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Neuter your mongrel dog!

By MsCheeky - 15 July 2009 47

I received this email in my inbox this morning from a friend who knows I love dogs.  It is from a government department bulletin board.

    Hello
    Can you please forward this onto everyone you know as these pups are going to the RSPCA if they can’t be homed.
    They are 7 week old Kelpie cross blood hound/great dane.
    Absolutely gorgeous dogs – if you want to see them please get in contact XXX on 0421 XXXXXX.
    Thanks

I responded in part to my friend who passed it on:

    I find the email offensive.  Some dickhead lets their mongrel dog breed, then tries to emotionally blackmail people into taking the unwanted pups by saying that they’re otherwise going to the RSPCA.  Not only the dog should be neutered, so should the owner!  The RSPCA hates people like this.  Gaaah, I can’t stand irresponsible dog owners. 

Why oh why do people still allow their dogs to breed unwanted pups?

What’s Your opinion?


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47 Responses to
Neuter your mongrel dog!
threepaws 2:07 pm 15 Jul 09

nexus6 said :

well when we had excess dogs as a child it was a hessian bag, a brick and a river. im sure that offerning them to people before they are put down is a better option.

Who says they will be put down?

nexus6 1:53 pm 15 Jul 09

well when we had excess dogs as a child it was a hessian bag, a brick and a river. im sure that offerning them to people before they are put down is a better option.

astrojax 1:29 pm 15 Jul 09

I agree – People need to realise that you have to make some lifestyle changes when owing a dog/puppy…..as you do with children…………

well, peppablack, this raises the serious need for an rspca-type organisation for unwanted children – mr linke, is there any prospect of expanding the industry?

BerraBoy68 1:25 pm 15 Jul 09

Well sure they may be cute, but the real question is ‘are they tasty’?

pinklink 1:23 pm 15 Jul 09

CEO of RSPCA ACT here, Michael Linke. Aside from the fact that in the ACT it is illegal to have an undesexed dog without a breeders license, I agree with MsCheeky, the note is offensive and paints RSPCA as bad and sinister.

In the last 12 months RSPCA had outcomes for 342 puppies. 60 of those were lost and retuned to their owners. 252 were adopted into new families. 17 were PTS for serious health related issues. 13 were PTS for uncorrectable behavioural reasons.

PTS = Put to Sleep

We do everything threepaws says, but we would prefer they weren’t bred at all.

threepaws 12:59 pm 15 Jul 09

Take them to the RSPCA! They will be wormed, vaccinated, microchipped and desexed before finding a good home with people who actually WANT a puppy and are PREPARED for a puppy, there is no need to blackmail people FFS.

7 weeks is bordering on too young to be away from their mum I reckon, what responsible breeders these people are.

Davo111 12:44 pm 15 Jul 09

jake555 said :

You can bet your a*se they’ll pop them all in the after-hours drop-off too, avoiding the surrender fees & embarrassment, taking the easy way out.

I’m going to put my money on this, i reckon jake has hit the nail on the head. Perhaps the email can be forwarded to the RSPCA, so they will know the owners when they find 6 puppies on their doorstep one morning.

Tooks 12:36 pm 15 Jul 09

You should have to be licenced to breed ANY dog (mongrel or not).

jake555 12:36 pm 15 Jul 09

Further, maybe it would be better if they organised puppy owners before they decided to have a litter, however still irresponsible in the first place not to have their dog desexed.

jake555 12:33 pm 15 Jul 09

You can bet your a*se they’ll pop them all in the after-hours drop-off too, avoiding the surrender fees & embarrassment, taking the easy way out.

No doubt the drop-offs are the only option for some people, as they may not be able to afford the fee, or it is too upsetting for them to surrender their animal in person.

Peppablack 12:24 pm 15 Jul 09

ant said :

The dog owner is rude and ignorant. They’ve let their dog have pups, and now seem to think they can just fling the pups at the RSPCA, like taking rubbish to the dump or soemthing.

Seriously, how do these peoples’ minds work? Not my responsibility? I hope the people in the Department where this person works have educated her. She shouldn’t be allowed to own animals.

I agree – People need to realise that you have to make some lifestyle changes when owing a dog/puppy…..as you do with children………….I don’t think she would advertise her grandchildren the same way. And if you can’t do that, don’t get a dog! Educate and prepare yourself first…its just commmon sense, which is lacking with some people.

ant 12:10 pm 15 Jul 09

The dog owner is rude and ignorant. They’ve let their dog have pups, and now seem to think they can just fling the pups at the RSPCA, like taking rubbish to the dump or soemthing.

Seriously, how do these peoples’ minds work? Not my responsibility? I hope the people in the Department where this person works have educated her. She shouldn’t be allowed to own animals.

MsCheeky 11:45 am 15 Jul 09

nexus6 said :

perhaps they love their dog, wanted to breed from it and got a HUGE litter?

There did seem to be about six pups in the accompanying photo, but that’s not the point, even if there were sixteen. You shouldn’t decided to breed pups thinking that you can then dump the excess on the RSPCA. Irresponsible, thoughtless behaviour. There’s also the aspect of giving them away. Obviously, they’ll give them to anyone who’ll take them, with no thought as to the home they’re going to, ie, perhaps some neanderthal who wants a big dog as a fighting dog.

Davo111 11:38 am 15 Jul 09

Most people like the idea of cute little puppies, they get “awwwww” comments from all your friends. Unfortunately these people later find that the pups get somewhat bigger and cost a lot to maintain for many number of years and decide they should give them away. If people too responsibility for their actions the world would be a better place.

nexus6 11:26 am 15 Jul 09

perhaps they love their dog, wanted to breed from it and got a HUGE litter?

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