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Old 04.01.2017, 09:58
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Almost frozen puppy found abandoned in SG

And so it begins...

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/ostschwe...setzt-18901281

From the 20 Minuten, a ca 6 week old mixed breed puppy was found, almost frozen, abandoned outside near Wiler Weiher SG.

Fortunately the puppy was found in time, has received medical care and is now recovering thanks to the good folks at the Büsi- und Papageienhof in Dicken SG. But had a random passer-by not found the pup, there would have been a very different outcome.

It is possible that the pup was a victim of the 'Christmas thoughtlessness' that we were discussing on another thread recently.

(As the poster who sparked that discussion has been banned and his posts removed the thread is a bit hard to follow so I won't link the thread...)

So yet another timely reminder for all you who still think of animals as disposable items, to be purchased on a whim and tossed away when inconvenient:

Laut Jung werden um Weihnachten vermehrt Tiere ausgesetzt – das sei ein grosses Problem. Viele Menschen würden zu Weihnachten ein Tier geschenkt bekommen. Erst im Nachhinein merkten dann viele, dass ein Tier nicht nur süss sei, sondern auch Arbeit bedeute. «Tiere sind keine Plüschtiere. Sie gehören nicht unter den Christbaum.»

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According to Jung, animals are increasingly being abandoned around Christmas - this is a big problem. Many people are given an animal for Christmas, and only later do they realize that an animal is not only sweet but also means a lot of work. «Animals are not plush toys. They do not belong under the Christmas tree."
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Re: Almost frozen puppy found abandoned in SG

Thats where i live ... near the Papagaienhof ...
Whilst it think it's dreadful for the young pup & great that the Hof has taken it I'm going to throw a big negative in here ...

Last summer whilst i was away working and my wife was out shopping, our young dog slipped out of the garden and sat by the front door waiting to be let in.

The kind folks at the Hof picked her up and then informed the police that they had found a stray ...
It cost us 250.- to get our dog back ...

We had rescued her only a week or so before from a well known stifling for homeless dogs & were waiting for the chip info to be updated.
She was with them for less than a day ... 250.-!!!



I now have issues with the guy ...
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Re: Almost frozen puppy found abandoned in SG

Autodruid, be aware that it is fairly common practice to charge owners of animals who have strayed a fee for the animal's care. The amount of the fee charged varies - some Tierheim charge costs incurred (the daily pension fee plus any medical costs incurred) but as far as I know there isn't regulation governing the amount.

In some communities you could also have received a fine from the Gemeinde or police.
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Autodruid, be aware that it is fairly common practice to charge owners of animals who have strayed a fee for the animal's care. The amount of the fee charged varies - some Tierheim charge costs incurred (the daily pension fee plus any medical costs incurred) but as far as I know there isn't regulation governing the amount.

In some communities you could also have received a fine from the Gemeinde or police.
Agreed and that is the way it should be, however if the dog really was waiting by the front door it is a bit OTT don't you think?
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Thats where i live ... near the Papagaienhof ...
Whilst it think it's dreadful for the young pup & great that the Hof has taken it I'm going to throw a big negative in here ...

Last summer whilst i was away working and my wife was out shopping, our young dog slipped out of the garden and sat by the front door waiting to be let in.

The kind folks at the Hof picked her up and then informed the police that they had found a stray ...
It cost us 250.- to get our dog back ...

We had rescued her only a week or so before from a well known stifling for homeless dogs & were waiting for the chip info to be updated.
She was with them for less than a day ... 250.-!!!



I now have issues with the guy ...
Wow, the system has reached Switzerland? We used to have a parrot in Ecuador, it couldn't fly and liked sitting in the palms in the garden (we had to put it on it and pick it up again). One day it was gone .... a few "friendly" guys came along and claimed they found it (somewhere, where it couldn't possibly have gotten to ) and they would happily sell it back to us! Well, my stepmother went for it, telling them straight, that should the parrot "run away again" we would not be interested in getting it back. Didn't happen again.
(Not suggesting you should do that with your dog though )
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