10 comments to “‘Council operates a pound not an animal shelter’ ~ or why your healthy dog dropped dead”

  1. Jeanine | October 14, 2014 | Permalink

    We pay registration, we pay for permits if we wish to have more than the council limit of animals, We expect that if our loved pets happen to escape, that council would spend some of that money on keeping them safe. I am so glad our little country pound has a ranger who respects animals & appreciates that accidents do happen, and even responsible owners can have their babies escape every now & again.

  2. Mark | October 14, 2014 | Permalink

    This is pathetic and disgusting. The people in the Nambucca Pound should be sacked. The laws have to be changed, and the local government member should also respond. There is no excuse for ANY animal to be mis-treated by the government, or not re-homed to someone else.

  3. Naomi | October 14, 2014 | Permalink

    OMG…..so so very sad….and their “explanation” is deplorable. What sort of world do they live in that they think this is an acceptable or excusable outcome?

  4. Lyn Wood | October 14, 2014 | Permalink

    This is wrong, why did this poor dog die, he was a healthy dog when he went missing. Alos, I know the council is closed on weekends, but the dog pound should be open for emergency things..If it was a dog that needed picking up the after hours would be there, so seeing it was a visitor to the area, then they should have released it under an after hours thing.. We need to know why this loved pet died. Nambucca Shire stand up and be counted, do not hide under the cover of we do not comment

  5. Tania | October 15, 2014 | Permalink

    Don’t people who work in pounds have any semblence of compassion? Very cold reply from council, it seems they are worried about accepting any responsibility. Don’t we pay registration fees? Council needs to use these fees only for costs associated with looking after lost animals. Conditions in pounds need to meet a minimum standard.

  6. Caryl sexton. | October 15, 2014 | Permalink

    I found a dog, and she had 4 puppy’s , I helped her through the birthing period. After 2 wks. Took them all to the Campbelltown pound. I gave them to the keeper and asked would they be looked after well. Yes we will care and find homes for the puppies. On the way home my three kids were so upset, that I turned the car around and went back for them. Only to find them in a shed, In a old bag all dead.
    The keeper/caretaker killed them all when I left the premises on my first arrival.
    I won’t surrender any animal to council facilities Now.

  7. Lexe Thorpe | October 15, 2014 | Permalink

    Sack these people that run this pound this little dog should have been safe

  8. Mitchell | October 15, 2014 | Permalink

    Call the RSPCA as its a violation of Animal Rights, the pound has a duty of care and for that dog to just die is unacceptable. They should be sacked and charged with negligence and abuse of animals.

  9. cathy c | October 15, 2014 | Permalink

    doesnt seem that a concern for animal welfare is a prerequisite for working at a pound, this story matches many other horror stories about the staff at council pounds and the fate of animals in their care. having had a few experiences with pound staff, have found them to be somewhat retarded loosers who cant work in a team and have litte in the way of social skills. recently lost my dog, which since returned, and the slime at the local council wouldnt even take details. i would have been very upset if that story above had happened to my dog, because the pound cant allow a viewing over the weekend.do the dogs get fed over the weekends, does anyone check their welfare?
    that little dog should not have died, nambucca council you have shown yourselves to be cruel people in defending what is obviously a negligent, thoughtless lack of concern for the welfare of this and many other lost animals

  10. cj | October 15, 2014 | Permalink

    What an absolute disgrace. My sincere condolences to the family. As for the Council – you are nothing more than a pack of heartless thugs. What is the point of registration, then? I hope the family sues.