13 August 2013
Footage of dogs kept in deplorable conditions at Calstead Collies led to a cruelty investigation in November 2012, and the owner of the property being charged with 80 offences. The court case is continuing, with the next hearing expected to take place in December 2013.
If you were one of the thousands to speak out for these dogs, THANK YOU!
The video evidence provided to Animals Australia, and aired on Today Tonight, sparked a huge public outcry. Casey Council and Dogs Victoria were flooded with letters urging them to take firm action.
Thanks to your efforts, and those of Casey Council, those responsible for this cruelty can now be held to account in a court of law.
The evidence gathered was damning: dogs without free access to water or bedding, and many who were not being exercised. In the worst cases, dogs were being confined in what can only be described as 'upright tombs', with no fresh air and no sunlight.
While Casey Council has shown that they are willing to take strong action against irresponsible breeders, the same cannot be said for Dogs Victoria. Calstead Collies has been allowed to remain a member, without any apparent repercussions from their representative body.