This is why we need to follow this campaign through to its end – no more killing
Anne wrote to us a few days ago:
“When will it ever STOP?
Last night one of our Carers was walking her Foster dog, near Belmont Oval. Not her usual route, nor her usual time. But, for one little girl, it was a God send.
Scottie, her little dog went off the track and would not come away from a plastic bag. So she decided to investigate, only to find, horror, there was a tiny female Maltese, in the bag. She was still alive, but couldn’t move. (luckily the bag was split, so she did not suffocate.)
There was a quick mercy dash to the local vet, who was closing for the night, but re-opened to help this poor creature. They took her in and x-rayed her, only to find that her back was broken. Her stomach was empty and she was in filthy condition.
This lovely vet, who is not one of our regular Rescue vets, offered his services free of charge and treated the little girl as if she was a paying customer. The vet nurse took her home and nursed her through the night. All were willing to do whatever they could to help her. And I am please to tell people that it was The Lake Veterniary Hospital at Belmont who was so kind to help the dog.
Another, horrible revelation, the little girl had given birth to puppies within the last six weeks.
To anyone considering purchasing a pup from a back yard breeder, or pet shop. This is the end result for the mother of some of those puppies.
Starved, injured and no longer of any use, she was put in a garbage bag and thrown away, like any piece of unwanted garbage. It didn’t matter to the morons who owned her, that she was still alive and suffering. Why would it matter to them, they will keep one of the pups to continue breeding from. Make it’s little life hell, but why would they care, they will get someone to give them $500 each for her pups, and not give a second thought to the poor mum, they just threw her out to die.
When will the law stop back yard breeders and pet shops from selling puppies?
When will the life of one little dog be worth more than a piece of shit in a garbage bag?
When will the Councils start fining the people who advertise these pups in the papers, not microchipped?
When will it stop…..who knows, but if thismessage stops one person from breeding their pet or saves the life of one dog…..then it is worth it.
Just as a footnote, the dog who found this little Maltese, was also a victim of cruelty and neglect, he had been continually bashed around the head and beaten…..until his carer came along, he never knew what love was, so last night he paid pack some this love to her, by saving another little cruelty case.
Please, if you know of anyone who may have had this little dog, please dob them in, they are just low life morons who should rot in hell.
After writing this email, we received a phone call from the vet nurse to say that the little girl has passed away…..Rest in Peace little Angel…….morons rot in hell.”
We get a message like this every week from around the country, whether it’s about backyard breeders, pet shops or Council Pounds – they are all terribly sad.
Someone must know who this breeder is – they will have advertised, or sold to a pet shop recently.
We get these messages all the time. But we wonder if the Politicians and policy makers ever see these? Here is something you can do. If you have a personal story like this, please also make sure you send a copy to your local Minister, your council and the Minister responsible for Companion Animal Welfare in your State. We get the impression that many of them live in ignorant bliss.