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    Default My Letter is Going to Be in the Newspaper!

    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!
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    Great reply!!!! As I read it I kept saying in my mind "great point", "so true:, "grow a brain", "well said"!!!
    I can't believe the person sent the letter into the paper in the first place. Some people think breeding dogs is their right!!!

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    very well said! congrats, thats so cool. I love the way how im reading and its all serious and the mood is set and then . . . 'IM SO EXCITED' haha! =)
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    Great reply, congrats! I'm glad it got the editor's attention and hopefully it'll get through to the owner and the other readers, too.

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    EXCELLENT

    BLOODY BRILLIANT!! Even if your response makes just ONE person reconsider breeding.......you are a winner!!!! GOOD ON YOU (and which paper)????
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    A thoughrough bred is a race horse an actual breed of horse ,nothing to do with dogs, for a pure bred dog of a particular breed you need to call it just that, you do need to get that right to hope to be taken notice of.

    Also just being pure bred is not enough to get pups registered, you must have a prefix if you own the mum, or be at least a member if you own the dad, if not you cannot register pups.

    Keep up your good intentions but do take some more time to get all facts right and you will have far more credibility.

    If the dog in question does not belong to, and is not registered to, a ANKC member it is classed as pet and should be desexed, purity of breed has nothing to do with it.

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    Excellent! Good on you for taking the time to reply to this woman and her thoroughbred horse.. I mean dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minibulls mum View Post
    A thoughrough bred is a race horse an actual breed of horse ,nothing to do with dogs, for a pure bred dog of a particular breed you need to call it just that, you do need to get that right to hope to be taken notice of.

    Also just being pure bred is not enough to get pups registered, you must have a prefix if you own the mum, or be at least a member if you own the dad, if not you cannot register pups.

    Keep up your good intentions but do take some more time to get all facts right and you will have far more credibility.

    If the dog in question does not belong to, and is not registered to, a ANKC member it is classed as pet and should be desexed, purity of breed has nothing to do with it.
    I would note that she put 'thoroughbred' in quotes throughout her reply, implying that she was using this word to use the original author's own words. She did say "purebred" when speaking as herself in her reply. Also, I'm not sure what the fact that a prefix is required has to do with her reply...as far as I understand she isn't required to outline every single step or prerequisite to getting dogs registered to make a valid point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minibulls mum View Post
    A thoughrough bred is a race horse an actual breed of horse ,nothing to do with dogs, for a pure bred dog of a particular breed you need to call it just that, you do need to get that right to hope to be taken notice of.

    Also just being pure bred is not enough to get pups registered, you must have a prefix if you own the mum, or be at least a member if you own the dad, if not you cannot register pups.

    Keep up your good intentions but do take some more time to get all facts right and you will have far more credibility.

    If the dog in question does not belong to, and is not registered to, a ANKC member it is classed as pet and should be desexed, purity of breed has nothing to do with it.
    Liza has defended me perfectly.

    I know a thoroughbred is a horse, I own one. I referred to it in quotations because I was quoting the previous letter.
    As Liza said, I don't need to outline every step on responsible breeding. Its a letter, not a novel.
    I think I have my facts right, and as a vet nurse, I feel I have a fair bit of credability, perhaps you didn't understand my contention of the letter.
    My '?' were not actually asking question, they were rhetorical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minibulls mum View Post
    A thoughrough bred is a race horse an actual breed of horse ,nothing to do with dogs, for a pure bred dog of a particular breed you need to call it just that, you do need to get that right to hope to be taken notice of.

    Also just being pure bred is not enough to get pups registered, you must have a prefix if you own the mum, or be at least a member if you own the dad, if not you cannot register pups.

    Keep up your good intentions but do take some more time to get all facts right and you will have far more credibility.

    If the dog in question does not belong to, and is not registered to, a ANKC member it is classed as pet and should be desexed, purity of breed has nothing to do with it.
    I have to say I agree with Liza wholeheartedly. I thought your post was very odd and rather condesending. It it obviously YOU my friend who should take some more time to get all facts right and you may then have some credibility!! I suspect it would do you well to re-read the original post and then apologise to Aussie myf7!
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