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Police & RSPCA Raid Rutland Manor

August 17, 2009
Police & RSPCA raid RM

Police & RSPCA raid RM

On Thursday 13th August 2009, RSPCA executed a search warrant at Rutland Manor, they were accompanied by a number of Victorian Police Officers and Council compliance officers.

RSPCA were there to seize evidence related to the illegal de-barking of the Rutland Manor dogs. Six cars were observed leaving the property with a large amount of paperwork. We will update this site as more facts come to hand.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Silva permalink
    August 17, 2009 7:26 am

    They are there to protect the dogs and all the future dogs at risk from illegal over breeding and mutilation for profit. Let us just hope they do their job well.

  2. Emma permalink
    August 17, 2009 7:31 am

    Oh come on people – when is enough going to be enough!!!

    These things don’t happen to people who do the right thing. There is no denying that RM have some HUGE problems and have had for a very long time.
    You can’t hide from the truth any more.

  3. Lisa Ryan permalink
    August 17, 2009 10:28 am

    Yes Julie-Anne Baw Baw Council and many others who have had the power to act and are indeed are responsible and legislated to act and protect animals like these beautiful dogs will have a lot to answer to – if not in this lifetime in the next. Not only did Council allow this cruel puppy factory to continue with no permit, they then rushed through a permit to continue this cruelty and obviously did so without proper inspection, and then just to top it off, they issued the permit in the name of a bankrupt company. Baw Baw shire resdidents rates at work !

    Lets hope the evidence is sufficient to ensure all who have stood by silently will be held accountable and Beverley Manners is never again allowed to own another animal – dog or cat.

  4. Amanda permalink
    August 17, 2009 12:57 pm

    Where are all the RM supporters now? Silence is as deafening as a debarked dog! Or perhaps they just want to ignore the truth and stay in their own little Doodle world ! Its all just too hard for them to face reality.

  5. heike permalink
    August 17, 2009 10:55 pm

    Amanda, if you have read my posts you will see I am a fan of facts and research and am open minded enough to change my mind. But, when you just call us names, it put a defensiveness that all people feel when being attacked. So, if you want to win more people over it would be better not to alienate, just educate. Thanks. Not all of us continue to drink the kool aid.

  6. Lisa Ryan permalink
    August 17, 2009 11:28 pm

    Heike good for you but your posts and those of all former RM supporters are littered with much name calling. It is however those who have stood steadfast against Rutland Manor and Beverly Manners and ignored our own level of skin, becasue we placed the dogs needs ahead of our own sensitivty, that much of this has come to light. Being open minded means considering all points of view but it also carriers with it a responsibility to look at facts and seek out facts not just follow blindly, and as you say drink the cool aid. However fundamental issues like debarking are black and white – you either agree and support as does Beverly and at one time possibly even you, or like me – you absolutely oppose it in any circumstances. Standing up and opposing injustice takes courgae Heike. I think you have it.

  7. heike allison permalink
    August 18, 2009 10:24 pm

    I don’t agree with breeding underage dogs as I have said and I do respect Dr. Jane Barber, she is qualified in this area to give expert opinion. As for her using Dr. Barber article, it has been very recent and since Dr. Barber asked to to take it down she very well should. As for attacking Mr. Ooerverton, there is no excuse. I am just sad.

  8. StopRutlandManor permalink
    August 18, 2009 10:30 pm

    Heike Welcome
    Dr Barbers article has been found linked to RM’s archived websites, it has been used for years.
    You have spoken out, well done.

  9. Lisa Ryan permalink
    August 19, 2009 7:20 am

    You don’t need to be qualified in anything including veterinary science to be appalled at all of the RM practices – including underage breeding, back to back breeding over and over, debarking, complete lack of care ie grooming, complete lack of social enjoyment ie locked in kennels with no way out. You don’t need to follow the opinion of someone like Jane Barber to see right from wrong. You don’t need to be outraged and sickened at events like the fate of ‘Yogi Bean’ or her daughter ’Beansie’ – you just need to be human.

    It is very simple – you need to have a respect and compassion for the animal kingdom and a conscious to speak up even if the experts are still debating about the merits of right or wrong or what constitutes good practice and even when you are standing alone. Right is right and wrong is wrong. We all have an opinion and all have a responsibility to express it.

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world… Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has!”

    Margaret Mead (Sociologist)

    “My doctrine is this: that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and we do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.”

    Anna Sewell (English Novelist)

    • August 28, 2009 10:57 pm

      Although this expose` sickens me, I can sigh with relief that finally, after so many years, RM supporters are able to see what many of us breeders have tried to say for such a long time. We were NEVER the trouble-makers that RM portrayed us to be. Many of us were aware of her practices and incredible ability to weave and rearrange the truth. We tried to ask questions and requested clarifications, but we were bashed at every turn as ‘instigators’ when posting by RM and her supporters.

      Sadly, it took this ‘exposure’ for some of you to see that there was a deep, dark side to RM and those dogs suffered over and over.

      Many, many breeders were brutalized by RM. I am amazed that it took well over 5 years for some of you to finally see what this place really is.

      I have always felt that when anyone consistently uses words from the Bible as a ‘weapon of defense’, they are shielding their black souls.

      • StopRutlandManor permalink
        August 29, 2009 6:19 am

        Bravo Joyce, well said.

      • Chaz permalink
        September 17, 2009 4:48 am

        Thanks for speaking out Joyce. I wish all breeders would show the same courage and integrity.

  10. Rachael permalink
    August 21, 2009 12:50 am

    I am just new to this but shouldn’t the council provide regular check ups to make sure this sort of thing doesn’t happen? I mean come on! It’s not Hard to see that Beverly has been doing the wrong thing. It’s discusting that nothing has been done about it until now. It is good to see that people are passionate about this situation…if it wasn’t for them this terrible act will still be happening! Shame on Rutland Manor! They should be discusted with themselves!

  11. August 27, 2009 6:37 pm

    It is evident to me that these poor animals are simply “A POUND OR TWO FLESH!!!!!” For every litter born how many are forsaken and never placed?
    It’s all about Money I’m afraid to say, People like these don’t understand How to be disgusted with themselves, They only understand the almighty Dollar. At one point I had thought about one of their dogs as a Mobility Service dogs however finances being what they are in this country right now, I opted to go to California to train with my Gorgeous Partner, A Black Standard Poodle named Gambler. If Beverly would have used her Heart
    ( if She has one that is), She could have offered these dogs to Assistance Dog Programs where they would have made a difference in someones life. They would have been loved and taken care of but I feel that all she can see is possible $ signs!!!!!.

    • StopRutlandManor permalink
      August 29, 2009 6:20 am

      Thanks Mary, well said!

  12. Jane permalink
    August 28, 2009 9:44 am

    There is a very interesting thread on the below link, particularly interesting stuff about RM pedigrees/Poodles as therapy dogs etc so it’s all well worth a read.

  13. A Dog lover permalink
    August 29, 2009 7:47 pm

    Why are there only comments on here that agree with the subject? Surely there are people who find this witch-hunt disgraceful and sick? Or maybe they have the posts removed so they (the owners of the site and the people behind the vicious threads) look like their facts are 100% correct?

  14. Silva permalink
    August 30, 2009 4:51 am

    If what is said on this site is true then any true dog lover would join the campaign to close Beverley down and would never condone underage breeding (proven), cruel constant breeding and debarking (she admits it all).
    It is all TRUE

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