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Thread: Why do people hate the RSPCA?

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    Hmm. From what I've heard they're actually pretty good - in QLD at least? I don't know much about the other states' RSPCA centres. I think they do the best with what they've got - they rely on charity funding and the money they get from adoptions, so it's hard to do the 'right thing' when there are few homes going about and less cages. They can only take care of so many animals at once. There's a centre in Fairfield, Brisbane, and I believe they have horses there as well, which cost a lot of money to take care of, as well as the dozens of cats and dogs (and other small animals). Especially the ones that come in and need loads of medical treatment. I feel guilty because I've personally never adopted a dog from the RSPCA (I've only had control over two dogs and where they come from because of my age), however we did have an RSPCA rescue about 20 years ago, a german shepherd x dingo called Beau. Amazing dog, very gentle and sweet, but had such a roaming instinct. He would get out every other week (mainly because the neighbour hated us and would let him out lol), and the Council kept picking him up and fining us. He actually came to us okay, but the night we got him he got super sick and the vet thought he would die - so much for their medical attention . He was okay though.

    But, now you mention it..I had a friend get a cat from the RSPCA, she was supposed to be desexed and all that, but she got pregnant within a month of coming home. Funny, huh?

    But yeah, I do feel slightly guilty about not adopting. I have very specific breed preferences though, and so I prefer to get them from breeders. I actually got Bonnie from a farm litter, which I suppose is technically a backyard breeder but I don't actually have a problem with a lot of backyard breeders (especially not off a farm because I know they have a number of working dogs, and it may be they planned a different litter from the bitch later on). You can always tell if the dogs are well cared for, and whether the person backing it has money or the dogs in mind.

    My next dog (which is some time away but still), will be a german shepherd. I haven't decided where to get it, but I was strongly considering the RSPCA - maybe not such a good idea after all? Would it be better to go to a GSD-specifc rescue shelter? I don't know. One one hand I like to think they do the best they can with limited funds, but on the other, maybe their cash isn't so limited and they're skimping..

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    I think if you want to rescue a GSD or adopt one that's not a puppy or a slightly older puppy - best to contact the breed club in your state or maybe a few breeders directly.

    I don't think I've heard of too many GSD in rescue. There's a few listed in petrescue - but through the breed clubs.

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    Yeah I did notice that, there's a few but they always seem to have behavioural problems or can't be with other dogs/ small animals - I'm guessing maybe ex police dogs that weren't fit for the force? But yeah I was thinking a breed club would be a better idea anyway. This isn't until the far future when I've got loads of acres for them all anyway XD

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    well, my personal opinion about RSPCA, is they do good work sometimes, and other times are just plain bad.
    if they had there way, every dog and cat or animal would be desexed and then whats left to keep there species alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderwick View Post
    if they had there way, every dog and cat or animal would be desexed and then whats left to keep there species alive.
    What? They are all for RESPONSIBLE breeding, they are just against BYB and unregistered breeding like the majority of other sensible people are. There are way too many idiots breeding dogs (and other animals) irresponsibly that I don't think we have to ever worry about "keeping the species alive"

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    Kristy Maree,

    Have you looked at the links I posted...and you ask for proof. In 2004 R$PCA policy was..they don't re home pitbulls...fact. How do I know poor Clifford was used for the purpose to extract money from the general public...because the R$PCA are Two Faced and do this all the time...fact. Do you think Max was aggressive...the R$PCA said this poor dog was and was killed even when the lawful owner wanted him back.

    The R$PCA is a multi million dollar private organization and aims to stay that way...fact. They kill dogs at the drop of a hat...fact...you only have to look at their pathetic temperament tests to prove that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy.Maree View Post
    What? They are all for RESPONSIBLE breeding, they are just against BYB and unregistered breeding like the majority of other sensible people are. There are way too many idiots breeding dogs (and other animals) irresponsibly that I don't think we have to ever worry about "keeping the species alive"
    Kristy,

    The R$PCA want to control all breeding of dogs and that includes registered breeders...they want to play God. If they had their way...they would be telling people what breeds they can and can't have...with their standover tactics... fact...and are trying to do just this here in NSW right now...Bastards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogman View Post
    Kristy,

    The R$PCA want to control all breeding of dogs and that includes registered breeders...they want to play God. If they had their way...they would be telling people what breeds they can and can't have...with their standover tactics... fact...and are trying to do just this here in NSW right now...Bastards.
    God even I wish I could do that... it would stop some noodles owning breeds they can't handle.

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    The main problem with RSPCA is that they're a big group with lots of people with lots of different ideas. Even Hugh Wirth had to pull his head in about BSL. It's not the breed that is the problem - it's the S4B dog owner.

    So they often put up conflicting ideas about what should be done. And they often try to make one fixed set of rules apply - no matter what - which never works when it comes to humans and other animals.

    And they don't have the resources to deal with animals that just need a little bit of help to be right. When it comes to cats and dogs - the ones that are slightly unwell or not handling things in that environment - just get PTS.

    I've heard - two of their million paws poster dogs - got PTS for really minor problems. That's really dumb. They probably want to make a poster dog out of one that has been successfully homed.

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    A friend who was a R$PCA member (not anymore) showed me a story in her R$PCA magazine a few years ago...the story was about an R$PCA inspector who saved and nursed back to health a GSD...kept this dog with his own family for about 9 mths...then gave the dog to a woman who had lost her own GSD. After 3 mths the woman complained to the inspector that the GSD was too protective of her...so the R$PCA inspector had the poor GSD put to sleep and the R$PCA had the bloody hide to call it a wonderful story. Just goes to show they know nothing about dogs...especially GSDs and kill at the drop of a hat...Bastards.

    Then there's this which I'll never forget.


    A big campaign that the R$PCA ran some years ago here in NSW....Help us find homes for all these GSDs we have, give as much as you can to help with food and vet care for these poor dogs...make a donation today (words to that effect). So I went to the R$PCA Yagoona shelter to get one (one week later) and couldn't find a single GSD...so I went to the front counter and asked where were all the GSDs.

    The response was..."what GSDs" and I said the ones you are asking the donations for...the response..."who are you..why do you want to know...who do you represent". When I said I didn't represent anyone they wouldn't tell me anything...but were still asking for money weeks later...most likely did the same to them as they did to Clifford, and many others. It was rumored the GSDs ended up as fertilizer but was never proved as the evidence disappeared of cause.


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