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Aussie Club Slammed By RSPCA For Offering 'Real Life Puppies' To People

Aussie Club Slammed By RSPCA For Offering 'Real Life Puppies' To People

Pubs and clubs across Australia are doing their bit to try and attract Halloween-keen people.

Whether it's a fancy dress competition or playing nothing but spooky tunes, establishments will try and get as many people through the door as possible.

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But they certainly couldn't compete with a South Australian club, which was offering something that surely sounded too good to be true.

The Dog and Duck posted on its Facebook page saying: "This weekend, we give you the chance to party and take a puppy home. That's right we have real life puppies in the venue Saturday night.

Credit: Dog and Duck
Credit: Dog and Duck

"This could be a forever pet or just for a little while. If you change your mind bring the puppy back."

You can imagine people's shock and surprise about the chance to pick up a goddamn tiny dog for free. However, the RSPCA wasn't as excited and slammed the pub for an offer like that.

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A statement from the organisation read: "RSPCA South Australia is highly concerned at a post today on the Facebook page of an Adelaide city nightclub, Dog and Duck."

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

The club contacted the organisation and tried to explain that it was a tongue-in-cheek post - they did not intend to bring real dogs to the pub and were just trying to be funny.

But the RSPCA's animal welfare advocate, Dr Rebekah Eyers, said: "To even jokingly suggest that you could take them to the loud environment of a nightclub, give them away, and then potentially have them returned, is appalling.

"Our office was inundated with calls and emails complaining about the post, which has been a waste of valuable resources here at RSPCA - all for what we are now being told was a joke."

Thankfully no puppies were actually brought to The Dog and Duck. Credit: Pexels/Helena Lopes
Thankfully no puppies were actually brought to The Dog and Duck. Credit: Pexels/Helena Lopes

With all that kerfuffle, The Dog and Duck has released a statement clarifying what they meant in the original post.

It said: "Dog and Duck would like to clear up their post about the puppies. It was always intended to have two people dressed as fetish dogs or known as pup play.

"The photo shoot was taken two weeks ago for this promo for Halloween. We didn't expect that people would actually believe we would be giving away free puppies and apologise to the RSPCA for all the calls they received when they can do so much better with their time.

"The reaction from the public clearly shows we hit a nerve with our post and we should of thought about the wording better. We will be giving a donation to the RSPCA as a sorry for having their time wasted.

"We all have pets and we do not condone any behaviour that can harm an animal."

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Topics: Community, Animals, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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