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    Please get in touch with Maremma Rescue regarding this pup. ‘newfsie’ gave you a contact and here is another one for you.

    Maremma Sheepdog Rescue - Companions For Life Pet Rescue

    At least speak to them to get advice on how to do this properly. Is there not a vet in the area that could help you ?
    Last edited by RileyJ; 04-25-2015 at 08:54 AM.

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    Just want to say thankyou, for caring about this poor dog. I can't offer any help, but wishing for the best out come.

    A heart breaking situation

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    have already contacted Andrea from companions, she can take the dog no prob if I get it there.

    thing is now the council are running the show, the owner now claims the dog and wants it back, the vet administered the sedated doped meat and allegedly, perhaps maybe rumoured to do the tranq. dart.

    as of 30 minutes ago the dog is still outside the home of the toy dogs, he is getting fed and seems vehicle savvy.

    as far as things go the dog is doing OK health wise, obviously the current way can not go on.

    the council know they have to get good PR as a lot of people, mainly me, are scrutinising closely what goes on.

    worst risks are cars or dog fights, THANKFULLY, the dog does not appear to be aggressive to humans, just very timid/wary like a wild dog.

    if he bit anyone he would of course face more severe action, as long as kids do not corner him or provoke him I think this risk is very low.

    I will keep people posted with as much as I know, I get many people are anxious about such stories, atm the dog is not stressed or in any direct harm so please do not be anxious.

    I am actually surprised the media are not on it.
    Last edited by muttboy; 04-25-2015 at 04:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muttboy View Post
    the dog is an excellent and experienced flock guardian in tough country. I have known/watched this dog since it was a pup

    the error of the owner is common, seems the majority of people that get a LGD they have bought into the ridiculous myth and falsehood that the dogs should not be bonded to humans and only ever imprinted on their flock.

    this is utter BS but it seems an entrenched view by half educated morons in LGD world.

    a lot of aussie farmers I have met believe this cos well a lot of aussie farmers only know what there dad and their dad's dad and their dad's dad's dad told them etc and the stick their fingers in their ears whenever science or facts or evolution or anything that is different to yesterday interrupts them.

    so now we have a basically half wild animal guarding a pair of toy dogs in the middle of suburbia that can not be handled or caught by humans because some genius belived the BS that handling a maremma puppy will destroy it for work.
    So the owner is a local commercial farmer? Bizarre that a farmer would abandon the dog if it is such a good worker. Most farmers I know value a good working dog and if they no longer need it will sell it on for good money. Yeah farmers can be like you say but most of the ones that I deal with are incredibly astute when it comes to science and research. In todays world, especially in the last decade, farming has changed big time and if you dont, chances are you wont be there long.

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    life long farmer, now scaled back with trucking business etc. he got rid of his sheep to new property and I guess the dog freaked out and went looking for them.

    when he came back to get the dog he couldn't catch it.

    now if the guy really cared he would take some sheep back to the old property and wait for the dog to check in again as it does and put the lot on to a truck, my bet the dog will go right along with the sheep.

    TBH I think the guy is a bit embarrassed that everyone knows he has a stray dog roaming the town that he can't catch.

    the argument is - is this legit abandonment worthy of action against the owner or just an unusual set of circumstances and bad luck????

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    I think all states require dog owners to keep their dog on their property and councils can fine the owner for letting the dog roam unsupervised and out of control

    So all I can hope is this owner is prepared to pay the fines for each time the dog is on the street and a hazard to traffic.

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    perhaps you are not aware that in farming towns with old farming families there are one set of laws for...never mind

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    Lol @ Muttboy

    My farming uncle was Mayor of one of those communities. Apparently it was the standard way to get bitumen up to your farm gate, but he decided not to have that for his place because he thought it would only encourage tourists.

    I'm just telling you that there are rules and if you make the problem bigger than the farmer's mates, someone can help the dog. Ie take it to the city do gooders.

    But if nobody reports mr dodgy dog owner - the dog loses out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muttboy View Post
    perhaps you are not aware that in farming towns with old farming families there are one set of laws for...never mind
    lol
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