Imagine being all alone, cold, hungry, scared and in the worst pain of your life. Now imagine that AND being only 6 weeks old.
This is how Kitty, the kitten was found when a kind lady picked her up from the side of the road and called RSPCA SA to help her.
Our Rescue Officer, Nalika swung in to action, collected Kitty and as it was after Shelter opening hours, took her straight to the emergency veterinary clinic to have the injured leg assessed. X-rays were taken, and the reason for her pain was obvious.
Kitty’s hind leg was broken clean through, we don’t know how or when, but it was obvious she was in a lot of pain.
Kitty’s leg has been bandaged (and is almost bigger than her actual body), and she will be in our care until her leg has healed. Delicate surgery to repair the break may be needed if the break doesn’t heal from cage rest and weekly bandage changes.
Kitty is a sweet little girl, who loves nothing more than smooching up to your cheek with her cold little nose. She deserves all the love and care that we can give her, until she has the chance to find her very own family.
Will you be part of the family who will look after her and give her all the support she needs whilst recovering from this terrible injury?
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.