September 1, 2010 at 5:45 pm


The RSPCA has come under fire from a dog rehabilitation expert, for adopting a new policy.

Nathan Barnes claims the guidelines will result in more animals being euthanased, but the RSPCA says that’s not the case.




  1. Olga Parkes on September 21st, 2010 11:12 am

I am concerned about this new RSPCA policy. Some dogs require a longer period with someone like Nathan, some less. I think any dog rescue organisation would agree.I think the RSPCA needs to provide evidence re dogs taken back into the Shelter after a period of socialisation with a carer. How many got homes as a result of behaviour modification. How many were killed. And why.We are a long way behind the UK Dogs Trust, where NO dogs are killed. They are re-homed or they are very well looked after at a Dogs Trust facility for life.

  1. Daniel on October 13th, 2010 10:52 am

I have seen Nathans work, I have worke with Nathan. The RSPCA does not know the animals like Nathan does, The RSPCA staff are just people looking for a pay check, Nathan has a genuine interest in saving and training animals

  1. pam holmes on March 16th, 2011 6:07 pm

For far to long the RSPCA has been a law unto its self, wasteing huge amounts of money and they should be made accountable.People donate to the RSPCA in the believe that they save animals, they do save some, BUT many, many more are killed that are rehomable.Thousands of dogs and cats are rescued and rehomed by small groups of people and IMO they do what the RSPCA fails to do year in and year out.

Put some of their many millions ( 17.000 000 public donations) in doing wide spread desexing, shutting down puppy mills and saving the animals that they exist for.

But would they put themselved out of a job, me thinks NOT.




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