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  1. Which is? It'll be in the Newcastle Herald tomorrow ;) It is
  2. Teenager mauled in savage dog attack DAMON CRONSHAW 17 May, 2012 04:00 AM A LAKE Macquarie woman is recovering from a savage dog attack that left her with injuries to her ear, neck and arms that required 19 stitches. Natalie Southam, 19, of Mirrabooka, said two American Staffordshire terriers that lived next door jumped two two-metre fences into her property and attacked her. Lake Macquarie City Council confirmed the owner of the dogs involved in the attack surrendered them to a council ranger and the RSPCA euthanised them. Council waste environment and rangers manager Keith Stevenson
  3. Teenager mauled in savage dog attack DAMON CRONSHAW 17 May, 2012 04:00 AM A LAKE Macquarie woman is recovering from a savage dog attack that left her with injuries to her ear, neck and arms that required 19 stitches. Natalie Southam, 19, of Mirrabooka, said two American Staffordshire terriers that lived next door jumped two two-metre fences into her property and attacked her. Lake Macquarie City Council confirmed the owner of the dogs involved in the attack surrendered them to a council ranger and the RSPCA euthanised them. Council waste environment and rangers manager Keith Stevenson
  4. It is somewhat related albeit the battle over the pound is one part of a whole lot of problems currently plaguing Cessnock Council. Pressure against the general manager has been building for some time. When she first came in a lot of old staff were asked to leave which caused resentment. Then came the battle for Kurri pound & the RSPCA contract which became a major legal fight for council. Then there were insultive remarks last year about the workforce, which completely soured management-staff relations. They were patched up early in the year, but already a number of the councillors were t
  5. The old Kurri pound story just won't die. In The Cessnock Advertiser 21/03/2012 Page 17 a local points out how badly the people of Cessnock have been ripped off. This, combinded with the fact that the court case has cost Cessnock Council over $136 000, continues the poor reputation of this council, along with this week's developments where the Council itself has taken 10 of the Councillors to court to stop them sacking the general manager. What an absolute shambles. Read article below...
  6. Oh the Newcastle Herald won't worry. They don't check for location ;)
  7. Good points guys. Please tell the Herald, if you haven't already, as you can leave comments: http://www.theherald.com.au/news/local/news/general/puppy-farms-under-fire-in-new-policy/2479660.aspx
  8. Sad isn't it, especially when a dog from a rescue group will cost you somewhere between $300-380 & is microchipped, vaccinated, health checked, desexed, & registered... whilst for that $800-900 the pup will be microchipped & possibly nothing else...
  9. Hi everyone. This following article about Dr Harry, PIAA, the Govt Taskforce, & a deal struck with the RSPCA was in the Newcastle Herald this morning. No mention whatsoever about rescue groups nor animal shelters like Wyong, Muswellbrook, nor any of the Sydney ones or anyone else's for that matter. As we all know, because pet shops don't desex, they are indeed part of the problem. They can "vet" their puppies & kittens as much as they like, but whilst they continue to sell such animals undesexed, unwanted litters will always take place which mean to say they get dumped. And then th
  10. After announcing various stats last week, in respect to comparing council pounds & RSPCA shelters, SoCares has another pleasing result to make. Once again a local Hunter Valley pound, this time Singleton has, thanks to strong rescue group commitment, achieved a kill ratio, for the financial year reporting 2010-11, of 17.5%. Bare in mind Singleton does have a feral cat issue which has also been included in this calculation. So once again, where a council impounding facility and rescue groups cooperate, we can achieve very satisfying results. Meanwhile RSPCA NSW has a kill ratio of 51.6% f
  11. Great to see Rusty enjoying himself. Looks like he'll be busy with that bone for a few days! :laugh:
  12. Sorry I'm not doing the SA pound rates as the NSW ones are heard enoguh to track down. I have, though, done the RSPCA ones & they're far from good. You can easily find them in their animal report on their website. Here are their 2010-11 numbers: Incoming Cats & Dogs: 8125 Cats & dogs PTS: 3617 PTS ratio: 44.5% Please note that this is lower than RSPCA NSW but much higher than their Victotian counterparts. RSPCA SA did, though, make an operating loss of just over $300 000 whereas RSPCA NSW made a profit of $12 million.
  13. Oh if I had a dollar for every dog & pup that's pooped in my van or car I'd be a very rich man... :laugh: Pity I'm broke
  14. There's a Tibbie boy who's very happy that you took his photo. It led to a wonderful new home. I'm sure there'd be lots of other dogs who'd join him in saying Thank You. Well give him a big hug from me
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