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  1. So has this case set the precendant for rescues then? That if a rescue rehomes a dog that the owner is wants back the owner has no claim on the dog at all? --Lhok
  2. RSPCA NSW cuts its links with council

    I forgot to mention this particular RSPCA branch runs a boarding kennel as well. I wonder if they re purpose the other runs to add to their boarding kennels? This particular branch didn't do low cost desexing or any real community stuff as far as I could tell, They used to but it got less and less over the years. They also had odd hours to opening too which made it hard for people working to claim back pets. I'm also not sure why the council can't have the land the pound is currently on. From my understanding the RSPCA was given the land to use for the pound. I might be wrong about that though. --Lhok
  3. https://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au/news/rspca-nsw-cuts-its-links-with-council/3409272/ COFFS Harbour City Council will need to establish a new pound following news RSPCA NSW Coffs Harbour will cease to provide impound services after its contract ends in 2020. RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman recently met with the council to discuss the future of the contract, and notified the council that they will not be providing pet management services beyond September 2020. According to Mr Coleman, around 50 per cent of RSPCA NSW's intake is comprised of animals managed for councils. "These are difficult but necessary decisions,” Mr Coleman said. "Without these hard decisions, we cannot support the increase in our work under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and our welfare work. These changes are aimed at realigning our focus to our core business, which is animal welfare. "We simply don't have the means to build more shelters so we have to look at using every last kennel, cage and enclosure to support those animals that need it most.” The council will decide at tomorrow's meeting whether to seek expressions of interest from the private market for a new impounding service to meet its statutory obligations under the the Companion Animals Act 1998. Since 1994, RSPCA NSW has taken in impounded dogs and cats for the council, providing accommodation, feeding and veterinary care as well as micro-chipping and registration of the animals. A previous review undertaken by the council in 2015 identified a number of difficulties associated with the potential impact if RSPCA NSW was to withdraw its service. It found private boarding kennels would fail to provide the level of service necessary, such as micro-chipping, registration, rehousing animals, euthanasing unwanted animals, and limited access to veterinary treatment. It also found the possibility of establishing a council-owned pound would be difficult due to the costs associated with securing a suitable site, constructing and operating a facility. After 2020, the existing RSPCA NSW Coffs Harbour facility will continue to care for and support animals consistent with a focus on animal welfare, but will not act as a pound for lost pets for the council. The RSPCA is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to prevent animal cruelty by promoting their care and protection. --Lhok
  4. The Canaan dog. Up until last year the breed was still incorporating wild dog/camp dog genes into the gene pool. One reason they aren't anymore is that the person who was doing it was forced to move out of their home/kennel in Israel. The other reason is that it is getting harder to find dogs to add to the gene pool. --Lhok
  5. Japanese Spitz Breeds

    There are more Shikoku in America and Canada then here in Aus but I wouldn't say they are readily available. Many of the dogs in the US and Canada have been imported from Japan. Shikoku are a lot of dog in a very pretty package. Most of them have been bred with hunting in mind and so they are quite prey driven. If you are on Facebook, you should check out the Nihon ken facebook group, in that group are some very knowledgable people and there are even some owners of Shikoku. I also would say that spitz in general do have some problems with being off lead dogs, and yes they do tend to be more stubborn and independent thinkers than other breeds. Some of the larger Spitzen do have same sex aggression issues too. --Lhok
  6. Baladi: The dog getting over its bad image

    They look and sound similar to Canaan dogs! Thanks for showing this --Lhok
  7. https://www.triplem.com.au/news/coffs-coast/two-year-old-attacked-by-dog-at-sawtell/?station=coffs --Lhok
  8. No more cats & dogs for RSPCA Qld

    The Observer understands Gladstone vets have not been paid by the RSPCA's head office for their services since last November. This above is concerning too, why haven't they paid their vet bill? Seems very odd to me. --Lhok
  9. Dog walkers walking multiple dogs

    I worries me that in one of the photos that two dogs are on a belt walker, one having a halti on and the other has a basket muzzle. Both shouldn't be on a belt. --Lhok
  10. Yet another dog attack

    Report it. Most off lead areas still require the owner to have effective control over their dog and it sounds like the guy didn't. --Lhok
  11. Yup they are all suggestions at this point because this legislation is in draft form at the moment. There are also no exceptions so if you breed at home you will be called a breeding establishment and all those rules will apply for you too. There is a bit in the legislation that says no dog must be bred from if it has an issue with small animals, dog aggression or problematic behaviours like fence jumping etc. I know it might sound good in theory however many breeds will not pass those requirements. --Lhok
  12. I can't believe this isn't up here yet! Looks like the NSW government is going down the same path as the Victorian one with legalizing puppy farms and making hobby breeders illegal. http://www.dogsnsw.org.au/members/noticeboard/1258-prevention-of-cruelty-to-animals.html --Lhok
  13. Well, finally happening.

    This isn't because of breed standards, this is because the RSPCA would find it easier to just be able to rubber stamp large facilities. It means they don't have to do as much work if there is only a handful of breeders around. It also big business being able to come in and take control over something and industrialize it. If people care about dogs they will want to stop this. --Lhok
  14. Well, finally happening.

    Looks like hobby breeders are under attack in NSW with the factory farming of dogs set to be legal and any other forms of it illegal http://www.dogsnsw.org.au/members/noticeboard/1258-prevention-of-cruelty-to-animals.html --Lhok
  15. Well, finally happening.

    I believe he has bred budgies in the past and is a good friend of dr harry.. not that it helps with the topic at hand XD --Lhok