Last edited by puggerup; 12-31-2009 at 01:21 AM.
Sounds like a bad environment regardless of whether it is rspca or not. I would write a letter detailing all of this to head office.
I'm sooo over them too. Let me down more than once.
At the end of last year I was looking for a buddy for Misi. Got the same "k9-telepathic signs" from her.
Went to the RSPCA almost 1hr drive each way.
Same thing-staff nowhere to be seen. Half hour later found someone to ask about a dog we wanted to know more about. The woman was hopeless. Didn't know much only that he was a stray. She said that the best thing would be to come back with our dog. We had Misi in the car so decided to bring her out into their exercise area. While doing the whole intro thing all she could talk about is how with a 'Stafford you just don't know when they'll snap-it's in the breed'. I couln't believe what I was hearing...I tried to ask her if the dog is dog-agressive and if he had any behavioural testing done but she couldn't answer my questions. I was soooooo angry! To top it off she said that he still has to be desexed, and that his chiped but the owners havn't collected him. I asked how long he'd been there and she said 1week. I just got this horrible feeling that the owners were away...this was around Christmas time. Oh! It didn't look to me like he had anything down there, and i asked her if she was sure he hadn't been desexed...she loughed and said no he still needs doing. I couldn't drop it though and told her to look. Well! suprise, suprise! nothing-he'd been done! and not by them as there was no scar/stitches.
By this time I was fuming! The dog was cute, but not the right one anyway, the service and lack of info. was shocking.
A few days later Misi was diagnosed with kennel cough. We'd found Lola by then, so she could have caught it from the other place-but we did the intro thing in a carpark outside the place so I think it was from the RSPCA (but can't be sure). Few days later my new Pup (Lola) was coughing her little head off too.
I second occy, write it all down and send it off in a letter. Thats just not on and as for the staff, pppfffttttt. Follow it up.
I've never had respect for the RSPCA, for their lack of concern for reptiles. That, alone, is enough for me.
I've always found the rspca great personally. They have some crap policies but the girls that work with the dogs in Melbourne know to contact me about GSDs if they need help and they often point ppl to me when the dog is one that will be pts if surrendered - eg bad hips, nipped someone, etc
RSPCA NSW are meant to contactme about an abuse case that I have offered to take on and rehabilitate if they believe he is able to be rehabilitated.
Lots of bad ones around but also lots of good ones.
Much rather the rspca than some of these martyrs around
Ohh thats so disgusting of the rspca to treat the animals they way they do.
I have no time or respect for the rspca, they would rather pts any bull breed than re-home them
I did go to the rspca yrs ago in search of a bitch staffordshire bull terrier- company for my male sbt & i & my sbt were treated like scumbags, i got all the usual bullshit about how you cant trust sbt's as they are aggressive dogs etc & the stupid fooking bitch staff member had told me that most sbts at rspca are pts within 7 days as sbts are, not a breed that rspca wants to be associated with as they are dangerous, she also went on to try & tell me that i'm risking my childs safety by having a sbt as a pet. Well i so lost it with the stupid bitch & i got rather fooking pissed off & let the stupid fooking bitch feel my anger by my words, lets just say that the stupid bitch was lucky to be still standing as my oh had to hold me back from slapping & kicking the rscpa worker & i know i sound like i'm aggressive, but im not normaly unless ppl put shit on my kids or SBT'S....ill never ever support the rspca again.
However, you can't claim that "this little thing" is dog aggressive just because she growled at your dog a bit. First of all she was taken out of her cage where she felt relatively secure in front of people she doesn't know, in front of some new dog she doesn't know in the environment that is stressful and unpleasant as it is. Why do you expect miracles? Dogs should meet up in neutral environment, loosely leashed, with as little tension as possible. And even if they don't hit it off immediately it doesn't mean that they can't become friends. But OK, I understand you won't go there 10 times to befriend a dog
I'd be sending them vet bill for sure!
I'll third Occy.
I think most know how I feel about the RSPCA....and all of it's not good.
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Thats appalling and quite upsetting to read.
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