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2 old doggies and their adventure to Pooks-land.


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#1 Feral_Pooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:18 PM

Long story short, I have two lovely little lost doggies in my backyard. Waiting for a ranger to come get them, God only knows how long for. I've got a bowl of water out for them, anything else I could do? One seems quite old and shuffle-y.

Also I think I love them.

Will reward help with photos.

#2 casime

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:22 PM

They'll probably be fine, good for you for getting them off the street.  Hope they are microchipped!

#3 beaglebaby

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:23 PM

As long as they have water and shade they should be happy, of course if you had some other little tidbits they'd probably fall in love with you and never want to leave!  I hope they have tags or microchips so they can be reunited with their people quickly.

Do I get pics now???

#4 Leggy

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:27 PM

Water and shade for now will probably keep them fine. Perhaps take a pic of them while they're with you to make up a "Found" poster to put around the place.

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Also I think I love them.


Let the ranger know - perhaps you'll get dibs on adopting them if their owner doesn't turn up  biggrin.gif  Good on you for taking the time to look after them.

#5 Feral_Pooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

My feeling is that they are very loved family pets so I'm hoping they are microchipped. One is the very scruffy leader and the other is like a little old fat man corgie following along.

I was in a hurry to go somewhere and then I almost ran over little fat man. Le sigh.

It's so entertaining just watching them waddle about.

#6 ILBB

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

What a lovely thing to do - water and shade is really good and liver treats if you have them on hand - but unlikely if you dont have a dog currently.  Now we want pics!

#7 Paddlepop

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:30 PM

Depending on your weather, somewhere cool and shady for the dogs to lie, or somewhere warm and protected. Put down some old towels or blankets or something soft for the dogs to lie on. The old dog will probably greatly appreciate that.

Give them lots of pats and ear scratches if they want them.

Maybe a tennis ball or something squeaky to play with?

I hope that they can be reunited with their owners soon.

#8 Feral_Pooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

...and I proudly present Fluffy and the Fat Man.

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/e...906bdddfd7a.jpg

#9 ILBB

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:33 PM

Awww - they are both adorable!! wub.gif

#10 Z-girls rock

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

awww too cute!!



was going to say if you have an old beach towel or two for them to lay on. My dog is a weirdo and only really likes laying on 'rugs' so if they will be there for a while maybe put something down so they know where to lay down.

they are adorbs.

#11 beaglebaby

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

I'm sure someone is missing them - very cute.

#12 Feral_Pooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

The are just gorgeous, both are quite stressed, the scruffy one just walks around anxiously and the fat man follows him even though he looks exhausted.

Just got off the phone to the ranger, I have asked him to come soon as I'm a little worried about fat man.

#13 Feral_Pooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

I've put down blankets, given them a big cuddle and told them they are good dogs, now I'm giving them space. No treats here sadly.

Thanks for the help guys I've no experience with dogs.

#14 bright*future

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

If they're getting a bit stressed then definitely water & shade, and some nice calming pats and chats will help to keep them calm until the ranger gets there.

#15 Feral_Pooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

Thanks to all who replied, they are microchipped so fingers crossed for a good outcome. I was enjoying those doggy cuddles.

Oh, and fat man is a girl. Whoops.

#16 boatiebabe

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

I was going to say - DON'T CALL A RANGER!!!

But see that it is too late.

Strong winds (ie 120km/hr type gusts) blew our gate open a few months back and a kind lady took our dog into her yard and called the ranger.

They ended up giving her the address and she brought him back to us. They were only a couple of streets over.

I got a lovely $230 fine from the Ranger for the dog being 'out' even though he was technically in someone's yard.

You are much better off taking a dog to a VET to scan them than calling a ranger.

Anytime we find a stray we go to our local VET.

#17 robot sm

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:06 PM

Rangers do sometimes waive the fees if you have a good reason why your dogs got loose; my parents dogs got out when they moved house and the gate wasn't secure enough, and the ranger waived the fine for them.

#18 Feral_Pooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:20 PM

So, you're saying not to call the ranger because then the owner may get fined?

I'm actually fine with them getting fined. One dog was very nearly killed by me hitting it, which would have damaged my car and left me an emotional nutcase. Both were at high risk of being killed.

In order to prevent them from coming to harm, I have had to reschedule a much needed medical appointment, then sit at home and wait for a ranger to come and get them. The council has had to use resources in organizing their rescue then collecting them. They are not registered with the local council, so now the local pound will be using resources on trying to locate the owner and housing them. And... There is doggy turd in my backyard biggrin.gif

It seems right to me that they get fined, actually.

Not to mention, I didn't have the ability to get them safely to a vet. As it was, I had to put them in my boot and drive under 20k/h with my hazard lights on to get them the 3 blocks to my place. Why the hell should I waste my personal time and resources to transport them to a vet, when the council provides the ranger service. They could have shat in my car, for instance. Not to mention trying to wrangle them from the vet car park into the vet with my baby and no lead or doggy.... Stuff.

#19 boatiebabe

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

Despite my best efforts to contain my dog, he has been able to get out on a couple of occasions ie that time during the high winds and once or twice when he slipped past the kids as they were coming in the gate, once also during severe storms (he HATES thunder).

Does not make me a irresponsible dog owner and deserving of a $230 fine.

Being a dog owner and having had issues with being fined in the past, I just know that if I am going to pick up a stray, I would NEVER call the Ranger. I would rather house them in my yard until I can get them to the Vet or keep and look after them while I get signs up and ask around etc. or let them on their merry way home.

Local Councils and rangers take very poor care of animals IMO. They are more concerned with fines than animal welfare.

Pity the owners didn't have them registered - I agree that is poor form and will cost them even more money now.

Funny story: a couple of years back I picked up a 'stray' dog after dance class and took it home until I could find it's owner (had a tag on it's collar with a phone number).

Tried with no luck in calling the number until finally the person called back about 6 hours later after which time we were in bed asleep so I missed the call.

The next morning when I went to show DD the dog I'd found, we discovered it had dug a hole under the fence and escaped. The owner was none too pleased to have her dog missing two suburbs away.

In the end all was good, someone else picked up the dog and delivered it back to it's owner.

And I found out I had basically picked up the dog two houses away from where it lived.

I think twice about picking up dogs these days.

DH has picked up numerous dogs on the freeway and taken them to Vet's to find the owners. He is always happy to get them home safe. He feels it is good karma to look after other people's dogs and get them home safe.



#20 Feral_Pooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

Owner has been reunited with the dogs, and is absolutely thrilled to pay the fines and have them safe.

PP, keeping them here would have been wrong, I had no dog food and they needed assessment by a vet which I couldn't arrange for them. I didn't say a dog escaping = irresponsible pet owner. I just think its fair the owner be fined as it costs time and money to reunite the dogs. I think your attitude is callous.

#21 boatiebabe

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

Why is my attitude callous?  unsure.gif



#22 la di dah

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE (boatiebabe @ 06/12/2012, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Despite my best efforts to contain my dog, he has been able to get out on a couple of occasions ie that time during the high winds and once or twice when he slipped past the kids as they were coming in the gate, once also during severe storms (he HATES thunder).

Does not make me a irresponsible dog owner and deserving of a $230 fine.


Why not? If the winds were so high a reasonably sturdy gate couldn't stay shut, what were they doing outside unsupervised? Why were they out in a storm, especially if they hate storms? I don't get it.

I'm not saying it's like proof you're an awful person or any such thing, but if your fences are kinda crappy or your kids let the dog out, that is your responsibility. Unless a burglar or something is involved, avoiding the fine is lucky, getting the fine sucks but isn't undeserved?

Honestly, in my case where I picked up a dog locally (running across a four lane highway and major intersection) I DID take it to a Vet, but the Vet called the council. I tried. But I don't think I'm the bad guy even if they get fined? I just hope they bailed their dog out.

#23 fionah

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

Many vets refuse to handle strays. One vet I know has a handling charge if a person wants to leave a stray there.

If you can safely contain the dog, then call the ranger. If the animal is injured, then I understand taking the animal to the vet.

Fi

#24 boatiebabe

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

WTF? I've had this particular dog for 7 years now. I don't think a couple of accidental escapes in that time are cause for giving me a verbal whipping?

We replaced the gate latch immediately. And I'm sorry but sometimes we are not home when there is a storm? And I was with my children when the dog slipped out the gate?

I'm just sayin' that if you find a dog, the best course of action (for the dog and owner) is not always calling the Ranger.

If possible get it to your local Vet.

Most dog owners I know are responsible people and really do not deserve to get a fine.

Don't know why that makes me callous as the OP said or irresponsible as ladidah implied?

#25 Feral_Pooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

I think your attitude that you should take a course of action best for the owner (in terms of avoiding the fine) instead of what is best for the animal (hello, dog that dug out overnight) is callous.

I just rang the closest vet (half an hour away) out of sheer curiousity and the ranger comes at the end of the business day and takes the strays to the pound (and hour away). So big help that would have been.




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