Read this article about the Lost Dogs Home: ”Family dog killed after Cranbourne Pound bungle”
Following by Rescued With Love
“Today a supporter sent this link and was deeply distressed that again the Lost Dogs Home have killed someone’s pet without trying to work out whether or not it could be rehoused acceptably, back to the owner.
A microchipped pet, and a bureacratic bungle at Australia’s largest pound, shows again the incompetence of Management and the lack of willingness to save a ‘wanted’ dog’s life.
Again another email arrived from a member of the public tonight, this time distressed because the Lost Dogs Home have killed their pet within the mandatory 8 day period and refuse to give any form of answer as to why.
Here is the email received.
“my partner and I had a dog that was handed in by someone who didn’t own the dog ( our dog/puppy wasn’t microchiped) on a Monday about 4.30 pm and he was put down the very next morning at 8.15am or 12.30pm depending on who was telling the story.
The person who handed him in stated it wasn’t their dog. We have contacted them on numerous times to find out what happened and why the dog was put down and each time we were told a very different story inc the dog was never there.
We have never been able to see any paperwork regarding the dog, we weren’t even able to have a look for dogs up for adoption ( hoping we might spot him) and were told by Sue to go have a look at the website. no stories ever matched up and no one has told us a straight story and we don’t understand why he was put down so quickly, as he was a gorgeous dog.
We were wondering is there a way of finding out what happened to the dog maybe through paperwork or any other way. We are still not buying any of the stories of what happened to our dog and just want to get down to the truth. Any help would be appreciated so much.”
Again the incompetence within this facility shows that we are dealing with a management who is willing to kill companion animals.
It is time the Lost Dogs Home were made accountable for their shocking, and FATAL mistakes, if they are to continue garnering donations from an unsuspecting public. With 6 million dollars in the bank, and spruiking they are the ones who care because no one else cares enough, the Lost Dogs Home should be willing to speak to these owners, and at the very least, offer a personal apology to both of them.
Actions you can take: Please copy and send this post to everyone who you think would like to read it. If you would like people to contact the Lost Dogs Home at Nth Melbourne on (03) 9329 2755 or email CEO Graeme Smith and Shelter Manager Sue Conroy on
It is time justice was asked for within this facility which is a high kill pound, yet others can operate as a towards No Kill Shelter. It is time to ask The Lost Dogs Home to be accountable to those who donate their money to them, to save the very animals they are so bent on killing.
DRP Comment: See also: http://www.savingpets.com.au/?p=7851