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Thousands of dogs on death row after new laws introduced

Sunday Herald Sun (Vic); Sue Hewitt; Nov 21 2010

THOUSANDS of dogs face a death sentence as a bureaucratic crackdown bans volunteers from claiming animals and placing them in foster homes.

┬áThe Department of Primary Industries is now enforcing a rule that each carer or dog rescue group be registered as a “domestic animal business”, despite volunteers operating out of private homes. READ MORE HERE

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Animal rescuers say letter is a death warrant

The Age, Melbourne, Mark Russell; November 21, 2010

COUNCILS have stopped handing over cats and dogs on death row to rescue groups following a bureaucratic decree that animal lovers say will lead to the unnecessary killing of abandoned pets.
The Department of Primary Industry’s Bureau of Animal Welfare has sent a bulletin to councils warning them about dealing with unregistered rescue groups. READ MORE HERE

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