Finding their forever homes
Friday 2, September, 2016
Finding a forever home for the animals in our care is one of the most rewarding part of our work at the SPCA. Here are just three of our recently adopted animals who are enjoying their new loving families.
By the time she was six weeks old, little Willow had already been through so much. She was found wandering the streets all alone, with a terrible injury on her hind leg. Fortunately the kind person who found her brought her to the SPCA so our team could care for her and give her the vet treatment she needed.
Sadly, due to the nature of her injury, SPCA vets had to make the difficult decision to amputate her leg. It’s always hard to see such a young animal undergo major surgery, but we knew she was in the best possible hands with the expert care of our Vet Team.
Willow’s surgery went very well, and she spent some time with one of our foster families where she learnt to navigate life on three legs. Her foster family told us they were amazed at how quickly she could race around the house – having three legs certainly didn’t slow her down!
It didn’t take long for Willow to find a forever home. Her new owners tell us she settled in immediately and was a great addition to their family: “We love her dearly and have named her Willow for her strength, resilience and big heart. She’s an avid explorer and definitely does not let her missing leg affect her!”
Ariel is a Flemish Giant who was found hopping in the backyard of an abandoned property – certainly not a safe place for a bunny!
She came to the SPCA, where after a vet check-up, vaccinations and desexing, she was ready to find a safe new home. She was adopted by Victoria and Tobias, who wrote to us recently and let us know she has a wonderful life, and a bunny bestie – Buddha, also adopted from the SPCA!
“Ariel is the sassiest, sweetest, funniest bunny and we love and adore her with all our hearts. She has a big personality with a big heart. Nothing brings a smile to our faces more than seeing her hop enthusiastically to greet us when we come home, even if we have only been out for a short time.
"Our lives have been irreversibly changed for the better.”
You may remember the story of Iggy which we shared with you earlier this year. Iggy and his eight siblings were just six weeks old when they were dumped in a park and left all alone on a cold winter night.
Fortunately a kind member of the public heard their cries and brought them into the SPCA, where the team worked around the clock to keep them warm, safe and fed. With lots of love and care, the puppies gained weight, confidence and cheeky personalities!
We are delighted to tell you that Iggy and his brothers and sisters have all found forever families. Their owners have kept in touch with each other, and regularly meet up for dog playdates at the beach.
We couldn’t have asked for a better ending to the story of these puppies – so thank you for being an SPCA supporter and making this possible.