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    DA, DPI is per each state. What applies to us in Victoria may not apply to you in Tassie. Also, some pounds follow the rules of the DPI to the T and others will make exception for rescue. EG some pounds will release to me (without a signed contract) entire because I will often need to have entropion surgery performed at the same time (this is always performed by a specialist where we have the control). Others are by the book and therefore make the dog undergo 2 anesthetics, one for desex before leaving the shelter and another for entropion days later as entropion is more often than not urgent surgery *sigh* Then there are other pounds that I have signed documentation with stating that we take responsibility of an entire dog to have surgeries performed at a later date i.e. regains health, goes out of season, etc. This exception also applies to vaccinations, however all dogs are microchipped before they leave the pound.

    In our case, I just find it easier to have all dogs desexed at the shelter unless there are circumstances that would postpone this, or if we need specialist surgeries.

    Bottom line is that it depends on the shelter and also the reputation of the rescue group.

    As far as individuals go, I believe there is no exception to the desex rule DEPENDING on which shelter the dog wanders into. EG RSPCA do NOT require an owner to desex a dog before return, nor Mornington Pound. HOWEVER (and I suspect this particular scenario) was within the confines of FRANKSTON SHIRE as I believe there is absolutely NO exception to this rule within this shire. I have read a lot about this causing unrest within the community, but hey as AMF says, if your entire dog gets out whether by accident or on purpose???, how many impregnated dogs does it take to ensure he is sterilised?? Or how many litters must a female endure?? It is a HUGE responsibility to own an entire dog/bitch and I don't disagree that one must pay the ultimate price should anything occur to allow this furkid and accidental mating!! ...............I am sure I will be shot down in flames for this statement!
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    If I dare raise my head again,( I am still cringing after not reading original post properly, even my goats are giving me the finger) I would think that one reason maybe not all should be automatically desexed is if the pound in question is in a country town and the dog in question is, or maybe, an excellent working dog, be it sheep or cattle, these dogs are seldom pure bred or may be pure but have no papers, yet they may be from a line of exceptional dogs, this would not of course often be the case in with most town or City dogs who are mainly pets, desexing of which I entirely agree with.

    Maybe there should always be room made for the one who does not fit inside the usual box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minibulls mum View Post
    If I dare raise my head again,( I am still cringing after not reading original post properly, even my goats are giving me the finger) I would think that one reason maybe not all should be automatically desexed is if the pound in question is in a country town and the dog in question is, or maybe, an excellent working dog, be it sheep or cattle, these dogs are seldom pure bred or may be pure but have no papers, yet they may be from a line of exceptional dogs, this would not of course often be the case in with most town or City dogs who are mainly pets, desexing of which I entirely agree with.

    Maybe there should always be room made for the one who does not fit inside the usual box?
    Not if you have ever been to the pound on PTS day!!!!! No exceptions, never ever!! Sorry!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minibulls mum View Post
    If I dare raise my head again,( I am still cringing after not reading original post properly, even my goats are giving me the finger) I would think that one reason maybe not all should be automatically desexed is if the pound in question is in a country town and the dog in question is, or maybe, an excellent working dog, be it sheep or cattle, these dogs are seldom pure bred or may be pure but have no papers, yet they may be from a line of exceptional dogs, this would not of course often be the case in with most town or City dogs who are mainly pets, desexing of which I entirely agree with.

    Maybe there should always be room made for the one who does not fit inside the usual box?
    Sorry MM, that is just so pricelessly funny, you have made my day!

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    On a serious note though, there was an advert in our local paper yesterday (did you get it in the Launie one Crested?) announcing an overhaul, for want of a better word to our Tasmanian Dog Act.

    Ducked into the site to have a look today. De-sexing is not compulsory here in Tassie at all, although they do suggest all the reasons of why it is the best idea to de-sex your dog.

    But hey, we are way behind...
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    I replied to a letter in the 'opinion' section that really got on my nerve a couple of days ago. I just got an email from the editor asking if they could run my letter in nexts weeks local paper. This was the original letter I replied too.

    "I have just read the story on the dog owner Yuda Meitav.
    This is rubbish. My dog, a thoroughbred collie, was put in the Cranbourne pound. It took me two days to get him home even though I had his papers and he has a microchip.
    They still made me desex him and now we can't have a pup from him.
    So whether he is a purebred or a mutt, it doesn't matter to them, not even if you have proof he is your dog. They will not release them until they are desexed. It isn't fair and I am thinking of suing them.
    I don't agree with how the pound treats our animals. When I found my dog they wouldn't let me hug him ever though I was crying"


    I replied with...
    "In regard to Chris Attwell's letter 'treat animals better', it writes its not fair that dogs found in pounds are de-sexed before they return to their owners, despite the fact they may be purebred. I would like to ask if its fair that 200,000 puppies are put to sleep in shelters every year all over Australia, simply because they don't have a home? If your 'thoroughbred' collie is roaming the streets, able to freely impregnate any bitch it comes across, what becomes of those pups? Purebred or not? Even if they do all find forever homes then they are taking potential homes from already born and waiting puppies in shelters. Are you and your 'thoroughbred' collie registered members with the ANKC? Have you had your dog health and temperament tested? What are the dogs bloodlines like? And most importantly, is your dog the best possible representation of the breed? If you answered no to any of these, then thank God your dog was desexed.
    All those considering breeding their family pet, please check out your local shelter/pound first, and ask yourself, why you honestly want to breed, and is it fair."


    Im so excited!

    Good on ya Myf! Hopefully it will get people thinking...

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    Devastated. It wasn't printed
    Education not Legislation

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    might be next week myf!! I know they go to print on about the Tuesday before

    BTY...what does myf stand for???
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    Myf, did they give you a reason why it didn't go in? Did they tell you the exact date it would go in? Mayeb it's yet to be published.

    Also, maybe the editing staff found it too personally attacking? That happens here anyway, if any answering comment to publicly published letters could be construed as a negative attack on any one particular person in any way, it cannot be published.

    Wait and see, I guess...
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    Kinda makes you wonder why you would bother microchipping your dog if it means squat should for some reason your dog was to escape or perhaps even have been let out by someone??.
    Personally i think no one here as per usual has the full facts, no one knows anything about the owner or the dog yet assumes everything they say is ficticious. So Myf where did all your facts on this particular dog come from???
    I for one would be ropeable to say the least should my microchipped (purebred) dog be desexed without any notice given to me. I do everything possible to ensure my dog is unable to escape however who knows what could happen should someone wish to LET them out without my knowledge.

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