New Zealand Dog News

Reviewing the dog news in New Zealand with editors comments. Someone needs to keep reviewing how our dogs are doing in society.

February 08, 2006

End of the line for 47 dogs at pound

Forty-seven dogs have met their end at the Timaru District Council pound over the last six months.

Higher pound fees are thought to be contributing to the number of dogs destroyed, as owners make the call on how much their pet is worth to them.

In the last six months of 2005, 275 dogs were impounded, and while 115 were collected by their owners, 47 – or 17 per cent – were destroyed.

(...) Of the 714 dog complaints received, 130 were about a dog wandering, 188 about a dog being lost by its owner, 159 about a dog being found by a person, and 105 about a barking dog.

It is interesting to note how the city council classess a COMPLAINT. Is a complain about a dog being found?? or a lost dog?? is THAT a complaint??


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