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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    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
    The problem is that people 'find' a nice dog and don't put too much effort into the search for an owner. The only fair way is to make it a rule that all dogs have to be handed in.

    Let's face it, someone is walking along and finds a cute little Bulldog puppy.... They've always wanted a cute dog like this.... how much effort do you think they will put into finding an owner? Most people only look for ads for lost dogs....

    An old woman might not have the resources to make a sign or post and ad in the paper. How does the person know she is looking for her only companion in life?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    The problem is that people 'find' a nice dog and don't put too much effort into the search for an owner. The only fair way is to make it a rule that all dogs have to be handed in.

    Let's face it, someone is walking along and finds a cute little Bulldog puppy.... They've always wanted a cute dog like this.... how much effort do you think they will put into finding an owner? Most people only look for ads for lost dogs....

    An old woman might not have the resources to make a sign or post and ad in the paper. How does the person know she is looking for her only companion in life?
    Well scenario one is going to apply regardless of what the law is....as is scenario two.

    1. Oh cute bulldog puppy i have always wanted one, no effort into taking it to the pound.

    2. Old lady still has no resources even though dog is in pound. Maybe she doesnt even have a phoen to ring the pound LOL

    Yes, crap things can happen but they will happen regardless of what the law is. It must be so stressful being in a pen with loads of other dogs round you.

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    The dog has a stressful time in the pound sure, but if you really want to keep the dog you can put your name down when you drop the dog off to adopt it if the owner does not pick it up.

    You have to pay an adoption fee, but the dog will be vetted and depending on the shelter desexed for you before adoption.

    We had a little puppy turn up on our doorstep last year, it was about 12 weeks old, a Labrador mix.
    He was the most adorable little thing, we would have kept him in a heartbeat.
    But instead we took him to the vet (open late at night) to scan for a chip (there was none).
    Then first thing the next morning we took him down to the RSPCA.
    We walked through the door and this lady just screams at us
    "LABBY!!!!!!!!"

    It was her pup and she had been looking for him all night.

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    When I called the ranger to pick up the doberman cross that I found on my doorstep, they made me sign a piece of paper that says I could have nothing more to do with the dog. They weren't even allowed to ring and let me know if the dog's owners were found or if it was pts.

    That was a couple of months ago with Brisbane City Council.

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    Lala, you miss understood. Sorry, my fault as I was tired and didn't write it well.

    The old woman would do as she is instructed to and as most think to do, and that is to ring the pounds in the area to ask if they have her dog their. She might also be advised to ring the local Vets. She probably would not have the resources to creat flyers or posters to distribute around and her pension may not leave enough for her to put an ad in the local paper. If the dog in the OP was hers, how would she find it? If the OP said, like many do, "I will keep it until I can find out who owns it and if no-one claims it I will keep it" then she would never see her dog again.

    However, if the OP handed the dog to the local pound, she would be reunited with her pooch.

    I know the above scenario is not exactly what is happening here, but the result is the same.

    That is why the law is as it is.
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    "I will keep it until I can find out who owns it and if no-one claims it I will keep it"
    i never said i would keep the dog i dont know who said that but i did not and this old lady story did not really work in my case as i said i was going to keep the dog for one week only why i put up posters and canvased the area this was only because the dog was not chiped if it had a chip i was going to give it to someone who could contact the owner than after a week of trying t save the dog from the posssabilty of death i was going to give it to the pound

    but none of that matters now as it has gone to the pound

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    No Anne, I didnt misunderstand but I think maybe you did me LOL

    I definitely think the pound should be notified, i.e. the person who finds the dog can contact the pound and say "I have this dog, its a lab, its black, its a boy" etc etc.

    That way when someone rings they can say, yes we have had a report of that dog being found. Here are the details.

    I can understand why the law is to hand it in, I just dont necessarily think thats the best course of action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shedeivl View Post
    i never said i would keep the dog i dont know who said that but i did not and this old lady story did not really work in my case as i said i was going to keep the dog for one week only why i put up posters and canvased the area this was only because the dog was not chiped if it had a chip i was going to give it to someone who could contact the owner than after a week of trying t save the dog from the posssabilty of death i was going to give it to the pound

    but none of that matters now as it has gone to the pound
    I did say that I realised this wasn't the same as what the OP had said.
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    I'm sure this will start an uproar... but seriously guys if you cant afford to either microchip your dog or make sure it is wearing a collar with tags then you shouldnt have a dog... I personally would prefer my dogs be held by someone I have no faith at all in our shelter or pound systems.... the one time my boy was at the keysborough pound they refused to hand him over to me until I called the police... their reason was that he had mange, he had infact broken thru the fence and taken small amounts of fur on his head and face... he is microchipped and wearing a collar with my no embroidered on it, with tags as well, guess what no phone call from them... and his collar was in the bin...

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    Wow... even if he really did have mange, how do they know he wasn't being treated for it!

    One of my friends dogs had juvenile mange, it looked awful, patches of hair missing all over his head.
    He was going in for regular vet visits and injections to treat it.

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