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    RTA RSPCA Dilemma?

    Got a call in the middle of the night from the National RSPCA control centre to attend a fairly local Deer RTA. Being fairly 'bleary eyed' at the time, my reply was that I'd had a couple of cans of cider earlier and couldn't therefore cover it. Having since thought about it, and the recent scandals regarding them wasting so much of their charitable donation money against countryside pursuits, I'm thinking that my next answer to them might be that they should go and pay for a vet to do their dirty work and not expect me to do it for free!
    As much as I don't like to think of an animal suffering, which is why I volunteer on the police call out register for RTA's, I recently decided that I would no longer support the RSPCA because of recent events. So, I am left with a dilemma regarding political stance versus deer welfare!???
    What should I do next time they call?
    MS

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    I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but - I would have thought you are registered with the police, not the RSPCA. Therefore you could explain that if they want you to go out then you will make a charge for incurred expenses - fuel, ammo, your time etc. Then present them with a bill at the end of it?

    Just a thought - that way you are fulfilling your moral obligation to put the animal out of its misery as quickly as possible and also serving your political agenda by making the RSPCA realise that they don't get things for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adjman View Post
    I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but - I would have thought you are registered with the police, not the RSPCA. Therefore you could explain that if they want you to go out then you will make a charge for incurred expenses - fuel, ammo, your time etc. Then present them with a bill at the end of it?

    Just a thought - that way you are fulfilling your moral obligation to put the animal out of its misery as quickly as possible and also serving your political agenda by making the RSPCA realise that they don't get things for free.
    The trouble is, that not everyone knows that they should call the police! I've been to one where various individuals had called the police who called me, a local vet, and the RSPCA. I also get individuals which call me directly. I've done quite a few for the RSPCA and the individual operators which I meet have all been very understanding and grateful for my help. I quite like the idea of telling them that there will be a bill raised to see thier response! I'm sure that every vet would raise one? I've had some where there is no way a vet or RSPCA could have managed. They'd have to agree then!
    MS

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    Do it one more time and submit your invoice afterwards for "professional services", they have an army of solicitors submitting them with no conscience so why should you!

    That should prove a point and stop the phone ringing.

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    MS... Correct me if I'm wrong here but.... My mate does this in the Bristol area, it too is co-ordinated between police and RSPCA but he gets paid a call out fee for each icident he attends... somewhere round the 60 a pop if memory serves!
    Last edited by Vipa; 26-02-2013 at 11:40.

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    Deer welfare every time .Dont think the deer need to suffer inspite of the RSPCA ..Ithink people are begining to see through this charity,that its the political arm of the anti brigade is not lost on a great many more people now they have seen the donations made to help animals used to fund a court case that had no chance .A bigger waste of money you could'nt find. Keep up the good work . ...........................Ps talk is cheap , i do the same type of call out for the same people so know exactly how you feel ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vipa View Post
    MS... Correct me if I'm wrong here but.... My mate does this in the Bristol area, it too is co-ordinated between police and RSPCA but he gets paid a call out fee for each icident he attends... somewhere round the 60 a pop if memory serves!
    It depends upon where you are mate. Some constabularies pay, others don't, and some don't even have a call-out scheme!
    I've done it for years for free! I did write to Suffolk Police and suggested that they could maybe do a token 10 per call payment to cover costs and maybe encourage more people to do it. Their reply was that it was a 'Public Service' and that if I didn't want to do it, I didn't have to! I nearly gave it up at that point but didn't! It is a thankless task, but I do it as my way of giving something back for all the healthy ones I shoot!
    MS

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    I think you have to put welfare before any political nonsense personally, but I was going to say the same as vipa ( I think we have the same mutual friend?)... the RSPCA pay per call out round here. This is for calls routed through the RSPCA, not the police.

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    Ours is a voluntary scheme ,no pay or exes .The league against ops sorry the RSPCA do pay if called out by them .

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    Quote Originally Posted by csl View Post
    I think you have to put welfare before any political nonsense personally, but I was going to say the same as vipa ( I think we have the same mutual friend?)... the RSPCA pay per call out round here. This is for calls routed through the RSPCA, not the police.
    As it happens csl yes we do!

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