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  1. on the Queensland Lost Pet Register Inc there are always posts about found dogs that have been taken to the vet (to check for a microchip and so they are safe) the poster will say what vet surgery the dog is at or failing that the vet surgery posts a piccie of the 'found' dog with instructions that proof of ownership required before collection. So yes, taking the dog to a vet is an excellent plan
  2. @giraffez we have a Qld Lost Pet register here and I see there's one in NSW, if you can take a photo of the dog with a 'Sighting' title the admins should post it fairly quickly. The other option is that there is usually a community page on FB for your area so you can post there as well https://www.facebook.com/nswlostpetregister
  3. Yes @Deeds there are the same tree dogs with their owners at our local park, their dogs are crackers. they 'own' the park each morning
  4. Auditor-General slams failure to oversee RSPCA Queensland https://inqld.com.au/news/2021/11/30/auditor-general-slams-failure-to-oversee-rspca-queensland/ The State Government department in charge of overseeing the RSPCA’s operations had not been proactive or effective in its oversight of the animal welfare body, a critical Auditor-General’s report has found. Cindy Wockner Photo: Berkay Gumusten/Unsplash Tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, the 33-page report details a lack of accountability, a failure to establish codes of practice for the animal types the RSPCA Queensland regulates, no structured processes for complaints about inspectors and no conflict of interest procedures. The report is also critical of the fact there is no transparent process in place for approval of fees for animal care paid by owners whose animals have been seized. The Auditor-General’s report comes on the back of recent claims where the Queensland RSPCA was accused of targeting certain pet shops and breeders, charging exorbitant fees for animal care and telling anyone who complains about them to “take it to court”. Those claims were included in a dossier of allegations, compiled by State MP Robbie Katter, after his office received a litany of complaints. The document was handed to the State Government for action but they are not part of the Auditor-General’s probe. Katter highlighted one case where a man’s dog was with the RSPCA for seven months and the cost of care and board was $42,000. The audit office was asked, in July 2020, to conduct an audit on the delivery of animal welfare services and the enforcement of the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 and the Animal Care and Protection Regulation 2012. The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and the RSPCA Queensland deliver animal welfare services. The report found that the department’s engagement with RSPCA needs improvement and that the department had not been proactive in overseeing and supporting the RSPCA in exercising its powers. Frameworks should be strengthened to give the department better oversight of RSPCA inspectors and ensure enforcement approaches are consistent across the State. The report makes the point that under the act, RSPCA inspectors are not accountable to the department and are appointed without conditions for an indefinite term. There is also criticism of the fact there is no monitoring of the animal welfare body’s process for prioritising animal welfare complaints to ensure they align with guidelines. “The department has not established compulsory and/or voluntary codes of practice for most of the animal types that RSPCA Queensland regulates – this introduces subjectivity in interpreting compliance requirements,” the report notes. There is also no structured process to share information on complaints about RSPCA inspectors or outcomes of complaints. In addition, there is criticism of the fact that the department has no oversight of the provision for handling conflicts of interest. Related Story Dog's $42,000 kennel bill: RSPCA accused of bullying tactics Cindy Wockner Tuesday, November 16 RSPCA relies largely on donations and sponsors to fund the investigation and prosecution activities. For the last financial year inspector expenses were $4.6 million, of which the department contributed $500,000. “The department has not required RSPCA Queensland to report on how it is managing its conflicts of interest in light of its reliance on funding sources outside of the department’s contribution.” In relation to fees, the report notes that there is no requirement in the regulations for the department to approve a schedule of reasonable fees or to make them publicly available. “The department has not ensured a transparent process is in place for approving a schedule of recovery costs, their escalation rates or oversee their use as part of negotiated outcomes.” The Auditor-General recommends that the legislation be amended and require a fee schedule for reasonable cost recovery be approved and made public and that there be oversight of inspector recommendations for prosecutions. The report also recommends that the department step up its oversight of the RSPCA and actively monitor the outcome of complaints and about investigations and inspectors.
  5. I don't have any solution @Maccer but I am wondering if he's back to normal now I hope so and... it's mandatory on these forums that you post some piccies of the little guy
  6. I agree with what @tdierikx says, I do understand the hell that you are going through as I am one (there are quite a few Dolers here that also do this) of those people that gives a home to older dogs so my time with them is limited, we all must remember that we can't fix old age Your vet has obviously helped but now is the time just to spend time with your little dog and prepare yourself mentally into saying goodbye soon. this is what one of the Dolers wrote about about Bonnie, her little Scottish Terrier that only spent a few months with her Bonnie's time is near. We'll be making the appointment today. She is an amazing dog and has sparked a love of Scotties in me. But she is winding down like an old clock. I promised her when she was diagnosed with cancer that I wouldn't let her be sad. It's time to fulfil that promise even though it hurts so much. So Yes, it hurts, but we do it for the dog
  7. Mix some pineapple with her food LG, it's supposed to work on stopping poo eating
  8. the symptoms remind me of an episode of The Bionic vet...the dog had corns! Here is a little about it http://www.thesupervet.com/lola/
  9. Hi Janiey, welcome to Dogz I wrote this post in another topic but it may help your search, I have changed some of the info to Victoria (it was Qld), it was about a poodle pup, I have just left that in because the info pertains to all registered dogs Posted October 6 perhaps it may pay to wait until a fully registered poodle comes available, it seems you are having second thoughts with this breeder so well done you! Check when the local dog shows are on and go and have a chat to the exhibitors (when they are not busy that is) You can find the details here https://www.dogzonline.com.au/event-diary/list.asp?state=VIC You will find that as it gets nearer to the show date this little symbol will appear next to the listing, click on it and you can check how many Poodles will be there. pick the shows that have these symbols next to them
  10. hummmm topic 12 years old, perhaps not relevant now
  11. perhaps it may pay to wait until a fully registered poodle comes available, it seems you are having second thoughts with this breeder so well done you! Check when the local dog shows are on and go and have a chat to the exhibitors (when they are not busy that is) You can find the details here https://www.dogzonline.com.au/event-diary/list.asp?state=QLD There is a show at Beenleigh on the 23rd if that's near you. You will find that as it gets nearer to the show date this little symbol will appear next to the listing, click on it and you can check how many Poodles will be there. pick the shows that have these symbols next to them
  12. maybe this is looking at dogs from a human point of view (though it seems true to me ) edited to try to make it larger, but I can't
  13. Remote NT cattle station loses six horses to same native plant that killed 24 dogs in Victoria https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-09-30/indigofera-poisoning/100500520
  14. I am sorry your beautiful Lacey is no longer at your side, you will be broken hearted. Take care of yourself Sashas Mum
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