This just isnt on is it? she had to have her dog put down as she didn't have insurance and couldn't afford the op to remove three stones from her gut (dog had eaten them) then she went to the local pound picked up a dog that she then found out was uncontrollable on the lead and messed in the house iv just found out she has sold said dog on pets4homes for £200! and now has taken in a staffy from a 'friend'. I would just like to say she is not my friend but i do know her this all just seems so wrong and irresponsible is there anything i can do?
Sadly if the dog was from a pound, rather than a genuine rescue with return policy and back-up care then she hasn't done anything illegal.
Not sure there is anything you can do really. You could try a chat with the local dog warden and see if they're interested, but I doubt they would be if they don't think the dogs involved are being mistreated or are bothering anyone else.
It's wrong on so many levels, but unfortunately not illegal.
ok thanks, its is just so morally wrong on so many levels all i can hope is that whoever this dog went to treats it with love and give it the time and training it so obviously needs, and that she doesn't do the same with this one
Yes three, you can. There is a fee to pay but you or I could just waltz straight into a pound, say 'I'd like a dog please' I think you fill out some paperwork somewhere along the line, you get to see the dogs, pick one, pay the fee then take it home there and then. No checks or nothing
Who would you write to about this? I never feel moved to do things like this but this has really upset me. I live in an area where dog fighting is apparently a real problem and I daren't think about what those poor pound dogs might be used for
Catstolemypants do you think she's planning to sell on the staffie too?
no she looks to be keeping him but is moving to essex so i will never know. It just sickened me that she irresponsible enough the not have insurance then grieve for the perfectly healthy dog that had to be pts for all of two days then pop to the pound to pick up another only to sell it on
quick update apparently her son left the front door open the night she is due to move to essex and oh hum the dog got out!!!! her worrds 'im moving tomorrow if I dont find it it stays here!! oh she's not out looking though! so so mad!!!!!7 Grrrrr!
I agree with holiday actually, if the staff has got out, it will be picked up, and if it goes to the pound, hopefully it will be saved by a rescue. Although god knows, all the rescues are saturated...
As a total thread meander, did anyone see Louis Theroux last week about strays in LA? They built a new pound with a capacity for 3,500 dogs (). When Louis asked them how much room did they have left, she said, oh no we've got over 4,000 dogs here now... I just can't imagine that many dogs in one kennel facility. They surely can't ever be exercised
I'm despairing about dog treatment this week. I've seen and read too many things to make me sad...
Re the rescues, I will be freeing up a vital space in the dorset area when I pick up my new rescue dog tomorrow
Please wish me luck for the new arrival tomorrow! I'm a combination of excited + total fear!!
I'm predicting life after he's off the lead will be a bit of a challenge as he's very easily distracted, but hopefully we'll get there. We're at mum's on sunday who has a garden big enough to run around in so I can't wait to see him out there, and hopefully her saluki x will be up for a game with him