Rainbow Bridge: Australian Cattle Dog Male

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  • Dog ID 12469
  • Status Rainbow Bridge
  • Registered 15 Feb 2008
  • Name STAR
  • Gender & Breed Male Australian Cattle Dog
  • Age Young Adult
  • Colour
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged Yes
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 15 Feb 2008
  • Lost In Region South East
  • Lost In Post Area RAINBOW BRIDGE
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
  • Phone 1 01229 777713
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By Not known
  • Views 1834
  • STARPoster Image
  • STARExtra Image


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Regarding keeping livestock safe - I think you will find that the majority of farmers do do their utmost. After all, there is neither profit in losing your own animals or the support of the community by killing someone else's - especially now when many have had to turn their hand at diversifying into direct business with Joe Public. How though, can you keep livestock safe when farmed on hill country? or any kind of open access land? or where there are footpaths? We have a beautiful countryside and people (with their dogs) quite rightly want to walk in it - if farmers had to keep it secure would that be possible? Yes, there are probably instances of landowners being a bit too quick to assume that a dog is going to kill if running after livestock, and it may have been possible to catch it instead, but, as Corbiere points out, how much more damage in terms of injured/aborted animals might there be - and who amongst us wants that for any animal? Judging from the response to Elder's story no-one.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Sally Nicholson-Fisher
seeing as we're discussing it, how about farmers taking responsibility for keeping their animals safe? I get a bit sick of wildlife and pet animals being scapegoated for harming livestock - which is, as we should all know and recognise, animals used for human consumption. Sleep tight Star. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
I've farmed sheep, which we all should know is now a way of life in which it's almost impossible to make a living. Sadly if a dog chases ewes in lamb, even if it's only 'herding' chasing, they can and do abort. Poor Star may have attacked lambs too - Cattle Dogs do nip and have been bred to have quite a dominant streak, and we don't know what happened. The story is terribly sad, but you can't really blame the farmer for protecting his stock. Entire flocks can panic and at this time of year, it could be a total financial disaster for him. Taking in a rescue dog is always going to be a risk - which won't stop us doing it. Rest in peace Star, what a shame your life couldn't have been a longer happier one.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
so sorry to hear such news god bless star.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
So sad to hear about this poor lad. However it is beyond me how quick some are to pass generic judgement on others as to the whys and wherefores of their actions, without yet knowing the facts. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Sally Nicholson-Fisher
Far too many farmers are trigger happy.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
collie mad
why was star shot was he worrying his animals we have a farm but would never dream of shooting a dog we would try and find out were a dog had come from and speak to the owners if it was running loss . my thoughts are with the owners run free little Star such a short life .Jacky Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
So sad. Another one taken by the actions of one of those who only care about losing something that earns them money.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
I'm so very sorry. The worst possible news. Bless you Star xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Run free Star. xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Oh bless, run free at rainbow bridge until mummy comes for you. RIP. Thoughts are with you at this sad time. XXXLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Jumanji - Co-ordinator.South.Yorkshire
such awful news x My thoughts are with Star and his owners.Run free dear Star xxx Pam Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Such sad news to see, dont know if farmer realised Star was a herding breed as Australian Cattle Dogs are still not a common breed in the UK. At least owner has closure, albeit not what any of us wanted to see. There's many of our friends already at the bridge, Star will have plenty of run friends to play with.xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
i lit a candle and said a pray for you in church today and i know my emma and bella and blarney will show you around rainbow bridge and take good care of you x x xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Oh so sorry Star, Run free, Love from Sukimax. xxxxxxxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Liz Cox
Dear Star, run free, be happy, beautiful boy. XLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
This so so sad poor boy well my love you are in a good place now run free boy all of my thoughts are with the owner and all that try to help this boy to have a good life RIP STAR good night god bless.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Millys Mum
I'm so sorry to hear that this boy didn't make it home. My thoughts are with his owners. Rest in peace Star - sweet dreams, little lad... xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
This is just devastating news. When talking to his owners they were doing a brilliant job, with the help of the RSPCA and DW in searching for Star. The lambing season was a big worry especially as Australian Cattle dogs are a herding breed. I am so sorry it has ended this way poor Star has only ever known Kennel life and had a future ahead of him with his new family. Deepest thoughts are with his owners and RSPCA staff who have known him since a puppy. Run free at the bridge and sweet dreams Star. Jan xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
By the edge of a wood at the foot of the hill, Is a lush green meadow where time stands still, Where friends of a man and woman do run, when their time on earth is over and done, For here between this world and the next , Is a place where each beloved creature find's rest ! On this golden land they wait and play till Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day. No more do they suffer in pain or sadness for here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness!!!! Their limbs are restored their health renewed their bodies have healed strength imbuled !!!! They run through the grass without even a care, untill one day they Stop and sniff the air !!! All ears pricked forward, eyes dart side to side, Then all of a sudden one breaks from the pack ! For just that instant their eyes have met Together again person and pet, So they run to each other these friends from long past, The time of their parting is over at last !! The sadness they felt whilie they were apart has turned into Joy once more in each heart, They embrace with a love that will last forever and side by side they cross over together !! Run wild and free STAR with the warmth of the sun on your back forever ! XXXXXLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
oh no x Did she attack any cattle ?? So young x run wild and free in rainbow bridge star x x xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
I'm so sorry Star didn't get home, what a very sad story, a new start to be snatched away from the poor boy.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unfortunately, owner has received a call that Star was shot by a farmer, she thanks you all for your help and support, but remains too upset to talk at the moment - hence the delay in letting us know, run free Star. My Keelah will look after you up there (watch her breath though, it's toxic!)Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Tried owner again, still unable to contact them. Jan xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Tried to contact owners for an update and a photo, no answer. Without a photo we cannot email helpers in the area. Jan xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=LA22Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=australian+cattle+dog&btnG=Google+Search&meta=cr%3DcountryUK%7CcountryGBLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Have spoken to owner and asked for the photo to be sent a.s.a.p. so helpers in the area can be sent details. Jan xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Owner your account is now active.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Spoken to owner, photo needs to be scanned, have discussed other ways of getting a photo to DL, hopefully one will be sent by mobile later when partner gets in. Star is a rescue dog and has only been with owners for two weeks, he has lived in kennels since a pup and is not used to the outside world and people. He ran off while on a walk and was spooked by a stranger. There has been many sightings of him within a 5 mile radius. Staff at the RSPCA have been helping with the search and still have his litter brother. Have discussed scenting etc and advised it would be better using the scent of an RSPCA staff member that Star is very familiar with, his litter brother has been getting taken to the area. Owners also have another dog which Star is used to. If Star settles in one place and a feeding pattern can be set up, a blanket with his litter brothers scent can be left. Owner has said she will register and update us. Sending SCENTING & MAPPING instructions to owner. Owner there other reunited dogs you can look at to get some useful advice on what/what not to do (Rambo GSD/Ted BC/Fable GSD). Good luck and hope you get this boy home soon. Jan x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
nmessage left for update and picLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Please e mail poster to admin@doglost.co.ukLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Will forward to contact in Cumbria once photo received. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Come on boy live up to your name and be a Star and show yourself. Hope and pray that you are back home again soon, stay safe sweetheart. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18

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