after my dog until I was reunited

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