Freddie was found wandering the streets of Brisbane’s north side in 31 degree heat by a concerned member of the public who contacted the RSPCA to assist. Freddie was quickly collected by our Animal Ambulance team who transported him to Wacol. RSPCA veterinary staff determined he was emaciated, infested with fleas and hookworm, and weighed a measly 12 kilos! He was placed on a feeding plan and administered routine treatments.
After many months of care, Freddie reached his goal weight, closer to 30 kilos.
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Freddie is a happy-go-lucky Staffy who has won the hearts of all who know him. Sadly, Freddie isn’t the first, nor will he be the last emaciated dog that the RSPCA treats.
Freddie’s previous owner was located and was charged with four offences related to failing to provide appropriate food and veterinary treatment to an animal. The prosecution outcome resulted in a conviction not recorded and 12 months to pay:
- $1,800 fine (50% moiety)
- $101.80 court costs
- $1,066.72 vet costs
- $229.00 boarding
- $500 professional costs
- PO - 2 years