Labor Indicates Intention to Abolish Arbitrary Deadline for Animals

On November 25, 2010, in government, support, by Mike Bailey

I’ve spent several hours discussing this with the Ministers office and have been assured that they ‘get it’. The statement has been approved for release by the Minister. I think we’ve been heard. The law in the Code of Practice for the management of dogs and cats in shelters and pounds is more than 20 [...]

Stonnington Council

Stonnington Council Endorses Campaign

On November 20, 2010, in government, support, by Mike Bailey

UPDATE: The Council voted unanimously to support our campaign to remove the 28 Day Rule! Stonnington Council plan to vote on endorsing our campaign to remove Victoria’s 28 Day Rule for Shelters. As a council committed to saving the lives of lost pets, Stonnington are being proactive in calling for the removal of this unnecessary restriction. The [...]


Even More Press Coverage!

On November 16, 2010, in media, shelters, support, by Mike Bailey

Pets dying to find a new home BY REBECCA DAVID THE Keysborough Animal Shelter has joined a growing campaign to change state rules requiring shelters to kill animals not rehoused within 28 days. Under Department of Primary Industry guidelines, dogs and cats selected for sale can only be held at shelters for four weeks. After [...]


More Media Coverage

On November 16, 2010, in media, shelters, support, by Mike Bailey

Dying to find a new home BY EMMA WOODALL VICTORIAN animal shelters and pounds want a rule abolished that requires them to destroy cats and dogs that have not been rehoused or gone into foster care within 28 days.The code of practice they operate under says “the maximum time any animal selected for sale can [...]


Lort Smith Opposes Arbitrary Limit

On November 10, 2010, in shelters, support, by Mike Bailey

The Lort Smith Animal Hospital agrees that animals that are not re-homed before any arbitrarily set  period, that are also coping well under shelter conditions, should not have to be removed  from the shelter as a result of being at the shelter for that arbitrary period – and if they are not coping well, that is [...]

Geelong Advertiser Reports

On November 9, 2010, in media, support, by Mike Bailey

The second week of our campaign saw it being reported on radio and the press. The story below in the Geelong Advertiser resulted in hundreds of readers giving feedback in the form of comments or Facebook ‘Likes’. How long can the Minister, Joe Helper, refuse to listen to the voice of reason? Pup death penalty [...]

Animal Aid

Animal Aid Opposes Adoption Deadline

On November 1, 2010, in shelters, support, by Mike Bailey

Animal Aid believes that every one of our fellow creatures is entitled to be treated with respect and compassion and have its individual needs and experiences taken into account as part of their assessment, rehabilitation and ultimately adoption. The 28 day time limit does not allow the individual to be taken into account and is [...]


Pets Haven Wants End to Deadline

On October 29, 2010, in shelters, support, by Mike Bailey

For many years now healthy animals have been killed in pounds and shelters. The 28 day rule is enforced and all pounds/shelters must comply. Not only are healthy animals being killed for an unnecessary reason but this ruling has placed emotional stress on the people who work within these pounds and shelters. It has been [...]

Maria Mercurio, CEO RSPCA Victoria

RSPCA Rejects Deadline for Animals

On October 28, 2010, in shelters, support, by Mike Bailey

The RSPCA believes that holding periods for animals within shelters and pounds should not be restricted to arbitrary time frames. We have tirelessly lobbied the Victorian State Government to move away from the 28-day holding period and in late October, we were delighted with the announcement that the Labour government would extend holding periods for [...]

Cat Protection Society of Victoria

Cat Protection Society Lends Support

On October 27, 2010, in shelters, support, by Mike Bailey

The CPS supports a change to the Code regarding the 28 day rule. CPS has been actively involved in the writing group established by the Government which is currently reviewing the Code and we have lobbied strongly for no specific time frame but rather periodic health and temperament reviews to ensure the welfare of the [...]