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#1 Z-girls rock

Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

So a dog friend of mine from Facebook (Benny the Streetdog - he lives in Thailand) shared this on facebook today...

it is a very important article that begins like this:


"I kill animals. I kill animals that are sick or elderly, poorly socialised, aggressive or scared. I kill fluffy puppies and cute kittens. I have lured thousands of animals into a false sense of security, assuring them they will be okay, before killing them quickly."

http://www.mamamia.com.au/social/i-am-a-mu...do-it-for-love/


I just wanted to share because I believe in Oscars Law.

#2 LookMumNoHands

Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

That made me cry.

So glad we got our puss recently from the RSPCA. It's not much, but it's something.

#3 *Ker*

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

And that is the reason I decided against studying to become a vet. I couldn't do what she does. I don't condemn her for it - it is not her fault. In an ideal world, the only animals euthanised would be those that were ill. Or those aggressive and unable to be rehabilitated.

I also support Oscar's Law. And mandatory desexing and microchipping.

It breaks my heart and makes me cry too. It makes me think of some of the dogs I have rehabilitated - some would have been euth'd quickly in the RSPCA.


#4 Z-girls rock

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

true!

when I was little I thought for a nano-second about being a vet but my parents said 'you would have to put sick dogs down" and I knew it wasnt for me. It never even occured to me that if I was a vet I might have to put down perfectly health and well dogs (and cats) too.  cry1.gif breaks my heart.

I thought the piece was very thought provoking. Good on her for writing it and making people think about their actions in this horrible throw away society.

we got our dog from the pound. love her - so glad we did.

cant believe that people get rid of their pets because 'they had a baby' as it says in the article... isnt your dog or cat your baby too? mine is.

Edited by Z-girls rock, 15 January 2013 - 04:30 PM.


#5 Maple Leaf

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

QUOTE
We recently adopted a cat from the RSPCA and I am so glad. I paid $215 for her but she is searched, microchipped and vaccinated.


I think if they lowered the price a bit, they would have more adoptions.

Many people are lured by the 'free' kittens, or the pet store ones simply for cost reasons and that's really sad, but honestly it's not surprising.




#6 password123

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

QUOTE (Z-girls rock @ 15/01/2013, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


cant believe that people get rid of their pets because 'they had a baby' as it says in the article... isnt your dog or cat your baby too? mine is.

Definately.
I regret becoming a vet. Some things you can never unsee. I'm not tough enough for it.

#7 steppy

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

I don't see any problem with killing animals in the way described. To me this is far better pet ownership than those who neglect their animal or let it suffer until it eventually dies. Care of an animal for me is looking after it properly and if you can't do that, then having it put down or rehomed is still better care than not looking after it properly.

#8 noi'mnot

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

Thanks for posting this, it's a very important read.

#9 TheGreenSheep

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

We handed in a dumped kitten to the vet 2weeks ago. The vet was genuinely distressed by another kitten being brought in as she had just PTS 3 sick dumped kittens. Our kitten we found was rehomed. She has a happy ending. And it helps she was mighty gorgeous and a lovely looker.

Makes me furious how people can be so casual about pet ownership. It's for life. Our rescued male cat was desexed and chipped. He's a part of our large fur and feather family.

And I know someone who PTS 2 dogs when she had a baby.  ohmy.gif

#10 password123

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

QUOTE (TheGreenSheep @ 15/01/2013, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And I know someone who PTS 2 dogs when she had a baby.  ohmy.gif

This makes me cry.

#11 CallMeFeral

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

QUOTE (TheGreenSheep @ 15/01/2013, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And I know someone who PTS 2 dogs when she had a baby.  ohmy.gif


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#12 steppy

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

I know a woman who is a member of Oscar's Law and has never speyed a single animal and got rid of dozens of litters of kittens and puppies. She currently has a female lab, unspeyed and a male cat, unspeyed and thinks she's a responsible pet owner because, hey, she supports Oscar's Law.

#13 spersephone

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

I just got a "free to good home" kitten before Christmas, but I feel as though that's good - what if they hadn't found a home for him? He would have ended up being given to a shelter and who knows what would have happened.

I've so far had him vaccinated, I'm waiting for him to be old enough to be desexed, and have booked him to be microchipped at a council session in February.  I know the person that had him (he was a kitten of a stray that turned up at their house) was having difficulty finding a home for him and his sister, there were plenty of people interested, but then they changed their minds.

He has been such a delight to our family.  I had already decided we were getting a kitten for my girls to grow up with, so it was a matter of deciding from where.  I'm happy with what we did, I think it stopped him from possibly being given to a shelter/vet.  He may have had a happy ending, because he's such a lovely boy, but he may not have.  The person who had him had numerous stray cats hanging around her house, and she had taken several others to the pound that were feral.


#14 steppy

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

QUOTE (Merriweather @ 15/01/2013, 06:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Steppy, WTF is going through her head??


I don't know. She makes a big fuss about animals all the time but that is what she does in reality. I can only guess she thinks it is okay for her because she loves animals too much to be doing the wrong thing?

#15 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

I really feel for that person. Its one reason I'm not a vet, and I'm a lawyer instead.

We desperately need Oscar's Law, and a bunch of other law reforms that ensure that the amount of pets who become homeless and/or unwanted are drastically reduced. Say, to the number of people looking for good pets...

Steppy, that person is just nutz. She is a BYB, bordering on a puppy/kitten mill. She most definitely doesn't 'support' Oscar's Law.

#16 Feral_Pooks

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

We just adopted a kitten today who was found on the side of the road malnourished and with worms at 5/6 weeks old, thanks to his foster carer he is in excellent health and we are madly in love with him. We have plans to build a cat run and to spoil him rotten.

I understand why euthenasia happens as described in the article. Mum has a problem with feral cats having their litters under her house, the little blighters are so hard to catch and anywhere she called refused to help. One year she found a kitten half dead on her driveway and took her to the vet, and she knew the chances were it would be euthanized but that was a better fate than wasting away on the street on a hot summer day. The next year there was a litter jumping around her backyard, I was staying with her. We found one dead in the shrubs, so I went and hired a possum trap for $50, we spent the day trapping the kittens and mother, who looked about 6-9 months old herself and could have been a sibling of the driveway kitten, and dropped them at the vets. Yes, there is a good chance they too would have been euthanized but the alternative was to let them die of hunger and heat, or somehow survive to go on and breed another miserable litter. We didn't have the money to pay for their treatment and the no kill shelters nearby didn't want them unless they had been treated. The mum was beyond saving and the kittens needed her. Oy.

It is such a huge problem.

#17 la di dah

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

I understand why the author has to put animals down, even healthy ones, but reading it with my cat sleeping next to me as he is, it's so hard. Cried a little.

I have two desexed rescue cats and can't have any more pets here, but I wish I could. I wish I could save more lives.

DH and I have agreed that future cats will always be rescues. Dogs, I do still research breeds and stuff (dogs change so much size/temperment-wise by breed) but I have seem a lot of good breed rescues and I'm personally really hoping to get a rescue DOG, though I'm still working on DH thinking we need a puppy.

#18 **Xena**

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:09 PM

My beautiful Staffy X was abused and then kept at the RSPCA for a year whilst her owner went through court. She is such a beautiful dog I can't understand how she could have been treated so badly. She's affectionate and patient with children and when you say hello she says "arooo" back. Love her to bits!!

Only one of my pets isn't desexed and only because originally I was going to show him. Now I have decided not to so he will be getting the snip soon. I also make absolute sure that he can't escape the property. The other dog, cat and ferret have all been microchipped and desexed.

#19 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

If you decide to try a rescue dog, have a look at the ARF dogs - they're on my FB somewhere... Cutest rescues EVER. Gary is an ARF dog, and one that my Joeys sponsored. He is totally awesome. No idea why anyone would ditch him. Possibly a failed pig dog - waaaaaaaay too laid back and friendly to everything to ever be a hunting dog.

#20 *lightning

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

We adopted two cats from the RSPCA and one was abused. She hid under our bed for weeks and we needed to put her food and water under there becuase she wouldn't come out sad.gif  Luckily we gained her trust and she was with us for 9 years.

I have seen on FB people who just continue to breed their dogs and the pictures are always up saying adopt a pup for $$. ALL pets should be desexed unless they are with a registered breeder.

#21 Cat Burglar

Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

QUOTE (Maple Leaf @ 15/01/2013, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think if they lowered the price a bit, they would have more adoptions.

Many people are lured by the 'free' kittens, or the pet store ones simply for cost reasons and that's really sad, but honestly it's not surprising.


This is why desexing and microchipping should be compulsory. If people cant afford $215 to buy a cat, how will they feed it, worm it, take it to the vet when it gets sick etc.

Recently a box of unwanted kittens was dumped on a 45 degree day at our local bus shelter  mad.gif


#22 Feral Alpacas

Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

Spikey, Gary is such a cool name for a dog!

#23 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

Gary is so cool. He really suits his name. original.gif

#24 TopsyTurvy

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

That is so sad to read.  I admire the authors courage and compassion to be able to perform such an emotionally devastating task.  sad.gif




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