Amount raised: $2,035
Our goal: $1,800
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We need your help to give abandoned dogs like Aslan a chance to live a pain-free life.

Aslan, a one year old German Shepherd was found on the side of the road – broken and alone. Aslan had been picked up by a Playford Council Inspector and taken to the nearest vet for emergency treatment – and that was when we got the call about this gorgeous dog.

Our Rescue team swung into action, authorising initial treatment including pain medication and began the task of tracking down the owner using the address against Aslan’s microchip. Aslan had been abandoned by his owners – left alone, suffering in pain.

A call out for information on RSPCA South Australia’s facebook page resulted in many messages of love and support to Aslan, but unfortunately his owner’s location still remains a mystery.

Xrays were taken to determine the cause of Aslan’s pain and inability to walk on his right back leg. Aslan had a dislocated hip and the only way to stop the pain was to try to move the hip joint in to proper alignment.

Unfortunately the damage to the hip joint was so bad that the leg bone would no longer sit in the joint without popping out.  Aslan was moved down to our Lonsdale shelter where he underwent surgery to fix his hip.

Aslan’s story is not unique. Sadly we see many cases like his each and every week at the shelter. We need your help so we can continue to provide support for Aslan and the many emergency cases we see at our shelter.


Thankfully, Aslan is not alone anymore. He is slowly recovering from his surgery at our shelter, where he spends most of the day in our behaviour team offices – away from the hustle and bustle of the main shelter. He is slowly recovering from his surgery, using his injured leg more and more each day.

Will you give a gift to help us continue Aslan’s journey to a full recovery and onwards to a loving family of his very own?


Answers to your frequently asked questions

What happens to the funds if more is raised than what is needed?

If there are any funds leftover after medical treatment is provided to the animal, it will be directed back into the Animal Emergency Fund to help pay for treatment for the many other animals that need our help.

What happens to the animals if the fundraising target isn’t reached?

We are committed to providing the best possible care for all creatures great and small. As a result, we will provide each and every animal with the care and treatment they need even if we aren’t able to reach the total fundraising target.

Why can’t RSPCA South Australia pay for this treatment themselves?

RSPCA South Australia is a non-government, community based charity. We rely on the generous support of the community for 90% of our funding. Without donations from the community, through campaigns such as the Animal Emergency Fund, we simply could not be there for animals in need.

Why have some animals already had surgery?

Sometimes animals come to us with such serious, life-threatening conditions that require immediate treatment. Fundraising for these animals is still just as important as we need recover the funds we spent on the animal’s treatment so we can continue to care for others who need our help.

Will you keep my information secure?

RSPCA South Australia is committed to the protection of your personal information and handles all personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) prescribed in the Privacy Act 1988. Our privacy policy explains how RSPCA South Australia collects, uses, discloses and holds your personal information, and your rights of access to the information that we hold about you.

Is my gift tax deductible and will I get a receipt for it?

Yes, any gift over $2 that is made to RSPCA South Australia is tax deductible. You will receive an official receipt emailed immediately to the email address you supplied when making your donation. If you have any further questions or if you haven’t received your receipt, you can also contact us directly on 1300 4 777 22, or send an email to

My animal needs surgery and I can’t afford it. Can I add them to this list?

Unfortunately, no. This website is to raise funds for animals that are in RSPCA South Australia’s care and custody. If you have financial trouble and your pet is in need of medical treatment or surgery, please contact us on 1300 4 777 22 so we can talk to you about your options. It is important that all animals receive the medical treatment they need.