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    Quote Originally Posted by zen View Post
    mainly i want to see Nelson respond to the guy in some way that tells me that he knows him.
    I think that is the important thing.
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    I wonder why he wants the dog back at all.

    If the dog had to be collected from the pound, he'd have to pay a fine close to $200 in my council area - so I think you should consult with the person who put the two of you in touch about some sort of fee -to deter fake dog claims and to cover your costs (dog food etc). You would not want to hand the poor thing over to somebody who just wants a free dog for dog fights or similar.

    There should at least be proof of registration/receipt. If he's not been looking after the dog or registering it, I think he shouldn't have it back.

    Also if he could bring the other dog - if your dog is scared of it, then it's unlikely they were together. If your dog is like mine and loves every dog - it won't prove anything one way or the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I wonder why he wants the dog back at all.
    He notified the pound that his dog was missing. He obviously was concerned or he wouldn't have done this. The pound matched up a 'lost' report with a 'found' report.
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    According to this the dog and cats home is not the Sydney City Pound, they've gone in with Sutherland shire (Cronulla?).

    Sydney Dogs and Cats Home Companionanimalnews

    Also it says that animals without identification will be destroyed at Sydney dog and cat home so no way would I let this dog go there.

    Something seems not right so I'd want to contact the councils directly. There will be a council in the area where the dog was found. Legally? Technically? that's the only one you need to contact / hand the dog in to.

    Also - do not give your address to the guy that is claiming the dog. Meet at some neutral place like a shopping centre under shelter car park during shopping hours. Though that might be hard this time of year but you know what I mean. Shady council park or cricket oval?

    This is the Sydney council website confirming about the Sutherland shire. Nothing like having to travel a bit futher south. Hubby might have to make a deal with work for a bit of time off to sort this out since he's the one that brought the dog home.

    Missing Pets & Animals in Need of New Homes - City of Sydney

    You gotta love this - the owner is up for all these fines should you hand the dog in...
    Animal not permanently identified (microchipped) $165.00
    Animal not registered $165.00
    Dog without collar and tags $165.00
    Dog not on lead in a public place $220.00
    And probably the fine for dog in prohibited place (eg hubby's work).

    info is off the link to the "companion animals act" which is the NSW equivalent to our SA dog and cat management act.

    The link to the law is broken on the council website but it's here.
    NSW Legislation)))

    Or you go to NSW Legislation and put "companion animal act" in the search title bit.

    And there is another fine for allowing a dog to escape...

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    Section 7, the first bit deals with what you must do if you find a dog without its owner. You can give it directly back to its owner among other options.

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    wow.. that's a lot of fines!

    i knew i did not want to give this wee beastie up to them. i have read articles that i found while i was looking for phone numbers online, horror stories about how many animals are killed there, especially those without any ID. older animals, maybe sick animals, the list goes on. i lso read tho, that things were supposed to have changed there, which is why i hadn't mentioned it before..

    i thought the SCDH was the sydney city pound. i don't remember now why i thought that i had read that.

    what i am doing at the moment, is writing an email that i shall copy to the SCDH, along with this guy's email that tells me his partner works 5 days a week, and 6 nights as well.

    i have already told the woman at the SCDH that this little dog was seen around my husband's place of work for up to 4 weeks, this guy says his little dog has been missing for 10 days, and why was his loss only reported to the SCDH on saturday?

    i am detailing to this guy what this little dog is like.. how he cringes away from my hand if i move it too fast down to pat him. how he does not like to be left alone, how he follows me around every time i move.. etc. etc. asking who looks after the dogs if his partner is always at work, and how he will be able to even look at this dog to see if it is his. i'm afraid i am not going to make it easy for him. i am not going to Stanmore. i will meet him half way perhaps, and yes.. i had already thought to meet him out in public somewhere, no one comes to my home if i am not sure of them.

    my husband is only just now driving home, he rang me at 8:30 to say he was on his way, he has said it will like this all week now, he has no time for anything else.

    i really don't think this little guy is his dog anyway. so yes, i will also add to my email that i wish to see some sort of proof.

    thank you for the time and effort you have obviously gone to Hyacinth, to all of you actually, who have responded here. i will check out links etc soon.

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    Do NOT detail what this dog is like, you are giving it all away. The onus is on HIM to prove it is his dog

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    i am not detailing his appearance, i am merely pointing out that this little dog is traumatised, and needs more than an empty house. i am copying it to the woman at the SCDH as well, i want her to know that this guy thinks it might be his dog, but has been in Melbourne for the past two months, and doesn't even know what his dog looks like any more. that his partner works two jobs and is never home. that the dog does not respond to the name at all, that he has been seen around my husband's place of work for longer than 10 days.

    i wanted to let these guys realise i will not be making this easy for them either, they will have to make the effort to see this dog, and they will have to provide some sort of proof.
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    If the dog is microchipped then why hasn't he registered the dog with his council when he got the dog? He should have been given the details by the previous owner.

    Yeah yeah, I know, a lot of people don't bother changing details or chips.

    It's not unheard of for chips to be faulty, or move around the body, I've seen it a number of times, although I'd say there is a fair chance that Nelson isn't chipped.

    Be very careful about handing the dog over, he needs to be able to prove that the dog is his. Especially if he can't remember what it looked like! I've NEVER heard that one before! Before you agree to meet, ask him if he has any proof that the dog is his. If he can't I'd casually mention that you are taking the dog to SDCH where he can claim it, and that he will be up for $350 -see what his reaction is!

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    Fair enough then, phewwwwwwwwwwww

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