Behaviourist blames society for influx of unwanted dogs

Dangerous dogs... or just victims of our society?

Dangerous dogs... or just victims of our society?

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

There are many words used to describe the influx of status dogs, poorly treated pets and just the unfortunate overspill of unwanted litters.

Some are abused, thrown out on to the streets, untrained or, even in extreme cases, purposely moulded into killing machines.

But for animal behaviourist Jane Nettleton, of Little Clacton, the problem is deep-rooted in our society.

“Every day, hundreds, if not thousands, of dogs are killed just because they don’t have a home.

“How can that be right?”

Jane, who has three dogs, including one that was rescued from an abusive home, is also secretary of Tendring dog charity Spirit of the Dog, which aims to build a rehabilitation for last chance dogs.

“Dogs are not for status, for fashion or a cuddly toy – they are intelligent and beautiful animals that are so often misunderstood.

“If only more people would try to learn about the animals they keep in their homes and seek training when problems arise.

“Something needs to be done to stop this overbreeding and to clampdown on both irresponsible and cruel owners, else how can we go on calling ourselves a nation of dog lovers?

“If dog is man’s best friend, then they deserve better than this.”

To learn more about dog rehabilitation, training, education or the charity, go to spiritofthe dog.org.uk

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2:12pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

We have more important things that matter; if a dig cant be quickly rehomed then put it down.
We have more important things that matter; if a dig cant be quickly rehomed then put it down. Jack222
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9:27pm Wed 9 Apr 14

multitasker says...

Jack222 what an evil thing to say. Maybe we should put you down too
Jack222 what an evil thing to say. Maybe we should put you down too multitasker
  • Score: 3

9:40am Thu 10 Apr 14

willism says...

what a complete fool, putting them down !! .....
dogs should be licensed, if you've got a dog to just parade around the streets like some sort of weapon then your an idiot and should have that dog rehomed.
what a complete fool, putting them down !! ..... dogs should be licensed, if you've got a dog to just parade around the streets like some sort of weapon then your an idiot and should have that dog rehomed. willism
  • Score: 1

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