3 comments to “A tale of three dogs. (Or we did ALL we could do)”

  1. Amy Thompson | July 25, 2014 | Permalink

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for this brilliant piece. I will do what I can do right now by sharing this on social media & contributing to Cove’s care via the link above & donating to my local RSPCA branch. I had pledged money for Boy’s care so I might as well put it to good use in some other way. Thank you. There are amazing people & organisations out there & you are one of them.

  2. Kate Dixon | July 25, 2014 | Permalink

    Interesting contrast in council responses to stray dogs. Darwin Council lack compassion and do not reflect community values. They have no mechanism for consulting the community on matters of companion animal welfare and their decisions are out of touch with community expectations. This is reflected in their decision this week to reduce pound holding times by more than 50% – impounded dogs and cats can now be killed after 4 days rather than 10.

    Council needs to establish some sort of community consultation body for their policies on companion animal management. This is the way it works in other Australian shires – Councils make their policies in consultation with local rescue groups, the RSPCA, dog training clubs, wildlife carers and other interested groups. It results in better policies that do not offend community values.

    I will be approaching my local council representative about this and suggest others also act. Hopefully Boy’s life might lead to some change for the better. If anyone is interested in working on constructive ways to positively influence Darwin council’s animal management policies, feel free to contact me.

  3. gayle bonacorsi | July 26, 2014 | Permalink

    How do humans get the right to shoot and kill an innocent animal needing help? I am deeply upset over the way in which this situation was handled. Gaining an animals trust that is in such need and then shooting it. Evil does walk among us in the form of the human who killed this trusting animal.