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    Angry Vent.

    I do a lot of rescue transport and today was the first time I have ever seen someone at the pound “surrendering” a dog.

    While waiting for my two cats – I heard the lady talking about her dog and why she was abandoning it.

    Lady: He bit my niece the other day and I worry about him doing it again
    Pound staff: Would you say he is aggressive?
    Lady: No he is a good dog. . He isn’t as friendly as normal dogs. You know like normal dogs you can pick up and play with. What happens if nobody adopts him after the holding time.
    Pound staff: He gets put to sleep
    Lady seems concerned but still completes the transaction.
    ....

    All the while the niece is standing there. Yanking the dog off the floor by the leash. I wonder why it bit her.

    I get so angry with people. People really suck.

    I went up and patted the dog after they left. He was really nervous but in no way aggressive or nasty. Poor guy. I hope someone adopts him and gives him the home he deserves.

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    Yep I worked at the front counter at the RSPCA Fairfield Shelter for a while last year. So I saw all the surrenders (along with every other incoming and outgoing animal). People are disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post

    Yep I worked at the front counter at the RSPCA Fairfield Shelter for a while last year. So I saw all the surrenders (along with every other incoming and outgoing animal). People are disgusting.
    I was a vollie at fairfield last year in the puppies/small dogs pen on Saturdays!

    I use to always walk around and look at all of the dogs, some of the excuses (the ones shown on the adoption cards) were really pathetic and if I was in a similar situation (eg moving) I still wouldn't give my dogs up.

    Some people just don't realise that a pet is for life, not until you get sick of it.

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    in the same breath though sometimes circumstances change and it is in the dogs best intrest to be re homed.sad, yes...but sometimes life throws you curve balls
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    I think it's good the poor dog is being taken out of an obviously, abusive situation.

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    I understand circumstances change but really people should try and rehome the dog themselves. Or even leave the dog with someone until they can sort the problem out.

    While I am happy the dog won’t be "attacked" by that child anymore. Blacktown pound is a massive kill shelter. There are heaps of dogs there. And that poor dogs face – he was very frightened.

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    And frankly I would never give up my dog or cats. I would sooner live in my car.

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    fair enough, but if you had a fami9ly of 3 kids and the only place you could get didnt allow dogs? its easy to say what you would do, but would you really?
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    There is no way I would give up my dogs, I would sooner move interstate than take them to the pound. Heck I would sooner move overseas!

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    Honestly – I would take my animals with me. I would live in a caravan park or move further away to be able to afford a place with my animals.

    Things I would do before giving up my animals to a pound:

    As mentioned find somewhere else to live.
    See if friends or family could look after them for the short term.
    Get temporary foster care for them (I work with various rescue groups – not hard to do. Even if I didn’t work with these groups you can contact them via facebook or directly through their websites)

    I would only rehome them if I became EXTREMELY allergic or terminally ill. And even then I would rehome them through Pet Rescue and would be super picky about their new homes.

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