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    Default Why do people hate the RSPCA?

    I've seen a lot of posts on other forums where people are saying that they never want to support the RSPCA. I've also seen other things on the internet where people are trying to get people to not go to the RSPCA Million Paws Walk because "we shouldn't be supporting them"
    I just dont get it... they're a rescue organisation... what is there to hate about that? I've also seen similar things relating to people hating Oscars Law Can anyone explain to me why this hatred is going on?
    I personally love the RSPCA, i got my very first dog from them He was a Border Collie X Springer Spaniel called Oscar, most gorgeous dog ever, he had the most beautiful personality!

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    Fair enough, not sure i agree with 'everything' thats being said, but i can definitely understand why people dont like them now! I do agree with peoples anger about the unnecessary euthanasia. Thanks for letting me know!

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    I might be wrong but i think oscars law is run by PETA ????

    iF so i cant support it...i hate PETA with a passion....same goes with Sea Sheperd. When these organisations turn into extremists they loose my support.

    RSPCA do a lot of good in my opinion. I'll have a read of Dogmans links when i get a bit of time and see what all the fuss is about.


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    yep i hate peta,

    i think the rspca does alot of good, but there is always room for improvemnt........ as with anythign though, its easy to critisize from the sidelines......

    so long as my support is done with the best of intentions, then i will let karma take care of the rest
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    Yeah I am a fan of the RSPCA, I vollied there, adopted Molly from there and have called them a few times when I've needed help with wildlife and they have been great. There will always be bad things that happen with any organisation though, where people are involved and you're using human judgement you will have screw ups. I also haven't heard any thing good about Lost Dogs Home in Melbourne.

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    Oscar's Law originates from Debra Tranter, an Australian. Please support it Sean, it's all about abolishing puppy farming.

    Debra Tranter is the founder of Oscar's law -- an Australian people-power lobby group to ban puppy farms in the state of Victoria. Oscar is the dog taken from the distraught Debra's arms.

    This link is a story about the history - Trish Mitchell: The Battle of Oscar's Law

    I'm going to have a look at the links (though I'm not good at reading anything about this kind of thing)... I've heard many good and bad stories re RSPCA.

    I do believe though that the problem comes back to puppy farming, if pet shops were banned, the pounds, shelters, no-kill rescues and RSPCA's would not be so full that so many animals have to be pts. I think they should have a lot more power to have animal owners charged with cruelty. Sometimes it seems that as long as an animal is being fed and given water, RSPCA don't seem to have much power to do anything on a person's report of cruelty.

    Lots of the Perth pet supply shops are working with rescue groups and on some weekends there are rescue groups who bring in mainly dogs, but also cats and rabbits ready for foster or adoption, for people to see, meet the foster families who can give information about their nature, good/bad habits, etc. much better idea.

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    I also support the RSPCA, I got both my dogs and my cat from there, although I don't like donating money to any organisation/charity (except Guide Dogs) I do Million Paws Walk and donate in other ways like bedding, toys, food etc. I've only read a few of dogman's links but I can definitely say that the temperament test one (the first one) is bullcrap.. We got Molly from the RSPCA, she would cower in the back of the cage and growl at any men that went near her, I remember when we went to see her, the lady had to go into the cage and drag Molly out from the corner and then she stood there shaking, tail as far between her legs as possible and absolutely terrified.. yet they gave her a second chance, and when you're at the RSPCA shelter, basically every dog there is barking!

    Maybe they do put down a lot of dogs, but honestly, they don't have much of an option. Instead of blaming the RSPCA, I blame the previous owners who have abandoned, abused, etc their animals and caused them to end up at the RSPCA. I know some animals come from deceased estates etc but the majority of dogs (here anyway) come as strays from the pound who weren't claimed and would have been PTS if not for the RSPCA taking them and at least giving them a chance at temperament testing.

    As much as I love rottis, german shepherds, staffys, and other 'scarier' breeds, they're unfortunately not as 'popular' as other dogs such as Labradors, small fluffys etc so the RSPCA must think twice about taking them on, as they stay in shelters for longer.. ie. Have one GS in the cage for 6 weeks or have 3 Maltese in the same cage for 2 weeks each.. they can rehome more dogs and thus save more if they 'choose' the more 'popular' breeds. Unfortunately it's just the way things have to happen, but either way, it's a double edged sword. If you were to run the RSPCA, dogman, how would you do it differently? You only have so many dogs that you can keep at each shelter and foster carers are limited.. you can't save every animal, how would your selection process work? They can't save every animal who doesn't maul them, there needs to be a more specific selection process because they just don't have the room.. Go to any RSPCA shelter and I guarantee that the shelter will be almost, if not completely full.

    Again, lets put the blame on the irresponsible dog owners who allow their dogs to end up at the RSPCA, and not point the finger at the company that are trying to give at least some dogs a second chance. The RSPCA saved both my dogs and cat, and to be honest, no matter how many bad things they do, I will still always like them and support them because they gave my babies a second chance..

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    I'm currently volunteering at the rspca in a pre adoption section so I get to deal with all the dogs who haven't had their assessments yet or may still need desexing etc. If there's a spare pen, there aren't many and more than half the dogs are different every week, so they do have a lot of dogs going through. The majority of dogs that are there are bully breeds, with some smaller ones, but mostly medium to large sized dogs that aren't very well trained. Most people wouldn't want a medium to large sized dog that jumps and claws at them, tries to pull their arm off on a lead, gets worked up and barks at the other dogs, though all very fixable with some training and patience. It's a tough environment for any dog to handle. It's nice when I get to the dogs that are old or just quiet and aren't jumping all over the place. There are some really sweet dogs that are there, but you can tell most of them are there because someone got a puppy that was cute, didn't train it, then it got too big and they couldn't control it. It's sad that they weren't given the chance when puppies to become better doggy citizens. There's been very very few dogs I've seen that have had more serious behaviour problems, but most of them have just come in and haven't adjusted to the environment yet and once they have, they settle down and learn the routine. It's sad to see the oldies who have been dumped though, you know it'd be so tough for them and probably harder to find them a home too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackthorn View Post
    . It's sad to see the oldies who have been dumped though, you know it'd be so tough for them and probably harder to find them a home too.
    This is the sort of thing that breaks my bloody heart...a loyal family member dumped because of a job promotion...or a broken marriage...or whatever....no dog deserves it let alone the old diggers. I'd honestly pass up the promotion...or job opportunity...or rich hot skanky woman...or whatever.
    Ya dont just dump of a dog for these F'd up reasons let alone one thats done the hard yards for you already and has buckleys of finding a new home. May karma haunt those who do it for the rest of thier pathetic lives.

    Findeb....believe me i'm all for supporting abolishing puppy farms....I've never heard of debra before. I'm really hoping she has nothing to do with PETA. I jut cant bring myelf to support anything they do. They have cost me alot of grief in the last few years. If it's not PETA ..then i'm all for oscars law .
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