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Canburne

The very wonderful RSPCA

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/a...thousands-completely-healthy.html
lizzie44

Sadly I'm not surprised. Even allowing for the fact its in the Daily Mail. I give to many charities but not the RSPCA.
sod

Never seen a HUMAN bolt gun, but HUMANE bolt gun very scarey. Here there has been a big turn around with the RSPCA they are helping people more after lots of very bad stories like this coming out.We don't give to them either but do other dog n cat ones that just rehome them.
chicken feed

i am not surprised at all by the report. i went with mum to our local rspca when she was looking for a new dog, the woman that took down our details burst into tears when we came to the other animal bit and we explained about the pigs, goats, sheep and cattle for meat we reared and went and found someone else to show us around. turns out we were unsuitable to keep one of their dogs due to the fact daily walks on a lead were not on offer but free range all day every day was and dad was busy harvesting could not go down to be interviewed went down as a black mark too in fact they were not keen on our live style at all. so they used our details trying to extract money (donations) i cant repeat what was sent back as a reply  
sod

chicken feed wrote:
i am not surprised at all by the report. i went with mum to our local rspca when she was looking for a new dog, the woman that took down our details burst into tears when we came to the other animal bit and we explained about the pigs, goats, sheep and cattle for meat we reared and went and found someone else to show us around. turns out we were unsuitable to keep one of their dogs due to the fact daily walks on a lead were not on offer but free range all day every day was and dad was busy harvesting could not go down to be interviewed went down as a black mark too in fact they were not keen on our live style at all. so they used our details trying to extract money (donations) i cant repeat what was sent back as a reply  


That is so very sad and sick,Grrrrrrrrr must say here it is a country town so that is thought of as perfect for a dog
barraboy

its my belief its ceased to be a welfare charity and is now a lobbyist organisation with a defined political agenda
12Bore

barraboy wrote:
its my belief its ceased to be a welfare charity and is now a lobbyist organisation with a defined political agenda

Yup.
Juli

When my children were old enough I went to the RSPCA to adopt a kitten.  Not sure where - maybe Willesden Green or somewhere?  North London anyhow.

So I was shown a cage of tiny black and black & white kittens and told they were eight weeks old and had already had one vaccination.

So I brought home the kitten my children named Ginny.  

But she would not eat or drink, nor did she pee - and when my vet [a family friend] popped in to see her that evening he said she was maximum four weeks old.

I telephoned the RSPCA the next morning and they said my vet had lied because the kittens were eight weeks old.
Border

Pure and simple they are a waste of space, and should have the "royal" and "charity" staus they enjoy removed, as they have forggoten the reason they exsist, which is helping animals, and not to act as a group of over paid lobbists.

..........and don't get me started on their deer management.
berni

I take quiet a few dogs that people have said they were told would be PTS if they signed them over them, new one in tonite is lovely, the owners were advised to PTS as he's got a fear of strangers and has a bit of sep anx, he's a shar pei, what do they expect, i've got 10 pei here at the moment, non would of survived had they of been signed to the rspca :(
sod

berni wrote:
I take quiet a few dogs that people have said they were told would be PTS if they signed them over them, new one in tonite is lovely, the owners were advised to PTS as he's got a fear of strangers and has a bit of sep anx, he's a shar pei, what do they expect, i've got 10 pei here at the moment, non would of survived had they of been signed to the rspca :(


Why is this I don't know the breed at all
berni

They as a breed do not normally cope well in kennels or with strangers, amazing in the home though if not spoilt, they get fear aggression when out of their own comfort zone, a lot of what i have here has issues or disabled,  i have a young disabled EBT lad here who a vet nurse at the RSPCA managed to talk the people out of signing over to them and they bought it to me, we wouldn't of made it out the consult room alive, yet he gets around fine now
sod

berni thank you very much fr thay any chance of a photo of them please? We collectats n dogs not wanted    
12Bore

News on the radio this morning that the RSPCA centre in Preston only has enough money to keep going for a couple of weeks and might have to close, (ie please send donations).
Maybe if they didn't spend money on ridiculous high profile legal cases, but on what people probably gave it to them for, they'd be a lot better off...
Wilder

I agree about the RSPCA.  I no longer give to them, either.  My daughter and her husband wanted to adopt a dog but were told that they couldn't because the dog would be left on its own for three hours each morning while they were both at work.  They had a large garden and were going to fit a dog flap for the dog, and would be with it for the rest of the time.  

When my daughter asked if she could return and be considered when she had a baby they said 'no' because she couldn't have one if she had a baby in the house.  And by the time the baby was old enough she had to guarantee she wouldn't go back to work.

By the time they had finished with her my daughter was firmly convinced that she was totally unfit to be a dog owner........ yet I know that any animal who lived with her would be given a better life than they could ever hope to have stuck in a kennel. (Which begs the question..... are dogs in RSPCA kennels ever left to their own devices in a kennel for three hours at a time? And if they are does that make the RSPCA unfit to care for them?)

So, basically you can only have a dog from the RSPCA if you are rich enough to not have to work.  Oh, and you can't have one if you are retired because then you are too old!

Not surprising that they have too many animals in their kennels, is it?
Rena

12Bore wrote:
barraboy wrote:
its my belief its ceased to be a welfare charity and is now a lobbyist organisation with a defined political agenda

Yup.


Same here.
sod

12Bore wrote:
News on the radio this morning that the RSPCA centre in Preston only has enough money to keep going for a couple of weeks and might have to close, (ie please send donations).
Maybe if they didn't spend money on ridiculous high profile legal cases, but on what people probably gave it to them for, they'd be a lot better off...


Our local one here is in same boat   What a shame (yeah right) new vans might have something to do with it Hmmmmmmmmm
Wilder

Just finished watching 'The Horse Hoarder' on TV.  In my opinion this totally reflected what folk on this thread were saying.  Did the RSPCA try to help Clwyd look after his horses, or give him any advice?  NO!  All they were after was a prosecution.  There was no mention of what would happen to the horses if they took them away from him (and no mention of what happened to the horse they did take, after causing the poor thing no end of distress).  What exactly would they have achieved if Clwyd had been fined (he had no money) or sent to prison?

Surely the best thing would have been for them to offer him advice, help him to re-home them, or separate breeding age animals, perhaps even provide him with the worming tablets and other medication the horses required?  After all, in effect he was offering them a freer, more secure future than the RSPCA could ever do.  Thank heavens for Michelle, his young friend and livery-owner, who did what the RSPCA should have done in the first place!

Grrrrr!
sapphire

Missed that programme - but so typical of the RSPCA, they really make my blood boil    
I find the ILPH a tad more helpful regarding horses
debbie

berni wrote:
They as a breed do not normally cope well in kennels or with strangers, amazing in the home though if not spoilt, they get fear aggression when out of their own comfort zone, a lot of what i have here has issues or disabled,  i have a young disabled EBT lad here who a vet nurse at the RSPCA managed to talk the people out of signing over to them and they bought it to me, we wouldn't of made it out the consult room alive, yet he gets around fine now


Danes don't do well in kennels either.  there is a dane at RSPCA westhatch that they are struggling to find a home for.  Daneline have contacted them and oferred to take the dog into foster care (they have foster carers no kennels) and help find a good dane home for him - after all they do have some special needs as a breed, but the RSPCA have said no, they will not re-home to other rescue centres which just seems a nonesense to me so the poor thing is still in kennels.  We were going to ee him ourselves when we lost Brodie but the RSPCA no longer let you go and look round their kennels and catteries until you have been house checked and approved then THEY will match YOU to an animal they think will be suitable

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