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I went to get my hair done today and picked this little girl up on the way home.

Casey is an 11 yo Maltese X Shih Tzu. Her owner has had to move interstate for work. She was unable to take Casey with her and the friends caring for her were unable to care for her any longer.

Casey’s owner contacted the AWL and they suggested we may be able to help out.

Casey currently has a massive solid and heavy lump (worthy of its own postcode) and is very very thin. We’ve given her a bath, a flea treatment, a good feed, a warm bed and a new teddy.

We’ll get her in to see our vet as soon as possible and undertake whatever tests and surgery may be required. It’s impossible to know right now whether it might be just a lump removal or something more sinister.

This little lady snuggled into my shoulder when I picked her up - she is a real sweetheart.

Please welcome Casey - with love❤️
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I went to get my hair done today and picked this little girl up on the way home. 

Casey is  an 11 yo Maltese X Shih Tzu.  Her owner has had to move interstate for work. She was unable to take Casey with her and the friends caring for her were unable to care for her any longer. 

Casey’s owner contacted the AWL and they suggested we may be able to help out.

Casey currently has a massive solid and heavy lump (worthy of its own postcode) and is very very thin. We’ve given her a bath, a flea treatment, a good feed, a warm bed and a new teddy.

We’ll get her in to see our vet as soon as possible and undertake whatever tests and surgery may be required. It’s impossible to know right now whether it might be just a lump removal or something more sinister.

This little lady snuggled into my shoulder when I picked her up - she is a real sweetheart.

Please welcome Casey - with love❤️Image attachment

 

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Poor sweetheart what must she be thinking where my mumma gone

Beautiful, beautiful wee baby girl.... You are safe and loved now...

Oh I’m in love! Sending you healing power sweet girl 🖤💛🖤💛

Poor little darling 😢

Awe Casey your gorgeous ❤

She’s beautiful

Dear one 😘

Stories like this make my heart sing...Luck Lady Casey your now living the dream sweetie 💕

I love her.

How adorable

Beautiful baby ❤️❤️

Welcome Casey....you are loved.<3

What a sweetheart looking forward to updates how she is with other dogs etc and her health. 💓

Adorable

XOXO

You're in good hands, beautiful ❤

She's a sweetheart. Dear little Casey 💖xx

She is in the right place for now. Lots of cuddles and love.

Welcome Casey. I’m praying that you’ll be ok ❤️

What a cutie

She’s is beautiful

❤🐾🐾

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For those interested - the silence in response to my letter about the 10 Border Collies sentenced to death has been deafening! No response from The Project or Today Tonight, no response from the state’s authorities who have carriage of animal welfare and no response from the organisation whose charter is to care for all creatures great and small. I saw on another page that Farmdogz Rescue were prepared to help with them and people were volunteering to take some from as far away as Tasmania.

I am disheartened and saddened that 10 lives are perceived to have such little value and importance.

Could the amount that the RSPCA spend in marketing ($3.4M per annum) have anything to do with the lack of interest by the media?

What on earth has happened to our value system in today’s society? Where 10 lives are at stake (due to NO fault of their own) and yet some young tosser cracks an egg on a Pollie’s head and is immortalised - having memes created, $25,000 thrown at him and national coverage of his exploits!

How facile and shallow have we become?

As a society - we MUST seek to do better. We ABSOLUTELY have the knowledge, the experience and the means to do much better for these dogs and other animals like them. We need a redefinition of priorities - and to stop and think about the sanctity and the value of ALL lives. Acceptance of an expedient and easy solution to a challenge is NOT good enough!

Changing the life of just one dog will not change the world - but surely - for that one dog - the world will change forever!

Hope Springs - Changing the world for ONE dog at a time!

Picture is not these 10 Border Collies - they will likely NEVER experience this simple joy!

#hopespringseternal🐶 #notgoodenoughrspcasa #10bordercollies #bringbackcaring #changingtheworldforonedogatatime #mustdobetter #humankindness #whereiscompassion
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For those interested - the silence in response to my letter about the 10 Border Collies sentenced to death has been deafening! No response from The Project or Today Tonight, no response from the state’s authorities who have carriage of animal welfare and no response from the organisation whose charter is to care for all creatures great and small.  I saw on another page that Farmdogz Rescue were prepared to help with them and people were volunteering to take some from as far away as Tasmania.

I am disheartened and saddened that 10 lives are perceived to have such little value and importance. 

Could the amount that the RSPCA spend in marketing ($3.4M per annum) have anything to do with the lack of interest by the media?

What on earth has happened to our value system in today’s society? Where 10 lives are at stake (due to NO fault of their own) and yet some young tosser cracks an egg on a Pollie’s head and is immortalised - having memes created, $25,000 thrown at him and national coverage of his exploits!

How facile and shallow have we become? 

As a society - we MUST seek to do better. We ABSOLUTELY have the knowledge, the experience and the means to do much better for these dogs and other animals like them. We need a redefinition of priorities - and to stop and think about the sanctity and the value of ALL lives. Acceptance of an expedient and easy solution to a challenge is NOT good enough!

Changing the life of just one dog will not change the world - but surely - for that one dog - the world will change forever!

Hope Springs - Changing the world for ONE dog at a time!

Picture is not these 10 Border Collies - they will likely NEVER experience this simple joy! 

#hopespringseternal🐶 #notgoodenoughrspcasa #10bordercollies #bringbackcaring #changingtheworldforonedogatatime #mustdobetter #humankindness #whereiscompassion

 

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I was heart broken about those beautiful little souls. I lost my faith in the RSPCA many years ago. When i worked out in the Community we sought their help many times to assist with animals who needed help. My experiences with them has ensured that my husband and I will not be leaving any of our estate to them, nor will we donate. They have become a business and in doing so hardened to the welfare of their core reason for being. It is beyond reasoning why they would not accept assistance offered to them for those poor dogs. Keep trying with media, perhaps Channel 10 may be more open to talking with you as they do not have a relationship as Channel 7 and RSPCA does.

Im glad however that they got them away from the puppy farm but give them a chance with foster carers they would not respond well to being in a shelter environment

Truly heartbreaking and heartbroken, Thankyou for doing all that you can, all animals are sentient beings, esp dogs and should be treated as such with love, care and respect ❤️❤️❤️😢😢😢

RSPCA - BAD NEWS!!! Only does what suits them! No concern for the animals whatsoever! GREEDY. Would NEVER ever donate to them !

RSPCA = Really Suspect Parameters Causing Animaldeaths

Hi Jeanne, the border collie case is currently before the courts, so unfortunately we can’t legally discuss the matter in detail until the case finalises. But we can confirm that 10 adult border collie dogs were seized by RSPCA inspectors in October 2018 from a property in the state’s east. The dogs had been kept in small and overcrowded cages – it’s suspected they had been in this captivity for their whole lives. There was no evidence that the dogs received enrichment or exercise. They were used for commercial puppy breeding. All 10 dogs have been assessed by independent external dog behaviour experts as suffering severe mental damage as a result of their past treatment. The owners have been charged with 17 offences under SA’s Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations, including ill treatment of animals causing serious harm. Our team has been caring for these poor dogs for over four months now and doing everything we can to ease the severe anxiety and suffering they are experiencing as a result of their past poor treatment. We also want to remind everyone that this case is still before the courts, so it’s important to consider the potential negative impact your comments could have on the legal process. We will provide members of the public with more information as soon as we are legally able to do so. We urge everyone to take caution when buying puppies from breeders. For tips on how to identify responsible breeders, visit our website: www.bit.ly/responsible-breeding

If they kill those dogs, they can forget about any more support from members or the every day people. These dogs can be saved, and it is unjust if they are put down for no reason!!

Those puppies were so heart breaking to me-16 weeks old and counted out, even though they were coming close for a check. A couple of weeks in an experienced foster home (particularly one with well natured adult dogs to guide them) and those puppies would have been ready for a forever home, no question.

Those puppies deserve to live ,to find happy forever homes. Rspca are heartless ,they just dont care .😪😢

An absalute disgrace i will not be dontaing my time and money to this years millon paws walk , i would rather help good rescue like yours and a few others rspca you need to take a good hard look at yourself

Has anyone contacted the AJP Animal Justice Party about this. Might be worth sending them a PM?

RSPCA only turn up if there is tv coverage

Please read Mark Aldridge from Wiillow wood sanctuary response on border collies page. He has independent vet and behaviour assessment which differs from rspca. I believe he is taking them to court. He also has a BC from this lot that had puppies in his care and mumma BC is doing great in foster care. He posted a video. Not 100 percent sure but according to blog from Oscars Law two puppy mill people have set up in SA after being convicted and banned in VIC 3 Times. Appears convictions don't carry from state to state so they just move state. These dogs may have come from this puppy mill. Kerrie Fitzpatrick and Colin Ross apparently have $49k worth of puppies currently advertised on trading post and gumtree under different names. You can google and read all this online. These puppy mill loop holes in each state need to be closed by our politicians. It's deplorable.

Try contacting someone high up in RSPCA to influence their decision. Agree to take the dogs then distribute them. I agree RSPCA can be difficult - I have had similar experience with them...

Rspca are a loss surly the money they receive can go to others that are trying to do the right thing. This is appalling !

Your words are so true. 😪 Keep sharing and hopefully some response.

I’ll take one just to save it. I don’t know the story but borders are my heart dog.

Why it’s in the court the dogs are being cared for and all attempts to rehabilitate them will be followed. If they can be rehomed after the court case they will be. Instead of all this anger being turned to the people trying to help the dogs why not stand up against puppy mills and the people who have destroyed these dogs mentally.

I've just been reading some comments in the Border Collie Rescuers Australia fb site. Have a look. Fingers crossed

I wrote to Rspca and Today Tonight and nothing either

I have offered to take 2 I phoned them also they answered my question I will put it on here for you all to see 😢

Will the RSPCA at least confirm if the dogs are still alive?😥

Same, no response to. My email, but have signed petition , hope that helps these darlings

I havent received an email from the RSPCA back still, i am so sad.

I was heart broken about those beautiful little souls. I lost my faith in the RSPCA many years ago. When i worked out in the Community we sought their help many times to assist with animals who needed help. My experiences with them has ensured that my husband and I will not be leaving any of our estate to them, nor will we donate. They have become a business and in doing so hardened to the welfare of their core reason for being. It is beyond reasoning why they would not accept assistance offered to them for those poor dogs. Keep trying with media, perhaps Channel 10 may be more open to talking with you as they do not have a relationship as Channel 7 and RSPCA does.

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Hope Springs Eternal Dog Rescue, Rehoming & Retirement Inc.

It’s the weekend - so get out with your best buddy and collect some sticks together!

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Nothing makes a dog happier than finding a big stick 🐶🌲
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Slodkie!

Kathryn Elias - Bowie did this do you remember

Look Tarsha ward

Courtney Cameron Hayley Downs 😂

Luke Bowden

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The RSPCA seized 10 Border Collies from a puppy farm, kept them in the shelter for 4 months and have now decided to euthanize them because their behaviour hasn’t changed. Read my letter to the RSPCA CEO.

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