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    Default Christmas season dumping

    I very rarely start threads but I noticed pound rounds come across my facebook page. Yesterday alone at Blacktown pound there were 40 companion animals dropped off, pushing the capacity of the pound past its limits.

    The majority of dogs appear to be staffy and am staffy crosses with a few kelpie, Border collie, Irish wolfhound and ACD crosses in there as well. Mostly young dogs. I guess this means that they will have to start euthanaising.

    I just find this very upsetting. So many indiscrimantly bred dogs dumped in droves when people want to go on holidays. A friend of mine who was in charge of a baiting progam in a national park along a popular holiday destination route told me that after christmas so many puppies and dogs are just dumped in remote lay bys with a bowl of water as their owners head off on holiday. Most of them are baited, some go on to become feral dogs.

    Whats with the bowl of water? what sort of mentality is this that a bowl of water is going to be of any use in the scorching dry landscape they are dumped in?

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    Disgusting.... thats all I can say...

    The thought that anyone could dump any living creature at a pound, let alone in the bush to fend for itself is completely beyond anything I can understand!

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    This sort of thing hurts my heart so very much. I can only imagine their fear and terror.

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    Well given the policy of most pounds and rspca with desexing....
    I guess the reasoning behind leaving them out in the wild would be, they have a better chance of finding love and producing offspring. if everyone desexed there dogs... then well not everyone knows how to clone them without an egg and a sperm...
    the water... well goto a rave and have the love drug..... limiting intake of water because dont wana overflow and drown from drinking to much...

    If people would just tell each other and be open about everything instead of the cloak and dagger stuff, there wouldn't be a problem.
    with great power comes great responsibility..
    But i know more than a few dog breeders who should loose it all given what they did to a guy and confused him using the dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderwick View Post
    Well given the policy of most pounds and rspca with desexing....
    I guess the reasoning behind leaving them out in the wild would be, they have a better chance of finding love and producing offspring. if everyone desexed there dogs... then well not everyone knows how to clone them without an egg and a sperm...
    the water... well goto a rave and have the love drug..... limiting intake of water because dont wana overflow and drown from drinking to much...
    Are you serious? How would you like to be left out in 45 degree heat on a what amounts to a highway through the desert scrub? No love out there, just death by poison baits or dehydration, or as road kill.

    As to producing offspring do you know how many helpless native animals are killed by feral cats and dogs? 1000 dogs a year go through just one of our local shelters here, I would say that is plenty unwanted offspring and breeding.

    Limiting water? OMG where they are left bares no resemblance to a rave party.
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    Yes Christmas is a very bad time for so many dogs who's "owners" dump them so they can go on holidays then get a new puppy when they come back.

    Blacktown pound is always full because they take dogs from five other councils...not just the Blacktown area but is much worse at this time of year and after Christmas with the school holidays. About 6 dogs or more are killed each day at the pound as they have a private contractor who does this...young healthy dogs are also killed...it's not a nice place.

    Many dogs are in poor health and are never seen by a vet either...parvo runs wild. Many dogs are kept in the kennels 24/7 and staff hose out the kennels with the dogs in them...Summer and Winter.

    There have been many stories in our local papers about the terrible conditions at the pound and I've seen them myself...we hear council is going to fix these problems...but I won't hold my breath.
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    Yes apparently there is a ratio of 1 staff per 70 dogs so many dogs do not receive the care and basic needs that they require. I just think it apalling that so many dogs are dumped there. What must people be thinking, can they not see the conditions and know the possible fate of their dog when they walk away? or do they kid themselves that the dog will find a good home or are they just relieved to see the back of the dog so that they can go and enjoy their holidays unencumbered by the need to deal with the dog . Yes many of them are only a year old. It leaves me astounded as to what the line of thinking could be.

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    I think, at blacktown pound, "Irish wolfhound cross" is code for Rottweiler Mastiff cross. Based on the dodgy ID in the thread Dogman started.

    Some people think they can leave the dog at the pound over Christmas and it will still be there for them after their holidays. Like cheap boarding. And when they go back for the dog and it's either gone or has racked up a huge bill that they never intended to pay - they call the pound cruel for not giving their dog back.

    One good thing about these purges - is that it means a lot of people who should never own dogs - suddenly don't. the bad thing is that their identities (drivers licence, car licence plate, addresses of all adults in the family) are not stored so that they never get another dog from the pound or rescue.

    I feel sorry for the dogs.

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    SW does many "strange posts"

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    the penny will drop so to speak one of these days with what i've been trying to say...
    if you lot don't want the answer, well more than one way to send it down the great vine.

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