Vet checks - has complacency bred contempt?
Posted: Wednesday 17th, September 2014 Time: 09:41:52 pm
The Officers and Committee of the Richmond Dog Show Society are aware of a posting entitled "Vet checks – has complacency bred contempt?" on an internet blog site maintained by Ms. Jemima Harrison.
The posting contains an allegation, on the basis of photographs provided by an individual who has chosen to remain anonymous, that the veterinary check carried out by the Society's appointed veterinary surgeon for the Neapolitan Mastiff awarded best of breed at Richmond Championship Dog Show on Saturday, 6th September 2014 was carried out in a manner that did not accord with Kennel Club Guidelines for the conduct of such checks.
The Officers and Committee of Richmond Dog Society have completed an investigation of the basis on which the allegation has been made and now publish their findings with regard to the chronology of events which are as follows: -
On the basis of these investigations the Officers and Committee of the Richmond Dog Show Society are satisfied that the allegation made on the internet blog site maintained by Ms. Harrison is unfounded and as such is based on a selective and misleading portrayal of photographic evidence.
The Officers and Committee would also remind all competitors, journalists and any other visitors attending events organised by the Richmond Dog Show Society that no filming, photography or other form of recording may take place without the express written permission of the organisers. Any individual or organisation found to be disregarding this condition of attendance at the Society's events will be refused entry at subsequent events.