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!
Tuesday, 30 August, 2016
Five-year-old Sophie arrived at the SPCA last year after she was rescued by an Inspector from a situation of neglect. She had been confined to living in a small space and needed love, care and medical treatment.
But even though she was finally in a safe place with caring people, Sophie was still frightened. At the SPCA she spent most of her time cowering in the corner of her cage, hiding behind a towel.
We think Sophie hadn’t had much experience with people before she arrived at the SPCA and being around the hospital team was overwhelming for her.
Animals like Sophie come to us at the SPCA because the very people supposed to be looking after them have let them down. But we’ll work with them, and slowly show them that the world can be a happy and safe place.
Sophie needed to build some confidence, and learn how to live in a home where she would be treated as part of the family. So Sophie went out to foster care with one of our amazing volunteer foster families – the same Inspector who rescued her!