Last updated Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Recent information received has advised 1 person was scammed of a significant amount of money and another had their bank intervene foiling a scam regarding the purchase of a beagle pup in SA.
Advise from the ACCC has indicated elevated activity from people scamming those looking for a pup during these difficult times. Scamwatch has seen a recent spike in puppy scams and in April reports were almost five times higher than the average, with losses on track to exceed the 2019 total of $360,000. So far this year Scamwatch has received over 2,000 reports about COVID-19 scams and reported losses are more than $700,000 (as at 18 May 2020).
Scammers set up fake websites or ads on online classifieds and social media pretending to sell sought-after dog breeds and will take advantage of the fact that you can’t travel to meet the puppy in person.
“The safest option is to only buy or adopt a pet you can meet in person and if you cannot do that during the current lockdown restrictions, consider putting the search on hold”.
For the full report go to www.accc.gov.au/media-release/dont-get-scammed-looking-for-a-lockdown-puppy
Investigation has also revealed the old scam of mating a beagle with either a harrier or foxhound and passing the pups off as pure bred beagles has once again come back to life. People don’t generally complain as they love their dog.
Temporary Access Restrictions
David Roche Park
As from Monday 29 August 2016 until approximately Monday 27 September 2016 temporary access restrictions will be in place at David Roche Park due to resurfacing of the carpark and other infrastructure works.
The attached drawing identifies the main restrictions however these may vary at times and the office will attempt to keep the members informed as much as possible via the web site and Face Book (DOGS SA Members Page). The main restrictions are the 2 current bitumen car parks will not be available to members and the main gate will be open to contractors only. Access to David Roche Park will be via the Jean Nolan Gates.
For general access to Complete Canine and Suzie Therapetics follow the green line on the drawing to Marsula Brine area where parking is available and then again follow the green line to the main building. For access to the office, follow the blue line to the parking area near ring 6 and again follow the blue line through the bowling green to the office.
The area on the drawing bounded by the red lines and identified as “Contractor Controlled Area” are a designated construction site and all access is to be requested through the contractor. Due to high risk ok plant movement members are requested to stay clear of these areas.
Events which are scheduled during this period may continue however the restrictions are to be observed. Access to the toilets and canteen will be kept clear and able to be used by members.
Should members have any issues during this period please contact the Executive Officer DOGS SA.
President DOGS SA
Christmas time is fast approaching and that means one thing for the Beagle Club – Christmas Party time!
If you’re a new member, or you’ve never attended our Christmas party, then we encourage you to come along for a day of festive fun, food and good times with our beagles!
A BBQ lunch will be provided, but feel free to bring something along too, if you like.
As we do every year, we’ll have prizes for the ‘best dressed beagle’ – it must be Christmas themed!
We’ll also be holding a raffle, and there will be games to play, including ‘pin the tail on the beagle’ and ‘musical mats’, so our beagles can join in the fun. We’ll also have dog biscuits for sale, if you forget to bring along a treat for your hounds
We will have our first ever Beagle Club of SA 2016 Calendars for sale – starring various beagle members of our club! These will be available for $15 each. Get in quick!
We’ll also have our X-Mas cards for sale – $7 for a pack of 10.
We hope to see you there!
When: Sunday November 22nd 2015 from 10am
Where: Hazelwood Park (on Davenport Tce, towards Hazelwood Ave)