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    to the nasty home, where he will be put into a cage for 7 days as per NSW law relating to strays.

    this makes me very sad here this morning, and i seem to have all this water running down my face... i can only hope he is not claimed, and he can come home, all legally ours, as soon as...

    i sent his little bed off with him, i hope they let him keep it in there.. i have been told i can phone or email as much as i like to ask about him. i hope that nice women in there is prepared for me.

    meanwhile, am i forgiven for wanting to just keep him regardless? he's so small, and looked so lost, and in need of protection, my instincts just kicked in and over rode all other considerations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen View Post
    to the nasty home, where he will be put into a cage for 7 days as per NSW law relating to strays.

    this makes me very sad here this morning, and i seem to have all this water running down my face... i can only hope he is not claimed, and he can come home, all legally ours, as soon as...

    i sent his little bed off with him, i hope they let him keep it in there.. i have been told i can phone or email as much as i like to ask about him. i hope that nice women in there is prepared for me.

    meanwhile, am i forgiven for wanting to just keep him regardless? he's so small, and looked so lost, and in need of protection, my instincts just kicked in and over rode all other considerations.
    Hi zen

    I understand your feelings regarding wanting to keep Nelson.

    The thing is...his owners might want to keep him too...they just haven't been able to find him. If they don't want him...then after 7 days...he is yours

    Will the pound take care of the desexing...vaccination...microchipping for you before you are allowed to pick him up again?

    It is not a matter of forgiving you. You came in here...asking for advice and guidance. It was given to you...you were told what was the right and wrong thing to do...you chose what you wanted to do with that information.

    I commend you for taking this little guy into your heart and home...I really do! A lot of people would just have ignored him and kicked him out of the work site without helping him. If I had to keep every dog who has wandered onto my property...I would have 2 Staffies...1 very cute husky girl...1 undefined dog (can't say what he was)...another Staffy boy...1 italian greyhound/whippet girl. Two of these dogs had to be taken to the pound due to no collar and tag...the rest I found the owners due to indentification tags.

    When we decide to open our hearts...we are susceptible to heartache. I hope for you this has a happy ending, but more so...I hope for the little guy he has a happy christmas and the ending is perfect for him!

    Good luck

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    yes... the woman i spoke to there said it was illegal for them to release an un-neutered, unchipped dog to anyone, owner or hopeful claimant, and would also vaccinate, worm, and heartworm test him too. he will have the works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen View Post
    yes... the woman i spoke to there said it was illegal for them to release an un-neutered, unchipped dog to anyone, owner or hopeful claimant, and would also vaccinate, worm, and heartworm test him too. he will have the works.
    I thought so

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    Chin up. If Nelson comes back home to you, you can spoil him rotten and never let him feel frightened again.

    Quote Originally Posted by zen View Post
    yes... the woman i spoke to there said it was illegal for them to release an un-neutered, unchipped dog to anyone, owner or hopeful claimant, and would also vaccinate, worm, and heartworm test him too. he will have the works.
    I know it seems I only want to contradict...but I don't really. I have to correct this though. The only thing that legally they must do before they release him to you is to microchip and lifetime register him.

    Many pounds though have a policy that states they will not release until they are desexed. Many pound also vaccinate as parvo can run rife through pounds. Incoming dogs are usually automatically vaccinated against parvo only, so check to find out what vaccination they have given. Ideally, he should be vaccinated with a C5 or C6.

    If they desex him before his release, you will save money on registration. To register an entrie dog it costs $150. To register a desexed dog is only $40.

    If he does have an owner that claims him, the pound does nto have the right to make a decision about desexing regardless of their policies, but they do have the legal requirement to chip and register him and charge the owner for this. The desexing policy only can be enforced for dogs that are sold, not re-claimed.
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    i may have had that confused then, i thought she said neutering was part of it.. but let's face it, i have been a little emotional, and confusion comes naturally to me in that state.

    my husband called too.. after dropping him off to the vet in front of the Home, the person he left the little guy with (what the heck, i will just call him Nelson, even if we don't have him back again) said the owner would not only have to pay the $340 fee, but would have a number of fines payable as well, off the top of her head, she listed $400 worth, but said there may be others... there could be up to $1000 payable all up.

    he is in good hands.. she took him to the back, where it was quiet, and thought it was a good idea we had included his little bed. i have confidence in the woman i spoke to at the Home itself as well, and she has assured me she will take care of him personally.

    even tho he had no ID, and no chip easily found, it may still be 14 days, not the 7 as previously stated for an unidentified dog. we shall see.

    and thank you Anne.. i will remember to ask which was given, C5 or C6. i remember the rescue we had briefly had C5.

    just adding... the vet also said that altho he was horribly skinny, natural for a dog that has been stray for a while, he was in good condition after his time with us. as good as can be anyway. we did feed him well.
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    I know how hard this has been for you, your love and heartache came through. If his owners do not come forward or refuse to pay the fines he will legally be all yours. Either way the bottom line is this dog is saved and has a home. I commend your decisions too as I said in the other thread. Our hearts can over rule our heads at times but you chose to let your head rule. That to me is real responsibility. If he does indeed come back to you I will have that watery stuff in my eyes too. Many hugs.

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    thank you Di dee1..

    on a brighter note, the cats are a lot more relaxed, and actually using the floor now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen View Post
    thank you Di dee1..

    on a brighter note, the cats are a lot more relaxed, and actually using the floor now.
    Lol, I understand that one. Pretty parks herself at the bedroom door not allowing a cat I have slept with for over 8 years in. (pretty has only been here a relatively short time) I have to physically pick up the cat, walk her past the dog and plonk her on the bed, all to a disgusted look from the dog as she then settles on her bed.

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    You know Zen, I think there is one heck of a chance that you are going to end up with Nelson in your life, permanently and legally yours.

    If the details you have given regarding the cost/fining the original owner would be up for...whew!
    Put it this way, IF that man IS his owner, I can see him passing him up when confronted with that, I really can.

    Let's wait and see how the story ends. If you are meant to have Nelson, it WILL happen Zen.

    *plus I'm crossing my fingers for you, anyway*

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