Walk for dogs like Rocky

Posted Apr 13, 2023
How you can help the underdog that beat the odds...

**Warning: This blog contains graphic images below** 

Rocky was certainly the underdog. This poor American Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross was found wandering the streets in Gladstone with severe burns to his body. He had been doused in acid and had open wounds. He urgently needed help.

We knew from the moment we saw Rocky that he needed urgent medical attention and it would be a slow recovery for this poor boy. 

Rocky was a fighter and were we determined to give him the best possible chance at a happy new life! 

You can help us ensure pets like Rocky get emergency care by walking and fundraising for them at this year's RSPCA Million Paws Walk in May.

fight animal cruelty for pets like rocky

Rocky received salt washes and medical treatment, but healing was a slow process for him.  He was itchy and scarred, but he loved a good belly rub and skin massages from his foster carer.

 rocky recovered thanks to rspca fundraisers

Above: Rocky on the mend in his foster care home.

With care, treatment and love, Rocky made a full recovery and has since been adopted into a loving home.

rocky survived burns to live a happy life

His new owner says that Rocky has settled into his forever home perfectly, “He likes running in the sprinkler, he wakes up the teenage boys by jumping on their beds each morning and looks at all of us lovingly whenever we have food.”

happy dog rocky makes full recovery at rspca

On Sunday May 19, walk with us and thousands of passionate supporters, to end animal cruelty. Find your local RSPCA Million Paws Walk here and start fundraising today. 

By fundraising, you’re helping our Inspectors bring people to justice for awful acts of cruelty to animals just like Rocky. You’re also ensuring that we can continue to provide essential veterinary care to animals in need. 

We rely heavily on our generous supporters to fund our life saving services that we provide to domestic and wild animals. It costs over 50 million dollars each year to help animals in Queensland alone and we only receive four percent of that in government funding. We cannot save them without YOU!

As Sylvester Stallone said in Rocky, “Life's not about how hard of a hit you can give... it's about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward.” Rocky the dog beat the odds and kept moving forward to a brighter future, thanks to RSPCA supporters. 

With you by our side, we hope to reach our fundraising goal of $640,000 in the lead up to RSPCA Million Paws Walk. 

Emma Lagoon
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