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Across Australia, thousands of animals like these need miracles this Christmas. Will you be the angel that comes to their rescue?
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I’m Apache and I was taken from my owners by the RSPCA because I was cruelly neglected. I was very thin and couldn’t remember the last time that I had a decent meal. When I arrived at the shelter, I began to vomit up blood. I was rushed into the clinic where x-rays revealed that I had swallowed fish hooks and metal sinkers and they were now lodged in my stomach and intestines.
You see, I was so hungry that at some point I swallowed these things to just get the taste of the fish that was once on them.
I was rushed into surgery where the vets successfully removed all the obstacles. My treatment and recovery was paid entirely through donations from kind-hearted people like you – I can honestly say that your donations saved my life.
This Christmas, please become a Guardian Angel to an animal in need. Without you, I would not be here and there are so many more animals that deserve a second chance like me.
My name is Lucky. I was named that because I’m lucky to be alive. You see I was one of ten pups that were taken out to the bush to be brutally bashed because my owner didn’t want us. My brothers and sisters didn’t make it… only me… hence the name.
I was in a bad way when I came to the RSPCA. They didn’t know if I would survive. I was badly injured but my trauma was also psychological. I was only a pup and no one should have to see what I saw.
My recovery was slow but I gradually started to realise that not everyone in the world was going to hurt me. Once I started to trust in the people who were caring for me, I was on track to getting better.
My rehabilitation was made possible because of the generosity of people like you. Because you cared enough to give, I was gifted the chance to live. Thank you.
Hello. My name is Ted and I’m no ordinary puss. I’m an Exotic Shorthair and I’m eight. When I came to the shelter I did not look as regal as I do today. My owners neglected me and couldn’t afford a trip to the vet. I’m severely allergic to fleas and they did not take steps to protect me from them. Instead, they surrendered me.
The RSPCA treated my allergy and brought me back to health. With a regular diet and some TLC, I was back to my normal gorgeous self in no time. All I need now is for someone to see me for the beauty I am and give me the loving home I’m longing for.
Although I might look like a prissy puss, I’m actually a low maintenance cat who’s just looking for a patch of sunlight to occupy my waking hours and a warm bed to snuggle into at night.
I also need a Guardian Angel to look after me until I find my forever home. I’d love it to be you.
My name is Chaise and I’m four months old. I didn’t always look this way… before I came to the RSPCA you would’ve hardly recognised me. When the Inspectors brought me in I was covered in open sores because my skin condition had gone untreated. My skin was so red raw and inflamed that I could hardly stand – let alone walk. I was very thin and very tired from being chained up all the time. My collar was so tight that it cut into my throat… you can still see the scar. Not a great start to life for me.
I am still in foster care but I know that my life will be better now. I just need a Guardian Angel to get me through Christmas… will that be you?
Hi there. They call me Skweeks and I’m 11 weeks old. I was born on the streets and never knew my mum or dad. I was found cold, wet, and shivering with fear. I was placed in a cardboard box and taken here to the RSPCA.
I was sent out to foster care as I was too small to be put up for adoption. I spent some weeks learning how to be a kitten. Slowly my fear of the world was replaced with wonderment. I learnt to climb and play and I learnt that the strange sound that I made when I was happy was called purring.
I’m now big enough to find my forever home, which makes me super happy! But for now, I need a Guardian Angel to keep me safe. Will you protect me and keep me safe over Christmas?
My name is Max. You wouldn’t know to look at me now but my life did not start out so well. My previous owners neglected me and I was forced to live in filthy conditions. My once beautiful white coat became matted and dirty. I had conjunctivitis in my eyes and painful skin allergies all over my body.
A concerned member of the public reported my treatment to the RSPCA and I was seized by an Inspector. The next few months I lived with a wonderful foster carer who I can truly say was my very own Guardian Angel. Not only did he show me that there are kind people in the world but he also could not give me up and recently adopted me.
I’ve had many Guardian Angels in my life – the person who reported my neglect, the Inspector who rescued me and my new owner – each one acted selflessly to help me. Will you be a Guardian Angel to a pup or kitten in need this Christmas and share the gift of kindness?
My name is Lottie and as you can see, I’m a Pug. I was brought to the RSPCA by a kind passer-by who found me in my front yard tied to a tree with an old shoelace. I had spent most of my life like that. I had no shelter and very little food or water. My owners had lost all interest in me even though I was only 12-weeks old. When the passer-by knocked on their door, my previous owners told her that no one was interested in caring for me. Thankfully, they said that the lovely lady could take me and that’s how I ended up at the RSPCA.
I was very nervous when I first came here. I had never been inside a building. But I was showered with kindness. I was wrapped in warm blankets and fed… I was even given toys to play with. And the best thing was that I was given pats. I love pats… and cuddles… and hugs.
I needed to put on weight and also be taught some manners but I was a quick learner … and a good eater!
I was eventually put up for adoption. I had a great feeling about my new owner as soon as she walked into the shelter. She was the one with two Pug crosses in tow. I had just met my very own Guardian Angel.
Without Guardian Angels in my life, I would never have been rescued or found my forever home. And my time at the shelter was paid for by the generosity of angels like you. Please become a Guardian Angel this Christmas and help an animal like me find their happy ever after.
My name is Gus now… but when the Inspector found me I was called Brody. I’d been living in my previous owner’s backyard for three weeks all by myself. You see my owner left me there and didn’t come back for me. There was no one in the house so I just stayed outside – even after the food and water ran out. I stayed because I thought they wouldn’t leave me. I was their pet.
I didn’t have a kennel so I hid behind a dirty, upturned mattress to try and stay warm and dry. I was so hungry and I had an infected wound on my front leg that was causing me pain. Thankfully, after all those weeks, someone saw me over the fence lying on my side in the sand and they called the RSPCA.
Inspector Tony came the same day and rushed me to the vet. My badly infected leg was treated and I had my first decent meal in a long time. It took ten months of rehabilitation and foster care before I was ready for rehoming.
My rescue and recovery was made possible because you cared enough to give the RSPCA a donation to help me. Thank you for being there for me when I most needed you.