16 comments to “‘It’s not us, it’s you’. The Lost Dogs Home discusses high kill rates”

  1. Catherine Coquilla | March 15, 2013 | Permalink

    Wait a minute GS….what about the dogs or other animals you “oops” accidentally killed/euthanized even though the owners have made contact to claim their pet? But like I said “oops” was on death-row the next day.

  2. Doug | March 15, 2013 | Permalink

    Much kudos to you Shel, thank you for taking a stand and being a leader on this. On the matter of mandatory desexing, i am not use ethat i totLly agree with you if i ahve understoof correctly….are you saying you do not support this? I think it is imperative that all cat owners apart from registered breeders de sex their cat, not just semi owned and community cats.

  3. deborah mcmillan | March 15, 2013 | Permalink

    LDH stop killing our pets…there is a better way and the entire board are in denial.Time for CHANGEu

  4. deborah mcmillan | March 15, 2013 | Permalink

    LDH STOP killing our pets – ‘there IS a better way!’ the entire board appears to be in denial and it is TIME for CHANGE!!88t

  5. Belinda | March 15, 2013 | Permalink

    Various groups don’t like the Lost Dogs Home because they don’t work with Other Rescue Groups who could take some of their dogs and put them with Carers and advocate for them!!

  6. Michelle Ostrow Zukerman | March 15, 2013 | Permalink

    It’s time to step down Graeme Smith…full stop, you have too much blood on your hands, and not enough in your heart.

    • Nadine Billingham | March 16, 2013 | Permalink

      Well put!!!!

  7. Patricia Wheeldon | March 15, 2013 | Permalink

    I am beyond disgusted with the Lost Dogs Home ….

  8. Kerry McGrath | March 15, 2013 | Permalink

    It was a very biased interview, Tom Elliott clueless. Even the lovely Marty Fields doesn’t see what goes on behind the scenes.

  9. Nadine Billingham | March 16, 2013 | Permalink

    Perhaps the Lost Dogs’ Home need to change their name. A ‘home’ is defined as…

    The place where one lives permanently, esp. as a member of a family or household.


    noun. house – residence – dwelling – abode – habitation

    Lost Dogs’ Halfway House? Lost Dogs’ Processing Centre? Lost Dogs’ Last Chance? Lost Dogs’ Get in Quick Before We Kill ‘Em? Lost Dogs’ Last Home?
    Just stop calling it a home because it is NOTHING like a HOME!! Certainly not a place I would like to call home given their propensity for killing half the residents!

  10. JJ Miller | March 16, 2013 | Permalink

    There needs to be a public debate on this and hard questions asked and answered… One person unopposed in an interview can be very convincing in what they say, but having his answers refuted and challenged will definitely get more people wondering about his motives…. There is quick money to be made in death.

  11. Michelle | March 16, 2013 | Permalink

    WHAT ABOUT THE CATS GRAEME SMITH?? I noticed in the 3AW interview that you chose to report the stats for DOGS rather than the combined stats for dogs AND CATS! Once these stats are combined, the LDH kills 72% of unclaimed animals. These stats are from the LDH’s own annual report – it’s a far cry from the 14% that you claim in your interview. Manipulation and lies.

  12. Julie John | March 16, 2013 | Permalink

    Thank you for writing this it is brilliantly written…and as I have said a few times in the past 3 days…”I do hope that The Lost Dog’s Home KILL rates become as LOW as the standard of Tom Elliot’s Drive Program”.
    A Bias and poorly researched interview by TE as we listened to GS distort the truth yet again!
    A constant up hill battle to try to be the voice of our pets but a battle we will continue until CHANGE is made!

  13. Lian Spafford | March 16, 2013 | Permalink

    So he admits that they wouldn’t rehab a dog for over a yr!!! What happens to them then? I’ve had a foster dog for 5 mths,who was only 15 mths when he got here, waiting to find the right person for him! I’d have had him for however long it took!!

  14. Cazz | March 17, 2013 | Permalink

    GS won’t rehab a dog for longer then the 3 days it takes the dog to gain someone who’ll rescue it, and even then there’s over 50% chance he’ll get the dog to fail the temperament test and kill it anyway.

  15. Mark | April 3, 2013 | Permalink

    We have worked in animal rescue overseas and have had over a dozen puppies born at our house from stray dogs, yet we found homes for all of them with a bit of effort. This pound seems to have a lot of money but doesn’t really care.
    I thought the interview was good. We like all kinds of dogs, Mr. Smith is wrong to be bias against dogs because of their breeds, they are still dogs. Bobo was also a good dog, but how much chance did he get?
    There should be an independent inquiry into this place, also write to the Victorian Premier Mr.Denis Naptime, and get him to voice an opinion about something. There should also be some questions asked to the Hume City Council, in particular why do they send dogs to a place like this instead of a better one???