Reunited – thanks to Gazette readers

Essex County Standard: Reunited – thanks to Gazette readers Reunited – thanks to Gazette readers

A PREGNANT woman and her young daughter have been reunited with their puppy – thanks to a donation from a Gazette reader.

We told how Melanie Loumbas was upset after her ten-month-old Chihuahua, Boss, escaped when she opened the door to sign for a parcel on Tuesday last week.

Melanie was unable to run after the puppy as she is heavily pregnant and was looking after daughter Michelle, four.

Boss was found by a dog warden later that day.

But Colchester Council told Ms Loumbas she had to pay £65 to get Boss back.

She did not have enough money to pay. Several readers saw the article and contacted the Gazette offering to pay the money.

One man, who has asked to remain anonymous, handed over the full £65 on Friday, and the family went to pick up the puppy that evening.

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4:38pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Scoot says...

So when the dog needs the vets and the baby needs something what will come first ? or will we see an article in the Gazette saying "mother can't feed baby because of rip-off vets fees.." in the hope some poor sucker will bail her out
So when the dog needs the vets and the baby needs something what will come first ? or will we see an article in the Gazette saying "mother can't feed baby because of rip-off vets fees.." in the hope some poor sucker will bail her out Scoot
  • Score: 19

5:51pm Wed 19 Mar 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Scoot wrote:
So when the dog needs the vets and the baby needs something what will come first ? or will we see an article in the Gazette saying "mother can't feed baby because of rip-off vets fees.." in the hope some poor sucker will bail her out
Scoot.....youre a sad ***** whats wrong with having a dog ...for company / protection ? It was only an error the dog got out. Im sure it will not happen again. Well done to the good samaritan. Now get back to ******* work !
[quote][p][bold]Scoot[/bold] wrote: So when the dog needs the vets and the baby needs something what will come first ? or will we see an article in the Gazette saying "mother can't feed baby because of rip-off vets fees.." in the hope some poor sucker will bail her out[/p][/quote]Scoot.....youre a sad ***** whats wrong with having a dog ...for company / protection ? It was only an error the dog got out. Im sure it will not happen again. Well done to the good samaritan. Now get back to ******* work ! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: -8

6:38pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Okay a nice gesture from a Good Samaritan but Scoot has made a valid point that does not deserve derision.
Okay a nice gesture from a Good Samaritan but Scoot has made a valid point that does not deserve derision. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 16

8:51pm Wed 19 Mar 14

melanie93 says...

scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love
and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that
scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that melanie93
  • Score: -18

10:30pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Reginald47 says...

melanie93 wrote:
scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that
If you really are this women please don't blame everyone else for your mistakes. If you had the dog chipped or it had a collar with its address on the council would have returned it to you for nothing. An un-necessary night in the kennels costs £65 and it's your fault it was necessary. It certainly isn't a scam.
[quote][p][bold]melanie93[/bold] wrote: scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that[/p][/quote]If you really are this women please don't blame everyone else for your mistakes. If you had the dog chipped or it had a collar with its address on the council would have returned it to you for nothing. An un-necessary night in the kennels costs £65 and it's your fault it was necessary. It certainly isn't a scam. Reginald47
  • Score: 12

11:22pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Fnagster says...

melanie93 wrote:
scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love
and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that
Well you sound really lovely, I bet the generous chap who bailed you out is chuffed to bits. I would have thought you'd at least use your post to say thanks not 'wanted to help lol'.

I'm glad you got your dog back , just hope you're nicer than your post makes you sound and that you look after it properly.
[quote][p][bold]melanie93[/bold] wrote: scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that[/p][/quote]Well you sound really lovely, I bet the generous chap who bailed you out is chuffed to bits. I would have thought you'd at least use your post to say thanks not 'wanted to help lol'. I'm glad you got your dog back , just hope you're nicer than your post makes you sound and that you look after it properly. Fnagster
  • Score: 11

9:03am Thu 20 Mar 14

romantic says...

melanie93 wrote:
scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that
Wow, you should be in public relations! Seriously, if you're going to come on here and comment, at least have the good grace to thank the anonymous stranger who helped you out.

The council is not scamming anybody. There are approx 100,000 stray dogs a year across the UK. From next year, it will be a legal requirement to have your dog chipped. If it's not, the fine will be up to £500. It costs about £20 to get it chipped, if you find the Dogs Trust they wlil do it for a small donation.

We all get that a dog can run off, but if it's not chipped, it will get picked up. The council (meaning council tax payers) have to fund this. If the owner can't be found, the dog goes to kennels until reported lost. If not claimed after a couple of days, it will get taken up to Stowmarket, where there are regional kennels. All of this costs money, and it is why you will be asked to pay if your dog is found wandering the streets unchipped.

What Scoot said was pretty harsh, but your response to him/her does you no great favours either. If no other lesson is learned from this, please go and get your dog chipped.
[quote][p][bold]melanie93[/bold] wrote: scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that[/p][/quote]Wow, you should be in public relations! Seriously, if you're going to come on here and comment, at least have the good grace to thank the anonymous stranger who helped you out. The council is not scamming anybody. There are approx 100,000 stray dogs a year across the UK. From next year, it will be a legal requirement to have your dog chipped. If it's not, the fine will be up to £500. It costs about £20 to get it chipped, if you find the Dogs Trust they wlil do it for a small donation. We all get that a dog can run off, but if it's not chipped, it will get picked up. The council (meaning council tax payers) have to fund this. If the owner can't be found, the dog goes to kennels until reported lost. If not claimed after a couple of days, it will get taken up to Stowmarket, where there are regional kennels. All of this costs money, and it is why you will be asked to pay if your dog is found wandering the streets unchipped. What Scoot said was pretty harsh, but your response to him/her does you no great favours either. If no other lesson is learned from this, please go and get your dog chipped. romantic
  • Score: 7

10:25am Thu 20 Mar 14

melanie93 says...

i am alot nicer person but when someone bring's up my child i think is horrible dont we all get angry ??? and my dog wasn't chipped i admit but he did have a bone shaped tag with his name and my mobile number, the council said he must had ripped it of when he was out i found that hard to believe as he was picked up very quick by someone :S you dont know the full story of how it happened every time i called the council i was put onto a very rude assistant, i didnt feel i should had to pay the fine as my dog did have a collar and his name tag didn't chip him coz dont wanna put him throu pain .... the council manager said he would ring me back before they close at 4.30pm as after that they take the dogs to a kennel up in stow market which is a extra 13 pound a night which i didn't want to happen it was an honest mistake how my dog got out i did offer them some money but there was no way i was paying in full and leaving my self with no money when i have a child to support before you think im a young mum on benefits i do work i am just signed of at the moment as i have hip problems due to being pregnant, none of you know what went on with the council so i think your harsh to judge and i think i have every right to have ago at scoot when he knows nothing about me or my life, like i said before this wasn't put in the papers so someone else could fork out the money to get my dog out and before you judge yet again saying i should be thanking the man who helped me i HAVE i have his mobile number and address we have spoken quiet a few times and im sure to repay the favour to the man :) at the end of the day my dog got out by mistake he did have collar and he did have his name tag which i find funny that his collar was still on but not his name tag thats why i think the council just wanted the money otherwise they would had given him back to me
i am alot nicer person but when someone bring's up my child i think is horrible dont we all get angry ??? and my dog wasn't chipped i admit but he did have a bone shaped tag with his name and my mobile number, the council said he must had ripped it of when he was out i found that hard to believe as he was picked up very quick by someone :S you dont know the full story of how it happened every time i called the council i was put onto a very rude assistant, i didnt feel i should had to pay the fine as my dog did have a collar and his name tag didn't chip him coz dont wanna put him throu pain .... the council manager said he would ring me back before they close at 4.30pm as after that they take the dogs to a kennel up in stow market which is a extra 13 pound a night which i didn't want to happen it was an honest mistake how my dog got out i did offer them some money but there was no way i was paying in full and leaving my self with no money when i have a child to support before you think im a young mum on benefits i do work i am just signed of at the moment as i have hip problems due to being pregnant, none of you know what went on with the council so i think your harsh to judge and i think i have every right to have ago at scoot when he knows nothing about me or my life, like i said before this wasn't put in the papers so someone else could fork out the money to get my dog out and before you judge yet again saying i should be thanking the man who helped me i HAVE i have his mobile number and address we have spoken quiet a few times and im sure to repay the favour to the man :) at the end of the day my dog got out by mistake he did have collar and he did have his name tag which i find funny that his collar was still on but not his name tag thats why i think the council just wanted the money otherwise they would had given him back to me melanie93
  • Score: -5

10:34am Thu 20 Mar 14

melanie93 says...

romantic wrote:
melanie93 wrote:
scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that
Wow, you should be in public relations! Seriously, if you're going to come on here and comment, at least have the good grace to thank the anonymous stranger who helped you out.

The council is not scamming anybody. There are approx 100,000 stray dogs a year across the UK. From next year, it will be a legal requirement to have your dog chipped. If it's not, the fine will be up to £500. It costs about £20 to get it chipped, if you find the Dogs Trust they wlil do it for a small donation.

We all get that a dog can run off, but if it's not chipped, it will get picked up. The council (meaning council tax payers) have to fund this. If the owner can't be found, the dog goes to kennels until reported lost. If not claimed after a couple of days, it will get taken up to Stowmarket, where there are regional kennels. All of this costs money, and it is why you will be asked to pay if your dog is found wandering the streets unchipped.

What Scoot said was pretty harsh, but your response to him/her does you no great favours either. If no other lesson is learned from this, please go and get your dog chipped.
yes i understand what you're saying nut my dog did have his name tag not with my address but my mobile number and he wasn't in there care for very long at all thats what made me come to the papers because i thought it was harsh i dont believe my dog ripped his name tag of at all his only tiny and he was taken to stowmarket that same day wich they told me to wait for call back, i didnt want to wait as i didnt want them taking him there i wanted to get him back they assured me they can't send my dog to stowmarket without my permission as they now know who the owner is, but they didnt call me back and they did send him of and if my first comment makes you all think im a nasty person then thats your opinion your no one to judge me and neither was scoot hence why it got me upset and angry and i had ago, but yes i will be getting him chipped no matter my views on it as i know that way they cant remove his chip and say he wasnt chipped like they did his name tag
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]melanie93[/bold] wrote: scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that[/p][/quote]Wow, you should be in public relations! Seriously, if you're going to come on here and comment, at least have the good grace to thank the anonymous stranger who helped you out. The council is not scamming anybody. There are approx 100,000 stray dogs a year across the UK. From next year, it will be a legal requirement to have your dog chipped. If it's not, the fine will be up to £500. It costs about £20 to get it chipped, if you find the Dogs Trust they wlil do it for a small donation. We all get that a dog can run off, but if it's not chipped, it will get picked up. The council (meaning council tax payers) have to fund this. If the owner can't be found, the dog goes to kennels until reported lost. If not claimed after a couple of days, it will get taken up to Stowmarket, where there are regional kennels. All of this costs money, and it is why you will be asked to pay if your dog is found wandering the streets unchipped. What Scoot said was pretty harsh, but your response to him/her does you no great favours either. If no other lesson is learned from this, please go and get your dog chipped.[/p][/quote]yes i understand what you're saying nut my dog did have his name tag not with my address but my mobile number and he wasn't in there care for very long at all thats what made me come to the papers because i thought it was harsh i dont believe my dog ripped his name tag of at all his only tiny and he was taken to stowmarket that same day wich they told me to wait for call back, i didnt want to wait as i didnt want them taking him there i wanted to get him back they assured me they can't send my dog to stowmarket without my permission as they now know who the owner is, but they didnt call me back and they did send him of and if my first comment makes you all think im a nasty person then thats your opinion your no one to judge me and neither was scoot hence why it got me upset and angry and i had ago, but yes i will be getting him chipped no matter my views on it as i know that way they cant remove his chip and say he wasnt chipped like they did his name tag melanie93
  • Score: -5

11:22am Thu 20 Mar 14

wardyt says...

melanie93 wrote:
scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that
Is this the world's longest sentence?
[quote][p][bold]melanie93[/bold] wrote: scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that[/p][/quote]Is this the world's longest sentence? wardyt
  • Score: 4

12:45pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

wardyt wrote:
melanie93 wrote:
scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that
Is this the world's longest sentence?
The Caps key also appears to be broken!
[quote][p][bold]wardyt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]melanie93[/bold] wrote: scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that[/p][/quote]Is this the world's longest sentence?[/p][/quote]The Caps key also appears to be broken! Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 2

12:45pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Scoot says...

So Melanie93, funny how you come on when you have your animal back but made no comment to all those that commented along similar lines to those which I made. As someone who used to have a dog (he died of old age) before I got him I made sure of several things 1. he was chipped before I picked him up, 2, he had a collar that fitted correctly clearly marked with address and telephone numbers, 3. my property was secured so that he could not get out and when someone came to the door he was either on a lead or closed in a room so he couldn't get out. I don't have a dog now because my life has changed and I made the decision that I couldn't afford to keep one, (food, vets bills and insurance taken into account) so I acted responsibly . The dog wardens have a duty to pick up stray dogs after all if strays were left to roam everywhere then there would be dog 5@I* everywhere and thus the diseases which can be transferred to humans would be rife. The fines that they impose help to run their service (the wardens, kennelling and food for the strays. My comment may have appeared harsh, I don't think you are nasty (apart from your diatribe above) and I am not being small minded but I am looking at the facts that if you were unable to face the fine for the wardens what will happen when you are faced with a vets bill that can (I have had them myself) run into hundreds of pounds.
So Melanie93, funny how you come on when you have your animal back but made no comment to all those that commented along similar lines to those which I made. As someone who used to have a dog (he died of old age) before I got him I made sure of several things 1. he was chipped before I picked him up, 2, he had a collar that fitted correctly clearly marked with address and telephone numbers, 3. my property was secured so that he could not get out and when someone came to the door he was either on a lead or closed in a room so he couldn't get out. I don't have a dog now because my life has changed and I made the decision that I couldn't afford to keep one, (food, vets bills and insurance taken into account) so I acted responsibly . The dog wardens have a duty to pick up stray dogs after all if strays were left to roam everywhere then there would be dog 5@I* everywhere and thus the diseases which can be transferred to humans would be rife. The fines that they impose help to run their service (the wardens, kennelling and food for the strays. My comment may have appeared harsh, I don't think you are nasty (apart from your diatribe above) and I am not being small minded but I am looking at the facts that if you were unable to face the fine for the wardens what will happen when you are faced with a vets bill that can (I have had them myself) run into hundreds of pounds. Scoot
  • Score: 3

1:04pm Thu 20 Mar 14

melanie93 says...

Scoot wrote:
So Melanie93, funny how you come on when you have your animal back but made no comment to all those that commented along similar lines to those which I made. As someone who used to have a dog (he died of old age) before I got him I made sure of several things 1. he was chipped before I picked him up, 2, he had a collar that fitted correctly clearly marked with address and telephone numbers, 3. my property was secured so that he could not get out and when someone came to the door he was either on a lead or closed in a room so he couldn't get out. I don't have a dog now because my life has changed and I made the decision that I couldn't afford to keep one, (food, vets bills and insurance taken into account) so I acted responsibly . The dog wardens have a duty to pick up stray dogs after all if strays were left to roam everywhere then there would be dog 5@I* everywhere and thus the diseases which can be transferred to humans would be rife. The fines that they impose help to run their service (the wardens, kennelling and food for the strays. My comment may have appeared harsh, I don't think you are nasty (apart from your diatribe above) and I am not being small minded but I am looking at the facts that if you were unable to face the fine for the wardens what will happen when you are faced with a vets bill that can (I have had them myself) run into hundreds of pounds.
yes i understand what your saying, but you had no right to bring up my child you dont know me at all i felt it was unfair how the council went about thing weather u did or not dose not bother me, and yes i know how expensive vet bill's are, i had to pay out alot of money for my dog from a previous relationship 211 pound a night, the council wasn't prepared to wait till friday for a full payment from me when i got my sick pay from work, you wasn't on the other end of the phone speaking to the council so you don't really know that much do you?? it really upset me when you said what will i do if i cant feed my child when that will never happen, it just happened to be that the week this happened i did not have enough money round me i understand the wardens have to do there job but to not give me a chance to pay when i'd have the money and to tell me he'd be sold and re homed is unfair in my eye's.
[quote][p][bold]Scoot[/bold] wrote: So Melanie93, funny how you come on when you have your animal back but made no comment to all those that commented along similar lines to those which I made. As someone who used to have a dog (he died of old age) before I got him I made sure of several things 1. he was chipped before I picked him up, 2, he had a collar that fitted correctly clearly marked with address and telephone numbers, 3. my property was secured so that he could not get out and when someone came to the door he was either on a lead or closed in a room so he couldn't get out. I don't have a dog now because my life has changed and I made the decision that I couldn't afford to keep one, (food, vets bills and insurance taken into account) so I acted responsibly . The dog wardens have a duty to pick up stray dogs after all if strays were left to roam everywhere then there would be dog 5@I* everywhere and thus the diseases which can be transferred to humans would be rife. The fines that they impose help to run their service (the wardens, kennelling and food for the strays. My comment may have appeared harsh, I don't think you are nasty (apart from your diatribe above) and I am not being small minded but I am looking at the facts that if you were unable to face the fine for the wardens what will happen when you are faced with a vets bill that can (I have had them myself) run into hundreds of pounds.[/p][/quote]yes i understand what your saying, but you had no right to bring up my child you dont know me at all i felt it was unfair how the council went about thing weather u did or not dose not bother me, and yes i know how expensive vet bill's are, i had to pay out alot of money for my dog from a previous relationship 211 pound a night, the council wasn't prepared to wait till friday for a full payment from me when i got my sick pay from work, you wasn't on the other end of the phone speaking to the council so you don't really know that much do you?? it really upset me when you said what will i do if i cant feed my child when that will never happen, it just happened to be that the week this happened i did not have enough money round me i understand the wardens have to do there job but to not give me a chance to pay when i'd have the money and to tell me he'd be sold and re homed is unfair in my eye's. melanie93
  • Score: -3

1:10pm Thu 20 Mar 14

melanie93 says...

melanie93 wrote:
Scoot wrote:
So Melanie93, funny how you come on when you have your animal back but made no comment to all those that commented along similar lines to those which I made. As someone who used to have a dog (he died of old age) before I got him I made sure of several things 1. he was chipped before I picked him up, 2, he had a collar that fitted correctly clearly marked with address and telephone numbers, 3. my property was secured so that he could not get out and when someone came to the door he was either on a lead or closed in a room so he couldn't get out. I don't have a dog now because my life has changed and I made the decision that I couldn't afford to keep one, (food, vets bills and insurance taken into account) so I acted responsibly . The dog wardens have a duty to pick up stray dogs after all if strays were left to roam everywhere then there would be dog 5@I* everywhere and thus the diseases which can be transferred to humans would be rife. The fines that they impose help to run their service (the wardens, kennelling and food for the strays. My comment may have appeared harsh, I don't think you are nasty (apart from your diatribe above) and I am not being small minded but I am looking at the facts that if you were unable to face the fine for the wardens what will happen when you are faced with a vets bill that can (I have had them myself) run into hundreds of pounds.
yes i understand what your saying, but you had no right to bring up my child you dont know me at all i felt it was unfair how the council went about thing weather u did or not dose not bother me, and yes i know how expensive vet bill's are, i had to pay out alot of money for my dog from a previous relationship 211 pound a night, the council wasn't prepared to wait till friday for a full payment from me when i got my sick pay from work, you wasn't on the other end of the phone speaking to the council so you don't really know that much do you?? it really upset me when you said what will i do if i cant feed my child when that will never happen, it just happened to be that the week this happened i did not have enough money round me i understand the wardens have to do there job but to not give me a chance to pay when i'd have the money and to tell me he'd be sold and re homed is unfair in my eye's.
also i didn't see any previous comment's your's is the first showing when i clicked on the article and i only saw the article as was told by family member it was on here i don't really tend to go on this page .....
[quote][p][bold]melanie93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scoot[/bold] wrote: So Melanie93, funny how you come on when you have your animal back but made no comment to all those that commented along similar lines to those which I made. As someone who used to have a dog (he died of old age) before I got him I made sure of several things 1. he was chipped before I picked him up, 2, he had a collar that fitted correctly clearly marked with address and telephone numbers, 3. my property was secured so that he could not get out and when someone came to the door he was either on a lead or closed in a room so he couldn't get out. I don't have a dog now because my life has changed and I made the decision that I couldn't afford to keep one, (food, vets bills and insurance taken into account) so I acted responsibly . The dog wardens have a duty to pick up stray dogs after all if strays were left to roam everywhere then there would be dog 5@I* everywhere and thus the diseases which can be transferred to humans would be rife. The fines that they impose help to run their service (the wardens, kennelling and food for the strays. My comment may have appeared harsh, I don't think you are nasty (apart from your diatribe above) and I am not being small minded but I am looking at the facts that if you were unable to face the fine for the wardens what will happen when you are faced with a vets bill that can (I have had them myself) run into hundreds of pounds.[/p][/quote]yes i understand what your saying, but you had no right to bring up my child you dont know me at all i felt it was unfair how the council went about thing weather u did or not dose not bother me, and yes i know how expensive vet bill's are, i had to pay out alot of money for my dog from a previous relationship 211 pound a night, the council wasn't prepared to wait till friday for a full payment from me when i got my sick pay from work, you wasn't on the other end of the phone speaking to the council so you don't really know that much do you?? it really upset me when you said what will i do if i cant feed my child when that will never happen, it just happened to be that the week this happened i did not have enough money round me i understand the wardens have to do there job but to not give me a chance to pay when i'd have the money and to tell me he'd be sold and re homed is unfair in my eye's.[/p][/quote]also i didn't see any previous comment's your's is the first showing when i clicked on the article and i only saw the article as was told by family member it was on here i don't really tend to go on this page ..... melanie93
  • Score: 1

3:12pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Reginald47 says...

melanie93 wrote:
romantic wrote:
melanie93 wrote: scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that
Wow, you should be in public relations! Seriously, if you're going to come on here and comment, at least have the good grace to thank the anonymous stranger who helped you out. The council is not scamming anybody. There are approx 100,000 stray dogs a year across the UK. From next year, it will be a legal requirement to have your dog chipped. If it's not, the fine will be up to £500. It costs about £20 to get it chipped, if you find the Dogs Trust they wlil do it for a small donation. We all get that a dog can run off, but if it's not chipped, it will get picked up. The council (meaning council tax payers) have to fund this. If the owner can't be found, the dog goes to kennels until reported lost. If not claimed after a couple of days, it will get taken up to Stowmarket, where there are regional kennels. All of this costs money, and it is why you will be asked to pay if your dog is found wandering the streets unchipped. What Scoot said was pretty harsh, but your response to him/her does you no great favours either. If no other lesson is learned from this, please go and get your dog chipped.
yes i understand what you're saying nut my dog did have his name tag not with my address but my mobile number and he wasn't in there care for very long at all thats what made me come to the papers because i thought it was harsh i dont believe my dog ripped his name tag of at all his only tiny and he was taken to stowmarket that same day wich they told me to wait for call back, i didnt want to wait as i didnt want them taking him there i wanted to get him back they assured me they can't send my dog to stowmarket without my permission as they now know who the owner is, but they didnt call me back and they did send him of and if my first comment makes you all think im a nasty person then thats your opinion your no one to judge me and neither was scoot hence why it got me upset and angry and i had ago, but yes i will be getting him chipped no matter my views on it as i know that way they cant remove his chip and say he wasnt chipped like they did his name tag
So you claim the council deliberately ripped the tag with your phone number off so they could 'fine' you £65. For a start it's not a fine as you keep calling it, it's the cost of kenneling the dog. Secondly the council may be strapped for cash, but it's not that strapped and I know the man who looks after the dogs temporarily until the owner is found and he loves them. If the tag with the phone number had been there he would have rung you. What on earth do you think is in it for the council to drive your little dog all the way to Stowmarket just to screw you for £65. That's why I'm sorry, I no longer believe you.
[quote][p][bold]melanie93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]melanie93[/bold] wrote: scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that[/p][/quote]Wow, you should be in public relations! Seriously, if you're going to come on here and comment, at least have the good grace to thank the anonymous stranger who helped you out. The council is not scamming anybody. There are approx 100,000 stray dogs a year across the UK. From next year, it will be a legal requirement to have your dog chipped. If it's not, the fine will be up to £500. It costs about £20 to get it chipped, if you find the Dogs Trust they wlil do it for a small donation. We all get that a dog can run off, but if it's not chipped, it will get picked up. The council (meaning council tax payers) have to fund this. If the owner can't be found, the dog goes to kennels until reported lost. If not claimed after a couple of days, it will get taken up to Stowmarket, where there are regional kennels. All of this costs money, and it is why you will be asked to pay if your dog is found wandering the streets unchipped. What Scoot said was pretty harsh, but your response to him/her does you no great favours either. If no other lesson is learned from this, please go and get your dog chipped.[/p][/quote]yes i understand what you're saying nut my dog did have his name tag not with my address but my mobile number and he wasn't in there care for very long at all thats what made me come to the papers because i thought it was harsh i dont believe my dog ripped his name tag of at all his only tiny and he was taken to stowmarket that same day wich they told me to wait for call back, i didnt want to wait as i didnt want them taking him there i wanted to get him back they assured me they can't send my dog to stowmarket without my permission as they now know who the owner is, but they didnt call me back and they did send him of and if my first comment makes you all think im a nasty person then thats your opinion your no one to judge me and neither was scoot hence why it got me upset and angry and i had ago, but yes i will be getting him chipped no matter my views on it as i know that way they cant remove his chip and say he wasnt chipped like they did his name tag[/p][/quote]So you claim the council deliberately ripped the tag with your phone number off so they could 'fine' you £65. For a start it's not a fine as you keep calling it, it's the cost of kenneling the dog. Secondly the council may be strapped for cash, but it's not that strapped and I know the man who looks after the dogs temporarily until the owner is found and he loves them. If the tag with the phone number had been there he would have rung you. What on earth do you think is in it for the council to drive your little dog all the way to Stowmarket just to screw you for £65. That's why I'm sorry, I no longer believe you. Reginald47
  • Score: 6

6:39pm Thu 20 Mar 14

melanie93 says...

Reginald47 wrote:
melanie93 wrote:
romantic wrote:
melanie93 wrote: scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that
Wow, you should be in public relations! Seriously, if you're going to come on here and comment, at least have the good grace to thank the anonymous stranger who helped you out. The council is not scamming anybody. There are approx 100,000 stray dogs a year across the UK. From next year, it will be a legal requirement to have your dog chipped. If it's not, the fine will be up to £500. It costs about £20 to get it chipped, if you find the Dogs Trust they wlil do it for a small donation. We all get that a dog can run off, but if it's not chipped, it will get picked up. The council (meaning council tax payers) have to fund this. If the owner can't be found, the dog goes to kennels until reported lost. If not claimed after a couple of days, it will get taken up to Stowmarket, where there are regional kennels. All of this costs money, and it is why you will be asked to pay if your dog is found wandering the streets unchipped. What Scoot said was pretty harsh, but your response to him/her does you no great favours either. If no other lesson is learned from this, please go and get your dog chipped.
yes i understand what you're saying nut my dog did have his name tag not with my address but my mobile number and he wasn't in there care for very long at all thats what made me come to the papers because i thought it was harsh i dont believe my dog ripped his name tag of at all his only tiny and he was taken to stowmarket that same day wich they told me to wait for call back, i didnt want to wait as i didnt want them taking him there i wanted to get him back they assured me they can't send my dog to stowmarket without my permission as they now know who the owner is, but they didnt call me back and they did send him of and if my first comment makes you all think im a nasty person then thats your opinion your no one to judge me and neither was scoot hence why it got me upset and angry and i had ago, but yes i will be getting him chipped no matter my views on it as i know that way they cant remove his chip and say he wasnt chipped like they did his name tag
So you claim the council deliberately ripped the tag with your phone number off so they could 'fine' you £65. For a start it's not a fine as you keep calling it, it's the cost of kenneling the dog. Secondly the council may be strapped for cash, but it's not that strapped and I know the man who looks after the dogs temporarily until the owner is found and he loves them. If the tag with the phone number had been there he would have rung you. What on earth do you think is in it for the council to drive your little dog all the way to Stowmarket just to screw you for £65. That's why I'm sorry, I no longer believe you.
i dont care what you believe your nobody to me are you !!!! and it was £120 pound as it goes up each night, your quiet anoying to be honest lol gonna un mark getting the messages throu coz your just giving me a head ache its nothing to do with you whats so ever so why dont you actually go do something with your life other than commenting on a stupid page what has nothing to do with you??? coz i sure aint wasting no more of my time reading such pathetic comment by people who i couldn't care less about i got my dog back and im very very grateful to the man as he know and he sure will have the money back so bye you sad bunch of people
[quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]melanie93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]melanie93[/bold] wrote: scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that[/p][/quote]Wow, you should be in public relations! Seriously, if you're going to come on here and comment, at least have the good grace to thank the anonymous stranger who helped you out. The council is not scamming anybody. There are approx 100,000 stray dogs a year across the UK. From next year, it will be a legal requirement to have your dog chipped. If it's not, the fine will be up to £500. It costs about £20 to get it chipped, if you find the Dogs Trust they wlil do it for a small donation. We all get that a dog can run off, but if it's not chipped, it will get picked up. The council (meaning council tax payers) have to fund this. If the owner can't be found, the dog goes to kennels until reported lost. If not claimed after a couple of days, it will get taken up to Stowmarket, where there are regional kennels. All of this costs money, and it is why you will be asked to pay if your dog is found wandering the streets unchipped. What Scoot said was pretty harsh, but your response to him/her does you no great favours either. If no other lesson is learned from this, please go and get your dog chipped.[/p][/quote]yes i understand what you're saying nut my dog did have his name tag not with my address but my mobile number and he wasn't in there care for very long at all thats what made me come to the papers because i thought it was harsh i dont believe my dog ripped his name tag of at all his only tiny and he was taken to stowmarket that same day wich they told me to wait for call back, i didnt want to wait as i didnt want them taking him there i wanted to get him back they assured me they can't send my dog to stowmarket without my permission as they now know who the owner is, but they didnt call me back and they did send him of and if my first comment makes you all think im a nasty person then thats your opinion your no one to judge me and neither was scoot hence why it got me upset and angry and i had ago, but yes i will be getting him chipped no matter my views on it as i know that way they cant remove his chip and say he wasnt chipped like they did his name tag[/p][/quote]So you claim the council deliberately ripped the tag with your phone number off so they could 'fine' you £65. For a start it's not a fine as you keep calling it, it's the cost of kenneling the dog. Secondly the council may be strapped for cash, but it's not that strapped and I know the man who looks after the dogs temporarily until the owner is found and he loves them. If the tag with the phone number had been there he would have rung you. What on earth do you think is in it for the council to drive your little dog all the way to Stowmarket just to screw you for £65. That's why I'm sorry, I no longer believe you.[/p][/quote]i dont care what you believe your nobody to me are you !!!! and it was £120 pound as it goes up each night, your quiet anoying to be honest lol gonna un mark getting the messages throu coz your just giving me a head ache its nothing to do with you whats so ever so why dont you actually go do something with your life other than commenting on a stupid page what has nothing to do with you??? coz i sure aint wasting no more of my time reading such pathetic comment by people who i couldn't care less about i got my dog back and im very very grateful to the man as he know and he sure will have the money back so bye you sad bunch of people melanie93
  • Score: -5

10:34pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

melanie93 wrote:
Reginald47 wrote:
melanie93 wrote:
romantic wrote:
melanie93 wrote: scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that
Wow, you should be in public relations! Seriously, if you're going to come on here and comment, at least have the good grace to thank the anonymous stranger who helped you out. The council is not scamming anybody. There are approx 100,000 stray dogs a year across the UK. From next year, it will be a legal requirement to have your dog chipped. If it's not, the fine will be up to £500. It costs about £20 to get it chipped, if you find the Dogs Trust they wlil do it for a small donation. We all get that a dog can run off, but if it's not chipped, it will get picked up. The council (meaning council tax payers) have to fund this. If the owner can't be found, the dog goes to kennels until reported lost. If not claimed after a couple of days, it will get taken up to Stowmarket, where there are regional kennels. All of this costs money, and it is why you will be asked to pay if your dog is found wandering the streets unchipped. What Scoot said was pretty harsh, but your response to him/her does you no great favours either. If no other lesson is learned from this, please go and get your dog chipped.
yes i understand what you're saying nut my dog did have his name tag not with my address but my mobile number and he wasn't in there care for very long at all thats what made me come to the papers because i thought it was harsh i dont believe my dog ripped his name tag of at all his only tiny and he was taken to stowmarket that same day wich they told me to wait for call back, i didnt want to wait as i didnt want them taking him there i wanted to get him back they assured me they can't send my dog to stowmarket without my permission as they now know who the owner is, but they didnt call me back and they did send him of and if my first comment makes you all think im a nasty person then thats your opinion your no one to judge me and neither was scoot hence why it got me upset and angry and i had ago, but yes i will be getting him chipped no matter my views on it as i know that way they cant remove his chip and say he wasnt chipped like they did his name tag
So you claim the council deliberately ripped the tag with your phone number off so they could 'fine' you £65. For a start it's not a fine as you keep calling it, it's the cost of kenneling the dog. Secondly the council may be strapped for cash, but it's not that strapped and I know the man who looks after the dogs temporarily until the owner is found and he loves them. If the tag with the phone number had been there he would have rung you. What on earth do you think is in it for the council to drive your little dog all the way to Stowmarket just to screw you for £65. That's why I'm sorry, I no longer believe you.
i dont care what you believe your nobody to me are you !!!! and it was £120 pound as it goes up each night, your quiet anoying to be honest lol gonna un mark getting the messages throu coz your just giving me a head ache its nothing to do with you whats so ever so why dont you actually go do something with your life other than commenting on a stupid page what has nothing to do with you??? coz i sure aint wasting no more of my time reading such pathetic comment by people who i couldn't care less about i got my dog back and im very very grateful to the man as he know and he sure will have the money back so bye you sad bunch of people
Bye Melanie have a nice life and don't forget to get your dog chipped!
[quote][p][bold]melanie93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]melanie93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]melanie93[/bold] wrote: scoot im the girl who own's the dog so before u jump the gun and run your mouth like you know me or my situation dont judge darling, this article was put in the paper to show up the council for trying to scam money from me for having my dog for less than 3 hours telling me all different reason as to the fee, my dog ran when i answered my door to mail and cant feed my baby hahaha wow i have a daughter aged three love and she is perfectly fine i did not have the money to give the council as i was not giving them the money to feed my child, i would never leave my child hungry for an animal as much as i love my dog hunny so i think you should take your sour comment and shove them up your **** you small minded person .... it just happened to be that a dog lover saw the article and wanted to help lol so please do not ever ever come with comment about my child or how i'd afford to feed them ever again and if you think you do have some need or right to say anything more to me or about me please come to my face and do that[/p][/quote]Wow, you should be in public relations! Seriously, if you're going to come on here and comment, at least have the good grace to thank the anonymous stranger who helped you out. The council is not scamming anybody. There are approx 100,000 stray dogs a year across the UK. From next year, it will be a legal requirement to have your dog chipped. If it's not, the fine will be up to £500. It costs about £20 to get it chipped, if you find the Dogs Trust they wlil do it for a small donation. We all get that a dog can run off, but if it's not chipped, it will get picked up. The council (meaning council tax payers) have to fund this. If the owner can't be found, the dog goes to kennels until reported lost. If not claimed after a couple of days, it will get taken up to Stowmarket, where there are regional kennels. All of this costs money, and it is why you will be asked to pay if your dog is found wandering the streets unchipped. What Scoot said was pretty harsh, but your response to him/her does you no great favours either. If no other lesson is learned from this, please go and get your dog chipped.[/p][/quote]yes i understand what you're saying nut my dog did have his name tag not with my address but my mobile number and he wasn't in there care for very long at all thats what made me come to the papers because i thought it was harsh i dont believe my dog ripped his name tag of at all his only tiny and he was taken to stowmarket that same day wich they told me to wait for call back, i didnt want to wait as i didnt want them taking him there i wanted to get him back they assured me they can't send my dog to stowmarket without my permission as they now know who the owner is, but they didnt call me back and they did send him of and if my first comment makes you all think im a nasty person then thats your opinion your no one to judge me and neither was scoot hence why it got me upset and angry and i had ago, but yes i will be getting him chipped no matter my views on it as i know that way they cant remove his chip and say he wasnt chipped like they did his name tag[/p][/quote]So you claim the council deliberately ripped the tag with your phone number off so they could 'fine' you £65. For a start it's not a fine as you keep calling it, it's the cost of kenneling the dog. Secondly the council may be strapped for cash, but it's not that strapped and I know the man who looks after the dogs temporarily until the owner is found and he loves them. If the tag with the phone number had been there he would have rung you. What on earth do you think is in it for the council to drive your little dog all the way to Stowmarket just to screw you for £65. That's why I'm sorry, I no longer believe you.[/p][/quote]i dont care what you believe your nobody to me are you !!!! and it was £120 pound as it goes up each night, your quiet anoying to be honest lol gonna un mark getting the messages throu coz your just giving me a head ache its nothing to do with you whats so ever so why dont you actually go do something with your life other than commenting on a stupid page what has nothing to do with you??? coz i sure aint wasting no more of my time reading such pathetic comment by people who i couldn't care less about i got my dog back and im very very grateful to the man as he know and he sure will have the money back so bye you sad bunch of people[/p][/quote]Bye Melanie have a nice life and don't forget to get your dog chipped! Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 7

3:04am Fri 21 Mar 14

born2know says...

Come on leave the poor girl alone, She needs the dog for company and protection when her other half is in side. She's even proud enough to post a pic of her kissing him as he is released on F.B and have her settings so everyone can see
Come on leave the poor girl alone, She needs the dog for company and protection when her other half is in side. She's even proud enough to post a pic of her kissing him as he is released on F.B and have her settings so everyone can see born2know
  • Score: 2

12:04pm Fri 21 Mar 14

laurenebond says...

I am interested to know if the dog warden claimed to have found this dog as it was actually my husband that found the dog when he went for a walk - he spent a long time knocking on doors to find the owner and then someone kindly lent him a lead as he was worried it would be run over. He walked it to the vets on bergholt road to see if it was chipped and they said it wasn't and essentially he was left with no option other than to take it home and look after it. We both spent a long time trying to get hold of the dog warden and they eventually came to collect it some time later. So I do hope the dog warden has not taken the credit for finding and caring for this dog! It may be sensible to get it chipped as if it had have been my husband could have just walked it back home.
I am interested to know if the dog warden claimed to have found this dog as it was actually my husband that found the dog when he went for a walk - he spent a long time knocking on doors to find the owner and then someone kindly lent him a lead as he was worried it would be run over. He walked it to the vets on bergholt road to see if it was chipped and they said it wasn't and essentially he was left with no option other than to take it home and look after it. We both spent a long time trying to get hold of the dog warden and they eventually came to collect it some time later. So I do hope the dog warden has not taken the credit for finding and caring for this dog! It may be sensible to get it chipped as if it had have been my husband could have just walked it back home. laurenebond
  • Score: 7

12:08pm Fri 21 Mar 14

laurenebond says...

One further thing, the dog warden was not lying about him not having a tag, of course that is the first thing my husband checked for so it must have come off!
One further thing, the dog warden was not lying about him not having a tag, of course that is the first thing my husband checked for so it must have come off! laurenebond
  • Score: 9

3:22pm Fri 21 Mar 14

wardyt says...

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11:55am Sun 23 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

£65 for locking it up in a cage for 12hrs.2 can stay at a travell lodge for £30 and you say its not a rip off reg?if the person who found it had left it alone it would have gone home anyway when it was hungry.
£65 for locking it up in a cage for 12hrs.2 can stay at a travell lodge for £30 and you say its not a rip off reg?if the person who found it had left it alone it would have gone home anyway when it was hungry. stevedawson
  • Score: -1

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