Good Day Rioters,
I wanted to say a big thank you to the Lady who came knocking at my door this Easter Sunday. She had seen this beautiful dog (who we will call M) thrown from a grey car, then nearly run over by the same car – I will spare you my comments about that driver. Shaken, she then followed M to our place, to check that it was OK. Thinking that M was ours she knocked on the door. Unfortunately this was not the case.
M was so timid, none of us could approach (ran away, not aggressive – at all). Unable to assit further, the lady wished us well then bid us adieu.
We notified the RSPCA and domestic animal services neither of which could provide any assistance. The RSPCA is not legally allowed to come and collect ‘stray dogs’ and Domestic Animal Services said that it was up to us to take it to the pound – So if you find a stray animal at your house you need to catch it yourself, put it in your car (now in a confined space with an animal you don’t know and who now feels trapped with a strange person whom just lassoed it) and drive it to the Mugga Lane Pound (which at least has kennels with food and water open 24/7) OR you turn a blind eye. Personally I do not see either of these as good options. Why don’t we have a dog catcher in Canberra?
Luckily my brother (a dog lover and use to dealing with other peoples dogs) came around for lunch. Between us, we caught M and calmed it down. We then called the RSPCA a second time to find out when their shelter was closing (it was a closer and has a higher success rate with finding the owner) and was told that we would have less than 15min to get there – BUT there had been a Missing Dog Report filled in matching M’s description and suggested that we call them.
We called and the lady on the phone managed to describe M to the letter (no prompting) and we invited them over to collect M. (And Yes I checked the colour of the car before letting them in).
As soon as the owner arrived M’s ears poked up and became very energetic. It was a very nice reunion.
M had been out the front of the owners house with her son then disappeared. They had then spent the next few hours diving though the suburbs looking for M. Good thing they let the RSPCA know.
Thanks for reading – lets me get some of my frustrations out (Blank Blank Driver). And I would like you to ask yourself – what would I have done?
Again Thank You to the Lady knocking on my door – I know you were shaken by what you saw, but hope that you are in the mass of rioters and have some closer on the story.
Happy Easter to all,