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“The maximum time any animal selected for sale can be held at a shelter is four weeks. At the conclusion of this period, the animal must be euthanased or permanently removed from the facility, for example, by placement in a foster program.” Code of Practice for the Management of Dogs and Cats in Shelters and Pounds 2.3.7 13 Jan 2010Friday, 9 September 11
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2.8 Foster Care The only time an animal can be placed in foster care is on the grounds of juvenile, veterinary rehabilitation or behavioural rehabilitation foster care. Proposed Code of Practice for the Management of Dogs and Cats in Shelters and PoundsFriday, 9 September 11
A raft of onerous restrictions have been proposed that threaten to destroy foster care as we know including: ■ the introduction of a strict 12 week limit on foster care ■ a requirement that foster carers homes can be searched without a warrant ■ extra cost from compulsory weekly visits to vet regardless of health statusFriday, 9 September 11
“I am unable to provide you with one submission from one organisation as it is exempt for reasons of conﬁdentiality according to section 35(1)(b) of the FOI Act.” DPI Manager of FOI & PrivacyFriday, 9 September 11
The Melbourne Lost Dogs Home has accused the RSPCA of selling pitbull terriers back into the community under the guise of staffordshire crossbreeds. RSPCA Victoria rejects the allegation, maintaining that dogs should be judged on their deeds, not their breeds, and that it is operating within the law.Friday, 9 September 11