Saved from starvation

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Freddie’s story could have ended in tragedy if it wasn’t for a report made to the RSPCA.
Can you believe that this is the same dog? It’s hard to comprehend how owners can let pets get into such a terrible state!

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.

freddie the skin and bones dog at rspca queensland 2019

freddie suffers severe neglect before arriving at rspca

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.

Without your support, animals like Freddie don’t stand a chance. If you can help ensure the RSPCA can continue to fight for animals in need, sign up today and help fundraise for RSPCA Cupcake Day. Every dollar counts! 

freddie the staffy makes a full recovery rspca queensland 2019

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

Luna was seized from a property on Brisbane’s north side on Wednesday 25th June by an RSPCA Inspector. Similar to Freddie, Luna has a long road to recovery ahead of her.

luna the emaciated dog found in june 2019

emaciated dog luna comes into rspca care

Luna is currently under vet care and her previous owner has been charged with three offences related to failing to provide appropriate food and veterinary treatment to an animal.

And just when you think, surely there isn’t another case like this around the corner, Ava was found in Toowoomba in terrible condition on Friday 28th June. Ava was so malnourished that she couldn’t stand or walk and if our Inspectors hadn’t been alerted to her condition, it’s likely she wouldn’t have lasted another day.

ava the dog in rspca queensland care 2019
Ava was hospitalised and our veterinarians are hopeful that she will make a full recovery.

ava the dog is lucky to be alive

ava arrives skin and bones at rspca queensland june

The investigation surrounding Ava’s condition is ongoing, with Inspectors likely to commence proceedings against those responsible in the coming weeks.  

It’s disheartening to think that any human can let an animal reach the point of starvation. 

Anyone who sees animals like this is urged to contact the RSPCA 24/7 on our Animal Emergency Hotline 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625).

If you’d like to help animals like Freddie, Luna and Ava, support our cause by becoming an RSPCA Cupcake Day fundraiser today.

ava receives emergency veterinary care rspca queensland june 2019

Emma Lagoon
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