Help animals like Rory heal and find love
Sick, injured and homeless animals are crying out for your help.
Hurting, lost and alone, this sweet ginger cat appeared in someone's laundry one morning. Rory was tangled up in his own collar, and it had caused a serious, painful wound under his front leg.
Deeply concerned, the person who found him brought him to the SPCA so our vets could give Rory the medical treatment he needed. That's where Dr Shalsee met him:
"Even though Rory's collar wound was painful, he was still smoochy and very sweet. I have no doubt that this beautiful boy had a family. But what's surprising is they never tried to find him."
Rory was uncertain, injured and lonely. His owners never came for him. Like Dr Shalsee, we're sure you are shocked that someone could lose their pet and never go looking for them. But, it's something we see almost every day at the SPCA.
That's why we're reaching out for your help today. Will you please donate today so that other sick and injured animals can heal and find love in a forever home?
Our vets believe that Rory's injury happened after he tried to pull his collar off, and it got stuck under his leg. Over time, it caused a deep, chafing wound that would have been extremely painful every time Rory walked or moved.
At the SPCA Rory underwent surgery to clip, clean and stitch up the wound, and a long course of medication to prevent infection. Dr Shalsee says he was lucky to be found when he was: "Everytime Rory walked, the collar wound would have cut deeper under his leg. Wounds like this can quickly become infected, and that can be very serious – even life-threatening."
"Rory's wound needed to be closely monitored. Our team checked it daily and applied Manuka honey to help it heal."
Rory is so lucky he was brought to safety at the SPCA where our team could treat his injury and patiently help him make a full recovery. But, none of this would have been possible without the support of animal lovers like you.
After receiving intensive treatment in the SPCA hospital, Rory spent four months recovering with one of our dedicated foster parents. We weren't surprised that after so many months of caring for Rory, she decided to make it official and adopt him as her own.
As you can imagine, it costs a lot of money to treat every animal that comes through the doors of the SPCA. Some only need a simple vet check-up. Others need complex surgeries and months of recovery. Some, like Rory, have families who never come forward to bring them home. Others have never experienced life with a family before. For so many animals, the situation is life and death. They simple wouldn't make it without the generosity of dedicated SPCA supporters like you.
And every day, there's another animal crying out for your help.
Please donate today to help animals like Rory heal and recover in a safe place. Your support gives animals the life they truly deserve. Today Rory is happy, healed and healthy. Knowing he is safe and loved, and that he'll never be forgotten again - that's what drives us. And we know that's what drives you too.
The SPCA is completely dependant on the kindness of animal lovers like you. That's why we have to ask your help again today, so that more animals like Rory can heal and find love in a forever home.
When Rory desperately needed veterinary treatment, you were there for him. But there are so many other animals who need you too. Will you make a donation today to help sick and injured animals?
Your donation could help pay for life-saving surgery - like the one our team performed on Rory - or basic veterinary treatment such as vaccinations and desexing. It could give a warm bed to animals who are abandoned, shelter to an animal in the cold, or go towards toys for animals while they are in recovery and waiting for a new family.
There are thousands of animals relying on the SPCA to heal them and help them find love in a forever home.
But we can't do it without your help.