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    The story starts - i just had my fouth child and i asked my in laws to look after him til i got on my feet. Well they took him, and he got out the pound got him and the pound didnt even notify me, my in laws rang the pound and they were able to go get him. Well the story goes on, he got out again and the pound got him....still they didnt notify me, my in laws just told me he got out and they couldnt find him i was so upset. Well i decided to ring the nsw animal register, they notified me he was put down, and i was like how can that be they didnt notify me. Well they looked into it and said he was in my in laws name, but i never signed any documents signing him over or anything was never contacted. They went on to tell me that my in laws where in informed and never came to collect the dog. My angry at my in laws for not telling me, as i would have went and got him....but he was in my name, how can they just kill someones dog, why wasnt i notified.

    Please can someone tell what action i can take, to stop this happening to someone else. How can someone just re register a mircochip without the owners premission

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    Sorry to hear about your dog. It must be hard for you and very upsetting.

    Lots of questions come to mind.
    - How long exactly did your in-laws have him?
    - Do you have copies of your microchip form showing him in your name?
    - Where di you get the dog from in the first place?

    If he was chipped to them and they never claimed him then it is normal procedure to euthanase him. How are the pound staff to know that you allegedly owned the dog if the details say someone else.

    - Your subject line says the RSPCA killed your dog but you only talk of the 'pound' in your post. Was it a pound or was it the RSPCA? City or regional?
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    ok to answer the questions:

    the rspca/pound same thing,

    Ok i have the documents to say the dog was microchipped in my name, i brought him from a registered breeder. My inlaws had him for 7 mths at the time he went missing. How did the dog get into my inlaws name? I signed no papers, and also the dog was always going to come back to me, i was never never notified the dog was in the pound and the microchip was in MY NAME, i have the papers to prove it....actually i found out the mirco chip still has my email address on it.

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    What breed was he?
    They must have had him a long time to put him to sleep, unless he had problems preventing him from being re-homed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    What breed was he?
    They must have had him a long time to put him to sleep, unless he had problems preventing him from being re-homed?
    Dogs that are impounded in NSW and are microchipped are held for 14 days only before euthanasia. Very few of overall number of dogs that are impounded are re-homed by the pound or picked up by rescues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rozy View Post
    ok to answer the questions:

    the rspca/pound same thing,
    They serve similar functions but they are not the same thing. The RSPCA is a charitbale welfare organisation, an impound facility is usually operated by NSW Local Goverment.

    Ok i have the documents to say the dog was microchipped in my name, i brought him from a registered breeder. My inlaws had him for 7 mths at the time he went missing. How did the dog get into my inlaws name?
    I assume you are on speaking terms with your inlaws? Have you asked them how the dog came to be in their name? Have you asked them for their copy of the micrcochip papers showing that he was transferred to them?

    I signed no papers, and also the dog was always going to come back to me, i was never never notified the dog was in the pound and the microchip was in MY NAME, i have the papers to prove it....actually i found out the mirco chip still has my email address on it.
    If you are definite that there never was any transfer of his chip records, either legally or illegally, then you should contact the Dept of Local Government and ask them how you lodge a formal complaint into the matter in the hope they will proceed with an investigation.

    Sadly, this will not see the return of your dog.

    I feel however that there is more to all this?
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    thanks Anne...yes there was more to it.

    I have rang everywhere about this, and yes i can take legal action against my (inlaws) ILs and the pound. As the mircochip was in my name when he first went into the pound, i WAS NOT contacted at all, as my ILs rang the pound and asked if they had a poodle and she went and collected him at that time she said he was her dog and they transferred ownership to her, which now i know was illegal - as you can only transfer a dog over if you have written consent from the owner or proof of ownership she had either. I rang the pound and they said "they took her word for it", well they shouldnt have, they should have rang me. So yes i can do something about....i not sure that i will as it wont bring my baby back, but i did say to the pound to make sure it doesnt happen again.

    He was a purebred toy poodle with champion bloodlines, and papers

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    Such a sad story!
    Sorry you had to go through this Rozy , how traumatic

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    So sorry Rozy .

    These systems aren't infallible I'm afraid. It seems you've been betrayed by family which hurts as well.

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    So sad to think a young healthy dog was euth'd as well.

    I wouldn't go go the litigation route. It only costs money. I would however be demanding an investigation into the pounds proceudres and staff training so that it never occurs again and I would possibly seek some kind of compensation from the pound by way of an official apology in writing and the steps that they will take to ensure that this is not repeated to someone elses dogs.

    As for the in-laws.............................................. ........
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