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    Default Council Stole My Dog??!!

    Came home from work today went to the letterbox and found a NOTICE OF DOG SEIZURE OR DETENTION OF A DOG notice and is informed he is at the local pound. I went out the back to investigate to find that infact my dog was missing.

    There is absolutely no way my dog got out on his own and think that the council came into my backyard to seize him. My dog is a bulldog that doesn't bark and pretty much sleeps all day while I'm at work.
    I can't think of a good reason why they would just come in and take him?
    I have to admit he is not registered with the council but is microchipped, even so can they not leave a bill or a register notice instead of seizing my dog??!!

    I feel as though he has been dognapped and I was left a ransom note.

    Can they just come in a take your dog away like that???
    I'm going to pick him up in the morning and see what the story is, it seems like revenue raising to me.

    I AM SOOO PISSED RIGHT NOW!!!
    SOMEONE IS GOING TO COP IT TOMMOROW!!!

    I'm gonna have to padlock my gate....
    Last edited by Obie16813; 10-02-2010 at 06:58 AM.

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    Oh wow
    I can't believe they did this!!!!

    My guess is they got a complaint from someone for some reason, and because he isn't registered they took him.
    Even still, they need a police officer to open the gate before they enter your property.
    If they haven't done that they have broken the law. You can find out if there was a police escort, by phoning the local police station and asking for the report.
    The police would usually only attend a dog seizure if the dog is neglected or a danger.

    They have a lot to answer for. Please let us know how it goes.

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    I don't know your situation, but if your dog is allowed in a yard when you're away, can it be possible that somebody opened the door and let your dog out? Do you have any neighbors that might not like your dog or are just plain nasty?
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    My dog is a very quiet the dog, next door howls all the time. I cant see any reason why I would get a complaint about him he is in no way dangerous.

    I have thought about the possibility someone could have let him out, I'll have to speak to the ranger to see what happened.
    Then depending on what they say I'll check with the police station.

    Thanks for the tip.

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    That is terrible!

    You should padlock your gate anyway, we had someone let my rottweiler out while trying to break in, only for them to realise my OH was home and they ran away. My rotti isn't the best guard dog once someone is in the yard so she just went exploring, lol.

    Is it possible that a neighbour around you thought that it was your dog howling all the time?

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    Sounds to me like mistaken identity, or there could be a crack down in your area for unregistered animals.

    I know where I used to live the rangers had a full listing of the houses whose animals were registered and weren't registered.

    They were able to go and check over the fence of every house that stated it didn't have a registered animal. If they saw a dog they could enter the yard to check microchipping ect and it was then left to their discretion if the animal was seized or not. I think the reasoning behind this was that not registering your animal is against the law and can be seen as neglectful act.

    I hope you get your dog back with no problems.

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    Got my dog back, the lady working at the pound couldnt tell me why he was picked up but she thinks it was most probably called in by someone that had found my dog. I ask if I could speak to the ranger but she said he wouldnt be back till monday.

    If my dog had gotten loose it would mean someone would have had to un latch my gate and let him out, so guess it could have been anyone kids, idiots, burgular who nows?

    It cost me $50 poundage $30 registraion and they cahrged me 2 days sustenance $11 a day even though I picked him up first thing in the morniong which I thought was a rip!

    So Monday I'm gonna get the full story hopefully and from now on the gate will be left locked.

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    Unlatching gates deliberately got so bad round where I used to live that I eventually left my dogs inside when I was out. A good padlock is a good option.

    Glad you have him back safely

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    Yes I always the gates locked...trust no one!!!

    My friend had staffy cross. She used to escape from almost 3m fence by climbing. Is there any possibility for that?

    No....then i would be extremely careful....
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    Hmmmm, if he was let out and found and isn't registered, then how would they know that is where he lived?

    Its sounds very very odd. Talk to the ranger on Monday. Im quite interested aswell.
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