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    Default it's official, i am now a "vollie"

    had my rspca induction this morning, it was an eye opener.

    please forgive me if i make any bad generalised statements about dog breeders in the future. should i just be banned now? i am a believer in the rights of the individual yada, yada but i am already empathising with mandatory neuter, bsl....and a whole raft of other legilative things i would have once opposed.


    any other rescue, foster....peeps here?

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    'muttboy' - welcome to the team !

    Yes - there are lots of members on this forum that are involved in rescue in some form or fashion !

    Just remember to not get overwhelmed and/or indoctrinated with all this new information and dogma !

    Always look at both sides of the topic/argument and form your own opinion based on your own value system. Do some research on R $ pca from the past and you will find that they have changed their tune about a lot of topics.

    As long as the prevailing reason for your involvement is that you are looking to make a difference for the betterment of the poor suffering animals - then go for it - with both your eyes wide open.

    There are a lot of things that R $ PCA do well - but there is also a hell of a lot of things that I believe they are abysmal at.

    As with everything - change sometimes comes too slowly !
    Looking forward to reading in this thread - updates about your journey as a 'vollie' ! smiley-eatdrink004.gif

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    thanks, they already slotted me in to do "man" stuff like repairs, ditch digging and what not, fine with me but of course secretly i want to bring some relief for the dogs directly.

    funny you mentioned the politics stuff, one of the inductee's held the frikkin show up by questioning some policies, i was thinkin on the way home that they may not be perfect, but what large org is? and who the hell is stepping up on that scale to do the job they are trying to do albeit imperfectly??

    is there anybody?

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    There isnt anybody else....theres lotsa small no kill rescue mobs that do thier best but on the large scale theres no one else who can do the big job. There are people in the RSPCA who deserve to be paid a wage and a bloody good one to. Theres no way i could do the work they do.....i'd end up in the clink for assaulting some of the low lifes the RSPCA deal with. Remeber its 'All creatures great and small' not just the poochs they help. And while i hate seeing any animal put to sleep let alone dogs just imagine how many dogs there would be if none got PTS. The costs would be incredible.

    Anyway mate...good on ya for signing up and good luck with it. Breaks my heart to walk into the place just to donate some coin.


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    Maybe you can be swayed too fast if your opinions change in one day? Not being nasty, just an observation.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Also meant to say that it is GREAT that you are doing this. I would too if I wasn't so remote from any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muttboy View Post
    thanks, they already slotted me in to do "man" stuff like repairs, ditch digging and what not, fine with me but of course secretly i want to bring some relief for the dogs directly.

    funny you mentioned the politics stuff, one of the inductee's held the frikkin show up by questioning some policies, i was thinkin on the way home that they may not be perfect, but what large org is? and who the hell is stepping up on that scale to do the job they are trying to do albeit imperfectly??

    is there anybody?
    'muttboy' - don't forget you are the 'new pup' on the block - so you have to start somewhere !

    Also don't trivialize what you have been given to do. Any work that you do is important for all the animals ! If you do a bit of homework about where this organisation is situated - I would expect that ditches would be very important for flood mitigation.

    Yes - there is another organisation - called AWL.
    AWL is somewhat similar to R $ PCA - in that they rescue a lot of different types of animals – not just cats and dogs. I also believe that they are light years ahead in their philosophy and goals.

    Here are some links for you:

    Animal Welfare League Of Qld - PetRescue

    The following link – all rescues on the PetRescue website:

    Australia-wide Rescue Directory - PetRescue

    Breed specific:

    Australian Working Dog Rescue - PetRescue

    Bcra (Border Collie Rescue Australia) - PetRescue

    Great Dane Rescue & Rehoming

    Love the above rescue – because of the educational area – that anyone can look at.
    Happy reading and researching ! smiley-eatdrink004.gif

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    Good on you, Muttboy.

    I hope you can give the poor unfortunates
    an ear rub and a kind word during your break time.

    I used to foster for a rescue org but am taking a break for a year.

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    Good work! I use to volly with the RSPCA when it was in Fairfield... then I brought a house and my spare time disappeared. Maybe once the kid is older I might get back into it again cause it was fantastic to spend time with all the dogs.

    When I was there they were always in need of people to do enrichment (I did the cleaning and feeding) so maybe you could see if you can do any of that so you get some doggie time in

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    thanks for info and tips, i am happy to do whatever they need me to do. school holidays is the busiest as many just dump there pets apparently and get a new puppy from the markets when they get home, will try get my main hours in then so the other volly's can catch some family time.

    cheers and thanks for the encouragement and kind words.

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