Jesus christ .... why are u people so rude!!??? You can educate somebody about alternative options without saying 'please NEVER own an animal again!'
Maybe she wasn't aware of no kill shelters??
What a pack of judgemental people!
We all love our dogs and its a passionate subject but use a bit if tact people!
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08-11-2013 09:05 #21
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08-11-2013 09:11 #22
Please try the Australian Working Dog Rescue. They are wonderful & may be able to help.
Our friends dog killed their kitten about a year ago & they had a tough time. Since then, there has been no more cats in the house & they have had no more issues. The dog has been great around their small children since.
Please try & re home him. I don't think I'll come back in here to read anymore replies. It's too upsetting to read that you're actually considering shooting him. The poor dog deserves better. Good luck & I hope you're able to help the dog instead of him spending his last minutes distressed. I grew up on a farm & had seen this. This is why I can't continue reading. I don't agree with this & the poor animals knew what were coming. This just breaks my heart. Sorry if I offend anyone by saying this. I believe there are plenty of other options around.
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08-11-2013 09:17 #23
Hi OP - what a terrible situation. No matter the reason for the dogs behaviour, it is awful to imagine that it could possibly hurt your children. And the fact that it has snapped at them previously is a worry.
Definately take it to a shelter if you can.
Just a side note - and I honestly do not mean any offence - but why is it considered so inhumane to put down an animal by shooting it? It would be killed instantly and in it's own environment wouldn't it? I have always felt awful after having my elderly cat put down, for taking her to the vet (a place she always hated) to be held down and euthanized :-( I am certainly not condoning this in this situation as there are other options, but just curious.
08-11-2013 09:27 #24Senior Member
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I wouldn't shoot it either. I would give it to the shelter. I wouldn't want to have the memories of shooting it either.. it would haunt me. I got recently given a kitten as a gift for my 2 year old but I instantly rehomed it... (buyers couldn't take it back.) as I know for certain my dog would probably kill it. it kills possums so I thought the kitten wouldn't stand a chance. He's never aggressive with human's tho.. but I certainly was glad I rehomed the kitten. It went to a family who live on acerage and were buying a puppy so the two animals can bond from the start.
08-11-2013 09:28 #25
OP this must be soooo hard, I can't even imagine. I've had the same situation with a cat when I was little that would scratch my little sister without being provoked at all- it was so hard.
Honestly, I would feel unsafe having my kids around a dog like how you've described yours. The unprovoked snapping in particular. I don't know anything about 'no kill' shelters but if you can find one they sound like a good option. Otherwise the RSPCA. It sounds like you are in a rural area, could you do a bit of scouting around to see if anyone needs a farm dog? Could be a long shot but you never know.
08-11-2013 09:28 #26
Please google pet rescues in your state.
08-11-2013 09:33 #27Senior Member
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I can think of a few reasons against shooting him. 1 it's a cruel and horrible thing to do and 2 you could get in massive trouble for animal cruelty (I suspect) and a vet bill could be the least of your worries.
Personally, I would take him to the RSPCA or another animal shelter and let them know he has a history of snapping at children and has killed another pet. I'd want him out of my home today.
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08-11-2013 09:37 #28
08-11-2013 09:49 #29
Honestly - if it was me I'd go to the vet and get their advice. Be upfront. Tell them what happened, that you can't afford the euthanasia fees upfront and ask them for advice on what to do next. The vet might give you a discount or a payment plan to have it put to sleep, or even offer to take the dog off your hands and send it to a shelter themselves. Or they should have contacts with a local rescue group or pound to pass on to you.
What a horrific scene to deal with.
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08-11-2013 09:53 #30
I stalked your postcode, hope this is ok, and it seems that there's a no kill shelter near Lismore. Don't know if that's close/convenient, but they have a contact tel: (02) 66221881. On the site they say they can help when RSPCA isn't available. I hope this helps a bit.
Sorry to hear about you and your DP, and sorry you're going through this.
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