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    Default When you find a dog...

    On Saturday, I was at the park with my dogs, it was really foggy and rainy and around 6pm so was getting dark. I was about to leave and these two dogs came wandering over, a staffy bitch and a kelpie cross, the staffy was very skinny and looked like she had puppies recently, and she also had a bit of limp (it wasn't bothering her too much). She had a collar on with council registration but no phone number (the kelpie had nothing) and as it was 6pm on Saturday, I had no way of taking them to a vet or calling the pound to find out where they belonged.

    I didn't want to leave them wandering the streets as there is a busy road nearby and with the combination of that plus fog, rain and darkness, it wasn't going to end well for anybody. I ended up putting my dogs in the car and letting the stray dogs inside the fenced area to keep them away from traffic, and then left a note saying that the dogs were strays, I'd be back in the morning and I left my phone number incase somebody wanted to contact me. When I went back the next morning both the dogs and the note were gone so hopefully their owner found them

    What does everyone else do when they find a dog with no form of I.D?

    I think the best $10 I've ever spent is tags with my phone number for my dog's collars... I don't know why so many people don't do it, it saves so much hassle when a dog is found!

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    Just depends as you suggest on the dogs predicament. Ive taken dogs in for 1 or 2 days before that had no idea and have then usually got the pound council to come collect them or dropped them off at a shelter myself. Ive seen some good forums online before for lost and found and will usually check those too. The problem is that I find a small percent of people that lose their dogs either dont have the capability to go looking for them or dont want to. Poor dogs.

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    A dog was found wandering around on a busy road where I work and the young kid who found it wasn't in any position to take it in and the neighbouring shop lady who called the pound was horrified at the thought of touching it let alone helping it. It ended up running into the shop I work in, so I grabbed a rope and tied it up until we contacted the council and they weren't able to pick it up that day and I wasn't about to just let it go again. I finish work late, so I had to improvise and tied it up on the back verandah which has no foot traffic and gave it some water and a bit of food (I work in a restaurant) and took it home with me when I finished. I ended up taking it to my vet in the morning and had it scanned for a microchip and they gave me a number to ring to get the owners details. I called the mobile number they gave me and left a message because they didn't answer and turns out it was the details of the previous owner, and they contacted the new owners and they then contacted me.. they're just lucky they still had their contact details. I had the dog for 2 days and he was very happy to see his dad when he finally got picked up. The owner was appreciative but a bit weirded out/suspicious that I had his dog at my house for 2 days. It all worked out in the end, but was a bit of a mission to locate the owners.

    I quite often see wandering dogs around where I live, some of them are the same ones I see a lot, most of them seem reasonably aware of the road and cars. There was one recently though that I nearly ran over, it was a small pomeranian looking thing and it was just sitting in the middle of the road.. I didn't even realise it was a dog until my partner said "um.. that's a dog!" so I quickly braked and stopped, and only after I stopped did it move and go off the road. My initial thought was "is that a chicken!?".. lol, I just assumed it was a squashed bird of some sort, really didn't look like a dog. Unfortunately I think a lot of dogs in this area just escape because they're not getting enough stimulation. I guess it's the same anywhere, but several days a week I see wandering dogs here, it's a bit sad.

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    You did the best you could under the circumstances, sometimes
    it is not possible to actually take them home with you - just plonking
    2 strange dogs in the car with your own could be a total disaster.

    There is a website called " lost pet register" facebook page actually.
    I posted on there for my neighbour whose internet was down and someone
    had seen a sign on a fence saying found dog.
    So outcome 24 hours later they were reunited, there were about 100 people
    following the story, sharing and some even driving round looking!
    Restores your faith in humans.

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    When Bundy recently got smashed big time with our worse flood ever it was a huge job to reunite pets with thier owners.

    The first time i ever saw anything good come about with 'Facebook' was when someone started up a page that anyone could post up about animals they had either found or lost. It worked really well and took some of the huge burden of the RSPCA shelter here.

    Why people dont microchipp or tag thier pets is beyond me too.


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    Hey Sean, facebook is bearable if you remove the annoying people from your news feed,
    they will not know, you just don't have to read their boring endless repetitive c r a p.
    So many dogs (and even CATS!! - lol) get new homes or get found because of facebook.

    ps the Danish visitor is not the CAT (lol) he is a backpacker from an org called - wait for this...
    WWOOF. Yes, as a crazy dog lady I did the ROFL!
    They come and work on your farm for free in return for room and board.
    You are supposed to do "cultural exchange" which for us is drinking Danish beer and yarning about
    Vikings. The French guys are amazing, they work like crazy and do not really eat much cheese.(urban myth)
    So far we have been lucky to host great people and the dogs are enjoying them also.

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