Evie’s Life-Changing Story

Dogs Happy Story Posted Nov 10, 2020
This story may start off sad, but trust me, it ends with a happy ending- so keep on reading!
Evie was only 8 months young when she was handed over to the RSPCA. She was extremely malnourished and had multiple breaks to her face, head, ribs, hips and back legs after continual abuse. Her injuries had been ignored for so long that she learned to walk on her two front legs and crawl to avoid the pain that walking on her back legs caused her. Due to the extent of her injuries, she was thought to be too ‘broken’ and the vets were seriously considering the kindest thing was to let her go to puppy heaven to make sure that she had a pain-free future.  

However, as soon as Evie was able to eat, the RSPCA knew this beautiful little girl was extremely strong-willed and wanted to fight for her life, so the RSPCA did everything in their power to help manage her pain. From this, the RSPCA team decided to seek further advice. Everyone was pleased to hear that Dr Wendy Archipow and the team at Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre, Albany Creek were confident that they were able to fix her breaks; and with lots of physio and love from the RSPCA team, she was able to start her second chance at life. 

Five weeks on from her intensive five hour surgery, Evie had been attending regular sessions with Animal Physiotherapist, Sandra Sharpe at BVSC Animal Hospital.

Of course, all of this treatment came at a hefty cost, so RSPCA Qld put out a call for donations with a goal of raising $15,000 to help with some of Evie’s surgical costs and rehabilitation including her extensive physio and ongoing care. Currently, there has been $27,220 raised but sadly her costs far exceeded the expectations and reached over $30,000 but it was amazing to see Evie happy and healthy and the love, care and generosity from the community and all of those who donated above and beyond to assist in nursing Evie back to full health. 

After months of care and rehabilitation, this beautiful little American Staffordshire Bull Terrier is happier than ever. She loves to wrap herself between people’s legs, sit on their lap and nudge their arms for pats, cuddles and attention. Despite the cruelty that she suffered, she is still in high spirits and very frequently shows her happy, kind-natured and loving attitude. 

It was a long time coming, and after multiple applications and days of meets, Evie has finally found her much deserved furever home and she couldn’t have been any more excited.  She finally has a loving family and can enjoy her new life with her fur-sibling, Stretch. From all of us at the RSPCA, we are so proud of the progress that Evie made, and we wish her and her new family all the best in the future. 

For more information on Evie’s journey while at the RSPCA, you can visit the RSPCA Queensland Facebook page using #EvieMatters. 

Ruby Stewart
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