When RSPCA Victoria’s inspectors found Chicory, she was four months old and growing, she had energy to burn and a mind that wanted to learn. But instead she was stuck in a filthy, cramped, dark trailer.
She was a young Red Heeler, so all she wanted to do was stretch her legs, run, socialise, express her natural behaviours. But she couldn’t do any of that..
You won't be surprised to learn that Chicory and many of the other dogs we found were sick. They had parasites and gastrointestinal diseases, which could easily have been prevented with basic care and hygiene.
Chicory was one of more than 20 dogs rescued from the one property.
Rescuing this many animals alone would have been quite a challenge, but RSPCA Victoria’s Inspectors had already found more than 50 dogs at an earlier rescue hidden from a nearby park. They were in overcrowded boxes and crates, without water on a hot day. That’s over 70 dogs across two locations that needed care.
We think it’s important to tell you Chicory’s story because it’s by no means an isolated incident. All over the country, the RSPCA confronts similar stories just like Chicory’s… And it never gets any easier.
When Chicory arrived at the RSPCA Victoria shelter, she received all the care she needed.
As a Guardian Angel, you’ll help an animal like Chicory feel safe and learn to trust, and you’ll help ensure they receive all the loving care they need to recover, and prepare for the next stage of their life.
As Christmas draws closer, RSPCA Inspectors are out investigating reports of cruelty and neglect. They’re bringing in animals who are hungry, frightened and lost.
Please, will you become a Guardian Angel to an animal in urgent need?
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