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    We have been talking a lot about irresponsible owners lately. Here is another example.

    This big boofy male Rotti was found by a neighbour, curled up in a ball and shivering just inside his fence gate.

    He is not a dog person so he called me and I ran over expecting to find an animal injured and not wanting to talk to anybody.

    Turned out to be a really lovely natured animal despite an obviously painfull injury to his left fore foot. Probably around 8 years old, very well fed and otherwise healthy. I had him on my lap on the short drive to the vet and i now have a very clean right ear.

    He had only a broad leather coller - No licence tag, no name tag - ok he may have lost those in escaping. Vet and could not find a microchip.

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    Nev Allen
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    for caring Nev........

    Hope you find the owner soon and that the poor rottie is reunited.
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    I hope you find his owners! Gorgeous dog, I have a bit of a soft-spot for Rottys! I know a lot of people who have their dogs wear a collar but with no tags at all, I don't see the point! It's $10 at petbarn to get a name tag and they engrave it on the spot, I can never understand why every dog owner doesn't have one for their dog! I was getting Molly a tag at petbarn when we got her and there was a man waiting who was getting one done for every one of his 40 head of cattle!

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    Oh yes, good for you Nev for looking after this beautiful boy. Hope he is reunited soon.

    I'd say as well as a clean ear, you'd have a flat lap

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    Hey, it took me 3 yrs to find dog tags my 2 dogs wouldnt eat off each other. It wasnt for lack of trying on my part.

    Good on you Nev for being the champion saviour.

    And ive had a pound refuse to give me back my dog, they took from outside my home. Because the dog they had didnt have a microchip, whereas i was insisting mine did. Turned out their battery was flat!

    So this may not of been irresponsible pet ownership at all?

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    I agree with Bernie.

    How do we know this is a case of irresponsible owners?

    We dont


    edited to add - Tags are only useful if the dog wears a collar. My dogs dont wear a collar if they are alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    Tags are only useful if the dog wears a collar. My dogs dont wear a collar if they are alone.
    I have nothing wrong with people not putting collars on their dogs, it's just annoying when peolpe make their dogs wear collars and no tags.. a girl I know has 2 dogs, both get walked in harnesses (no need for a collar) but both wear a collar 24/7 with no tags at all, I dont see the point in that. My dogs wear a collar with tags when we're not home, just in case they escape or somebody leaves the gate open but they have collar free time when we're at home

    At the fenced off-leash park where my parents live, the rangers always come down and fine any dog not wearing a collar with rego tags on it. My mum got fined once because her dog wasn't, she had the collar in her hand.. had just taken it off so other dogs wouldn't chew it while they were playing

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    What a very sweet dog and nice work Nev for caring...many people wouldnt! I really hope he gets well and finds his home
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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    What a beautiful dog, and good on you Nev, for helping the boy out! hopefully he finds his home. I must admit, Oskar doesnt wear a collar at home, he is microchipped though.

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    Bernie and Choppa Chop, maybe this is not a case of irresponsible ownership - lets re-examine it:-

    1) Had the dog escaped - or did a tradesman leave a gate open. Conjecture either way.
    2) Did the dog have any sort of visual identification - no visible tags at all. The collar was not damaged in any way to indicate that tags had been pulled of - but they may have been on a seperate ring on the leash connector thingy and got ripped off when he squeezed through the 6 inch gap in the owners fence, or pulled off when the tradie tried to grab the dog - again conjecture either way.
    3) Was he microchipped - no micro chip showed up when scanned. Vets scanner sits on a docking station so the battery can not go flat. No conjecture here. You can have a dog chipped for $10 by council in this shire - ah! but then you have to have the dog registered.

    Just had a call from the vet to say the owners have called them and will pick the old boy up this evening. He had a broken foot and various other contusions so maybe hit by a car - if that was so then the driver did not stop.

    Hmmmm! maybe I should start a thread "Irresponsible Drivers".
    Nev Allen
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