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    a dog in my street has been abandoned, it is a beautiful maremma that has hardly been handled. it has been surviving on it's own and is patrolling a bigger range each week. it has finally made it to the edge of town. it has been coming back to it's home.

    all the people in the area know the dog and owner and we are talking about doing something, I am talking the least extreme options.

    the owner does not seem to care and is incapable of catching it, it is being attacked by local pets but defends itself, how it or a pet has not been killed or severely injured only a matter of time.

    I decided to log a complaint to RSPCA, very murky as the dog is prolly considered not owned by anyone.

    the RSPCA unofficially told me it has zero likelihood of passing their temp test, I agree.

    I can not take it in.

    I rang a maremma rescue in NSW said they will take it if I can get it there. I was also told I should get a letter from the owner saying I own it. not keen to have a dog at large in my name until it is trapped, am I liable for any damages and am I liable for neglect charges if I am the owner. nobody seems to know.

    don't want to second guess the rescue but I don't even know if they are legit.

    I will pm them but do not want to post them up in case they think I don't trust them and blow my relationship.

    or should I just shoot the dog and save it all the trauma, it's only a matter of time until it gets hit by a car or the council get it or worse.

    I doubt I have the money to pay for a courier to take it to NSW.

    any suggestion welcome.

    very nice dog.
    Last edited by muttboy; 04-18-2015 at 02:12 PM.

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    Is anyone feeding it? That would be the easiest way to catch it - ie put food and water out for it. Maybe at the original owner's place?

    You could get the owner to give ownership to the RSPCA and name the manager of the shelter you think it should belong to... ie put that in writing - I hereby sign over ownership to Chris Bloggs of the RSPCA (address). Ie not your name.

    Marrema are used to fending for themselves out in the paddock but they do like some paddock mates eg goats, sheep, geese - something to look after and defend.

    What you probably need is a local hippy alternative sustainable organic farmer to take it on. Ideally someone who knows something about the breed and likes dogs. You get the marrema to bond with the chief goat or goose and theoretically that will be the new home. Especially if it is reliably fed there.

    Are there any animals at its original home? It may be bonded with one of them - so it might be easier if that critter goes too.

    Can you ask the Maremma rescue to post a request for help with transport on the dark side or with their members? Sometimes there is someone who is already going through or near where the dog needs to go and they can collect it and take it.

    The RSPCA may also help with transferring the dog to Maremma rescue - some RSPCA shelters do work with some rescues - again the Maremma people would be best able to advise.

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    the place is deserted as is the dog, nobody can get near the dog, I think it raids other dogs foods and rubbish bins, you can hear the commotion.

    I have been looking into it more and logged a complaint to RSPCA, that has to be processed before I do anything else.

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    I would put a marrema sized serve of dog food at the abandoned house - to encourage it to stay there and not go foraging. And make sure there is water. It will make it much easier to catch when they need to.

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    Try Vic Maremma Rescue .....Jodie Cawood and she is on FB, she is legit. I know her quite well and I am sure if she cannot help, she will find someone who can
    Pets are forever

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    I think Muttboy is in QLD. Needs a QLD maremma owner or rescue.

    These are the QLD breeders. Maybe one of them could help. One of them might even be this one's breeder and might be really upset about what has happened.

    http://www.dogzonline.com.au/breeds/...=QLD&Submit=Go

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    I think she would most likely still have connections.just like us newfie people we have rescued from the NT and WA...anything is possible for your Breed
    Pets are forever

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    dog has migrated to town, half the town is feeding it. it is guarding two little dogs. they tried feeding it meat laced with sedative the dog ate laid down and when approached got up and ran away, they tried this a few times increasing the dose to way over-dose, same thing, dog gets up and walks away.

    unofficially I have allegedly perhaps maybe been told they are going to tranq. it with a dart.

    there are a few people already will take it, it is not a pet it is a real working dog, it needs a real working home.

    for a working dog, a humane dignified death is better than rotting away in a pet home in suburbia.

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    Honestly people are the pits, I hate it when they just move out and abandon their pets. I dont know much about Maremmas but to be a working dog they have to be trained and socialised with flocks. I dont know how early this needs to be done or if you can train a dog that has essentially been neglected and kept in a suburban setting since a puppy.

    I guess it is important to get it with a rescue or group that is experienced with this breed or it could be a disaster waiting to happen.

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    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.
    Last edited by muttboy; 04-25-2015 at 05:48 AM.

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