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  1. Doesn't she run a FB group, bagging the RSPCA? Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1083536528374841/about/
  2. That story saddens me, any loss of a young dog has that effect. Pity there was no magic cure/help available, for this stunning animal. I often wonder how people did manage - before dog behaviouralists invented themselves?
  3. We bought several of our puppies from ANKC registered breeders, on limited register, simply for the reason - that we did not want to show or breed them, ever. These animals could also have been sold to us with full registration papers - if wanted, as they were very well bred, mostly from imported stock. They were/are not animals the breeders did not deem good enough to breed from. It recently has come to my attention, there are cases of a puppy buyers/now breeders, entrusting themselves to a breeder, with the promise of buying their very expensively bred puppies - for showing purposes only, on full register. Then they went on to start their own kennel, with their cheap acquisition of imported bloodlines. Boasting. Cheats in my opinion. That may account for breeders only selling on limited register. I do not blame them. I noticed a registration document got issued for a dog - whose colour could not have been produced by his dam and sire, so a different dog was involved. Are the Oz dog breed registration authorities structured similar to a club, without any powers? Acquiring an ANKC registered animal, will not save you from buying a disabled animal, as code of ethics means different things to different people. Breeding stock is not always health tested by ANKC registered breeders, I suppose, because it is not a requirement. For some inherited issues, in certain breeds, there would be no health tests anyhow. And yes, I found my pup with serious genetic health problems advertised on here. Hope my lament is understood.
  4. Could greyhound racing people/owners please post the happy ever after photos of their own dogs, whom they have saved - and who live with them, as claims are being made? I am sure we all would love to get an idea. Thanking you.
  5. Ok, now I'm confused Yd 1 has been adopted, so the pledge has fallen off, so to speak, right? Now the only question (for me anyway) is: should I move the pledge on to Yd 4 (the oldest dog on the DAS website at the moment), or should I watch and wait 'till next week - since at the moment there are 19 dogs listed, and 3 have deposits - or should I save my pledge for the young pup when/if he goes back to DAS? Interesting to know, from the reposted Facebook message, that the average rescue costs roughly $300... My pledges rarely exceed $50, which I guess is better than nothing, but nowhere near enough to rescue a single dog. poundhound, going through all posts, it seems the mum is safe, somehere in a private home. Assuming, she does not need our pledges to help her out. The latest two urgent dogs got an extension of time, till next week. The little puppy might be returned to the pound at a later date.
  6. re your criticism of my involvement: See #17. I did go to the pound to find out what was happening and I did speak with one of the rangers and I have reported here what I was told. This issue had already been raised and asked about in the Urgent forum where it went unanswered but that is the norm for those threads. Questions are never answered. People even offered donations to help this girl but from memory they were not acknowledged. I started this thread to draw attention to that girl's situation and to try to help her and other dogs in similar situations. I am not sure exactly how else I am to find out if that dog is safe. eta If reading this thread was a waste of time no-one asked you to read it. Sars, you are very observant, and mean well. :) What worries me, is that questions often are not getting answered. And pledges are not acknowledged (poundhound's pledge was - with this girl, but mine was ignored). Pledges are not being carried over with a dog - for whom it was made, when a new thread has started, lowering the chances of rehoming - for this particular dog. I am sure the overburdened rescue community, will not have the time to go back to sift through old threads. Pledges could kindly be added, next to a dog's write up. Anyhow, the mum from Yard 1 still has a current $150 pledge standing.
  7. So sorry Teebs ~ about you losing your Spooky girl. xx Our Struppie's lymphoma was knocked back 13 months by endless chemotherapy treatments, the end result was the same.
  8. Rach, thinking of you and beloved Gipsy.xx I am sure she would have met up with all our loved ones by now. Bet you, Struppie and Strolchie have taken her out in the bush for a run.
  9. Black dogs - unfortunately I never owned one - they are stunning, especially when they come in high gloss. Can't think of any colour more desirable and eye catching. Black Great Danes, Greyhounds, German Shorthair Pointers, wish I was younger. :D
  10. Sorry, Ann, to find out about your Boofy's deterioration. Those damn tumours, we know too well. He is a very lucky boy, these last years with him were very precious. Never forgotten, love to you both. xx
  11. Poor gentle souls, wheresoever you rest. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-07/hunter-valley-warned-to-brace-for-several-mass-graves-of-greyho/6374006?section=nsw
  12. The lovable greyhound in the photo, most likely, loves the people who will eventually - without pity - butcher it.
  13. You travelled quite a journey together, best wishes for your Boofy.
  14. Thanks, Val, for taking the Mildura dogs and cats under your wings again.
  15. gapvic, what wonderful kind people. Love and respect to them all. Wished - I wasn't so old, with a sick husband, and a fragile dog with HD. Such a shame.
  16. Pasted link about the program on my FB page. Will be watching for sure.
  17. Sorry ~ I do not know your Bennie's story, he is a most gorgeous and lucky boy. Sending lots of love to you both. xx
  18. Such a disappointing outcome. Stan was so much loved in the last days of his life, I only hope he was appreciated by his human while he was still useful to him/her. Admiration and respect for the lady who drove for ten hours to pick him up from the pound, to get his body mended again - and the awesome vet - blows me away.
  19. One sees a lot of Kelpies with floppy ears nowadays, others have gigantic long ears, some have in between length ears, some have one ear up - the other down, can't see a problem. I picked my Kelpie over others - because of his floppy ears, looks so much more cuddly imo. My husband reckons the added benefit is, there won't be any water entering - should it rain. So your dog will at least have one dry ear to listen to directions. :)
  20. Being a great help, fool proof nose here. Beautiful dog. :)
  21. Caring people ~ lovely ideas, way to go.
  22. I remember after the 1974 cyclone, people had to surrender their beloved dogs. One man gave up a little fluffy - the only thing he had left belonging to his dead daughter. This story is haunting - what a honest lady in a dishonest world. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-07/blackie-the-dogs-heroic-actions-in-cyclone-tracy/5948504
  23. If I will live long enough and be capable of looking after another dog - I must rescue a pointer/pointer type/dane cross/bull arab type dog. :heart:
  24. The two headstones I can spot from the house. But when I visit their graves ~ I often go silent and shake my head in disbelief. I ask each one of the dogs whether they can hear their much loved birdies (in the bush) sing, then I ask them to keep watching out (watch over us), before having to leave in tears again.
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