The reason I asked in the first place is my partner owned a male dog. He did not want to have him desexed as he wanted to breed him later on down the track. His living circumstances changed and as he worked away from home for various periods of time he couldn't keep his dog at his new place so his brother agreed the dog could live with him on his rented property.
My partner paid for dog food, vaccinations and visited his dog often and took him for walks to the beach, in the bush, etc. In the 2 years that the dog lived with my partners brother, a female dog that also lived on the property continued to fall pregnant, though an actual father was never established. The owners of the bitch, my partner's brother and wife exchanged the pups to a local business in return for dogs food and stated to me that they wanted to continue breeding her (which we thought was a bad idea).
My partner built a pen on the property for his dog, so as that he couldn't reach the bitch, and when she was on heat, he was tied up inside his pen. When the business refused to take the pups, the responsibility then fell on me and my partner (according to my partner's brother and wife) so I organised for the pups to go to an animal welfare league. Then my's partner's brother told me to send his bitch too.
I told him that it was his responsibilty and he should call, but I did so anyway and organised for the mother, four young pups and a pup from a previous litter to go. Because the animal welfare league couldn't remove the puppies for several days (due to the distance from their facility) my partner's brother's wife called the animal welfare league herself and threatened them (or so she stated to me) that if they didn't take the pups she was going to the media.
A ranger arrived that afternoon and she sent the dogs. This included my partner's dog to which he or I had no knowledge of her sending until after he was gone (several hours after he was sent). When I found out what she'd done, I organised another home for the dog and called the pound, received no answer so called the council.
The council phoned back a short time later telling me they were sorry but the dog was immediately destroyed as the previous owner (my partner's brothers wife) told the ranger he was a dangerous dog. I'm still so angry over it (it's been 3 months to the day since he was put down) as my partner's brother's wife did it out of spite and my partner and I wish to have nothing to do with her again....sorry, I needed to vent.... :'(