The Herald Sun published the above article yesterday stating that from now on pet owners will not be able to go looking through the RSPCA s animal shelter/pound searching for their lost pet. They will instead have to produce a photo of said pet as proof of identity.
How ridiculous! What if the animal has been injured or groomed differently. The logic behind the RSPCA decision is that this is for the protection of the animals. How so??
This will no doubt lead to even more animals not being reclaimed, even more animals that will inevitably wind up being put down.
The pet shop at our local shopping centre has bought in the most adorable chubby chocolate coloured Sharpei puppies. These cute roly poly bundles of joy drew in the crowds today, and of course my twins wanted a closer look.
There is no denying that these pups were adorable, the problem is that they are without a doubt puppy farm dogs, which means that by gathering around and cooing over them we are effectively encouraging puppy farming, something that my twins are not able to comprehend just yet.
Last year this very same pet shop decided to do the right thing and have shelter dogs on offer instead of designer puppies, however the demand for these dogs was not great, and come Christmas time the cute puppies were back.
I do hope these beautiful Sharpei puppies find loving forever homes, every animal deserves that, but I also wish that people would do the right thing and send a clear message to pet shop owners everywhere. It is time to end the shameful and cruel treatment of companion animals that are suffering in puppy farms. It’s time to break the puppy trade, and the only way to do that is to stop buying puppies from Pet shops.
The Dog who came back from the dead
The amazing recovery of Patrick the Pitbull after he was dumped in the rubbish.
Patrick’s original owner left the dog tied up to a railing for 7 days before somebody dumped his dying body in the rubbish. When he was rescued Patrick was starving, and had been subjected to months, possibly a lifetime of horrific abuse.
After weeks of emergency measures which included a transfusion of three pints of dog blood, a special diet, medicine and physical therapy, Patrick began to gain weight and eat solid food.
Patrick has received hundreds of letters, emails, donations and gifts by those inspired by his tale of survival.
This story appeared on Pintrest yesterday, but occurred last year. How anyone could ever be so cruel is beyond me.