It was my understanding that the Lost Dog's Home in Sydney has most of the council pound contracts and puts animals to sleep at an astonishing rate.
I had heard the same thing about the Melbourne one.
And having checked - it seems that I have confused Sydney Dogs and Cats Home with Lost Dog's Home ... sydney dogs and cats home
I've also heard that some dogs that various breed rescue groups want to rescue and will pay to get them out of "jail" get PTS for medical problems that can be treated and cured with a simple run of Antibiotics.
Most of the complaints are up at DOL but there have been some here too.
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I think most of the problem is that these places have "home" in their title and most people would associate that with "no kill". Which probably isn't practical. It figures the thread about the antibiotics - I can't find.